About

x0darkpadr3

Welcome to my blog The NeonSoup House!

My name is Dave but I also go by x0darkpadr3 elsewhere online.

I live in prairie country near the beautiful Canadian Rockies with my family. I'm a proud Aussie who ironically became a Canadian citizen on Australia Day a few years back.

I studied Hebrew and archaeology at university, was a youth pastor in a couple of churches, and worked as a youth worker/food services manager for a Christian social non-profit that helps at-risk kids.

Most recently, I have been a stay-at-home dad while I career transition into Information Security (Infosec) and Private Investigations.

In 2020, I finished a 10-month university program in Cyber Security and have recently obtained my CompTIA Security+ Certification. I have also been working on gaining skills in Risk Management, OSINT, and Privacy.

This blog is a bit of an eclectic mix as I like to write about Faith, Pop Culture, Mental Health, Fitness, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), Private Investigating, Risk Management and Privacy.

You can use the links below to navigate the different topics found on this blog:

OSINTPrivacyPrivate InvestigatingRisk Management Mental HealthFaith & SpiritualityHealth & FitnessMy Bookshelf

Finally, I am a Fedora & SecBSD user; who is a member of the OpenJS Foundation, Electronic Frontier Foundation & OWASP.


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The header art on this site is created by the talented Banshee.