About Me


Welcome to my blog The NeonSoup House!

My name is Dave but I also go by x0darkpadr3 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).

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 Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Python.


This blog is a bit of an eclectic mix as I like to write about Faith, Books, Mental Health, Fitness, Privacy, Politics, OSINT, Social Engineering & Private Investigating.


You can use the tags/categories below to navigate the different topics found on this blog:

OSINTPythonInvestigationsSocial EngineeringTheology Mental HealthPrairie LifeBooksHealthUpdatesLinks

I have also written extensively on my personal experience regarding familial emotional and spiritual abuse. You can read about it here.

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

Some of the header art on this site was created by the very talented Banshee. Other art has been created by me using the OpenAI DALL·E 2 system and the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).

Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), Copyright ©️ 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

The Christian Standard Bible and CSB, are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

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