The NeonSoup House



Hi! My name is Dave. I also go by x0darkpadr3 (Dark Padre) online.

This is my personal blog called The NeonSoup House.

I live in prairie country near the beautiful Canadian Rockies with my family. I'm a proud Australian who ironically became a Canadian citizen on Australia Day a few years back. I'm a passionate fan of alt rock, some delicious grub (especially curries and soups), a good theology book, sports, Application Security (AppSec), Privacy and Blockchain technologies.

I am also a follower of Jesus Christ. More than anything else in my life, this defines who I am.

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 Blockchain development, NodeJS, Privacy and Application Security.

Eventually, I am hoping to take my CompTIA Project+ this Fall.

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

About My Writing:


As you can probably guess, this blog is an eclectic mix that covers a wide range of topics. The following hashtags represent the main topics of this blog and will serve as a kind of table of contents:

#SpiritualTheology #AppSec #Hyperledger #MentalHealth #Bookshelf #Javascript #BugBounty #Randomness

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