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).
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 development, NodeJS and Application Security.
This blog is a bit of an eclectic mix as I like to write about pop culture, books, theology, mental health, code, OSINT, pentesting & application security.
You can use the below hashtags to navigate these different topics/series throughout my blog.
I also post short audio commentaries daily on Racket.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. It is does not respresent the views of my employer (past, present or future) or anyone else but me.
The header art on this site is created by the talented Banshee.