Here’s a bunch of context about me, which is always tough to write and define oneself with, but may be helpful to you.
My work for others is mainly “computer hacking” and cybersecurity. I am a staff application security engineer for HBO Max, sometimes presenting at conferences or doing one-off pen tests on the side.
More personal work can be found under my business entity Kapotel. This website is one thing under that umbrella, plus various SaaS and marketing experiments.
None of the views expressed here necessarily reflect those of my business(es), employer(s), or clients.
My primary residence is in the New York metro area but I was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. Still spend a lot of time there.
Common themes in my blog’s writing are hacking and strategizing. These are strong personal instincts I’ve managed to channel into a career.
You might also read about philosophy, contingency planning, or imposing one’s will on the universe. You should do all of the above.
This blog was started in 2014. At that time I was 19, still in college, developing my sense of self and a Bitcoin casino. The oldest articles are still here.
By and large, over time I’ve improved my physical fitness, wealth, and professional accomplishments. My travel schedule has oscillated between extremes, as have my social and extended family lives.
Finally, note that my current blog does not have comments on it. This is by design. 🌝
I am not active on social media and sometimes call it “Mark Zuckerberg’s brainwash” or similar.
For the sake of “owning” my real accounts, though, here they are —
The following platforms do see more use from me, though are less social —
I am unlikely to respond to any messages on those sites. There is also no comment functionality on my blog now.
Please see this contact form if you’d like to reach me.