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 doing side work like one-off API pen tests too.

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.

Randy Gingeleski with a fountain.
October 2018

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 philosophizing, 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. You can find the oldest articles from the Archives page here.

Most years since then, an annual retrospective has been published here. These posts may be interesting to see how my life has changed. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

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.

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 via any of those sites if you message me.

The present iteration of this site does not have comments on it. This is by design. 🌝

Randy Gingeleski with penguins.
May 2017


This page was last updated on May 1, 2020.