The Geek Bin

To this chapter of my ever changing life

So, this is it. It’s with a heavy heart that I’ve decided to resign from my full time day job. It’s been a very long ride, the memories made here will last a lifetime, and the knowledge gained is irreplaceable. I’ve been employed here for years, had over $20k pay raise, and lots of wiggle room to float my tasks around.

As of recently, however, I no longer found myself challenged by the work, my performance was slowing down and the available tasks to complete slowly died down. It had come to a point where I was no longer able to say I enjoy my job. The environment started feeling toxic and I felt like there was no more opportunities for growth. When I had downtime, or even when working on an existing task, I found myself always thinking about my business or the security of everything we use today and how to exploit it

Unfortunately, this is not the first time I’ve felt this way, it’s been an ongoing feeling for almost an entire year, and despite my best efforts to curve that I have been unsuccessful. The biggest feature I shipped last year was changing forget password to let you set your password, as opposed to an emailed plaintext one.

I began finding that patching and slapping bandages on existing, monolithic codebases was mind-numbing and boring tasks. The innovation stopped, and it regressed. While it regressed in one part of my life, the strive and innovation jumped into another part of my life. I feel like the exhausted energy has went to sleep, and this burning fire has come alive once more.

While I close the book on this chapter of my life, I’m headed on and up to my own business full-time. My deepest passion lies within infosec, exploitation and defending the web from exploits, denial of service, malicious actors and more. I’m committed to growing my business and want to see it strive. Here’s to the next years growing this business, I’m excited to see where life will take me, and I’ll keep updating my blog as my adventure continues.

Welcome to the next chapter of my life!

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