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  • I’ve completed GOSI and am now studying for GWEB. Once done, I’ll move to GSLC. Why am I prioritizing these certs? Not really sure. Maybe i’ll stop at 20
  • I say this every year, but thinking I’ll spend some time on Holiday Hack this year and do some form of write-up.
  • Beyond the silly certs, I’ve been putting some thought into what I want to learn and where I want to go technically/professionally. I’ve identified some domains, trainings and books that I believe can help me with this progression. At a high-level, it involves a lot of coding, cloud, containers and general appsec.
  • Twitter is ded.
  • Finally got back to my jet-setting ways with a trip to Barcelona, Andorra and Toulouse.
What is my sacrifice?

Calm. Kindness, kinship. Love. I’ve given up all chance at inner peace, I’ve made my mind a sunless space. I share my dreams with ghosts. I wake up every day to an equation I wrote 15 years ago from which there’s only one conclusion: I’m damned for what I do. My anger, my ego, my unwillingness to yield, my eagerness to fight, they’ve set me on a path from which there is no escape. I yearned to be a savior against injustice without contemplating the cost, and by the time I looked down, there was no longer any ground beneath my feet.

What is… what is my sacrifice? I’m condemned to use the tools of my enemy to defeat them. I burn my decency for someone else’s future. I burn my life, to make a sunrise that I know I’ll never see. No, the ego that started this fight will never have a mirror, or an audience, or the light of gratitude. So what do I sacrifice?