Lost in Transition
On Monday November 12, 2018 I was let go as an employee of Duo Security. I am a researcher, public speaker, blogger, and hacker - and not primarily a prototype coder, which was the more demanding need of Duo Labs since the Cisco acquisition. I enjoyed the work I did while I was there, but things change and well, here I am.
I was given the option of looking for employment inside of Cisco during a transition period, and while I spoke to a number of people who were hiring in their departments, nothing seemed to be a good fit or it required a move. Sure, the last few months have been quite stressful, but now even in unemployment, this is the least amount of stress I’ve felt in quite a while. So I am between employers as they say, or “earnings challenged” to be overly politically correct. Welcome to the world no paycheck and overpriced cobra insurance!
As I await that perfect fit of my next job, I’ve decided to blog, experiment, and do research on my own with the extremely limited budget that I have. I’ve been "playing blog" for the last couple of weeks, mainly just trying out how the publishing process works with this new website, but it is time to get busy and start delivering better content.
So I do expect to start putting out more usable content on this website, as well as to get my YouTube channel up to speed. Right now my goal is to try and have this website pay for itself, so you can expect to see ads on the YouTube channel, and Amazon Associate links here and there (I get a few pennies per sale, at no extra cost to you). I am literally expecting tens of dollars to come rolling in over the next year, so if the idea of me selling out like this offends you, remember this is actually my job for the time being. Besides, I sold out ages ago anyway - like most of the hacker community did when we all decided to do the white hat thing and get real jobs.
So that’s what’s happening. Thoughts, comments, and suggestions for content on this website are welcome!