My name is Dave but I also go by the handle QueryQuokka.
This is my personal blog called Rapha' (רָפָא). Rapha' is a Biblical Hebrew word that means 'to heal'.
Hopefully the title will become apparent as I focus on such topics as:
You can click on these links to see what has been written on each topic.
A little bit about me: I am a husband and a dad. We live in prairie country near the beautiful Canadian Rockies. I'm a proud Australian who ironically became a Canadian on Australia Day a few years back. I'm a fan of alt rock, some good grub (food), the occasional whiskey, open source technology & sports. Once upon a time, I was a voracious reader and I hope that I can return to my love of literature.
I am also a believer in Jesus Christ who has been graciously redeemed. More than anything else in my life, this fact defines who I am.
I studied Hebrew and archaeology at university, was a youth pastor in a couple of churches, and worked as a youth worker/food services manager for a social non-profit that helps at-risk kids. Most recently, I have been a stay at home dad while career transitioning.
I hope to transition into cyber security. I recently finished a 10 month program in cybersecurity at a local university. Besides that, I have been working on gaining skills (and certs) in SysAdmin, Kubernetes, Python and privacy. I am very passionate about the intersection of privacy with technology. However, I am more of a 'privacy-conscious pragmatist' than a Luddite in this area.
Sshh! Don't tell anyone but I actually find privacy laws interesting.
You can read about this career transition as well as my thoughts on privacy, Python and cyber security on my other blog: https://kryptozoology.xyz
Finally, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Thanks for dropping by!
Soli Deo Gloria