Improving the School System I recently came across an essay I wrote my senior year in high school entitled “How to improve the educational system”. This is one of the longest essays I’ve ever written at 5400 words, but it wasn’t for a class. I wrote the paper because I felt it would help improve the system if the right people read it. It was well received and made its way up the ladder, unfortunately not much came of it.
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If you want to hack (all the things) In my last post, I told my story about how I started hacking. Hopefully that made you want to learn too, so I made the honorary ‘How to start hacking’ post. The following are tips when starting out that I wish I knew, as sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you should be learning. Google As stated, googling is the most important thing you can do.
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Why I started hacking I thought I’d write this because of the number of questions I get about how I got started hacking, so here’s the story: *Note: infosec and cybersecurity are used interchangeably. I started ‘hacking’ when I was 12 years old. I got an Xbox 360 the year before, and loved playing Call of Duty. After about a year, it started getting a little boring, but one day I joined a random game, which happened to be a ‘10th prestige lobby’, or a hacked lobby.
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Austin Snair

Student at Purdue. (Cyber)security, Tech, Writing, DevOps. Travelled to 22 countries and 48 states. Play soccer and ping pong, run a charity (, and a metal straw company ( (Currently focusing on Docker and learning DevOps one fail at a time.