Hello! I am an undergraduate Computer Science student at the National University of Singapore (NUS). I am a dedicated and aspiring network engineer/sysadmin enthusiastic about most things tech.

Passionate in the area of internetworking (computer networking) and systems administration, particularly in Datacenters and Service Providers.


IMDA SG:Digital (Undergraduate) and Integrated Infocomm Scholarship recipient

I am contactable by email at neo@soonkeat.sg.

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Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019): Some (Late) Thoughts


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My experience in taking the OSCP


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