*The Ostrich* is my personal and professional website and blog, where I write about subjects of interest. I hope that others who share my interests may find my content useful and interesting.
### Blog subjects and themes
These subjects include (but are not limited to):
– Software engineering, development, design, quality, and methodologies ([category page](/category/software-eng/)).
– [Maker movement](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maker_culture “Maker culture on WikiPedia”), DIY projects, technology hacks, prototyping ([category page](/category/make/)).
– Mobile technology, Android platform and ecosystem, smartphones and apps ([category page](/category/mobile/)).
– Information security, cryptography, cyber cyber & cyber ([category page](/category/infosec/)).
– Personal productivity, self management, and life hacking ([category page](/category/lifehacking/)).
– IT, computing, and technical infrastructure ([category page](/category/compute/)).
– Meta stuff ([category page](/category/meta/)).
– An occasional personal topic, like parenting rants / insights ([category page](/category/personal/)).
### My objectives
Some of my objectives for this site include:
1. Have *some* control over my online presence (my “brand”, even if I don’t like that term 🙂 ).
2. Share knowledge, experience, and insights with a community of people who share my interests – and get feedback and input from that community.
3. Serve as an online portfolio.
4. Motivate myself to advance my personal projects and develop my skills continuously.
5. Generate passive income.
### Content types
Here are some of the types of content you can expect to find in the blog:
1. Standard topical posts (short and long form), on subjects of interest.
2. Links to content from other sources that I found interesting.
3. Series of posts accompanying personal [“side projects”](http://www.ostricher.com/2013/09/using-an-arduino-to-reverse-engineer-my-ac-remote/theremote-jpg/) [I work on](/projects).
4. [Guides](/tag/guides) and [HowTo’s](/tag/howtos) on various technical subjects.
### Stay connected
If you’d like to keep up with the blog, here are some ways to do that:
1. Subscribe to the [RSS feed](/rss).
2. Follow the blog on social networks ([Google+](https://plus.google.com/+OstricherIO), [Twitter](https://twitter.com/OstricherIO), [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/Ostrich.IO)).
3. Join the [Google+ community](https://plus.google.com/communities/100815808116873332186).
4. [Sign up for the newsletter](http://www.ostricher.com/sign-up-for-the-ostrich-newsletter/) to make sure you get all my best stuff.