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.
Who am I?
Hey, thanks for expressing interest!
My name is Itamar Ostricher (hence the site name..). Currently I run this site on my own.
I’m 30 years old. I live in Israel, with my amazing wife, baby twins (girl & boy), and their big dog-sister Noona. I might refer to them from time to time. For the sake of privacy, let’s say my wife is Oogi, and the twins are Pi (girl) and Tau (boy). These are actually the “temp names” we used before they were born 🙂 .
Blog subjects and themes
These subjects include (but are not limited to):
- Software engineering, development, design, quality, and methodologies (category page).
- Maker movement, DIY projects, technology hacks, prototyping (category page).
- Mobile technology, Android platform and ecosystem, smartphones and apps (category page).
- Information security, cryptography, cyber cyber & cyber (category page).
- Personal productivity, self management, and life hacking (category page).
- IT, computing, and technical infrastructure (category page).
- Meta stuff (category page).
- An occasional personal topic, like parenting rants / insights (category page).
Some of my objectives for this site include:
- Have some control over my online presence (my “brand”, even if I don’t like that term 🙂 ).
- Share knowledge, experience, and insights with a community of people who share my interests – and get feedback and input from that community.
- Serve as an online portfolio.
- Motivate myself to advance my personal projects and develop my skills continuously.
- Generate passive income (want to help? why not buy me some coffee? 🙂 ).
Here are some of the types of content you can expect to find in the blog:
- Standard topical posts (short and long form), on subjects of interest.
- Links to content from other sources that I found interesting.
- Series of posts accompanying personal “side projects” I work on.
- Guides and HowTo’s on various technical subjects.
If you’d like to keep up with the blog, here are some ways to do that: