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I’m a random guy living in Dubai and working accross Europe, the Middle East and Africa. I’m married with a couple of kids, a dog and a garden full of parrots.

I live and breath tech - at work I’m an IT consultant working with very large organisations as an Enterprise Architect and at home, I self host all the things, as well as constantly trying not to burn my house down with electronics projects.

Why Blog?>

Why Blog?

Nowadays our data is being harvested and, in some cases, weaponised against us. This is the main reason I’m trying to selfhost as much as I can. In that quest, I’ve been drawn to the indieweb community. I must have posted a ton of content to different social media sites that now no longer exist. That data is pretty much lost. With this blog I can create as much content as I want, safe in the knowledge that I can control when it goes away. It also means I can ensure RSS is available which many sites nowadays are scrapping which is a great shame.

Another advantage I find is learning. Often I just go away and do something and then forget about what I did to get it all to work. I find that writing about it helps solidify that knowledge in my head.

What’s the Blog About?>

What’s the Blog About?

Anything and everything that crosses my mind. I hope to post some useful content on different services and apps that I self host, but I may occasionally post some fiction or a pretty picture.

Find Me>

Find Me

The only social network I am active on is the fediverse (my own Akkoma instance) but I can also be found on matrix at

Omar Amin
Omar Amin
Loves boxing, FOSS and Selfhosting