Hello, I am Oren Leavitt
A quiet fellow who has worked professionally in mixed mobile and desktop software development for 16+ years. Applications include Health Care/tele-health, data collection/condition monitoring for off shore oil drilling, gambling, and ticketing. 4+ years experience developing in iOS. 25+ years general programming experience.
My career interests have shifted from software development towards building an online business, built around a niche I enjoy, as a source of income.
The purpose of I Do Passive Income is to document what I am learning and help others learn how to do the same and break free from a job they hate.
I also enjoy electronics, electronic music, building analog synthesizers, roller coasters and theme parks, and am a member of ACE – American Coaster Enthusiasts. I enjoy participating in ACE events that take place nationally.
In school, I had always been the “nerdy kid” who never fit in with the “normal” kids. I was never into sports. I functioned a little differently, which caused me to not do as well as others in school.
To this date, I do have some minor quirks in my oral and written communication skills. You may notice them coming out here and there in my posts as you browse my site. Best Rx is practice, practice, practice, just do it, be yourself and don’t try to be perfect.
I do believe I was discovering early on my life that I am not a herd follower 🙂 . Naturally, I would gravitate towards nerdy interests like…
I have had a longtime interest in electronics as a hobby that started in 1971 at the age of 7 when I dismantled a flashlight and wired a battery and the bulb together with a scrap of wire and made my first working circuit! The thrill of this led me to building more contraptions of batteries and bulbs, and then on to electronics by way of educational kits. I loved my Science Fair 100-in-1 bought in 1976 at a local Radio Shack!
My main interest was mostly audio electronics. I would spend all of my spare time building things like radios, audio amplifiers and anything interesting that appeared in Popular Electronics, an electronics magazine I had subscribed to then. And along came…
It was some years later, around 1982 or so, that the analog synth ‘bug’ bit me and my electronics focus shifted to building synthesizers. I picked up a wonderful book at a local Heathkit (remember those?) electronics store called ‘Electronic Music Circuits’ by Barry Klein. It was this book that inspired my first synth that I built in 1983. This obsession has since grown into a wall of analog synthesizer modules. I hope to find more time to do some serious production with it!
Then along came computers! It was the beauty of computer graphics and fractal geometry that got me started in programming. I saw these beautiful renderings of the Mandelbrot Set in the August 1985 issue of Scientific American and then wrote a program on my (then new) Apple //e that would render it. Later, on a PC, I developed a comprehensive 3D ray tracing application written in C. This program reads in a text file containing a C-like scene description language, and renders a ray-traced image.
In fact, I used this ray tracer to render some of the graphics used throughout this website.
Another of my oddities is an unusual attraction to light bulbs and incandescent light ever since I was a kid. I have a large collection of light bulbs, including many antiques over 100 years old!
But Something Is Missing…
What fun are all of these passions if one does not have the time at the end of the day to enjoy them?
That has been my dilemma and motivation for this site. I have been spending most of my time working for just enough income to get by and repeating the same cycle all over again the next day. I have been looking for ways to earn extra income online and get past the limitation of a day’s work for a day’s pay.
In reality, it has been hard to sort out the scams from legitimate methods. Thus I have created this blog site to share what I find on my quest. A quest to increase my own income, leverage my time, and ultimately achieve a passive income I can “retire” on and find the free time to enjoy more of these things I do.
Most importantly be able to share what I find here with others so that they may be better informed. I am currently taking trainings using a very successful resource called Wealthy Affiliate.
If you’d like to jump right in and get going, you can register here and create a free starter account. This is where I hang out everyday to network with likeminded people on a mission to find this missing piece!
A Few of My Favorite Quotes
“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.”
Thomas Alva Edison
“What can you do that’s fantastic?”
“Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.”
What Is Oren’s Nickname?
Things I Enjoy
- Building successful online businesses
- Electronics (The kind you solder!)
- Building stuff
- Electronic Music
- High Voltage stuff
- My first computer was an Apple //e.
I learned AppleSoft BASIC and 6502 Assembler on it.
- Computer Graphics
- Image Processing
- 3D Rendering
- Ray Tracing
I have written a sophisticated ray tracer in C from scratch
- Fractal Geometry
- Organic Gardening
- Roller Coasters & Theme Parks
- Beard and Moustache Contests
It is a pleasure to meet you! Enjoy your visit here and feel free to leave a comment! You can also visit my profile on Wealthy Affiliate.
All of the best,