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DAC Testing Day

Like many audiophiles, I tend to accumulate equipment overtime that I don’t necessarily use, or not use enough to justify having it. So, this week I’ll be doing deep testing of 5 different DACs I have, and decide which one stays and which ones goes to eBay or Audiogon. Since I have 3 complete systems, 2 DACs have to go. The 3 main systems at home where DACs are an important part are:

The King of Empanadas

Having tried the majority, if not all varieties of this glorious turnover across Latin America, I firmly believe the Chilean version, specifically Empanadas de Pino, represents the culmination, the summit, the end of the road for this dish. There may be some bias here by virtue of having been born and raised in Chile, but I’m the same guy who unapologetically loves Asian food a lot more than Western food, and calls Tonkotsu Ramen his favorite dish.

Tonkotsu Ramen at Home

I wanted to write a post on the Day of the Programmer (September 13th this year), but instead of doing a pure tech piece, I decided to share my go-to comfort food recipe: Tonkotsu Ramen. What does this have to do with programming? Not much really, except that I came to it doing extensive research, each component was subject to tests and user validation, and a process was finally developed that optimizes for re-usability of the components that make up this dish.

Complete Linkwitz Setup

This is a follow-up to my previous post on how did I came to this place, so an interested reader should head there first. After about a year of working on this on and off, I now have complete setup of the best work of Siegfried Linkwitz with a pair of LXMinis, a set of W-Frame subwoofer dipoles based also on his design, and the simply spectacular LX521.4 full range dipole speakers.

Turning 50 in Tech

It’s hard for me to believe but it’s been half a century of “me”… and as we humans go through our hardware lifecycles, it’s good to take a pause and think about what it all means at some stages in the road. Yes, it’s technically just another number. No more or less important than 14, 46 or 81. However, it has a soft meaning, a cultural significance, and its associated stereotypes.