Ramiro's Personal Site

Just my own ramblings

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 that 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.

Setting Up CJDNS on pfSense

CJDNS is an IPv6 encrypted mesh networking technology, used in Hyperborea and other mesh networks around the world. I particularly like the way it’s conceived, with end-to-end encryption, distributed IP address allocation, DHT-based source routing and MPLS-like label switching. It has several interesting use cases, but I wanted to set it up in my pfSense gateway VM so I can use it as a distributed VPN of sorts. This could be useful to be able to access my systems from anywhere while traveling, or where my team can share access to each other’s Cloud Foundry labs, particularly when we travel.