I spend an inordinate amount of time at the keyboard, so it only makes sense that I’m in an endless pursuit for a better all around keyboard, but specially one that’s adept to coding and productivity. Every couple of years or so, I start looking for a new keyboard that…


Photo by Any Holmes — Unsplash

Yesterday was the last day of David Beazley’s week-long training Rafting Trip. The aim of the course is to learn, understand, discuss and implement the Raft distributed consensus algorithm. …


Rudimentary 3D Model with Fusion 360

A mere 5–6 years ago 3D printing was a very expensive hobby. There was lots of hype around it and every nerd or curious maker enthusiast wanted one. The problem was two-fold: 3D printers were expensive, often in the thousands of dollars for an entry level model and secondly, it…


I’ve had a love-hate relationship with AppleWatch(es) for years dating back to their first iteration. Have owned and re-sold or gifted at least three prior ones. My chief complaint was the fact the watch was hopelessly “tethered” to the phone for almost everything. In essence, it was little more than…


As a hi-fi enthusiast, one of the one of the things I’m always after is finding the best sound for a given use case for a reasonable price. For the last year given how common zoom meetings have become, I’ve been wanting to up my game in terms of wireless


Over a year and a half ago, I wrote a series posts describing things I’ve learned throughout the years of equities, futures and options trading. The last installment of that series has become once again relevant once again now that the massive short-term rally of Bitcoin is all but done…


Campfire Audio Polaris 2

A bit over a month ago Campfire Audio announced the latest revision to their Polaris line of IEM. Upon hearing the news, I decided to check them out, seek reviews on hi-fi enthusiast forums, etc. …


Pro-Ject Debut Carbon

A few weeks ago I got the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable to replace the U-Turn Audio Orbit I sent back. In spite of lacking some of the customization flexibility on the Orbit, the specs and pricing made them direct competition. While there were some things I wasn’t pleased about with…


Late last year as I began looking into a pair of passive bookshelf speakers for my turntable setup, I asked around enthusiast forums and reading a lot of reviews for different brands and models. After feeling rather overwhelmed due to the great array of choices, narrowed down my choices to…


Emotiva TA-100 Integrated Amplifier

As mentioned in a previous post, late last year I spent quite some time trying to figure out a good stack to support a turntable. When it came to amplifiers, I had three choices: Marantz PM6006, Cambridge Topaz SR20 and Emotiva TA-100. After asking around forums and social media, it…

Ruben Orduz

Software, hi-fi audio, data, financial markets observer.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store