macOS High Sierra

I upgraded my MacBook Pro 13” to High Sierra just now. It upgraded the encrypted 500GB internal SSD to the new Apple Filesystem (APFS). We’ll see how this goes.


Today, I had some decent nachos at Bar Fly in Safety Harbor with a friend. I wanted, not for the first time, to have a list of places I’d eaten nachos, with notes about my opinion of their nachos.

I don’t eat out a lot, but when I do, I very often order nachos. I’m very disappointed when a place has nachos are obviously so bad that I don’t order them, or are disappointing when I do.

I registered some domain names (.com, .net and .org) to make such a list and share it.

I’m thinking some of the characteristics to track would be:

  • Flavor
  • Chip quality
  • Greasiness (bad)
  • Fake cheese (a huge negative)
  • Chicken quality (I seldom get nachos with any other meat on them.)
  • Price
  • Amount of food
  • Overall perception one value
  • Whether the ingredients are mixed in with the chips
  • Whether the chips can hold their form (not turn to mush) before I get to the bottom of the dish.

18 March 2018 Update: I’m going to keep track of nacho experiences here until I get the dedicated site up.

18 March 2018: Ford’s Garage (a restaurant) has terrific chicken nachos. The jalapeños weren’t even hot, but tasted good. Eating the left-over last half cold this Saturday morning, they’re incredible.

New aspect to track routinely: The morning after. How are the nachos the next day, fridge-cold?


The other day, Amazon had a sale on Bushnell Legend XLT “Bone Collector” 10×42 binoculars. They were okay, but this started me on a small binocular comparison project. I tried the following models:


Everything I don’t want is boxed up and going back to Amazon tomorrow. Amazon is charging me $16 for the combined shipping, which beats paying about $7 apiece to send each pair of binoculars or each order (a couple binocs per order in some cases) back. I’m keeping:
  • Athlon Midas 8×42 //Going to compare them to the Athlon Ares 8×42 which are coming in two days and which I paid less for than these lower-price-point Midases!
  • Athlon Argos 8×34. These are keepers, period. Especially (but not only) at the $85 I paid for them because I scored a fluke Amazon Warehouse deal.
Nothing else. That’s it! I’m looking forward to receiving the Athlon Ares 8×42 in two days. I’ll probably keep those (I have discovered that I  love an open bridge binocular body for the positive grip it affords), but I want to compare them to the Midas 8x42s first. I’ll probably then send back the Midases.