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:
- Chip quality
- Greasiness (bad)
- Fake cheese (a huge negative)
- Chicken quality (I seldom get nachos with any other meat on them.)
- 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:
- Athlon 112002 Ares 8 x 42 ED //Not arrived yet. , Green
- Nikon 16000 PROSTAFF 7S 8×30 Inches Compact //Very nice but not worth $180 for me when my Athlon 8×34’s at $85 (super deal) are awesome and not that much larger. (Black)
- Athlon 114006 Argos 8 x 34 //Amazing, especially at the $85 deal I got, compared to $165 as the approximate normal price. , Green
- //Really disliked them ergonomically. They seemed about as sharp and bright as the Athlon Midas 8x42s.
- Nikon 8248 ACULON A211 10×50 //Hated these. Cheap looking and feeling and poor quality optically. (Black)
- Nikon 8246 ACULON A211 10×42 //Hated these. Cheap looking and feeling and poor quality optically. (Black)
- //Meh. Also really disliked the style of binoculars.
- (non-ED model) //These were okay. Nothing special. A bit of black edge for my eyes, which may have been handled if they had a little more eye relief.
- Athlon 113004 Midas 8 x 42 ED //Incredible. But I got a pair of 8×42 Ares for $227 (instead of $390), compared the the $260 (usually $290) I paid for these Midas. , Green
- Athlon 113003 Midas 10 x 42 ED //Didn’t like these at all. Congested picture and a little fatiguing. , Green
- //Terribly dark, which I expected but sort of hoped wouldn’t be so pronounced.
- Bushnell Trophy XLT Roof Prism //I liked the picture in these better than that in the Athlon Midas 10x42s, but these were still sort of unremarkable ergonomically and I only got about $25 off by buying them on that one-day Amazon special (paid $70, usually $95 or so). Theses also had the widest diameter barrels of the similar binoculars I’ve tried. Frankly, since I’m comparing these to $290 Athlon Midas binoculars and they produced a better sight picture than those (the 10×42 Midases), that’s amazing! But I don’t want 10x42s though. , 10x42mm (Bone Collector Edition)