Archive | July 1, 2016

Uno Pizzeria & Grill’s New ‘Whole Hog Burger’ Ideal For Those Of Us With Hearty Appetites — And Like Meat.

by Anura Guruge


You MUST ENLARGE. Check out the fat dripping off the bacon! Perfection, if you are into that sort of stuff. Yes, I took that picture with my Fuji X-E2s.

Well I have already raved about by Concord, N.H. Uno’s  flowers and the new Mint Mojito the “High Seas Mojito“. Now please let me rave, brazenly, about the “Whole Hog Burger” I had for lunch.

I prodigious appetite is legendary which is why I constantly struggle with my weight. I can eat most people under the table and constantly do. I regularly eat twice, probably three times, as much as others of my stature. Plus, I love meat and adore cheese. So when I saw the “Whole Hog Burger” on the Uno’s menu my eyes lit up and my stomach started growling. It was as if they put it on the menu for I. However, to be honest I was also tempted by the Summer Special “Bourbon BBQ Sampler Platter“. I seriously thought about ordering both but thought the better in case Deanna shouted at me. So I settled on the ‘Hog’.

I didn’t want the fries but I told them to double up on the onions. Yes, I know they are fried BUT in my book fried onion rings count as a vegetable! The thick, solid bun — top & bottom — was put aside, brought home and given to the dogs. They love my low-carb diet because they get the buns from ALL the burgers I eat.

It was GOOD. I gave MOST of the bacon to Deanna. Teischan, surprisingly, didn’t want any. She was busy with her Sliders. Though I go through (at least) 2 pigs a month I have never been a great fan of bacon. I rarely if ever eat bacon, and if I do it is less than 1/2 a strip. I think it is the salt. I don’t like salt. And that is my only criticism of the ‘Hog’. Tad too salty for my liking. But it was good. It was filing. Yes, I could have eaten the Bourbon BBQ Sampler Platter too but that would have just confirmed to all that gluttony is another of my many sins. C’est la vie.

My cholesterol, thanks to the handful of Lipitor that I take (and have taken for 18 years), is fine — and I was celebrating that my blood pressure, for a change, was not in the danger zone. Smile. 


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by Anura Guruge

Amazon “Prime Day” 2016 Will Be Tuesday, July 12.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here.

Last year it was on July 15, 2015 — a Wednesday.

So they are keeping it essentially to “week after July 4th“.

I know that a lot of people were NOT impressed with last year’s “Prime Day”. To be honest I really did not bother. There was nothing that I was really looking for.

As I have often said, to I, Amazon Prime is just worth it for ‘Amazon Video‘ and the ‘2-day’ shipping.

So ‘Prime Day’ is a kind of bonus.

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Fuji X-T2 NOT Having A Touch Screen Is NO Big Deal — At Least For Me.

by Anura Guruge


From July 1, 2016 “Fuji Rumors”. Click image to access original, full post.


Back of the X-Pro2. I highlighted the micro Joystick that can be used to select autofocus points. The X-T2 will have the SAME setup. That, to me, is one major ‘perceived negative’ out of the way.

A big deal is being made (mainly for the sake of sensationalism) that the eagerly awaited Fuji X-T2, to be announced July 7, 2016, will NOT have a touch screen.

I, for one, did NOT think the rear 3″ LCD would be touch screen. Why? Because the screen on the X-Pro2, announced in January 2016, is not touch screen. “We” all know that the X-T2 is meant to be a non-rangefinder (i.e., DSLR-like) version of the X-Pro2 — with more direct controls. And all the leaked data, e.g., number of autofocus points, supports that. So, why would the X-T2 have touch screen if the X-Pro2 did not?

For me the lack of touch screen is so big deal. Touch screens can be a pain. Having the micro Joystick to select AF points is a good compromise. It has the added advantage that you can use it, with your thumb, while looking through the viewfinder. Would be hard to do on the LCD since it will be pressed against your cheek.

Yes, touch screen would be nice when playing back images — both to move through them at the flick of a finger and to change ‘zoom’ using your fingers. But I can live without that. Plus not having ‘touch’ probably shaved $150 off the price.

So that is my take. IF I get a X-T2, and that is no longer a given, the lack of a touch screen will not bother me in the slightest.

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