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2021 Bronco Sport Base Review: (D)evolution of the 1st/2nd Generation Ford Escape

  • 11 min read

I got the opportunity to drive a 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Base for 3 days as a rental car and compare it to my current 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid.

bronco sport escape hybrid

I want to like the Bronco Sport but the designers noticably compromised on practical features to deliver form over function. This Ford Escape in disguise just isn’t there yet in its current form.

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NAVADMIN Viewer Extended Access and 2022 Infrastructure Migration

  • 5 min read

NAVADMIN Viewer has provided 80k+ sailors with quick access to messages for over 4 years. See the feature chart and roadmap within.

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NAVADMIN Viewer for iOS now has the Extended Access in-app purchase to support development and offset operating costs. Existing users can continue viewing the 3 latest messages. Extended Access ($4.99/year) unlocks all messages.

Why is there Extended Access? Please read the backstory in the post.

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Stop Making Up Promotional Email Categories

  • 4 min read

You thought you unsubscribed from company X’s marketing emails. Did you really think it would be that easy?

It would be a shame if you missed out on company X’s newly created promotional email category. Especially if the advertiser is a third party reaching you through company X’s mail list and email server.

Square Spice 6 Modern Indian Spam unsubscribe

We’re mostly powerless to stop this as individuals but marking these spam emails for our email providers’ spam filter is the least we can do.

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2005-2007 Ford Escape Hybrid PTU Fluid Change

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1st generation Ford Escape Hybrid PTU fluid change. The PTU is a high stress, high failure part for this model generation, but changing it’s fluid as preventative maintenance is surprisingly easy. 1st gen Ford Escape Hybrid PTU fill plug

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2005-2007 Ford Escape Hybrid eCVT Fluid Change

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Changing the “filled for life” electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) on my 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid for the first time in 220k miles. This CVT has surprisingly good design for user accessible draining and filling. No oil pan needs to be dropped and it has a standardized socket size and torque spec for both fill and drain plugs. 1st gen Ford Escape Hybrid eCVT and engine fill drain diagram

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