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Focus ST Performance Clutch Review



Introduction When the aftermarket for the Focus ST just started the first and only manufacturer of after market clutches was Spec. Putting a big turbo on the car I didn’t want to deal with the stock clutch not holding up due to the increased torque. I jumped... Continue reading

ST - Improving the CP-E Front Mount Intercooler



One of the things I put on my Focus ST was a new intercooler. This was required for the big turbo I added. I went with the CP-E front mount intercooler because it was designed specifically for the ST and fit perfectly. It even utilizes the default mounting points... Continue reading

Why I Love and Hate Linux Distros



The Good Parts I’m a big open source advocate and spend quite a bit of my spare time contributing to various open source projects. Everything form managing full projects such as Sigil, and KDocker. Also, heavily contributing to projects such as calibre. As well as doing... Continue reading

ST - Big Turbo Recirc Setup



Back in September of this year I completed a big turbo build with a recirc setup. It was even turned by Torrie at Unleashed turning who is a pretty well known ST turner and he can confirm it’s a recirculating big turbo. In my last turbo post I talked... Continue reading

Focus ST - Big Turbo Build



Introduction This past week my big turbo build for my Ford Focus ST was completed! I’m happy with how it turned out and the car is even more fun to drive. This isn’t meant as a step by step guide but as a summary of the project. This project... Continue reading

Focus ST - Titanium Seat Swap (Front seats)



Note: This is a post I made on the FocusST.org forum. This guide is for swapping a Ford Focus ST 2’s partial leather trimmed Recaro seats with the seats from a Titanium Focus. Only the driver seat can be swapped directly. The passenger seat electronics from the Titanium do... Continue reading

Wrapping a C library in COM/ActiveX



Introduction Not very long ago my boss walked up to my desk, put a pile of books down beside me and said “Not it”. The books were all related to COM programming. The project he gave me was to create a COM wrapper for an existing C library we... Continue reading

Sigil's Future Direction (Post 0.4.x)



Introduction With 0.4 my focus has been on getting the existing features in a stable state. I foresee 0.4 being around for quite some time as development shifts to accommodate new features. I wanted to be sure a relatively bug free version is available for people to use. If data loss is a... Continue reading

Sigil User Study



Introduction Since taking over as the maintainer of Sigil I have spent some time reaching out to specific people in the ebook community to ask them about Sigil. Specifically if they use Sigil? Why or why not? What do they see as Sigil’s shortcomings? How do they use Sigil... Continue reading

Nook Covers Not Showing Up



The Barnes and Noble (B&N) Nook has issues reading covers for EPUB files. Not all Nooks have this issue it’s only the Color and Touch because the original Nook supported reading the cover from an external image file. The Color and Touch will only read covers from the EPUB files... Continue reading

Nook STR Review



Introduction When Barns and Nobel (B&N) announced the All New Nook, the Simple Touch Reader I was interested. When I heard it was going to be an e-ink device I became very interested. I’ve desired owning a Nook for a long time but I’ve never bought one until now.... Continue reading

Spideroak Review



For quite some time now Tati and I have both been using Dropbox to sync files between multiple computers. Recently Tati has been running low on space in her free Dropbox account and said she wanted to upgrade to the premium version that has more storage space. I have... Continue reading