Senior Technical Writer at iFixit, technically, since early 2020.
Modern personal technology is constantly changing—and I’m so stoked to be on the forefront of its investigation! I write helpful repair guides and contribute to iFixit’s online ecosystem, making the tech world a better place one word/picture/sarcastic comment at a time.
I graduated in late 2019 from
the best school in the entire world Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. During my stint there I gained an incredibly satisfyingly deep understanding of the way the world works, and how to explain it to others with thorough documentation and simplicity. I enjoyed this aspect (enter tech writing) and now I get to do it all day long!
I’ve always loved fixing my own gadgets and the casual deep-dive into problem-solving rabbit holes, so I am truly excited to have an outlet!
When I’m not working (checking Craig’s How To Unclog A Toilet guide for spelling mistakes), I love exploring the beautiful central coast, taking photos, playing board games & poker, looking at cars I can’t afford on Craigslist, watching Vince Gilligan’s TV shows, building way too many computers, and traveling the world with my wife!
Favorite Technology Things
- Aluminum computers
- High pixel density displays
- Wireless music
- Manual transmissions
- Anything that’s not FaceID
- SFF PCs
Thanks for sticking around, and happy fixing!
crwdns2890332:0Possible to replace just the rear glass cover/lens over the camera?crwdne2890332:0CC, it can be independently replaced, but it’s a part of the back cover. In the 4a 5G, in order to access the back cover, you need to remove the screen, as seen in our guide here. Once you have the rear cover removed, the flash, mic, and sensor need to be removed. You can see that assembly in this step. The lens cover is then adhered to the back cover. If you source a replacement cover, you may want to find one with pre-applied adhesive, otherwise water resistance will almost certainly be lost.
crwdns2890332:0User upgradable ram in the McBook Pro 14" 2021?crwdne2890332:0The MacBooks with Apple Silicon utilize a “unified” memory design, leaving the RAM modules soldered to the board. They are not user-replaceable, and buyers will need to spec out their desired capacity at time of purchase.