Who am I? And what do I do? ¶
Hey there internet users! My name is David, and I'm one of the iFixit technical writers. I've had a lot of fun writing guides and teardowns since being hired in April of 2010. In fact, on my first day I got to help write the MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 Teardown. For a list of everything else I've done at iFixit, check out the Contributions tab above.
What do I not do? ¶
I am not a computer programmer, so I don't pretend to be one. I am also not a repair technician, so I don't pretend to be one of those, either. I am an engineering student (mechanical engineering to be exact) who has enough experience dealing with technology to understand how most of it works and what makes a lot of things break. Hopefully, the longer I am with iFixit, the better I'll get at troubleshooting and fixing devices.
When I'm not working... ¶
I have quite a few hobbies that I like to participate in outside of work and school. I have played the drums since 5th grade, and I am a lifetime member of the Cal Poly marching band. The weekends that aren't committed to the band, I spend with the Cal Poly bowling team, which I am also a member of. My most time-consuming and costly hobby, though, is definitely my car.
2006 Ford Focus ZX3 AKA Colonel Mustard ¶
My vehicle of choice (yes, of choice) is a Screaming Yellow (proper Ford color name) 2006 Ford Focus hatchback. I affectionately named my car Colonel Mustard, and I don't think I need to explain why. I take iFixit's repair philosophy very seriously, and apply it to my car's maintenance. I do all of my own car repairs (assuming they can be done in my garage) and have even made some performance modifications. Right now the car is lowered 1.5" on Ford Racing progressive springs and Ford Racing performance dampers, with a Cosworth cold air intake and a custom 91 octane ECU tune from Focus-Power.
You work at iFixit, so you're a total geek, right? ¶
Of course I am. I love gizmos and gadgets, and I'm always down for a good physics joke. And to set the record straight, the original Star Wars trilogy is so much better than episodes 1-3.