Director of Content Operations at iFixit
Hello! I’m Craig and I’ve done a lot of things at iFixit, most recently overseeing our editorial, video, and technical writing teams. I make sure all the projects we want to do get done. Prior to my current role, I was an editorial staff writer for our blog where I wrote helpful repair-related articles, as well as a few feature posts. I eventually transitioned to technical writing where I created all sorts of repair guides for consumer electronics, including the Nintendo Switch and some Motorola smartphones.
My post-high school educational journey began after my senior year, where I spent a semester at a vocational school learning more about computer and IT networking. Once off to college, I spent my first year at Purdue University-Fort Wayne figuring out what I wanted to major in. I started off as a Computer Engineering major, transitioned to Business, then back to Computer Engineering, and finally landed on Media & Public Communication after I discovered I wanted to get into journalism. I spent three years writing and editing for the student newspaper, eventually overseeing the publication’s web content and earning a spot as an Online Pacemaker Award Finalist from the Associated Collegiate Press in 2011.
Aside from my time at the student newspaper, I was also a marketing intern at a local non-profit where I got to write the newsletter and help out with event organization. After graduating college, I spent seven years writing for various technology publications, including Lifehacker, SlashGear, Digital Trends, How-To Geek, and others.
At iFixit, I was able to continue writing about gadgets, covering them from a repairability perspective and holding manufacturers’ feet to the fire. After transitioning to technical writing and eventually overseeing that team, I was able to help grow our efforts helping hardware manufacturers create more repairable devices.
I’ve been fixing and DIYing ever since I was 14, so there’s a lot I could talk about here. I started out with building/fixing computers and helping my dad in the garage, which brings back nostalgic memories. In 2015, my wife and I bought our first house and had a ton of fun fixing it up and making it ours. Eventually, I started working on my own cars and rebuilt my first motorcycle in 2016.
More About Me
I love traveling, and the actual travel itself is just as fun as the destination. Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten to do that as much because of COVID. Other than that, I love roller coasters, Chinese food, and long walks on the beach.
I love getting my hands dirty with projects around the house and in the garage, and I'm a strong advocate for the DIY movement. In other words, I don't call a guy when something breaks; I am the guy! And I always encourage others to pick up some tools and take matters into their own hands.
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Rispondi a "I need Owner Manual of Jeep Grand Cherokee 1993"eBay! https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4...
Rispondi a "Lawnmower won't start after oil spilled when cap was off"Which side did it tip over on? If it tipped over on the air filter side, oil may have gotten into the airbox and clogged the filter. Gas or oil may have also gotten into the cylinder and flooded it. Remove the spark plug and pull the starter rope a few times to blow out anything in the cylinder.
Rispondi a "What parts are needed to completely rebuild my front end"You can find parts diagrams for your specific vehicle at GMPartsDirect.com and even buy genuine parts from there (although you may be able to get them cheaper at your local dealership).
Rispondi a "clean engine of a Briggs and Stratton 675 Series"I would just take some compressed air (preferably from an air compressor, but canned air might be just powerful enough) and use it to blow out any debris covering the engine and hiding inside crevices. You can take off the platic engine cover to gain access to the cooling fins.
Rispondi a "Can you really replace a PS4 motherboard?"We have a great guide on replacing the PS4’s motherboard: Sostituzione Scheda madre PlayStation 4
Rispondi a "Why does the rpms get high when changing gears?"Based on your follow-up comments, this all sounds like normal RPM ranges. 2,000 RPMs right at startup is normal, just as long as it goes back down after a few seconds or so. (it may stay higher for longer when it’s really cold out). As for shifting into Drive, the RPMs will slightly go down because the engine connects to the transmission, and the resistance of the transmission fluid takes energy from the engine and lowers the idle speed slightly. Vice versa, when shifting into Park, the RPMs will go up temporarily because that resistance is no longer there. Your car’s computer will notice this and bring the idle RPMs back down to the normal 800-900 RPMs. That’s all a bit oversimplified, but I hope it makes sense. There doesn’t appear to be anything wrong based off the info you gave.
Rispondi a "Check engine light cluster"This thread might answer your question: Check engine light will not turn on