I'm Jake! I started working at iFixit in April of 2011. As a technical writer, I like to think of myself as a modern renaissance man. I write guides, take pictures, hand model, kiss babies, lure sailors into rocks with my angelic voice, and do other jobs typical of those fortunate enough to write technically.
I am currently a fourth year Aerospace Engineering student at Cal Poly SLO.
I have been working at iFixit since I was a freshman at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. I am now working on my fourth year studying aerospace engineering, and have been working at iFixit the entire time. I came in to the iFixit family in 2011 as a technical writer and have been making guides ever since. I am also largely involved with the University Technical Writing Program which teaches college students how to write awesome documentation and take really cool pictures, like us.
I really like well grammar. Talking good is extremely impotent to me, i correct ppls grammer on the reg...
But in actuality, I am a self-proclaimed Grammar Nazi who cannot read through a document, webpage, or FaceBook status without evaluating it. That being said, if there is anything incorrect in this About Me section, just ignore it; nobody's perfect.
A lot—like a lot, a lot. I have been a die-hard Oakland Athletics fan since I was 5, and am ready to see them go back to the World Series…it has to happen, eventually. I also enjoy playing pretty much any sport. Baseball, basketball, soccer, football, racquetball, tennis, volleyball, you name it, I'll play it. I even love those sports that people like to argue about whether they are sports or not. Bowling and ping-pong are two of my fortes.
Like I said earlier, I really like baseball. Since I started wearing baseball caps as a youngen, I have not been able to stop. I feel naked without one on, so if you ever see me, there is a very good chance I will have a baseball hat on. I started collecting nice flat-bill baseball hats when I was a Junior and Senior in high school, and I have about 25 of them (pictures to come). This does not include the 50+ hats that I accrued in my life before that time. So yes, the answer to your question "Do you always wear a hat?" is "yes" (though the slow transition into the professional world has reduced the ratio of days/week in which I wear a hat from roughly 6.9 to 6).