Just a simple guy who’s always been interested in learning as much as I can, to be as independent as I can. Along the way learned a lot, and always enjoy sharing whatever I know that might help someone. Don’t know it all, and not always right, but sometimes I just might be able to help. I can be contacted at email@example.com.
I’m a 1959 model/native and current resident in the upstate of South Carolina. Made my bones in Textile manufacturing, as a Dyer. Always loved chemistry, though not well or at least not formally educated. The exodus of textiles took me into the chemical domain where I enjoyed my most fascinating career experience working with hazardous chemical and other waste. Reaganomics, TORT reform, and the pollution liability conundrum in 1987 put an end to all that (for me).
Along the way, the turbulence encountered with unemployment disruptions returned me to my default as an independent woodworker and handyman type, as being married with three beautiful boys meant I had to produce, regardless of sob stories.
The internet explosion opened up the world’s ultimate library to me, and in mid-life I began soaking up everything of value I could. I wasn’t born with a wrench in my hand, and only acquired a broader mechanical base in the last couple of decades. Sorry to say I’m virtually worthless when it comes to all the latest electronics and media devices.
Finally, for the record, even though I don’t know how everything works on this site, so far it’s been a lot of fun. Helps keep me on my toes, and always learning, still.
Avatar image is actually tribute to my Son, Charles, 1985-2016. He and I spent the last few years leading up to his passing working together, and he is sorely missed. Also included image of the family, and the grand-kids, as this is what it’s always been about, anyway.
Email communication between ifixit community membersMember attempted to contact me via email but found no email address for my “user account”. Been receiving emails from...
Answer to "Poor quality forum questions - a solution?"To me, the goal is to help someone remedy their problem. Fact is, in lots of cases, you simply have to have more (and more specific) input from the party posting the question, in order to have a chance at being effective in offering valuable feedback. Thus, a round or so of contributor questions and solicitor replies is spent attempting to get those specifics, before any real considerations can be made, regarding their dilemma and it’s solution. I’m inclined to agree that the ease of posting questions is critical, so the format has to be fairly tolerant. At the same time, asking a question that gets no response, or gets questions about the original question, etc., is no fun for the party with the question, and perhaps as discouraging as a slightly more involved method of posting the original question might be. The first part of the “ask a question” format, where the particular device is identified, seems to be on the right track, to me, but lacking perhaps just a couple more fields, such as one for an...