hiYa! My name is Kay-Kay.
I know you’re probably wondering if that’s my real name, but that’s what my mama calls me—which is about as real as it gets.
I’ve worked at iFixit for 4 years, and my job still changes a little every day. I mostly oversee content creation—which means I sneak in in as much Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Pokemon into my work as I can. Here are a couple of my favorite pieces:
Live iPhone XS Teardown - The Beer Edition
Kelsea and I thought it would be a good idea to take apart the iPhone XS live on 0 sleep. And since Apple said they’d tested the XS in beer, we also thought it was a good idea to build a beer-tube and test that IP rating ourselves.
I’m a Genius
Apple and other tech manufacturers use words like “genius” and “geek” to intimidate you from repairing your stuff. But everyone is capable of fixing their things, so I ran a campaign to help inspire others to stop fearing and start fixing by sharing their repair stories with the hashtag #ImAGenius.
- We Are All Geniuses - A recap of how manufacturers and marketers made us fearful of fixing.
- We Put Our Genius Theory to the Test - I’m proof that anyone can learn how to fix their eThings—so I ran an experiment with four first-time fixers to prove it.
- Rebellions Are Built on Hope - Star Wars taught me that rebellions are built on hope. So I collected #ImAGenius repair story submissions to let every repair rebel out there know they’re not alone,
Rey (Rey) Landspeeder Teardown
That one time I convinced my boss to buy a toy Landspeeder so I could put on a costume and tear it down. Spoiler: I journeyed to Jakku and beyond to bring you this video.
Kay-Kay in the wild
I also spend a lot of time talking to people who write for the internet about repair.
- I’ve told The New York Times what to do when you spill on your laptop.
- I was quoted in Gizmodo about my stance on Apple’s repair policy. But more importantly, they said I was “excellently-named.”
- I debunked a myth with Refinery 29 about using cat litter to dry out a water-damaged phone.
- Inc Magazine visited and snapped a picture of me working at my infamous underdesk.
When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said “taller”. I’m fluent in parseltongue, an amateur adventurer, and I eat everything with a side of rice. I have an unhealthy obsession with McDonalds hashbrowns. In my spare time, I enjoy singing covers in cosplay, tap dancing in my garage, and frolicking in Middle Earth and the Forest of Endor.
If you want to follow my adventures, you can do that here:
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