Fun facts About Me*
*No guarantee you will actually find these facts "fun."
- I graduated from UCLA with a degree in Classics. What's that, you ask? The study of ancient Greek and Roman language and literature. Did I study Latin? No. Did I study ancient Greek? Why, yes. I have read Plato, Homer, Thucydides (aka THE BEST/WORST), Euripides, and even the New Testament in Greek. If you get me drunk enough I'll even recite the first ten lines of the Odyssey for you.
- I reread the Lord of the Rings trilogy + the Hobbit every year, typically in summertime.
- I don't like bananas.
- I can drive a stick-shift in six-inch heels.
I wear many different hats at iFixit. I started out as a QA Tester, and am now some version of Project Manager, which means that I do many things for many people. Before working at iFixit, I managed a coffee shop for a long time. My latte art skills are on point, in case you were wondering, which you probably weren't.
My hobbies include cooking, science fiction in all its forms, hiking (does anyone in SLO not list hiking among their hobbies?), knitting, learning to be a better fixer, and whatnot. What does the whatnot include? Well wouldn't you like to know.
"Rachel Peterson is a joy to complain to. She handles concerns with a refreshing gravity that makes a person feel heard and understood. Also her makeup is always on point."
回答“How to replace starter?”This answer might be helpful!
回答“My iPod decided to die on me.”Hi @ilana! If your battery is no longer holding a charge, it's likely that it needs to be replaced. While we lack a guide for replacing the battery, we do have this teardown, which has been helpful in the past, and this question which serves as useful reference.
回答“How can I tell if my camera still works?”It would be a good idea to look it over and make sure that nothing obviously appears to be damaged or broken. Here is a link to the user manual for the camera, which should have information on its specs and help you see if anything is glaringly wrong with it. However, certain problems will only evidence themselves via taking pictures, so it would probably be a good idea to buy some film and take some test shots.
回答“Why won't my phone charge when the charging cord is inserted?”You might want to try a different charger, a different charging cable, and a different wall outlet just to make sure that those aren't what's causing the problem. It can also be good to make sure that the charging port of your phone is clean of dirt/lint/etc.
回答“Phone off and unresponsive - may need new battery?”You might just want to do some experimentation - try a different power outlet, use a different charging cable/charger, and see if you can get either device to charge that way.
回答“My camera is not turning on”Perhaps double-check that the batteries are placed inside correctly?
回答“Why are my Pictures are blurry at when taken at close range?”Do you shoot in Manual or Auto mode? The problem you describe sounds like it might be related to the aperture size you are using, as that is what dictates depth-of-field (how much of your photo is in focus). There should be a way for you to manually change your aperture size on your camera. For shallow depth of field, you need a larger aperture, which corresponds to a smaller number. Different lenses have different max/min aperture sizes, so it could be that your lens is the issue.
回答“Why doesn't the flash fire when I take pictures?”To eliminate the simplest possibilities first, I would: - Make sure that your camera is in Auto mode and not Manual - Make sure you have lifted the flash out of the camera before shooting - Check your flash settings and make sure your flash is not turned off (you must lift the flash out of the camera in order to access the flash settings)