Hi, I’m Josh Centers, a tech journalist, book author, and professional prepper.

Since 2013, I’ve been the managing editor of TidBITS, the longest-lasting technology publication on the Internet. Since March 2020, I’m a contributing blog editor at The Prepared, where we teach sane preparedness.

I’m also an author with Take Control Books. I’ve written books about iOS, Apple TV, home automation, the Apple Notes app, and I co-wrote a book about Preview with Adam Engst.

I tweet entirely too much. I should blog more.

I sometimes make YouTube videos about various things, usually tech-related.

I live on a small farm where I garden and raise chickens.

Josh gardening

Baby chickens

I’m also a certified blacksmith.

Blacksmith graudation

And a General-class amatuer radio operator, callsign KO4EMJ.

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. — Robert A. Heinlein