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How to Fix Google Home’s Shopping List

Friday, March 24th 2017

I love my Google Home! I switched from the Echo a while back, largely for two things: Chromecast integration A much better shopping list app (I could go on a looooong rant about how much I hate the Echo’s companion … Continue reading

24. March 2017 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, HowTo, Tech | Leave a comment

Library Technology Essentials Webinar

Wednesday, September 9th 2015

Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be doing a webinar with some of my co-authors in the Library Technology Essentials series. I’ve got 6 minutes and 40 seconds to talk about why I love WordPress and what’s covered in my book, Pecha Kucha … Continue reading

09. September 2015 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Links, Presentations | Leave a comment

How to fix Amazon’s “Send to Kindle” feature

Thursday, March 26th 2015

When I manage to fix a technical issue that doesn’t seem to be well documented online, I like to share what worked for me. In that spirit: This morning, as I often do, I emailed an ebook file to my … Continue reading

26. March 2015 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, General, HowTo, Tech | 9 comments

10 terrible things about using WordPress as a large scale content management system

Thursday, October 31st 2013

(This is a companion piece to yesterday’s post, 10 great things about using WordPress as a large scale content management system) After spending a few months administering a large WordPress site at work, a handful of things have grown to … Continue reading

31. October 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 5 comments

10 great things about using WordPress as a large scale content management system

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

(This is a companion piece to another post, 10 terrible things about using WordPress as a large scale content management system) Now that I’ve spent some time on a team administering WordPress on a large scale, I can point to … Continue reading

30. October 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 1 comment

Redesign of the UNC Libraries’ website

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

Last month we debuted the completely overhauled UNC Libraries website at library.unc.edu. Roughly a year in the making, this is a huge step forward for the Library. Our old site was entirely hand-maintained pages, and included over 60,000 files (HTML, … Continue reading

04. September 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Tech, UNC | 2 comments

Review: iMito MX1

Wednesday, June 12th 2013

I’m trying to regather some posting momentum with a series of short reviews about stuff I like.  Look for one every couple of days.  I’m not paid for any of this, I just like reviewing things. The iMito MX1 is … Continue reading

12. June 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Reviews, Tech | Leave a comment

Things I liked in 2012

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

I had plans to write a big extensive wrapup review of things I really enjoyed in 2012.  The specific plan was to write that before the end of 2012.  Oops.  In the interest of getting it posted in a somewhat … Continue reading

01. January 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Gaming, General, Reviews, Year's Best | Leave a comment

Three line menu

Thursday, December 27th 2012

I try to keep an eye out for standards in mobile UI. With limited screen space available for the interface, I spend a ton of time thinking about how best to represent actions to our users. Are there standards of … Continue reading

27. December 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Mobile, Tech | Leave a comment

Web services I use, 2012 edition

Friday, December 21st 2012

Since I last posted this list, a few things have changed. First, here’s the things I used last year but don’t anymore: Simplenote For two weeks in October, Simplenote’s syncing service stopped working entirely. None of my notes propogated across … Continue reading

21. December 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Mobile, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech, Year's Best | 1 comment

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