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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 | 3 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

New DMCA exemptions for 2012

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Every 3 years since 1998, the Librarian of Congress has been allowed to issue new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  The DMCA is the act which (among other things) makes it illegal to circumvent copy protection schemes and … Continue reading

28. October 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, General, Tech | Leave a comment

Quickly share screenshots with Snipping Tool++

Monday, September 3rd 2012

I’m going to try posting more frequently with shorter items. So here’s a good start: Snipping tool ++ is my new favorite bit of free software. Windows 7’s built-in snipping tool is great, but I often need to quickly share … Continue reading

03. September 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Links, Tech | Leave a comment

A post-scarcity world

Monday, July 2nd 2012

Last week I watched a printer spit out a skull. While I worked on a project at our local TechShop, another member was testing their new Makerbot. Bit by bit, a flawless four inch plastic skull grew before my eyes. … Continue reading

02. July 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Tech | Leave a comment

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