Category Archives for HowTo

Exporting page details from WordPress for a content review

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Now that we’ve got a large chunk of the UNC Library site‘s content in WordPress, we’re working on setting up a system to do semi-annual content reviews. Before we can plan the review itself, we needed to be able to … Continue reading

18. December 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HowTo, Libraries/Info Sci, UNC | Leave a comment

Webinar: Learn how to learn to program

Friday, March 15th 2013

I’m doing a webinar next Wednesday for NCLA all about how you can learn to do a bit of programming.  Here’s the official info – note that it’s free and you don’t have to be an NCLA member to drop … Continue reading

15. March 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HowTo, Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations, Tech | Leave a comment

How to add a Meebo, Libraryh3lp, or other chat widget to a Facebook Page (updated)

Friday, May 18th 2012

Over four years ago I wrote what I never imagined would become one of the more popular things I ever produced: How to add a Meebo widget to a Facebook Page Unfortunately, I noticed recently that due to some changes … Continue reading

18. May 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HowTo, Libraries/Info Sci | 2 comments

Geotagging my photos for greater datanerdery

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

When I do my year in photos project (every odd year since 2005) my worst librarian tendencies surface and I get somewhat obsessive about organizing them and making sure all the metadata is just so. This year I’ve got a … Continue reading

26. April 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: apps, General, HowTo, Mobile, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | Leave a comment

Search for the answer, not the question

Tuesday, March 29th 2011

I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but I try to make time every week to fit in This Week in Google. Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis and Gina Trapani always have interesting takes on wide-ranging web issues (the show’s … Continue reading

29. March 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HowTo, Libraries/Info Sci, Links, Ramblings, Tech | 1 comment

An ode to Ninite

Tuesday, March 8th 2011

I recently purchased a new laptop. I got it all set up – programs installed, files transferred, etc. My shiny new laptop’s hard drive died, almost immediately after I was done tweaking things. I had to repeat the whole procedure. … Continue reading

08. March 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HowTo, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | Leave a comment

Cutting the cable

Friday, February 25th 2011

We moved recently, and didn’t like any of the cable options in our new neighborhood (we’d go back to Uverse in a cold second if they’d only expand to Durham!). Frustrated and not willing to go with satellite, we took … Continue reading

25. February 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HowTo, Ramblings, Tech | 5 comments

Dumbphone: Using a US smartphone to navigate Europe with RMaps

Friday, April 30th 2010

After we got married (!) last month Melissa and I spent 10 days in Europe on our honeymoon. London, Paris, and Rome! It was an amazing trip, especially since neither of us had been to Europe at all before. But … Continue reading

30. April 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HowTo, Mobile, Ramblings, Tech | 2 comments

Mobile Site Generator Update: v1.1 (RSS feed parsing)

Friday, April 9th 2010

Last night I pushed out the first major update to the Mobile Site Generator. There’s one big new feature: It can now pull in content to a page from an RSS feed! This feature assumes your web server is running … Continue reading

09. April 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, HowTo, Mobile, Mobile Site Generator, Tech | Leave a comment

Mobile Site Generator

Tuesday, February 9th 2010

I’m really excited to launch a side project this morning that I’ve been working on for a while: Mobile Site Generator After filling out a form with page titles and few other bits of info, the generator spits out a … Continue reading

09. February 2010 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, HowTo, Mobile, Mobile Site Generator, Tech | 5 comments

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