Category Archives for HowTo

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 | Comments Off on How to fix Amazon’s “Send to Kindle” feature

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 | Comments Off on Exporting page details from WordPress for a content review

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 | Comments Off on Webinar: Learn how to learn to program

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 | Comments Off on Geotagging my photos for greater datanerdery

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 | Comments Off on An ode to Ninite

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 | 4 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 | Comments Off on Mobile Site Generator Update: v1.1 (RSS feed parsing)

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