Category Archives for Ramblings

Posts wherein I let my mind spill out all over the page. Usually lacking focus and quite possibly whiny.

10 Years Later: What 2004 Predicted For The Internet Of 2014

Monday, December 8th 2014

This blog turns 10 later this month. I’m no longer nearly as prolific a writer as I was back then, but I’m still kind of amazed that I’ve kept at it this long. Among other things since then: I got … Continue reading

08. December 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HP Updates, Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Tech | Leave a comment

Holiday gift guide: Motorola Keylink

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014

I have a strange fascination with all the holiday gift guide lists that pop up this time of year. I’ve always wanted to do one, but also feel like I’d be reinventing the wheel. Many more interesting people than me … Continue reading

02. December 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | Leave a comment

From Exposition to Resolution: Looking at User Experience as a Narrative Arc

Thursday, November 20th 2014

The nice people at Optimal Workshop asked me to write a guest post over at their blog. It’s all about mapping the narrative arc onto a user’s journey through a website, an area I’ve been turning over in my head … Continue reading

20. November 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Publications, Ramblings | Leave a comment

Usability and Amazon Premium Headphones

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

I’ve finally found a pair of headphones that I actually enjoy using: Amazon’s Premium Headphones. As a product category, headphones continually frustrate me. I use them all the time while commuting. I shove them in my messenger bag, fish them … Continue reading

24. September 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | Leave a comment

My week with Google Glass: Personal life thoughts

Friday, March 14th 2014

I was lucky enough to spend last week with a loaner pair of Google Glass. Purchased by my place of work, I was asked to try them out and evaluate them for possible library use or development of apps by … Continue reading

14. March 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 1 comment

My week with Google Glass: Library-centric thoughts

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

I was lucky enough to spend last week with a loaner pair of Google Glass. Purchased by my place of work, I was asked to try them out and evaluate them for possible library use or development of apps by … Continue reading

12. March 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 1 comment

Proquest Flow now offers free accounts. Why?

Wednesday, January 15th 2014

Fine print: My opinions and thoughts here are as always my own, and not necessarily those of the UNC Libraries. I’ve wanted to write about the state of citation management for months now, and the idea kept rattling around in … Continue reading

15. January 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Reviews | 3 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 | 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

Where I’ve been

Friday, March 15th 2013

After finally regaining a bit of posting momentum, I disappeared from blogging back in January.  Here’s my excuse: Meet Nora!  If you’d like to see more of her (and why wouldn’t you?), she’s featured regularly in my 2013 photos project.

15. March 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: HP Updates, Ramblings | Leave a comment

← Older posts