Category Archives for Reviews

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
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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
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Usability testing with Optimal Workshop

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Usability testing is one of the best parts of my job. I love hearing from users about how they interact with the library’s website and then figuring out what we can change to better meet their needs. The dark side … Continue reading

09. July 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Reviews, Tech, UNC | 3 comments

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

Things I liked in 2013

Wednesday, January 15th 2014

I used to write elaborate annual posts detailing my favorite things in a variety of media. For 2013, I only have time to squish it all into one abbreviated post. My #1 favorite thing this year was of course the … Continue reading

15. January 2014 by Chad Haefele
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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

Review: Chromecast

Saturday, August 3rd 2013

The Chromecast is the device I never knew I wanted. Google’s new hardware provides a dead simple way to stream Netflix, Youtube, and other content on your TV. Roughly the size of a USB flash drive, the Chromecast simply plugs … Continue reading

03. August 2013 by Chad Haefele
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