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My presentations from Computers in Libraries 2014

Friday, April 11th 2014

I was fortunate enough to have two presentations accepted at Computers in Libraries this year in DC. As always I’m not sure if my slides make much sense without my accompanying narration, but I’m happy to answer questions about them. … Continue reading

11. April 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations, Tech, UNC | Leave a comment

Semi-Automatic Chat: Speeding up reference questions in Pidgin

Monday, March 17th 2014

This is an expanded write-up of a lightning talk I presented at the 2014 LAUNC-CH conference: Semi-Automatic Chat: Using a Library of Common Responses to Speed Up Chat Sessions from chaefele Some background: We answer reference questions via chat at … Continue reading

17. March 2014 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Presentations, Tech, UNC | 7 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

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: 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
Categories: Reviews, Tech | 3 comments

Review: Plex Media Server

Thursday, June 13th 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. Using Plex Media Server … Continue reading

13. June 2013 by Chad Haefele
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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

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