Category Archives for Tech

My opinions on all things tech related

How to Fix Google Home’s Shopping List

Friday, March 24th 2017

I love my Google Home! I switched from the Echo a while back, largely for two things: Chromecast integration A much better shopping list app (I could go on a looooong rant about how much I hate the Echo’s companion … Continue reading

24. March 2017 by Chad Haefele
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My Recent Webinars

Thursday, December 8th 2016

This year I’ve had a great opportunity to present a series of webinars for Florida Library Webinars. I love that they record all webinars and publish them freely online afterward! I’ve neglected posting links to mine here, so here’s a … Continue reading

08. December 2016 by Chad Haefele
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Amazon Echo: The Case for Voice Commands

Monday, July 27th 2015

Windows 10 is almost upon us, just over a day away as I write. Among other new features, I’ve seen article after article talking about the integration of voice controls into Win10. Has their time finally arrived? For a long, … Continue reading

27. July 2015 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 1 comment

Your Content Management Strategy Can Save Lives

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

My headline is an exaggeration, but only a slight one. Bear with me: Last night at about 11PM there were two armed robberies on campus in quick succession. (Nobody was hurt, thankfully!) UNC has an elaborate campus alert system called … Continue reading

23. July 2015 by Chad Haefele
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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 | 9 comments

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
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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
Categories: Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 1 comment

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 | 4 comments

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
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