Category Archives for Ramblings

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

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

Yet another year in photos

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

I’m taking a photo every day this year, as I did in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011.  I’m nothing if not consistent! Our daughter is due in 9 days.  I’ll try to occasionally post something that isn’t her. 2013 started … Continue reading

01. January 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Links, Ramblings | Leave a comment

Web services I use, 2012 edition

Friday, December 21st 2012

Since I last posted this list, a few things have changed. First, here’s the things I used last year but don’t anymore: Simplenote For two weeks in October, Simplenote’s syncing service stopped working entirely. None of my notes propogated across … Continue reading

21. December 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Mobile, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech, Year's Best | 1 comment

Defining what I do: What makes a technology emerging or disruptive?

Monday, December 3rd 2012

“I’m the Emerging Technologies Librarian at UNC.” “So what does that mean?” Every time I meet someone new at work, that’s how the conversation goes. My response usually consists of arm flailing and a disjointed summary of my duties. I’m … Continue reading

03. December 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Tech, UNC | 10 comments

Interesting things I’ve read this week – 10/19/12

Friday, October 19th 2012

Random House Says Libraries Own Their Ebooks (Library Journal) I’m entirely surprised to read this headline and story, but Random House now flat out says that libraries own ebooks that they’ve bought from them.  That may seem like an obvious … Continue reading

19. October 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, Libraries/Info Sci, Links, Ramblings, Tech | Leave a comment

The forgotten Kindle

Thursday, September 6th 2012

I don’t think there’s any consumer product line I’m more conflicted about than the Kindle. As a consumer, my Kindle Touch makes me very happy. At the same time, the Kindle Fire I’ve used made me very sad. (And as … Continue reading

06. September 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, Ramblings, Tech | 1 comment

A post-scarcity world

Monday, July 2nd 2012

Last week I watched a printer spit out a skull. While I worked on a project at our local TechShop, another member was testing their new Makerbot. Bit by bit, a flawless four inch plastic skull grew before my eyes. … Continue reading

02. July 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Tech | Leave a comment

Is Udacity the future of higher ed?

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

I’ve spent the last two months enrolled in Udacity‘s Computer Science 101 course, and I’m happy to report that I scored 100% on the final exam! But what was it like? Udacity is a Higher-Ed Startup, as odd as that … Continue reading

05. June 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 5 comments

Maxing out the curve on ebook adoption

Thursday, April 5th 2012

Last week Melissa and I visited the Wake County Public Library’s annual fundraiser book sale. I’d heard the legends, but never actually attended: 400,000+ books laid out on tables in a giant warehouse at the state fairgrounds. It’s pictured here. … Continue reading

05. April 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, General, Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Tech | 3 comments

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