Category Archives for Reviews

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
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Review: 1Password

Wednesday, June 5th 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. 1Password has changed my … Continue reading

05. June 2013 by Chad Haefele
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Things I liked in 2012

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

I had plans to write a big extensive wrapup review of things I really enjoyed in 2012.  The specific plan was to write that before the end of 2012.  Oops.  In the interest of getting it posted in a somewhat … Continue reading

01. January 2013 by Chad Haefele
Categories: Gaming, General, Reviews, Year's Best | 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

Review: Kindle Paperwhite

Friday, November 2nd 2012

Based on shipping time alone, the Kindle Paperwhite seems to be a huge success.  There’s currently a 5-7 week lead time on ordering one, which makes it already iffy even for a Christmas gift.  But if you’re shopping for an … Continue reading

02. November 2012 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, Reviews, 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

Web services I use, 2011 edition

Monday, December 5th 2011

Someone recently asked me about tools I use for my own personal infnormation management. I guess I haven’t posted about that kind of thing in a while, so here’s a list: Simplenote syncs text notes across devices. For example: I … Continue reading

05. December 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: General, Libraries/Info Sci, Mobile, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech, Year's Best | 7 comments

Kindle Fire: First impressions from a library perspective

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

We were lucky enough at work to buy a Kindle Fire for experimentation. It has a mostly decent UI, feels very solidly built, and if you structure your media-consumption habits around Amazon content there’s no better tablet choice for you. … Continue reading

16. November 2011 by Chad Haefele
Categories: eBooks, General, Libraries/Info Sci, Ramblings, Reviews, Tech | 12 comments

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