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How to Fix Google Home’s Shopping List

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:35:16 +0000

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

My Recent Webinars

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:58:49 +0000

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

UNC Libraries UX Blog

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:07:36 +0000

My posting frequency dropped off a cliff lately, but this time there’s a legitimate reason! Following the lead of other Library UX departments like NYU and UVa, at UNC Libraries we’ve got our own departmental blog to talk about our … Continue reading

Spring Webinars on Usability Testing & WordPress

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:03:12 +0000

I’m excited to announce two free webinars I’m doing this spring with ASERL – one in March, and one in April. Registration (again: free!) is open for both. Recordings will be available afterward. (And I know March 11th isn’t technically … Continue reading

Library Technology Essentials Webinar

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 01:15:11 +0000

Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be doing a webinar with some of my co-authors in the Library Technology Essentials series. I’ve got 6 minutes and 40 seconds to talk about why I love WordPress and what’s covered in my book, Pecha Kucha … Continue reading

Win a copy of WordPress for Libraries

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:28:22 +0000

My book, WordPress for Libraries, is available now! I’m giving away a copy to celebrate. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment here or tweet me (@HiddenPeanuts) with #WPLib. In your entry, tell me your email … Continue reading

Assess Your Website with Free Usability Testing Tools

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 13:45:49 +0000

Back in April I did a webinar for NCLA’s Technology and Trends roundtable: “Assess Your Website with Free Usability Testing Tools” I didn’t get around to posting it at the time, but the recording is freely available! I covered how … Continue reading

Amazon Echo: The Case for Voice Commands

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:05:19 +0000

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

Your Content Management Strategy Can Save Lives

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:09:20 +0000

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

My Book: WordPress for Libraries

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:11:05 +0000

I’m extremely excited to point out that in a little under a month my book will be available! WordPress for Libraries is written to be an introductory guide to WordPress that assumes no prior knowledge. If you’ve ever wanted to … Continue reading