Monday, June 29, 2015

Kakao's PLAIN blogging app


UPDATE: This app is now discontinued. See here .  In addition to KakaoTalk, the most popular free messaging app in Korea, Daum-Kakao runs a variety of other services, almost too many to mention nowadays. Games, shopping, fashion, taxi, you name it, Kakao is trying to get a piece. Usually I ignore these new apps, but this one caught my eye. "PL…

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Display all your Blogger posts on a single Google Map


In this post, we'll make a full-size Google Map that contains all the location-tagged posts from your Blogger feed. It will display full entries on the map. If you're looking for a more simple map page that links to the posts, or for putting a map in your blog's sidebar as a widget, please see my other post . I keep a travel blog for fr…

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Incheon Metro Line 2 Stations, Route Maps - 인천 지하철 2호선 노선도


Incheon Metro Line #2 Background Info By next year, Incheon is meant to have a second subway line. This new line, scheduled to open in 2016, will run from Majeon-dong (above the former-landfill, now "Dream Park") north to south, nearly parallel to Incheon Line 1 but further west, before cutting east toward Incheon Grand Park. It will be…

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Facebook Pokes in Korean


I think Koreans utilize the "Poke" feature of Facebook more than most Westerners do*. The "poke" was always a sort of cute, shy, flirty, 애교 sort of feature anyway. But let "Pokes" be a lesson in never quite trusting online translators. In Korean, a Facebook "poke" is called 콕 찔리다, a literal translation of &…

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Some RSS subscription links for sites I like


Sometimes it can be hard to find all the useful RSS feeds out there for your favorite sites. This can be especially true for many sites' category-specific feeds. Their presence sometimes doesn't get auto-discovered by your browser, which is a shame because (in my opinion) it's there that the true power and usefulness of RSS syndication…

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Facebook: Dokdo is Japanese


Post updated with new information 18 June 2015. You'd better sit down for this one. That's right. Facebook thinks Dokdo belongs to Japan. Well, sort of. Do a Facebook Places search for " Dokdo " or even " 독도 " on Facebook, and it returns results saying that this location, while using the neutral/Eurocentric name " Lianc…

Monday, June 15, 2015

Typing in Korean on Lubuntu 14.04


Typing in Korean on Lubuntu Updated June 2015 The default input system for Lubuntu is iBus, but I find that iBus rarely works properly for typing in Korean, and if you check the forums , you'll see that especially Asian script users (Japanese, Chinese, Korean...) are having difficulty making it work. Most are switching to alternate input method…

Sunday, June 7, 2015

SBI "ATM Limits" commercial (광고CF SBI ATM 한도 편)


Ah, yes. A tale as old as time. Boy meets ATM, ATM's withdrawal limit is too low, boy breaks relationship with ATM, boy meets non-bank financial lending institution , non-bank financial lending institution provides boy a generous short-term high-interest loan, ATM forced to endure the sight of the new-found financial freedom of he who was her w…

10원 Tips on Facebook


If you like these posts, you can now "Like" my new 10원 Tips Facebook Page to follow me there. 10원 Tips Of course, Facebook doesn't always show all posts, so I recommend following via Twitter , E-mail , or RSS . Thanks for the nice comments and emails. It's great to know this hobby of mine is helpful.