Friday, March 25, 2016

Naver Maps Dokdo underwater street views


You may know how Google Streetview includes lots of fascinating underwater imagery . Naver Maps also provides some interesting armchair explorer views of the sea around Dokdo, so you can swim all around the coastlines of the lonely islets. Here's a map of which areas currently have "street view" imagery available. I don't know wha…

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Free phone with data service for tourists to Korea in 2016


Here's a pretty sweet deal if you're planning on visiting Korea as a tourist this year. Pick up a shiny new Galaxy Note 5 in the airport when you arrive and use it  f or  f ree  f or  f ive days with  f ive gigs! That's a lot of Fs! SK Telecom said Wednesday it has teamed up with the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and Samsung Electronics to p…

Inoreader can replace Pocket


Quick tip for a great way to replace Pocket with Inoreader: Make an Inoreader rule to "Add Star" to any new "Saved Web Page" Now all the pages I used to save in Pocket , I just save them into Inoreader (whether on desktop with the bookmarklet or the browser extension or with the Android share menu). A quick sync with FeedMe befor…

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Google's AI vs. Korea's top Baduk player: schedule and livestream link


Real quick here, a while ago I mentioned the baduk battle between Google's A.I. computer "AlphaGo" and expert player Lee Sedol. I live-streamed a bit of the first match today, which featured some American guy commenting on each move (in English), which was pretty cool, as he was explaining the game and strategies being employed so t…

RSS feeds for multi-reddit searches


I knew that you can subscribe to Reddit searches via RSS , but I just realized that you can do the same for search terms among multiple subreddits ( multireddits )  In other words, you can set-up an RSS feed for searching a key-word among a specified collection of specific Reddit boards, without even needing a Reddit account. OK maybe this is old ne…

Blogger photos inside Google Drive


TL;DR: If you don't see your Blogger-uploaded albums inside Google Photos, try checking the Photos folder inside Google Drive.  With the announcement of Picasa Web Albums being retired , I was worried about all the photos I've uploaded from within Blogger, from not just this blog but my personal and family blogs, some of which had years'…