Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Koreans are using IFTTT


Well that's unexpected. Korea just broke into the Top 15 countries that use IFTTT, the online service that connections various other online and offline services together ("If This, Then That"). This list was specifically for IoT usage. Source :  IFTTT Blog - The internet of things on IFTTT That's pretty interesting since, as far as …

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NASA space station images of Korea


NASA keeps a public archive of some of the photos astronauts have taken from the ISS, called "Windows on Earth." I had bookmarked this to post a long while back, but forgot about it until now. Here's one of what pretty clearly must be Jeju Island: There's only six photos right now that come up in a "Korea" search, so I …

Friday, July 8, 2016

Korean emergency alert messages on your phone


If you bought a phone in Korea, now and then you may receive Emergency Alert text messages from the Korean government . These arrive as alerts that make your phone vibrate or sound multiple times, presenting a message on-screen, which then gets saved as an SMS text message. However these are pretty much always in Korean. So it can be hard for new a…

Yonsei library floods!


I just had to share this video. It has a perfect ratio of escalation, and cameraman screaming. We got a lot of rain this past week here in Seoul, and I just noticed that a library building on the Yonsei University campus flooded, and I mean flooded. Watch this video, it goes from a leaky trickle to full on waterfall by the end. I'll tack on so…

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Korea is 14th in Mobile 'Net Connectivity? No way.


Korea ranked 14th? You might have seen a report that came out this week, claiming that Korea ranks 14th in the world in Mobile Internet Connectivity: SEOUL, June 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea ranked 14th among 134 countries in terms of mobile internet connectivity, a global association of mobile operators said on Tuesday. According to the Global Sys…

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Stephen Colbert's Korean Man Spanx


This week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert , Stephen had a small comedy bit where he featured himself as a "Korean Man Spanx" model. During a guest interview with actress Ellie Kemper (from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , or Erin from The Office ), they discussed being in advertisements overseas. Stephen joked that he is the spokesmen for …