Saturday, September 24, 2016

Conan's octopus brought to his L.A. studio


Conan's octopus brought to his L.A. studio If you went crazy watching Conan O'Brien's antics in Korea a few months back, you may remember when he bought an octopus at the landmark Noryangjin fish market, and affectionately named it Samuel. You can see that part here: Conan Visits Noryangjin Fish Market - YouTube Well, the Korea Tourism…

Swing Browser hits 20 million downloads


That Frankenstein browser "Swing Browser," which tries to bolt the Korea-required features of Internet Explorer on top of Chrome, apparently hit 20,000,000 downloads last month. If you've never used it, I did a review with plenty of screenshots while back, here: 10원 Tips: My review of Swing Browser (스윙 브라우저)

Recommended: The Diplomat on "Christianity and Korea"


Recommended reading : The Diplomat did an article on "Christianity and Korea." This was just an all around interesting introduction to the various stages of Christian influence on Korea and does a nice job of tracing the history of the movements. I thought this quote was pretty insightful: At the same time, Hong says, “It’s true that [a l…

Papago released for iOS


Naver's clean new real-time translation app "papago" is now available for iOS. I already did a small review of this app when it was released for Android, which you check out here: 10원 Tips: Naver Translator app "papago" (네이버 파파고) screenshots and review It was only on Android at the time, but it's been released for iOS no…

Naver Blogs allows for PDF version of blog backup


This is not news, but just something I noticed the other day. One thing I like about Google Blogger is that it let's you back-up your blog archive in an XML file. The downside of course is that it's difficult for a normal user to make use of this. So I was pleased to see the following feature in the settings of a test Naver Blog that I'…

Colbert's Korean Minions movie joke


The other day Stephen Colbert was talking about Hillary Clinton's reference to Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables" and Stephen said it sounded like the Korean title of a Minions movie, and threw up this modified poster. He changed it to 나쁜 사람의 바구니, literally a basket of bad people. The real title in Korea, because I know yo…

Links for Aug-Sept 2016


Here are a few interesting lnks from this past month. In this post: SK releases Korean version of Amazon Dash button Nice map of US state drivers licenses recognized in Korea Naver's sign-in box is now available in English Adorable shark-fin soup protest Ambassador Lippert ready to get his drank on SK releases Korean version of Amazon Dash button T…

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Read received Kakao messages without the sender knowing


Here's a real quick tip I saw over on Reddit for reading Kakao messages without the sender knowing. In a nutshell: airplane mode Turn off your data/wifi, read it, exit the app, and then turn data/wifi back on. This allows you to read it without it showing the read notification apparently. But I would test it with a friend just to be sure. -  Is…

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Kakao Friends wish you a happy Chuseok


Kakao Friends wish you a happy Chuseok OK, now I just thought this was plain cute. I got a lot of Happy Chuseok messages last week, but this was my favorite. I tried to find the origin of it, but the best my lazy quick-Googling could come up with was a G-Dragon Twitter fan account. GD-SUPPORTERS on Twitter: "오늘부터 추석 연휴 시작이네요. 본가로 내려가시는 분들도 계실…

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Naver Light Home, a new homepage for trips abroad


Naver has started rolling out a new light-themed version of its mobile homepage, targeting people travelling abroad. It's meant to be fast-loading and light-weight, consuming 70% less data. It also shows local and home information, like time differences, currency conversion, local weather and points of interest, local language translation, etc…

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Show Google+ comments only on Blogger posts with a certain label


Here is a simple piece of code that will let you add the Google+ comments box to only certain Blogger posts. This code relies on the post having a specific label. For this example, I'm going to have all posts show the normal Blogger commenting box, but I want certain specific posts (those with a given label) to also show the G+ Comments box ju…