Friday, April 28, 2017

Facebook wants you to vote in Korean election


Facebook put an item in my newsfeed today reminding me to do my duty and vote in the upcoming Korean presidential election (which is Tues., May 9, 2017 and is a holiday for most people). The two options there are to share the election pledges (L) and to learn more about them (R). The share option didn't work for me (perhaps because I was brows…

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Show labels on Blogger's Contempo theme


Here's a simple way to show the post labels on your main blog page if you're using Blogger's new Contempo theme. This uses the theme's default styling so they blend in pretty well. For regular posts Just edit your blog template ( Theme → Edit HTML ), and find this: <div class='post'> Somewhere below that line, paste the…

Show labels on Blogger's Soho theme


Here's a simple way to show the post labels on your main blog page if you're using Blogger's new Soho theme. Currently no labels are displayed on those post card snippets on the main blog page. Post labels are only shown on individual post pages. I wanted to display those Here's one way to show those labels. For regular posts First…

Make labels stay visible in Blogger's Emporio theme


Here's a very simple way to make post labels stay visible on your blog's main page if you're using Blogger's new Emporio theme. Since the labels are already present at the top-left of each post on the home page, but don't become visible until you hover your mouse over the entry, you can just add a single line of code to make th…

Show labels on Blogger's Notable theme


Here's a way to show the post labels on your main blog page if you're using Blogger's new Notable theme. There are several ways of doing this, but I like this method because it's simple and looks decent. Labels on regular post snippet boxes Open the blog template editor ( Theme → Edit HTML ), and find: id='Blog1' Then scroll …

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Yogiyo's "도치피치피보족" food delivery advertisement


Recently on YouTube there was an ad that sticks in my head. It's from food delivery app Yogiyo (요기요) and features actress Kim Yoo-jung (김유정) singing a cutesy song to teach you about what to order for dinner each day of the week. If I say DO-CHI-PI-CHI-PI...BO-JOK! it may ring some bells. Here's her list of what you should order. Day Korean f…

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hancom releases "MalangMalang Talkafe" translator app


Hancom has released yet another translator app. You'll need a translator app just to understand its name: " MalangMalang Talkafe ." This bizarre name makes more sense in Korean, sort of: 말랑말랑 톡카페 . I don't know why they chose this, but malang-malang is an onomatopoeia for 'squishy' or 'chewy.' I guess the idea is tha…

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Naver News gets emoji reactions


Naver's news articles used to have just a "like" button, but now you can leave other reaction emoticons, just like on Facebook. Here are those emoji up close. The explanation for what they mean was cute: 공감가는 좋은 기사에는 "좋아요", 마음까지 따뜻해지는 이야기에는 "훈훈해요", 가슴아픈 소식에는 "슬퍼요", 답답하고 속상한 사건사고에는 "화나요" , 더 파헤쳐…

Naver Blog shows "On This Day" memories


The Naver Blogs app will now highlight your old blog posts, in the "on this day..." style similar to Facebook's memories notification  or the service Timehop . The iOS version will get it first. You can then easily share that old post, or just enjoy the nostalgia. This is a nice feature, especially for those who still actively blog and…