Friday, January 26, 2018

Naver Map now available in English (+ screenshots & my review)


It's finally happened. The Naver Map app is now available in English, with full English interfaces, English-language map tile imagery, and even spoken English turn-by-turn navigation. Just in time for the Olympics ( #pyeongchang2018 ). Not only is it now in English, but the whole app and map imagery got a major UI refresh that makes it feel a lo…

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Dirty Craigslist listings in Seoul etc


Curiously I went browsing the "etc" section in the jobs category of Craigslist listings for Seoul . Naively I didn't think about the fact that what some might consider as "jobs" I would consider "illegal" or "belonging in the personals section." Here are some of the gems I came across (no pun intended). l…

Kakao Navi alerts you when emergency vehicles are approaching


This is a neat implementation. Users of Kakao Navi , the turn-by-turn smartphone navigation app, will now get pop-up alerts warning them real-time of upcoming accidents and re-route users around them if possible to avoid congestion and danger. Plus, if a fire engine or emergency vehicle is approaching, the system detects those drivers who are near …

Woori Card system suspension February 15-18, 2018


Heads up: Woori Bank customers, you won't be able to take out ATM cash during Lunar Near Year, February 15-18, 2018. Looks like credit cards will work still. Hat tip to Jiho Park . Original Korean post here:  https://sccd.wooribank.com/ccd/Dream?withyou=CDCNT0036&ARTICLE_ID=30310&bbsMode=view UPDATE : Here's an English article: South …

Hana Bank SWIFT code now same as KEB


Just a quick reminder: if you were a Hana Bank customer before it merged with KEB, your old bank routing code will no longer function. KEB customers (including me) got an email (in Korean) about this a few weeks ago. The old Hana bank SWIFT code  HNBNKRSE will no longer work. Use the KEB one: KOEXKRSE You can find the full text of the email here:  &…

Links for Dec 2017 - Jan 2018


It's time for another link round-up. I got delayed from Christmas and New Year and trying to catch up on stuff at work. I've taken some new responsibilities so I get less time to goof off there. Anyway here are my picks for interesting or noteworthy links for the last couple of months. Yes I know January isn't done but whatever. Links …