Friday, May 25, 2018

Using Naver News search RSS feeds (with customization)


Similar to how Google News provides RSS feeds for news topics, Naver News also provides feeds. This can be a great way to monitor a wide variety of Korean news portals and sources for mentions of your company, brand, or interested topic, all from just one simple RSS feed (or several, each of which can have different customized search parameters). …

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Display ordered lists with Hangul numbering


Did you know you can automatically convert your normal numbered lists into a Korean style list, with numbers replaced by the Hangul alphabet? It's pretty simple and adds a neat touch to your Koreaboo image. Forget listing things by 1, 2, 3 and start listing by 가, 나, 다. Here's an example list I just made. milk eggs bread cereal beer cheese kimchi …

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Right click, copy, highlight, etc on Naver blog sites with just Chrome's dev tools


Many Korean sites, especially blogs hosted at Naver or Daum, block a user from right-clicking to open the context menu or from highlighting text to copy or translate. Here is my preferred way of getting around this, which uses only Chrome's built-in tools. No third-party bookmarklets or extensions needed. Just plain old Chrome. The short answe…

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Map your Blogger posts' locations by coordinates


Here's the correct syntax for correctly plotting a Blogger post location by specific known coordinates. If you frequently use the location tag on your Blogger blog posts (whether it's to automatically display a map along with the post, or to showcase places you've been or sites you've blogged about), you may prefer to input a set o…

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Papago site translator now open


Papago , Naver's very decent online translation tool, has finally perfected their site translation. Now you can just paste a link to any site into the box, and it will translate the entire site for you.  It translates in-line in real-time, making it just as smooth and useful as Chrome's built-in translation tool. You can get the same built-…

Friday, May 4, 2018

Share and subscribe to user saved locations in KakaoMap


You may have noticed that KakaoMap now has more features for saving your favorite locations. You can organize them into folders, and have certain folders' dropped pins always appear on the map. Very convenient.  But what's more interesting is that you can now share a folder as a sort of "collection" of saved places, similar to sh…

Naver mobile site lets you make cute custom greeting cards


Naver has a cute little interactive "card maker" onebox result, which lets you quickly make a little greeting card image you can save and share. Here's one I threw together real quick just now: It's real simple. Just search for, a holiday and the word "card," for example Parents' Day ( 어버이날 카드 ), and the card maker wil…

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Upcoming Woori Bank transactions suspension: May 5-7, 2018


It looks like all Woori Bank transactions will be suspended during the upcoming Childrens' Day weekend (May 5-7, 2018) while their system gets an overhaul. So if you're a Woori customer, might want to pull out some extra cash by this Thursday (i.e. today) to be safe.  It looks like credit cards will still work, but no debit/check cards or …

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Korea IT Times RSS feeds


The Korea IT Times is a good source of news for obscure or minor coverage of what Korean tech firms and companies are up to, that often doesn't get reported anywhere else in English. The site includes lots of news from around Asia, but stick to the "Reporter's Notebook" category for a more Korea-focused feed. Unforgivably, they d…

Links for April 2018


It's time for another link roundup. Stuff I read in April that interested me. Links for April 2018 Inter-Korean summit You can find plenty about this around the web. Here's a few bits I liked: Commemorative stamp for N. Korea-China summit  [FULL TEXT] Panmunjeom Declaration  How North Korean media covered the Inter-Korean summit  Twitter coll…