Monday, April 23, 2018

Buy E-mart stuff internationally with SSG's global English site


I just noticed that Shinsegae (신세계), the company that owns Shinsegae Department Store, Traders, and E-mart, has a specific " SSG Global " online shopping service in English catering to overseas buyers. Forget G-market. If you want to buy Korean grocery store snack foods and K-beauty cosmetics, try here and buy direct.  The site has a clean…

Recommended: "Grand Slam KBO"


Just wanted to share a little gem I stumbled across: " Grand Slam KBO ." It's a blog run by a few expats who are really, really big fans of Korean baseball. Not often you find fan-based Korean baseball info in English. I confess I don't care at all about the in(nings) and outs (zing!) of Korean baseball. I've been to known to c…

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Post pagination in Blogger's newer themes (including custom next/previous post titles)


Here are 3 simple ways for you to add pagination back to posts in the newer Blogger templates. These newer (2017) themes remove or hide the links to your next or previous posts, which were available in the older themes. Luckily it's not too hard to get them back. Here are 3 different methods you can use to add these links back: Use Blogger'…

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Naver releases Whale browser for Android and iOS (screenshots and my review)


Naver has released the mobile version of their Whale browser for Android. Here is a screenshot tour highlighting the look and new features of Whale, plus my commentary and thoughts. Update : the iOS version is now out. The post below highlights the Android version. What is Whale? Whale is a browser made by Naver, based on Chrome. They released a des…

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Watch free Marvel movies right inside KakaoTalk


KakaoTalk is showing free Marvel movies right inside the KakaoTalk app this month. Update : I tried it. You can click through via KakaoTalk, but it looks like eventually it will direct you to download KakaoPage, a separate app. They'll be showing April 14 - Avengers: Age of Ultron April 15 - Doctor Strange April 21 - Captain America: Civil War April…

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

3rd Naver Design Fellowship open to foreigners


Naver is offering a design fellowship which is open to foreigners. They posted the recruitment ad in both Korean and English. Before you get excited, I goofed on this one and bookmarked it to post later, got busy, and forgot. The deadline was a couple of days ago. Sorry about that. I'll post it here anyway for future reference. Here was the En…

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Make any Blogger widget adopt the drop-down style menu of "Archive" and "Labels" in new Blogger themes


Here is a simple way to make all of your Blogger sidebar widgets adopt your blog theme's new standard "drop down" widget style. This will enclose your widget in the same "click to open" dropdown style that the Archive and Label widgets natively use in Blogger's newer Contempo, Soho, Emporio, and Notable themes. This has…

Cherry blossom festivals on Naver maps


Naver Map has a cute new feature just in time for Cherry Blossom season. Just search "벚꽃" and the map will zoom in to where the nearest cherry blossom festival to your location is being held, along with providing supplementary info about it. Zoom out, and you can see several around the country, with cute pink icon labels.  I got slight di…

Monday, April 2, 2018

Links for March 2018


It's time for another link roundup. Stuff I read in March that interested me. A whole lot for you this month. Links for March 2018 General Tech stuff Naver Ahead in AI Recognition Technology Battle | Be Korea-savvy  - No surprise that Naver's AI understands Korean speech better than Google's, but interesting is apparently their speech sy…