Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tribute to Jo O-ryeon


You may know about "Marine Boy" Park Tae-hwan, the darling South Korean Olympic swimmer. But you probably haven't heard of the godfather of Korean swimming, the "Asian Seal," Jo O-ryeon. Tribute to Jo O-ryeon (1952 – 2009) So I got curious after typing up an off hand comment in my last post , and did some quick googling abou…

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How big is Korea? Maps of South Korea on top of other countries


Tonight, instead of catching up on sleep, I was playing around on  The True Size Of ...  which lets you drag outlines of countries on a world map to see how they compare. All the sizes are apparently accurate and whatever and it gives you a pretty good idea of how these places stack up relatively. The takeaway of course isn't how small Korea is,…

Simple fix for natural (reverse) scrolling in Lubuntu 18.04


Here is a simple fix for enabling natural (reverse) scrolling in Lubuntu 18.04 Background The default trackpad scrolling behavior in Lubuntu was driving me crazy. When I scroll my fingers up, I want the content to move upward, i.e. I want to scroll down the page. The default on Lubuntu, even in 18.04 is still the opposite. I feel like a fighter pi…

Friday, October 12, 2018

Naver reveals cleaner new home screen, with voice assistant access and content reorganization


It looks like the Naver homepage refresh is almost done. Naver released a promo video showing how the app will look. Nice and clean. Here's a more upclose view: Here's the short video. Watch for yourself. [Direct link  or embedded below] You can see in the video that in addition to quick access to all basic Naver services, that cute little …

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Google Maps Street View car schedule in Korea


Google has a page that shows current worldwide street view coverage . Here's the map for Korea. It's interactive, so you can zoom all around the country to see if your area has been covered. Here's an upclose shot of the capital area. You can see little dots of coverage elsewhere even out in the sea, usually where special collections we…