Day 206

Thursday | September 20th, 2012


I don’t really have time for fiddling with an iPhone update what with wall building and all, but I stayed up late on Wednesday night to pull down and install iOS 6. I was excited to be able to read the street names on the new maps instead of the Google method of zooming in and out faster than the data is being streamed to the phone and “hope” that the streets can be read before the screen refreshes. It’s a lame way to do things, but that’s what Google has been serving and it must be working for a few people (who don’t have the honor of tackling street names in not-a-mother-tongue.

But … what a disappointment to pull up Gyeongju and discover it has no streets (above left)! Or to double check the Dunkin Donut locations around Dongdaegue Station only to find the station itself situated in purgatory. There’s always satellite to back up the road map though. You can’t go wrong with spy satellites, ever. Oh wait, you can. You could, say, build your map app with spy maps that won’t let you zoom in more than about five kilometers (above right). Brillant! Just want no one asked for, but everyone now gets. I shared this sack of woe with every twerp who asked if I’d upgraded yet.

In the evening, I played another round of get the house ready for Saturday with Meow. The layers of cement dust are unbelievable. Then I remember that the reno-guy and his band of hapless hinderances poured a bathroom floor so high, that one could only shower nipples and not hair. Digging that out alone, probably caused the 2nd to 8th layers. The first being just your regular shavings of human skin and Chinese industrial spooge.

The Daily Bullet

Daily Report

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Out beyond the fake lake (Bomun) for Christmas Day lunch at a place called the Healing Kitchen. It’s all farms and hilltops here. And roads to more farms and hilltops. Except for the noise from the cars, I

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The Fourth Wall

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This Old Hanok

When we had the bathroom done, we wanted to design our own window for the part of the wall which straddles the storage space along the side of the house. This way we could have clean airflow through

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