Wednesday, December 24, 2014

mapping my walk

In the comments to a previous post, my buddy Mike suggested that I map out my walks for the benefit of people unfamiliar with the geography of Seoul. There are tons of GPS-driven walk-mapping apps out there these days, so I've downloaded one of the higher-rated freeware apps: Map My Walk. I'll be using that app today as I do yet another 35K walk in my effort to make up for lost time. Assuming I can figure out how to upload the result, my readers ought to be able to see, tonight or tomorrow, just where I went on my peregrinations.

Switching gears: there are other things I've promised my readers, and have yet to deliver, but now that it's vacation time, I ought to be able to bang these out:

1. A review of "Joe," starring Nicolas Cage.
2. A review of both "Tim's Vermeer" and "Jiro Dreams of Sushi."
3. A review of "Warrior," starring Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, and Nick Nolte.
4. Photos of my students giving you the finger (gonna mosaic out the fingers).
5. A review of Stephen R. Donaldson's The Last Dark.
6. A review of Suki Kim's Without You, There Is No Us.
7. A review of Bobcat Goldthwait's "God Bless America."
8. A review of "127 Hours," starring James Franco.
9. A long, long-promised review of "Oldboy."
10. A survey of student comments from my previous job.

I won't know my evaluation results from the fall 2014 semester at Dongguk until the beginning of February, so you'll have to wait before I can comment—or not—on those.

UPDATE: I couldn't get the damn app to work for this walk, so I'm sorry, but no stats or maps this time around. I also noticed that, because the app requires me to use GPS, battery drainage is rather fierce. Not sure my battery will actually last long enough to record a full 35K walk. This could be a problem.


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