[KS] KoreaWeb.ws UPDATES
hoffmann at koreaweb.ws
Wed Jan 4 09:27:13 EST 2012
Certainly not too late to wish you all a Happy New Year!
Just a brief note about http://koreaweb.ws :
During the past three four weeks I have completely redesigned and
updated the "KoreaWeb.ws" website -- 80% of that has been done
already. The basic character of the site is the same as it has always
been, since 1993 actually, but now with the usual technical bells and
whistles that can be expected in 2012. That means, the list of links
has been reduced to those I consider essential as well as useful for
newcomers and students of Korean Studies, and also those that many in
the field may use often (as best as I can judge). In addition there
is e.g. a video section, a special convenient news search engine
implementation, and so on.
I am posting this now, before the update is completed, because the
death of the North Korean dictator has stirred some additional
interest in the North of the country. And I wanted to point out,
although many of you may already be aware of this, that you can
actually watch NORTH Korean TV (KCTV) online ... however depressive
that may make you--it is being streamed from a station in Seoul (that
fact was covered widely in the press two three months ago). But I
noticed, and this also depends on your computer's operating system
AND version, that there are various problems with reception (e.g.
64-bit vs. 32-bit kernels ... 32-bit is required.) You can receive
the station via a stream on KoreaWeb.ws; that should really work for
all systems. It is technical the same stream via that station in
Seoul, just using different streaming software. Broadcast times are 5
PM to 11 PM KST.
For a smaller image see the "NEWS" section link (in the frame,
written vertically); for a larger image, see the "DPRK" page, top
Apart from this, you will note that this Korean Studies Discussion
List (which is hosted on the website) gets now more exposure, is more
accessible to the general public, as it is now also archived in FORUM
format--you see the links on the main page at http://koreaweb.ws .
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