Sean Karson's Blog

Read about Sean's travels and and his take on various hot topics in tech.

If All Else Fails, Send Hreflang Tags in an HTTP Header

If All Else Fails, Send Hreflang Tags in an HTTP Header

A few months ago I started to take on more Search Engine Optimization responsibilities at work. I'm a software engineer at an online English-Spanish dictionary called SpanishDict, and a large percentage of our traffic comes to us from users searching for translations on Google. Recognizing that, we've invested lots of

Jianhua's Wedding

Jianhua's Wedding

The sky has dropped more than two feet of snow on Virginia this weekend, so I'm trapped inside for the time being. As such, I don't have any excuse to keep putting off writing this blog post. I last wrote about my brief 1-day stay in Hong Kong a few

One Day in Hong Kong

One Day in Hong Kong

Because of my tight schedule, I only had one full day to explore Hong Kong before heading into mainland China. I woke up way earlier than I wanted to thanks to a combination of jetlag and this guy screeching on my windowsill. I took this as a message to go

Trip from DC to Hong Kong

Trip from DC to Hong Kong

A few months ago, Jianhua, my good friend from work, set a date for his wedding and invited me to come. Despite really wanting to go, I had to think about it for a bit because the wedding would be held in Shenzhen, China. I ended up finding a good

Bar Harbor Trip

Bar Harbor Trip

My mom and I left Provincetown around noon and had a long drive ahead of us to Bar Harbor. When we crossed the border into Maine, we stopped at the first rest stop for a potty break. The delightfully refreshing, pine-scented Maine air was the first thing we noticed after

Cape Cod Trip

Cape Cod Trip

After packing up everything at my dorm and shipping some boxes home, my mom and I finally started our long-awaited vacation. We began our trip by heading south to Cape Cod. We had a day to kill before our reservation at a bed and breakfast in Provincetown, so I booked

A Lake By Any Other Name

A Lake By Any Other Name

...would be much easier to pronounce. Hey, I'm Sean! Well, I'm now officially an MIT alum, and the real world is just around the corner. I figured this was as good a time as any to start a blog, so I just needed to decide on a name. I went