Phil Plait's Death from the Skies! is a great book about astronomy. What makes it particularly special is that it's not about astronomy per se, but rather about astronomical phenomena that could kill us. From asteroid strikes to the heat death of the universe, it talks about them in colorful detail.
Welcome to my world! The world you have just entered is a pretty bland one. I work, play, and travel just like any person. I do have some uncommon interests and an occasionally warped perspective. This world has yet to reflect many of my eccentric qualities, however.
My full name is Yoo Chul Chung, and I am not a very talkative person. This is true for both my online and offline lives, which explains why I have not been a big fan of instant messaging or parties. I can’t help it, so if someone dies of boredom while talking to me, please don’t arrest me.
I maintain the blog Stochastic Scribbles, where I write about anything random that catches my fancy.
Every year I tell myself I should get the flu shot. Every year I forget to take the flu shot. Every year I get the flu.
I really should do something about my learning circuits.
Since I am going to post updates about my personal life on this website from now on, I am shutting down the blog About Yoo. While the blog itself will exist indefinitely so that none of the pages will be disappearing, any update I would have made to that blog will now be posted to this site. Some of the posts from the blog might slowly end up on this website, although I don't think I will be copying over every blog post I made there.
I have moved my homepage from
chungyc.org. While the latter domain will be the preferred way to link to the homepage, the former domain will continue to work by redirecting to the new domain.