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.

Defended thesis and still alive

I've just defended my Ph.D. thesis and managed to survive (mostly). I "just" need to write a chapter or section in my dissertation with a case study (which I'm not quite sure how to do meaningfully within just a week or two, since building an illustrative and meaningful case study might require a whole lot of work that would be enough for an entirely separate Ph.D. dissertation, but somehow I'll have to manage ...), in addition to some minor changes here and there, and I'm all set to get my Ph.D.

Some scenes (which are highly abbreviated and misleading):

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Reasons for not following tweets

Those who use Twitter all have different approaches to using it. I'm one of those people who only follow people whose tweets I'm interested in, but the following types of tweets tends to make me want to unfollow them. They are by no means ironclad rules, and a lot of people would have different philosophies in following Twitterers.

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Cleaning hands because of the flu

The H1N1 pandemic has been sort of an abstract event for me. While things like washing hands are being promoted because of the pandemic, they're the sort of things you should be doing anyways. But the H1N1 flu has changed something in my environment: soon after confirmed cases have appeared at KAIST, I noticed a hand dispenser that was not there suddenly appearing ...

Hand dispenser
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Fitting images for WordPress Mobile Edition

I have recently made my WordPress blogs support optimized viewing on mobile devices such as the iPod Touch. Not that they had any problem rendering on the iPod Touch, but larger characters and a single narrower column makes a website much easier to use on a small screen. For Stochastic Scribbles, I used the WordPress Mobile Edition plugin, currently at version 3.1, to make it mobile.

However, the plugin does nothing about the size of images. So when I have a floating image aligned to the right, a blog post would typically start with a single line with a single word, and the rest of the text is continued far down below the image. And large images can extend past the right edge of the screen, ending up cut off. This is pretty ugly. (Another plugin, WPtouch, does a better job of handling images.)

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