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.

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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Back from Jeju

I'm back from Jeju along with the rest of the research group, having arrived back yesterday. Amazingly enough, I managed to survive the hike through Mount Halla without dying from dehydration. It's too bad that time constraints meant that we could not go up the trail that would reach the top of the mountain.

Cloudy trail
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Heading off to Jeju

I will be taking a three-day trip to Jeju Island from tomorrow with the rest of the research group. It is in conjunction with a conference, but there will be some fun and won't be all work. And for some, there won't be much work at all. With any luck, I won't die of dehydration while hiking Mount Halla ...

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Haeundae, the movie

Haeundae (해운대) is the recently opened Korean movie depicting a tsunami wrecking havoc on the city of Busan. The tsunami only occurs halfway through the movie, but I have no compunction mentioning it happening because the tsunami is the movie's selling point. The title of the movie refers to a well-known beach in Busan that is popular with vacationers.

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Useless "likes" in Google Reader

I use Google Reader to keep track of a lot of feeds, so I don't have to regularly visit hundreds of websites every day just to find that there has been no updates. I had switched over to the web-based feed reader because it makes it much easier to follow feeds from multiple computers, and I have been pretty happy with Google Reader so far.

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