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.

Trying Google Friend Connect

I'm trying out Google Friend Connect on this website. I'm not quite sure what good it will be, and so far only a members gadget has been included in the left sidebar. Contrary to what "Join this site" or "Sign in" suggest, it does not actually let someone sign in to this website, which means that one needs to write in names and links as usual when commenting.

For now, Google Friend Connect is only useful for showing one's interest in this website through the members gadget (and who would be interested in my little personal website?). Perhaps one of these days there will be more to be gained from Google Friend Connect, although it may also be likely that I'll give up on it eventually.

The Anger of Haruhi Suzumiya

Author: 
Nagaru Tanigawa
ISBN: 
4-04-429208-6
Publication date: 
May, 2006

The Anger of Haruhi Suzumiya (涼宮ハルヒの憤慨), the eighth book in the Haruhi Suzumiya series of light novels, was an enjoyable read. It's basically two stories: the SOS dan as a literature group and a potential ghost spooking dogs.

The first story is about Haruhi fighting against the school council which is trying to shut down the literature club, and given that the SOS dan uses the literature club's room, it's also a fight for the SOS dan's survival. It's actually just an exciting conflict prepared by Koizumi to make sure that Haruhi doesn't get bored, lest the mind of Haruhi cooks up things that would be painful for the rest of the world. We also get to see an interesting look at some of the character's minds as they need to write out literature for their self-published literature magazine.

The second story is about dogs being spooked around a specific area. This is a case brought on by a classmate of Haruhi's who remembered that the SOS dan solicited cases that could potentially show the existence of the extraordinary such as ESP, aliens, time travelers, and ghosts. The rumor is that it is a ghost spooking the dogs, but the other members of the club, who really are an ESPer, an alien, and a time traveler, are dubious about the existence of ghosts ...

Now I'm off to the ninth and latest book in the series, and at this rate, I might actually finish reading the book in its original language just at the moment the tenth book is published.

Rating: 
4
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KMUG no more

On April 1, 2009, the website for KMUG, the Korean Macintosh User Group, is no more. It has turned from this:

KMUG

into a website for cake and mugs like this:

Cake and Mug

It is a terrible day for Korean Mac users everywhere, or at least it would be if they hadn't gone extinct. Why else would the KMUG have gone up in smoke, only to be replaced by an Apple-themed cake shop?

The Korean Mac community is alive and well: it wouldn't be a worthwhile April Fool otherwise ...

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