Category Archives: Blog

About regularly updated web logs, i.e. blogs.

Scribbled word cloud

Generating word clouds from Wordle seems to be an up and coming fad. Based on words that appear on a web site or blog, Wordle generates an image of a cloud of words based on how often they appear and laid out in a hopefully aesthetic manner. It's a Java applet, so there isn't any worry that generating images will overload the Wordle server. Cosmic Variance and the US/LHC Blogs are two sites that have already succumbed to the fad. With such prestigious precursors, who am I not to follow?

Word cloud for Stochastic Scribbles generated by Wordle

Generating a word cloud for this blog, it appears that I've talked a lot about North Korea. This is somewhat surprising since I'm usually not very interested in keeping track of the totalitarian state. I'm probably talking about them a lot recently because they're acting even more oppressively than usual such that they're causing incidents which even I can't help but comment on. Other things that the word cloud indicates are that I appear to maintain an interest in Mars exploration and that I might have a thing for "incidents".

A change of name

I'm changing the name of this blog from Yoo's Ramblings to Stochastic Scribbles. One reason was to make it less ego-centric (or I should have gone all the way with "Yoo Chung's Blog" rather than the half-baked "Yoo's Ramblings"), and another was that it gives the nice, evil-looking initials SS. Somehow YR does not look as impressive ...

Starting to ramble

I'm going to try out randomly write out some philosophical musings on this blog. Not that I expect to be particularly deep or profound, but maybe it could be therapeutic.