John Valiska, known as “Johnny Peeps” to his friends, is trying to eat more than 1,500 Peeps candies this Easter season. —Indiana Man Tries To Break ‘Peeps’ Record (WCPO – Indiana)
Check out this news item from Userland CEO Scott Young who started getting calls from Chris Allbritton’s NYU students yesterday who were doing a story on blog software companies… —Student Journalists Outed Via Weblog (Weblogg-ed) One more hazard of edublogging to worry about!
—Playmobil Security Checkpoint (Playmobil||Metafilter) I’m not sure what I think of this. It’s far better than plastic grenades to strap around your waist. By the way, the site designers make it extremely hard to link to an internal page… I guess they don’t want much inbound traffic. Link goes to MetaFilter’s page on the subject.
Back in the 1960s a model of color vision propounded by the late Russell L. De Valois, a Berkeley psychologist, had been interpreted as establishing that the categories red, yellow, green and blue were hardwired into the brain. That interpretation, however, fell apart after the model failed to predict the mix of frequencies that the eye perceives as “pure” colors (for instance, the model did not explain why the reddest-looking…