Tab Sweep 2

In which I post, with little or no comment, a variety of unrelated things that are cluttering up my browser and/or newsreader…

A new genetic study reveals that humans were nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago. (via 24/7 Family History Circle.)

The Washington State Department of Transportation has a flickr stream. Cool. Now I can see how they’re doing opening up the passes.

Zoka’s weblog has a review of Cafe Aiello in Lowell, Mass. We tried to go there when they first opened in 2006, but despite what it said on their web site, they hadn’t actually opened yet.

A remarkably comprehensive history of digital cameras.

The One Day Poem Pavilion reminds me of this digital sundial. I have one, but it’s kinda fiddly to set up right and once you do, you can only really view it from a certain angle. (via Kottke.)