Tab Sweep 8

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

The Seattle Times profiled our neighborhood the other day. Curiously, the photographs accompanying the story were taken by Courtney Blethen. The Blethen Family founded the Seattle Times and now owns 50.5% of the paper. (via The Wedgwood Blog.)

Beijing’s new airport–now the biggest in the world–is open for business. (via Gizmodo.)

I’ve been thinking about getting some sort of drive dock so I can read bare hard drives. I have an old WiebeTech DriveDock, but it only does ATA and all my newer drives are SATA. Looks like this one might be a winner. (via engadget.)

Google is now hosting a bunch of popular AJAX Libraries. Cool (for geeks like me that care about such things).

NY Times: Placebo pills for kids.

NY Times: Breaching a dam, slowly.

Following on the HOPE and PROGRESS posters by Shepard Fairey, there’s a new Obama print from Scott Hansen of ISO50.

Up in BC, there now up to four severed human feet that have washed ashore in the last 10 months. Is David Lynch filming up there? (via Seattlest.)

Awesome stacking bento box by Plastica. Mmmm…. Melamine. (via Babygadget.)