Congratulations to all who worked on Soundsnap. The site launched this morning with approx 30,000 sound samples, all free for use. It streams previews using MP3, and the original high quality sounds are available as WAV or AIFF. ... Click to read more


Like any large concern Port of Seattle has some very complex data recording and billing systems. One of these is the billing system for crane usage. Large cranes are used to move containers from the numerous cargo ships that visit the Port daily. These cranes are billed based on any number of criteria specific to the user of that crane. Some may bill by time, others by count or a combination of these.

Originally this data was gathered by had, proofed by hand, audited by numerous spreadsheets, billed, then audited again. ... Click to read more