This Day in Blogging History: Applejack automata; HK forlorn shipping containers await economic recovery; Turn yourself into a UPC

One year ago today
My Little Pony Applejack automata: The figures, stand, tree and bushel are carved out of Philippine mahogany while the gears and apples are made out of Narra hardwood. They're painted in enamel and protected by clear flat lacquer.

Five years ago today
Mountain of forlorn shipping containers in HK port: This photo by Bobby Yip for Reuters shows the mounting towers of shipping containers piling up in the port of Hong Kong as container ships, piled up in anticipation of orders from the west that never came.

Ten years ago today
Turn yourself into a UPC: Let this Flash-based barcode-generator dehumanize you.