Memos from November 2008


Where Did That Alberta, Canada Meteor Go?

Here’s a video from a 5–0’s dash that recorded a “trac­tor truck” size meteor:

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Brian Williams: “The search is on in Canada for the impact site?”

What the?!?! They bet­ter find that thing. That thing was huge—that’s what she said! For some­thing that bright and in plain sight of the cop patrolling, they should know at least where to start. Dang… that’s scary if they don’t find it. You think it’s a coin­ci­dence with all these Armageddon-like movies com­ing out?

Update
The video from Hulu is no longer avail­able. I have updated the post with the one from Youtube.

Black Friday Deals on Wear

Here’s a hand­ful of casual/street wear/urban cul­ture attire ven­dors hav­ing Black Fri­day deals. Most of them are based in Cal­i­for­nia. But some have their sale event extend­ing online as well.

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Resize to a Specific Element’s Dimensions

Here’s a snip­pet to resize a back­ground image to the dimen­sions of an ele­ment. In this case, #bkgIm­age.

var resizeBkg = function() { 
    var h = self.innerHeight || document.documentElement.clientHeight || document.body.clientHeight; 
    var w = self.innerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth || document.body.clientWidth; 
    var e = document.getElementById('bkgImage'); 
    if (w > h) { 
        e.width = w; 
        e.height = w; 
    } else { 
        e.height = h; 
        e.width = h; 
    } 
} 

A Longer Walk on Google Maps

It was cool to find out that Apple released an update to iPhone 2.2 today. After going through the process, I couldn’t wait to try out the new features—specially the ones involv­ing Google Maps. They were: Street View, and pub­lic tran­sit & walk­ing directions.

Things were fine when all of a sud­den… a “things that make you go, hmmm” moment. Check out the walk­ing direc­tion that I was given 2-blocks away from the Trans­bay Ter­mi­nal.

Right?! I know. This deserves to be in Seth & Amy’s Really!?! skit dur­ing SNL’s Week­end Update.

SNL: Justin Timberlake for Beyonce’s Single Ladies Music Video

Oh man… this had me going—freaking hilar­i­ous. I think Justin Tim­ber­lake was going to host this upcom­ing Sat­ur­day or some­thing but can’t any­more due to the Hol­i­days. So he popped in and did Week­end Update and a skit with Bey­once. Just in case you missed it this past Saturday’s SNL, here it is1.

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Note: Beyonce’s Sin­gle Ladies is the lat­est sin­gle from her new album, “I am… Sasha Fierce”. You can now grab it either on iTunes or Amazon.com.

  1. Please do let me know if this one is not avail­able. NBC does not have it yet in Hulu, and the ones in Youtube are being tar­geted for removal. []