Audio Sans Flash

Good news for Apple-based visitors to ExtraLimes. I updated the audio player plugin so the songs will play on Apple mobile devices. From a standard OS, just click the play button (duh). From mobile browsers, the songs will just appear as a link but will play in the native audio player when clicked. It should take you right back to the page you were on when you’re done playing the song. I’ve gone back and fixed all the previous song posts as well.


(Sorry all you Flash fiends. I’m a company girl.)

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May 28th: On This Day In History

I did some research this morning to see what other events have occurred in history on May 28th. Certainly my entrance into this world isn’t an extraordinarily spectacular event, but as I dug around, I found out that May 28th has held some interesting significance in history.

May 28, 585 BC – A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.

May 28, 1754 – French and Indian War: in the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania.

May 28, 1774 – American Revolutionary War: the first Continental Congress convenes.

May 28, 1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.

May 28, 1952 – The women of Greece are given the right to vote.

May 28, 1983 – In Salt Lake City, Utah, debris clogged underwater conduits of City Creek, causing the creek to overflow on State Street, one of the main thoroughfares of the city.

May 28, 1999 – In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.

May 28, 2002 – The last steel beam standing at the World Trade Center site is cut down and placed on a flatbed truck (to be carried away Thursday) in a quiet ceremony honoring the construction workers.

May 28, 2005 – The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster in London, commonly known as Big Ben, renowned for its accuracy and chimes, stopped ticking for 90 minutes.

May 28, 2006 – Barry Bonds hits his 715th home run against the Colorado Rockies, passing Babe Ruth to move into second place on the list of all-time home run hitters.

May 28, 2008 – Engineers announce that the Leaning Tower of Pisa has been stabilized for the first time, and will remain stable for 200 more years.

May 28, 2010 – The owner of Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology factory in Shenzhen, where several employees have committed suicide, increases wages by 20% in an effort to boost morale.

People born on May 28:

  • 1140 – Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)
  • 1779 – Thomas Moore, Irish poet (d. 1852)
  • 1910 – T-Bone Walker, American singer (d. 1975)
  • 1945 – John Fogerty, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  • 1945 – Hunter “Patch” Adams, American physician and social activist
  • 1964 – Phil Vassar, American country singer
  • 1979 – Jesse Bradford, American actor
  • 1983 – Yours truly, American awesomeness incarnate
  • 1985 – Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter
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Oh Hai

The tricky thing about my blog is that I do the website edits myself. So I get more caught up in tweaking than writing. But I need an outlet to post all my geeky stuff. So let’s give this another go, shall we?

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