Hmmm. My apologies to anyone viewing this with a Netscape browser. I just noticed the problem a couple of days ago and had to do a bit of research to find out what was going on.
In fact, I usually use Netscape myself, but I post to this site with IE, because the WYSIWYG interface requires it. Because I'm a dunce with HTML. (Though I can throw acronyms around with abandon.)
A Netscape browser will show the pages with question marks dispersed randomly throughout.
This is because Crimsonblog was written on some MS software that apparently interprets some characters incorrectly. I didn't suspect this because my earlier blog on Crimsonzine worked fine with either browser.
A slightly more technical explanation:
It's people writing web pages with Windows software that uses the wrong character for apostrophes. Instead of the ' character, it uses a Windows specific character set that pretends to be iso-8859-X compatible but has characters in the "non printable control code" part of the ISO character sets. That's why you see them as question marks.
It's all a part of Gates' evil plan to destroy Netscape.
Although Netscape is doing a fine enough job of doing that all by itself. Its bookmarking function alone is enough to make you tear your hair out. And in any case, Netscape is pinin' for the fjords, according to Paul Kedrosky of the National Post.
AOL Time-Warner and Microsoft settled their lawsuit last week. The agreement amounts to a death sentence for Netscape, the former Internet browser kingpin. While that wasn't the avowed purpose of the deal, the result will be no different than if it was.
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Some, however, are arguing that a $750-million payment from Microsoft to AOL Time-Warner in the deal is a win for Netscape. It isn't. Consider what AOL Time-Warner paid for Netscape back in 1999. The deal, originally announced at $4.2-billion, ballooned to almost $8-billion in stock by the time it was completed.
If this payment constitutes defeat, Microsoft would happily be defeated more often in future. After all, fear of Microsoft made AOL pay billions for a defunct Netscape, partly in hopes it could resuscitate the doomed company, but more to use the company as a legal stalking horse. But for its $8-billion investment, AOL received $750-million. That is a lousy rate of return in any economy.