Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Happy "Smell Like a Pirate" Day

Gakked from targeter:
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's "Frederic" perfume

Now there's a Leap Day celebration which makes scents.

I have been the Sgt. Of Police in two productions of Pirates (Stanford Savoyards 1990 and Lyric Theater 2004) so Leap Day holds a special place in my heart.

Speaking of places in the heart, best wishes to BASFAns Ken & Jerry who are getting married today. Very clever of them - it will cut by 75% the chance of the marital strife caused by forgetting one's anniversary. Does this mean their Silver Anniversary will be in 2204?

According to Gizmodo, today is the last day of Netscape Navigator. Well, yes and no. For those of you who just tuned in, Netscape was the Mozilla browser code stolen by its student developers (who later settled with their university for a lump of spare change while taking IPO megabucks for themselves). Mozilla continues today, alive and well in the Firefox browser. AOL had purchased Netscape in hopes of developing it into the AOL browser, but that didn't work out, and AOL continues to pay Microsoft to maintain an AOL version of MSIE, or so I am given to understand. Meanwhile, AOL end-of-lifed Navigator. When Navigator came out, Bill Gates was in complete denial about the Internet, and it was a couple of years before a very crappy MSIE token app appeared. After a few years, MSIE was developed into the better browser.


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