So, I am aware that kosmokaryote is actually broken in Internet Explorer. I think the stars and header do not appear. I haven't had regular access to a Windows computer in a while, so I haven't worried about it. I'm aware that anyone who finds my page will think it's a strange broken thing. I'm sure some friends have visited it with IE and now judged my web-competence negatively, but to them I say: use a browser I can use, and you will see what I can see! 'tis beauty.
Also, if anyone has access to IE and would like to spend some time helping me debug my page in it, that would not be unwelcome.