The arc of TH White's The Once & Future King parallels Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide books: starts off fun, gets increasingly grim.
Watching Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. So there's an orangutan who's a sort of... Librarian. Clicked just now. I am not a clever man.
Online stuff correctly identifies the background setting of The Pit prison in The Dark Knight Rises as Mehangarh Fort, but I haven't seen anything that mentions the distinctive terraced staircases were inspired by step-wells like Chand Baori.

A tree falls in QC

Typhoon Glenda was pretty intense for a couple of hours. Power went out, I went out in the driving rain to try and get supplies, but I was low on cash and all 3 nearby ATMs were dead. Got by on bread and canned corned beef, read books on my phone, slept.

Canvas Cycle 8-bit HTML5

Wish I chould make these wallpapers, very soothing and Zen.
It only took me 3 months to wear a hole through Merrel Vibram soles. Runkeeper says I ran 123.8km since April, not including the ~15km or so I walk every week.
Story prompt: Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged hears Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" and takes it as a challenge, a bucket list.

What would Norman Borlaug do?

Walmart: Say NO to Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Sweet Corn!

Some hippie Luddite posted this petition privately on Google+ (Why post a petition privately? The point is to maximize impact, no?) and I'm posting it in public so I could mock and heap scorn on it properly. Snopes has a good takedown, the studies that purportedly show dangerous side effects are flawed or retracted. Here's Wikipedia on genemod corn:
Broad scientific consensus holds that food derived from GM crops poses no greater risk to human health than conventional food.[32][33][34][35][36][37]

Online coding resources

Khan Academy programming

A friend asked me if I know any how to code online sites, so I pulled up an old file and I'm posting the stuff here. Caveat emptor, I've played around with Codeacademy but haven't tried any of the rest; Treehouse seems to be a pay site. There's more, but GitHub and Stackoverflow are past introductory level, certainly beyond my rudimentary understanding. Comments and suggestions are welcome.