Because three things make a post, right?
1. Happy Pi Day! This is an extra-special one: since it's 3/14/15, we've got a couple of extra digits! Too bad I was asleep at 9:26, or I could have really celebrated! Alas, I have no pie, although I do have to go to the grocery store soon, so I think I'm going to rectify that. In the meantime, I will observe the occasion by linking to Phil Plait's 8 Things About Pi for Pi Day post.
2. I am watching Game of Thrones again, now that season 4 is out on DVD. (I've got two episodes left. Do not spoil me!) My reaction to this show at the moment is an interestingly paradoxical blend of, "Man, this crapsack world is too crappy even for me!"[*] and "Ooh, I have got to get around to reading these books!"
3. While we're in mourning for Leonard Nimoy and Terry Pratchett, let's also take a moment to remember Nimoy's fellow Star Trek contributor Harve Bennett, who, as a friend reminded me recently, was responsible for much of the success of the Trek films, and was the person who convinced Nimoy to return for The Wrath of Khan. He died on February 25.
[*] I have something of a taste for dark stories where really bad things happen to everybody. It makes me feel way better about my own life, by contrast.