My bet is a default would help people change it to something more fitting, than if it stays blank.
Suggestions on the favicon? http://miketaylr.com/favicon.ico is a personal favorite.
Cheeseburgers are pretty HTML5-ey, imo.
how about: http://html5boilerplate.com/favicon.ico !!!
But yes having a default favicon.ico and apple-touch-icon.png ... that way people know to change them.
But then should we take out the lines from the index.html referencing the icons? Or maybe leave them in so that there's a place to reference sites on how to create favicons or actual online tools.
fixed by 04a7062
add default favicon.ico. fixes #49