Next time your web project needs to recognise a date range, please, please consider implementing Stephen Celis’s Timeframe for your date selection needs. Every holiday- or flight-booking site I’ve ever used needs this urgently.

Life in Cold Blood is a fantastic series from David Attenborough, sadly on a commercial network here (ads!) but happily in HD and visually incredible.

The David Attenborough Drinking Game: every time animals mate, take a drink. If there’s an animal orgy, take two drinks. Every time an animal is eaten, eat some chocolate. You’ll be fat and drunk by the end.

Illustrator Kaleidoscope Tricks

Wow. Found here, a great trick, if a little uncontrollable. Start drawing a shape, say an arc or an ellipse. While the mouse button is down, keep dragging around and press ` (grave, under tilde, next to 1). Many shapes ensue.

If that’s a bit random for you, create a shape, then apply Effect > Distort and Transform > Transform, rotate by 12°, 14 copies. Click the New button in the Graphic Styles panel to save that as a graphic style. You’ll want a variation with 29 copies for asymmetrical objects or with 20 for something random in-between. Enjoy!