“If you don’t judge my gold chains/ I’ll forget the iron chains,” he says, in what may be the song’s single most jaw-dropping rhyme.

via Slate

When we (mis)attribute a joke or quote, we’re … giving our unconscious an author, and leaning on the author’s authority. …it’s an acceptable way to let our nervous feelings out, without having to completely own them ourselves. We just co-sign.

via Giving our feelings a name.

I would often go to upstream projects with a list of paper cuts to discuss and have a very difficult time finding someone to discuss them with. Either the maintainer was too busy, or nobody was interested in small user experience issues, or “the mailing list made that [design decision],” or there was no record justifying the existing user experience so project stakeholders assumed they were deliberate decisions made by the original authors, etc.

via Announcing the User Experience Advocates Project < The Plenitude of Arboreal Beauty.

Oh dear lord somebody please help us.