Twitter is useless

as archival systems go, Twitter is beyond useless – the shift to the infinite-page ‘More’ button and the complete lack of any sort of dated archive mechanism means finding things you’ve said in the past is almost impossible

http://notes.husk.org/post/121140032/twittering-everything

Hmmm, suggestion. Twitter is as popular as it is exactly because archiving is useless. It’s so shitty that it almost approaches an actual conversation in terms of forgetteability and deniability, and this is valuble.

Of course, it only feels like that. Things are hard to find if you’re looking for them, but not actually gone, so we have things the dangerous and nasty way round, rather than the useful-to-monkeys-with-overdeveloped-social-lobes way round. But it feels safer.

UK Playstation Store

The UK Playstation Store is now live. You can buy games and download them to your PSP. Win! And it’s available in the UK. Win again!

Except that, unlike the <i>other</i> PSP download store (eh? Two stores?), which also seemed like it would soon let me buy games to download, this one requires me to install Windows-only software before I can do anything with it. And it doesn’t tell me this fact, no. It just downloads random ‘.xpd’ files to my computer without giving me any clues. The other store uses Java, and works perfectly on both MacOS and linux. (linux! The Java applet let me download content straight from the web page to my PSP under linux. Impressive..)

Going to chalk this one up as a ‘Fail’.