Woarown… Kshhhhhhhzzt…

Woarown… Kshhhhhhhzzzt… Woanrownroowrow… Ptooo! Kshhhhhhkawow… Rownoarorrrrr!

Aaahhh!

The Jedi Code

There is no emotion; there is peace.
There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.
There is no passion; there is serenity.
There is no death, there is the Force.

Hum.

The Sith Code

There is no peace; there is anger.
There is no fear; there is power.
There is no death; there is immortality.
There is no weakness; there is the Dark Side.

I’m considering buying Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) and Star Wars: KotOR, The Sith Lords (KotOR II) for my PC. I was obsessed with both games when they initially came out in 2003 and 2004, respectfully. I had an Xbox back then, and spent many a night teetering between the ways of the Jedi and the Sith. It was great.

Although, I should probably finally finish Oblivion before I start any new game.

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I have a couple of new toys these days. For a while, I was getting my Web-fill from Google Reader, a Google application that acts as a sort of “inbox” for the Web. It works by collecting your subscriptions to your favorite RSS feeds into one window, so that you may organize them and read them at your leisure. Initially, I thought this was amazing. I could get all of my national and international news, geeky entertainment, and blog updates in one convenient Web window. Huzzah? Because of Google Reader, I didn’t have to manually surf the Web for my favorite tidbits.

While this is great for when I’m away from my home computer, I was on the look out for an even easier way to look at my Web toys. Thanks to Google Reader though, I read an article from one of my tech sites about Snackr, which is essentially an RSS ticker for my desktop! Aaahhh! Now I have updates from NPR, BBC, the Wall Street Journal, and my friends’ blogs scrolling across the top of my screen at all times.

Like right now.

Floating across the top of my monitor, it says “Leimert Park homicide” from the LA Times, “LifeHacker‘s Five Best Windows Maintenance Tools” from Digg, and the NPR hourly Newscast.

It is continuous, and all I have to do is click on a headline and a small window with basic HTML format pops open, containing whatever is on the actual Web page for that article.

It’s magical.

And astoundingly addicting. It’s a fun and ridiculously easy way to stay on top of information. My only real complaint of Snackr is that it doesn’t allow you to scroll through the RSS feeds yourself; you have to wait for all the articles to cycle through. But eh, it’s a fairly new program, and it is still in the process of being debugged and perfected.

I still love it.

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