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New tradition: Japanese Candy

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I’ve started a new tradition. This Christmas is the third that I import Japanese candy. It started when I ordered games from Play-Asia.com and found out that they also sell candy. So I’ve tried some of them. Bellow is pictures and links to this years Japanese candy.

Shuwa Puccho Can drops retro (Hotaru no Haka)

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Shuwa Puccho Soda Stick Candy

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Shuwa Puccho Grape Stick Candy

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Shuwa Puccho Cola Stick Candy

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Pocket Candy Cherry

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Pocket Candy Cream Soda

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Pocket Candy Wildberry

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WordPress updated to 2.7 “Coltrane”

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When I started blogging, I used Blogger.com. That is a great place to start for new bloggers. But after some years, it started to be a bit limiting. I wanted to store some files, have better controll over what I upload etc. So I started looking for some alternative. I found WordPress which had everything I needed and I also got my own domain (from One.com) which I do recommand if you blog a lot. It gives you more freedom and there are a lot of cheap options out there.

Since I moved to my own domain in September 2008, WordPress have been updated many times already with bug fixes and new features. So this is great. The fine thing with WordPress is that it’s absolutely free to use, and if you don’t want to buy your own domain, you can sign up for an account at WordPress.com.

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This week, WordPress was updated to version 2.7 codenamed Coltrane. The big change in 2.7 is the new interface. To make easy for myself, I quote two paragraphs from WordPress own blog:

Next you’ll begin to notice the new features subtly sprinkled through the new interface: the new dashboard that you can arrange with drag and drop to put the things most important to you on top, QuickPress, comment threading, paging, and the ability to reply to comments from your dashboard, the ability to install any plugin directly from WordPress.org with a single click, and sticky posts.

Digging in further you might notice that every screen is customizable. Let’s say you never care about author on your post listings — just click “Screen Options” and uncheck it and it’s instantly gone from the page. The same for any module on the dashboard or write screen. If your screen is narrow and the menu is taking up too much horizontal room, click the arrow to minimize it to be icon-only, and then go to the write page and drag and drop everything from the right column into the main one, so your posting area is full-screen. (For example I like hiding everything except categories, tags, and publish. I put categories and tags on the right, and publish under the post box.)

They have also put up a video.

SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection announced

Sega announced earlier this week that they will release SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection  for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 early next year, 2009. It will contain over 40 Mega Drive games including Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and cult classic, Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3. There will also be bonus with some Master System and arcade games.

This will be a great collection of games, and I will get it when it comes out. I wonder how the impliment gamerscore with over 40 games.

Well, here is the full press release from Sega.co.uk:

SEGA MEGA DRIVE™ ULTIMATE COLLECTION ANNOUNCED FOR THE XBOX 360 AND PLAYSTATION 3

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (November 6, 2008) – SEGA® of Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc today announced the development of SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. This compilation will feature the best first-party games from SEGA’s respected 16-bit Mega Drive years, as well as bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980’s arcade era games library.

SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is a must-have for any SEGA enthusiast,” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director for SEGA Europe. “Fans will get a chance to relive fond memories from these classic games in HD format.”

Developed by Backbone Entertainment, SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection contains over 40 celebrated SEGA classics in one package; making it the largest collection of SEGA first party games ever offered. Featured games include; Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Columns, Alien Storm, Ecco the Dolphin, Space Harrier, and cult classic, Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3. The games in the collection have been reproduced with the utmost detail and accuracy to commend their originals. In addition, SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection can output the games in 720p with higher resolution graphics for HD televisions, bringing a new visual richness to these classic titles.

SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 is scheduled for worldwide release in early 2009.

Here is the complete list of Mega Drive (aka Genesis) games:

  1. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  2. Alien Storm
  3. Altered Beast
  4. Beyond Oasis
  5. Bonanza Bros.
  6. Columns
  7. Comix Zone
  8. Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head
  9. Dr. Robotnik’s MBM
  10. Dynamite Headdy
  11. Ecco the Dolphin
  12. Ecco II: The Tides of Time
  13. E-SWAT
  14. Fatal Labyrinth
  15. Flicky
  16. Gain Ground
  17. Golden Axe I
  18. Golden Axe II
  19. Golden Axe III
  20. Kid Chameleon
  21. Phantasy Star II
  22. Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom
  23. Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
  24. Ristar
  25. Shining in the Darkness
  26. Shining Force
  27. Shining Force 2
  28. Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  29. Sonic 3D Blast
  30. Sonic and Knuckles
  31. Sonic Spinball
  32. Sonic The Hedgehog
  33. Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  34. Sonic The Hedgehog 3
  35. Streets of Rage
  36. Streets of Rage 2
  37. Streets of Rage 3
  38. Super Thunder Blade
  39. Vectorman
  40. Vectorman 2