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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

Hey folks, thanx for stopping by.  Did you get that thing I sent you? 

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whall.org milestones

I’m just now realizing that this and next month marks my 3rd anniversary of blogging (7/26/05) and my 1st anniversary of Stuff you don’t want to MISC summaries (6/17/07).  Yeah yeah, this is only the 50th edition, as I skipped a couple of weeks when I was weak, so we’ll just call it even and call July the anniversary for both.  

Also, I just hit 2000 comments not too long ago.  The 2500th comment isn’t too far away (some people I read celebrate that).

Any suggestions on what I should do?  You can assume the following:

  • No budget
  • No time
  • No talent
  • No interest from the 99.999% of the people on the planet.

With all this going for me, I’m pumped!  Let me know what you think!

The Wii.  It’s back.

I think I mentioned some time back that our Wii started having issues reading disks.  We kept trying to play games for a couple of days, and we found that if we turn the Wii off and back on, it would read a disk.  But if we ejected the disk it would not read the next one.  When it got so bad we couldn’t stand it (about 3 days later), we called in and were informed that our warranty had expired 3 days ago.

wii fail

Fortunately, the guy on the phone was not only nice but empowered.  He processed our RMA and we, like good little consumers, held onto the console for much longer than we should, unable to really let it go even with it’s problems.  The RMA was good for 3 months, and so we held.  And held.  Finally I decided I should go ahead and send it in, and WHAMMO we got it back in less than a week!  I couldn’t believe it!

And now that it’s back, I can go for my all-important Guitar Hero goals.  My first goal is to be ranked < 10,000, and then 5,000 and then 1,000.  This is out of (at time of writing) 703,000 or so people on the system.

guitar hero stats whallify as of 6/8/2008

I think my goals are realistic.  For example, this most recent bump of about 1,000 place points was due to the following three songs:

bump up of whallify at guitarhero.com

I got 325K for beating ONE on Expert (before, I beat One on PS2, which doesn’t participate in online scoring).  I beat my Medium Barracude by 1,000 and I beat my Medium Through Fire And Flames by a good 80k.  

There are still forty (40) songs in the game that aren’t uploaded to guitar hero.com, so I’m feeling pretty good – individual song scores range from 100-400k each.  Some of the songs missing were just bad uploads when I played them, so I just need to replay them.

Here’s where I’m at, the 10000th place score, and the 1000th place score.

12514th place on guitarhero.com for whallify

10000th place on guitarhero.com

1000th place on guitar hero.com

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6:45 am
Post Meta :

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the Guitar Hero phenomenon.  To recap for you if you’ve just tuned in, I’m a big fan.  OF THE GUITAR HERO PHENOMENON.                                                                                                                                                                      

I have Guitar Hero 1, 2, 3 and the 80’s version, all for the Playstation 2 (PS2), with two guitars.  The whole family loves the game and we all play it often.

When Guitar Hero 3 (GH3) came out, I had an important decision to make – do I buy the game for my existing PS2, or do I buy the game plus a guitar for the Wii? 

guitar hero 3 for wii or ps2 

For all intents and purposes, the GH3 game for Wii is a clone of the GH3 game for PS2, XBOX and PS3 platforms.  I had done some research ahead of time on the differences between playing GH3 on PS2 vs playing GH3 on the Wii.  My primary concern was, of course, cost.  Moula.  Dinero.  Money is not something of which I am made, and the idea of paying more for a game AND buying new guitars wasn’t very appealing to me.

If you read the extended entry (below), I go more into the differences between the two, how I chose and the mistake I ultimately made.


1:53 pm
Post Meta :

Only 10 days until Guitar Hero III for the Wii comes out.  Isn’t this the coolest guitar controller ever?  Notice the little embedded wii remote.

guitar hero 3 controller for wii

The Nintendo Wii is so awesome – we bowl, play tennis or cow racing a few times each week and never get tired of it.  We recently started playing Zelda but I’ve not invested enough time to actually understand the game, so Jaden ends up just walking around, playing some grass-weed instrument and calling down an eagle to do his bidding.  If only animals reacted to my will based on botanically-inspired aural stimuli all the time, ya know? 

I think I’m most looking forward to the new set list.  The other features are — *shrug*.  Using a wireless controller?  Nahh, not important.  New graphics?  Meh.  Improved sound?  It’s ok as it is.  Playing against Slash in a guitar-off?  I’ll pass on paying extra $$ for that.  But PLAYING NEW SONGS??!?!  SIGN ME UP!  (actually, I’m probably most grateful for not having to purchase a Playstation 3).

For the most recent release of the Guitar Hero series, I preordered the 80’s version and got a free Guitar Hero t-shirt.  This time, they’re offering a gig bag, key chain, and designer guitar strap.  Meh.  We get great use out of the shirt – in fact, my 8th-grader is wearing it at school today.  THAT ALONE will make only the truly worthy approach her and bother her at school.  All the losers will see the shirt and think “that is one person I don’t want to mess with.  She could shred me with out relying on Star Power!  I’d better go do some practicing on slow mode before taking up her valuable timeThat 5-star beaut goes all the way to 11 on a scale from 1-10 in talent volume.

Who out there is going to go Guitar Hero III?  Anyone?

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