A while back we posted on ‘Knows Your Name’ Elmo. (The idea of an Elmo that knows my son’s name creeps me out. I couldn’t really watch A.I. because of that bear. For me, Elmo has taken a base-jump into the Uncanny Valley). I add this next to, “Chicken Dance Elmo has No ‘Off’ or ‘Stop’ switch” on my list of Sesame Street’s crimes against humanity.
Well, Casey Halverson left an intriguing comment on his attempts to hack Elmo. He’s back with a full-on Elmo-hacking HOWTO on his blog. Warning: Casey’s site
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People have been asking for a HOWTO on messing with Elmo. This is all a work in progress, but I will still share with you my findings so far.
Of course, the first product from the online community will likely be ‘F-Bomb Elmo’, or ‘Talks Like a Sailor Elmo’. I’m waiting for the day people start hooking Elmo into their continuous code testing systems: “Elmo thinks you have a fatal error on line 223! Nice going jerk! Hee hee!”