Scarred for Life

scarred for life

Titled as found – and it’s the perfect title too.

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Developer Junior: Creating Your Own Games with Kodu

My tech show for kids, Developer Junior, premieres today on! In this episode, Junior (the puppet) and I (the human) take a look at the Kodu game builder system and go through a quick tutorial:

Developer Junior is a show on aimed at the younger set and is all about helping kids make the most out of the technology in their everyday lives. It’s about writing programs, creating media, playing games, and having fun with technology. (It’s also a dream come true for me – I always thought I’d be a great host for a kid’s show.)

There’s another episode coming up, in which Junior and I walk through the process of making a movie using Live Movie Maker. Watch for it!

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.


The World’s Most Terrifying Children’s Book

The blog Awful Library Books recently featured what I consider to be the world’s most terrifying children’s book: Don’t Make Me Go Back, Mommy: A Child’s Book About Satanic Ritual Abuse:

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It would seem that Satanists have their own version of “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”:

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Form follows function in this book, with dreadful pencil-crayon illustrations matching the dreadful prose:

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For more, see these articles in Awful Library Books: Satan for Kids and Satan for Kids, Part 2.