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Sunday, April 20, 2003

bwwaa haa haah!!!

I agreed to a panetone cook-off with my sister-in-law, the chef who graduated top of her year in practical and theory classes...yes boys and girls she is a sensational chef.

So its rooky Ben with the knack (thanks Granddad) for baking vs super chef. As I said on the phone to her...when you are at the top of the mountain you only have one way to fall!!

After making two doughs with sponges and soaking fruit in booze and many risings my masterpieces are ready for the comp.

The family-in-law arrives in 15 mins so we'll see how I go. Needless to say I'm pretty pleased with my effort for a 1st timer.

Update - I won. My panetone has a truely wonderful texture and great fruit. Only improvement for next time is getting some more depth of flavor in the dough....with more booze.

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Playground Finder Flink Labs - Data Visualisation

neuronwave is the personal site of Ben Hosken. I am the founder of Flink Labs, a data visualisation studio based in Melbourne. Previously I founded AgentArts, where I developed a recommendations system that we ultimately sold to MSFT.I have two patents, one in Recommendation Systems and one for a datamining algorithm I invented. I have a strong interest in physical computing, emergence, self organising systems, immersive games, bluetooth ad hoc networks and other fun things.
A while ago I built and ran Blog Change Bot - an AOL IM Bot which notified you when blogs you like are updated. I also built IcyPole, a bluetooth based P2P mobile phone app in 2004. With Suzette, I've built Playground Finder - a community contributed site for parents to find playgrounds nearby and while traveling for their kids to play in. Its a "playground" for my social, location, community and mobile interests.
I live in Melbourne with my wife Suzette, son Oskar Tex and my little girl Jasmine

Random Pile of Ben
Bodypump, Flink Labs, autumn weather, balance.

Downloads etc
The Best Bagel Recipe ever
iTunes XML structure
Photo of some of my best Panetones

Neuron EcoSystem
Flink Labs
oskartex.comOskar Tex
JasmineJasmine Aurora
Playground Finder


ben at neuronwave dot com