yesterday's technology tomorrow

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

iLove my iBook For the last few months my ibook battery has been dead, resulting in me having a small desktop ;-) instead of a portable. Finally I took it back for a replacement battery on Monday...after two days its back and working like charm. I really really love this machine!!! Apple also just released iTunes 4 with a new music store built in. Given that I have a bit of experience in music services I must say I'm amazed with how good the service is. 200,000+ tracks from name artists, great interface, quick etc.. and integrated with the player is just wonderful for listening to clips. All it needs are negative recommendations in the search and more recommendations on the artist pages (this will come). Well done apple.

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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