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Saturday, May 17, 2003

I am a bag fiend
I have sooooo many bags...Computer bags, courier bags, backpacks, wheely bags, suit bags....I can't get enuf.

I say I'm on the journey to finding the perfect laptop/work/travel bag that fits my needs.

Last year I bought a lovely High Sierra laptop bag which is just perfect for traveling overseas or interstate with when I need to take my laptop, papers, a couple of books; basically when I need to have my work stuff with me away from home.

This week I was traveling to Sydney for a day (not overnight) and decided that I needed a new bag. I could have taken my Crumpler courier bag (as Suzette quite rightly pointed out....several times) but on top of my shirt and pants business look it wouldn't have quite worked out.

I "needed" a bag that would hold the minimum stuff for a day trip and would keep with my image as a not conservative techie without looking like a skater.

So I schemed to get a new crumpler laptop bag. It was purchased on a run this week much to Suzette's disbelief!!

So now I have yet another crumpler bag (we have 5 crumpler bags between 2 people).

The result....well I ended up going to Sydney without the laptop but the bag did take all the things I needed (except a drink bottle). And to finish the day the staff on the Virgin flight complimented me on the bag...thanks ladies!!!!

So bleh to you Suzette ;-)

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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