yesterday's technology tomorrow

Monday, May 05, 2003

I think I can, I think I can

Yesterday I raced Puffing Billy. VERY VERY Hilly. Nope, I didn't beat it. It did 53 mins and I did under 61. 200 people beat it this year vs 500 last year (when Puffing Billy broke down in the first few hundred meters). Well done to those who did manage to beat PB.

It was the fastest I've run in many years and my heart rate was very very very high for the entire time so I was very pleased with the result. I hitched a ride on the train back which was wonderful.

Saturday we had Phil, Claire and AJ over for coffee and pastries....yummmmmmmmmy. AJ has such cute hair!!

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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