yesterday's technology tomorrow

Saturday, June 07, 2003

Nullsoft farce
So I have to ask...

What the hell is AOL doing letting a set of developers they own develop products that are so obviously against their best interests.

With the pulling down of WASTE this week and the subsequent tortured artist display by Justin Frankel I am reminded of the Godfather's "How did things come to this?".

Who is looking after this bunch of coders and how did they get a piece of code to a production without anyone in AOL putting up their hand and suggesting that just maybe it wasn't something that is really what they want. Maybe being on the other side of the country to AOL HQ and having a lamma in reception saved them.

Rob comments on it here and I agree 100%.

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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