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Monday, June 30, 2003

We are blogging super stars...well maybe starlets!!!

This morning Kerrilee sent a link to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald on young children using computers. Totally relevant to me so I'm reading it all over coffee and get to the bottom where there is a list of "5 super sites for children (and parents)" and along Sesame Street online and the ABC kids web site there is Oskar Tex's Wild Rumpus the blog of my wonderful son.

The author, whom I have never met, writes "This hilarious weblog is written by a two-year-old boy from Melbourne with a lot of help from his dad.". This is mostly true, Suzette does more on it than me ;-)

So we were VERY VERY excited and sent the news to everyone so if you're coming to my site from Oskar's....Welcome!!! I'm sure you'll find Oskar's site much more fun than this self-indulgent thing.

Now I'm thinking that with all this Blogging hype happening its only a matter of time before someone in Australia wants to host a blog oriented conference. To this end I think that Claire and Suze should get organised and tout (not tart) themselves around to the conference organisers for speaking positions. I'm also thinking a Bloggie around Baby-blogs is needed!!!

In other news, I've decided to run a 1/2 marathon in Sept rather than the Marathon in October this year...its just a bit too much given other things in my life at the moment.

Finally, I cooked some yummy yummy bread using a bread machine to do the dough (slack I know) and throwing it in the oven to cook; I think I'll try doing it by hand with the bread mix next; and I cooked a mean meat pie on the weekend along with totally homemade (inc. pasta) lasagne so cooking is still a big love.

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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