yesterday's technology tomorrow

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Last week I launched Blog Change Bot in beta and sent around a couple of emails to people who I thought might be interested in playing with it. Since the weekend, the number of subscribers has been doubling every day. Claire said it would be huge but I didn't believe her, now I'm not so sure. Today it made daypop's top 40 which was something in my wildest dreams I thought wouldn't happen for ages, I even said to Suzette that we'd do something special if I ever made it on the list!

Thanks to everyone who has posted great comments about the bot and is using it. It definitely changed how I surf my blog roll.

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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