Nearly 500 and warnings It appears someone who has subscribed to BlogChangeBot has decided to respond to the automated notifications with a warning which is reducing the level on AIM which, I think, impacts the speed at which messages can be sent. This shouldn't be a huge issue but its not very nice behavior. Just send an unsubscribe message or send me an email if you want to be deleted.
In related news, we should kick through 500 subscribers tonight having broken through 400 only a day ago so its been a big day and I'm wondering if the flaky connection issues have been due to the volume of "buddies" the bot now has??
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.