yesterday's technology tomorrow
Thursday, August 14, 2003Nokia, Character Sets and a Sore Back
Yeah!!!! We just received funding from Nokia and eMusic. This means there'll be some pretty interesting work in the coming months as we try and merge recommendation technology, data mining, music content and mobile devices. My mind is awash with ideas of some form of P2P distributed agent-based profile and recommendation system to be used with next gen mobile phones and entertainment devices (set top box things).
I've been learning heaps about Double Byte Character Set issues while we work with some clients in Japan to create a Japanese version of our products.....hours spent fiddling with encoding types have finally paid off with some big wins today.
On Sunday I hurt my back between getting out of bed and reaching the kitchen (5 meters). So hurt that it is still in pain. On Tuesday I did 8km running and I think it just hurt it more. Yesterday I have a fantastic Feldenkrais session which worked wonders. I can highly recommend this form of therapy to anyone who is in tune with their body and needs some work on improving their body's movement. Its sooo different to massage which is about the only thing I usually get. Hopefully running will be back on the agenda this weekend as I missed a Time Trial on Sunday.
Happy Birthday to my Dad who turned 60 on Monday. We (really Mum) threw a surprise party for him which was great...lots of people gooing and gaaing over Jasmine and Oskar.
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