Poor Blog Change Bot getting picked on Check out this IM I had today with someone who has been eviling the poor blog change bot.
Ben - Please stop eviling the blog change bot
Ben - I am removing all your subscriptions now
Eviler - oh sorry
Eviler - ok
Ben - by eviling the bot it means that all other user (550+ or them) can't use the service
Eviler - oh ok
Eviler - i'm sorry
Eviler - i didn't know that
Eviler - it won't happen again
Ben - shall I leave your subscriptions or do you wish me to delete them??
Eviler - leave them please
Ben - ok
Eviler - thanks
Ben - was there a specific reason/message you were eviling the bot??
Eviler - no
Eviler - i was bored Eviler - i'm sorry
Why do people do this??? How bored can people be??
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.