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Tuesday, August 05, 2003

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??

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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