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Thursday, September 18, 2003

Happy Anniversary
Suze and I have been married for 4 years today. Still very very very very very happily married (if quite tired due to being parents of young kids).

We were married at the Windsor Hotel on a Saturday arvo and then headed off to Chinois in South Yarra for a most magnificent meal and wonderful cake then back to the Windsor for the night.

My memories of the day

- Smelling of garlic because I used 8 cloves of garlic in my yummy pasta the night before
- Going for a run in the morning and having enough nervous energy to do a marathon
- Voting for the liberal party for the one and only time in my life
- Wearing my brand new $300 shoes bought for the wedding
- Waiting in the room we were getting married in (with 50+ guests) with Handel and Bach being played by a string trio.
- Having the music stop and everyone start to wonder why Suzette hasn't turned up 10 mins after everything was going
- Seeing my lovely bride in a magnificent blue dress with cleavage!!!
- Feeling nervous about correctly saying "I will!" (not I do.)
- Kissing my bride
- Getting photos taken at Pellegrini's
- The limo driver's super smooth acceleration and braking while driving to dinner
- The close-up magician who performed for us all while we had pre dinner drinks
- The most wonderful meal
- Jo stressing that the cake was screwed cause the icing had done strange things...she fixed it all and it was Great
- Adam's super short speech ....lucky if it was 10 words
- My great speech ;-) Lots of laughs
- Waking at the Windsor and realising that Melbourne city on a Sunday morning is Boorrrrring.
- My new $300 shoes bought for post wedding :-)
- Going down to Johanna for a peaceful and relaxing honeymoon

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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


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