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Saturday, October 04, 2003

Nokia fun
As some of you may be aware...Nokia invested in my company, AgentArts, last month so now I'm rolling in cash which is rapidly being spent on expensive french champagne and sushi for the developers (thats me).....I WISH!!!

Anyway...part of the deal was the promise of many cool gadgets which have yet to appear but we'll probably get some phones later this month which will be ace. The current phone of choice would be the Nokia 3650 which is tres snazzy AND some people (with far too much time on their hands) have coded Commodore 64, Acorn, and ZX Spectrum emulators for them which is ummmm geeky cool but is it useful...playing Elite maybe??

But the best app I've seen so far (via Rael) is Anti-Mosquito which is an app for your phone which emits a high frequency tone which mosquito's don't like and repels them....perfect for Summer BBQs in Australia!!!

So Nokia...time to bring on the phones!! Oh and the new Nokia Kaleidosciope, Medallion, Image Frame and Music Phone....

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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