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Sunday, November 02, 2003

Secret Purchases
A little over a week I succumbed to my nasty little habit (ok one of many little habits) and bought a new cumpler bag. This means we now have 5 bags between Suze and myself....all needed of course.

My new bag is a little one which I can hang around my neck and store my iPod (i love you iPod) and my phone (you are a utilitarian necessity phone and will be replaced when Steve Jobs creates iPhone). Meanwhile, I can carry my iBook (i love you too iBook) in my crumpler laptop bag and my other stuff in my crumpler messenger bag.

Being a secret purchase meant that at some stage I'd have to show Suzette and incur some anger over unnecessary purchases or something like that. So I used my tried and tested method of showing it to her when we had visitors (Suze's sister in this case) and using/taking-advantage-of Suzette's etiquette gland to not get told off too much....alas it didn't work :-(

The upshot of all this is that I am no longer to purchase any bags or officeworks products or ebay ANYTHING (I'm waiting on my 2 james bond games from this week).

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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