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Saturday, January 10, 2004

eTech via Helsinki
Wooohoooo....this week has seen some uber programming by yours truly along with a new gadget a conference booked and a trip Helsinki arranged....all in 3 days!!!!

In early Feb I'm off to Helsinki for a few day meeting/conference at Nokia followed by a weekend in Helsinki enjoying the ummmm darkness (apparently is light for 2 hours a day at the moment) then I'm off to San Diego to the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference for the week.

If anyone has any suggestions about what to do in Helsinki or anyone is going to eTech let me know...I've love to meet some people on my travels.

Using a few (ok lots of) grams of courage, I put up my hand to give an participant session at eTech talking about this tres cool P2P app (code name Icy Pole) I am building which will form local networks over bluetooth and find music and people you might like within close proximity to you ie. while you are on a tram/bus/train.

Lots of J2ME coding this week to do it; for those non techies....this means I've been coding things to run on a cell phone.

Note to Google - I've been using Mac OS X to code J2ME Midlets using the Nokia SDK and sending the applications to a Nokia N Gage and Nokia 6600. Send me a mail if you have any questions about how to do this!.

And....we got new Nokia 6600 phones at work to go with the Nokia N-Gage we already have. The 6600 has a built in camera along with the only Java Bluetooth implementation on a Nokia phone.

So today I've been snapping just about anything thats happening onto the phone.....much fun.

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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