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Monday, February 02, 2004

One Sleep to go
And then its off to Finland and America for a couple of weeks!!!

The last week has been very hectic with demos and presentations to complete along with bits and pieces of other work to be done prior to leaving.

Its now early Monday morning and I'm feeling a little stressed about the whole thing but not too much. I always worry about my flights before leaving, mainly about the seating arrangements of all things. I trying to get a window seat up the back of the plane which gives me a little more leg room. If not that seat then a window seat will do.

Oskar starts back at swimming today then we're off to the pediatrician to discuss Oskar's behavior at times, which I must say has improved a lot in the last week. A combination of us ignoring him when he throws things or picking up Jasmine and going to another room when he is shouting at her. Without the attention he doesn't continue. Thanks Dr Green!

I've been consistent with my gym routine and diet for the last couple of weeks; no alcohol (except 1/2 a glass with Mum and Dad yesterday), no chocolate at all and working out a few times a week. My weight is down (1.5 kg) and I feel stronger'll be tricky keeping it out overseas but I think I'll manage.

My only "cheat" meal was a great Panettone that we had with Claire, Phil and Amelia yesterday. Yummy.

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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