yesterday's technology tomorrow

Friday, March 26, 2004

My little echo chamber
Recently the tide of techno blog babble around my generally read blogs is starting to get to me. So much so that I'm finding the more interesting and readable blogs are those that are more "human" and give some indication of the writers personality.

While I'm all for techno stuff I really think the level of discussion in some of these usual suspects blogs and comments indicates that they need to "get a life". I mean does someone using tables and not css for layout really mean you have to ban yourself from looking at their site or the hoopla around the vaporware typekey this week. Crazy stuff!!

To which I say the following things are inherently good or evil (you decide...but don't talk to me about it)!!

- css vs tables
- typekey
- xfn
- loaf
- foaf
- yasns
- xmlrpc

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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