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Sunday, March 07, 2004

New Project
One of the reasons for the lack of posts recently has been that I've been quite focused outside of work on a new project/business that I have started. Its going to be an online service with potential revenue generating opportunities (physical products) in the year or so offline.

I'm using the project as a great opportunity to learn about starting a business from scratch and making sure I'm covering off the things I didn't have involvement in when founding AgentArts 5 years ago. Things like business structure, options for future staff, the business' values, the business plan and all the interesting things (and some not so interesting) associated with it.

As its an online service I've been coding the web site, database, PHP pages etc and again have been using it as a chance to skill up on CSS and approaches to building a database driven web site using the best techniques I know and to adapt from the problems I've previously encountered.

All this has meant that my brain cycles have been fairly focused on this new project and not on creative or interesting things to say on my blog. This will change over the next week as I start to get the site live and post some thoughts on it.

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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