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Saturday, March 20, 2004

Single Ben Saturday
One of the things I used to love about living in San Francisco for weeks of end was the entirely selfish single ben weekend.

Without a partner or children around, all I had to do was my washing and whatever the hell I felt like.

Generally my weekends began with a video on Friday then a good sleep. Saturday morning was a early morning long run past Pac Bell Stadium, around the Embarcadero and under the Bay Bridge ending at the ferry building before turning around and heading back home. Then it was off to Potrero Hill, do some washing and a coffee at Farley's with Andrew and the paper. Up to Whole Foods for some groceries then back down to the work/live office. Then the whole afternoon stretched out in front of me with my fast computer and T1 line all to myself and those wonderful music services such as Audio Galaxy to download as much as I wanted.

The afternoon was the best, doing personal projects and listening to my fave music before heading off to Mario's for the best focaccia in the world along with a half carafe of house red.

You get the gist of it...

Anyway, today Suze has taken the kids off and left me alone for the day...THANKYOU wifey!!!

So it was gym this morning for a while, then back for yummy lunch, coffee and coding. And listening to my music at a high volume which Suzette and the kids could not tolerate....Wham, Pet Shop Boys, Alcazar, and other glorious 80s stuff.

If things go to plan I should have completed the beta of my project this weekend and be able to open it up on Monday.

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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