Archive for February, 2003

Wilf Lunn

vision_on2What ever happened to Wilf Lunn? …is a question I ask myself now and again. A true inspiration as a child. So, I was very pleased to find out he’s still alive, well, online and mad as ever at wilflunn.com. Ace.

The crazy inventions he used to create amazed me when I was young. The way one thing would trigger another thing and so and on and so on, like the old game Mouse Trap. It was like oject-oriented inventing. When I develop Flash MX and PHP based applications which contain all sorts of things, listening to eachother and doing different things, I cant help casting my mind back to Wilf’s madcap inventions.

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I never kept a diary, but I hope to keep this blog kind of up to date with the things I find and do online. We’ll see! It’s weird but good to be using something like blogger.com to do this, when I’ve spent the past 8 years or so developing websites, cd-roms, visual presentations and all sorts of Perl and PHP-based, data-driven shenanigans.

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Well, looks like I’ve finally got round to getting a blog up and running. I’d been thinking for a while about writing my own scripts to do it (in PHP or Perl) but I havent had the time. I’ve been too busy creating the system responsible for this for BBC News.

Working for ‘Auntie’ is great. After a long haul, trying to start a business in writing software (Smibase – Synchronised Multimedia publishing system : database/PHP driven SMIL : it works too!) and riding a financial rollercoaster, I decided to jump ship (a week before it sank!). So, now I do what I do best for the people I’ve always wanted to work for! And I love it.

Still renting a converted saloon bar in Islington with my lovely girlfriend Jo, a fake cat and a robot dog.

BBC News Maiden at Victoria: What you see here is coming direct (and LIVE) from a camera in Victoria Station. I did the BBC News 24 content and underlying Shockwave, XML, PHP, MySql and flash backend for journalists to generate content for this.


Who is this ‘kosso’ anyway?

I am a 'Createc'. A creative technologist, entrepreneur/ hacker/ geek. Worked on building things on the web for over 12 years.

Used to work at BBC News interactive and created the publishing and delivery systems for video news to get distributed on huge screens in major railway stations around the country.

I left the BBC to become CTO / sole-lead architect/developer at podcast.com for three years.

I have now left them to build a start up a new system called 'Phreadz', which is a 'Social Multimedia Conversation Network', integrating everything that is 'V.I.T.A.L' to us on the web. Video, Images, Text, Audio and Links.

I built the whole thing my myself. I programmed every line of code and positioned every pixel. I'm looking forward to attracting an hiring new members of the team to help me out! :)

There are currently over 1000 happy and helpful beta testers on the system so far and one client of a white-labelled solution.



@kosso : twitter

kosso's flickr stream

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Bristol Panoramic

Printed Paint-pot Angel

Mobile Lovers

Paint Pot Angel

The Punishment Book

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