Well I made it! I'm in New Zealand working for Westpac as an interaction designer for their website. All good fun! The work seems really cool and I have so many ideas to implement.
In other news, I've been exploring neural networks to predict currency markets and found a modicum of success (though nothing that translates into a prediction system that I could make money out of). Been using bpnn in Python. Python slows things down a lot but allows interactive analysis. I tried updating bpnn to use numpy but found my version to be significantly slower (eg, 1.5 seconds against over 5 seconds for the new one) which is odd. Is it worth releasing the code?