Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

A few notes on fatherhood after my first week:

  • Even though I was warned I still took sleep for granted.
  • Changing a dirty nappy really is no big deal. But he soils them almost as quickly as I change them.
  • It’s impossible to have too many vests or baby-gros.
  • Ditto nappies and water wipes. The magic nappy bin is my friend.
  • Muslins, cloths or wipes must be within reach at all times or else.
  • For now he really does just want to feed, nap and poo all day long.
  • My wife does the feeding so I do the housework. And quite right too.
  • Leaving the house to drive to the supermarket was momentous.
  • He may have irrevocably changed our lives and we may never sleep uninterrupted again but he’s worth it.

Introducing my son, Henry Frost. I’m a very proud dad.

Reposted Venntro Development (@venntrodev)‘s post on Twitter
The team are together at our London office today ready to learn: @timblair has a tech talk on #golang and @xiy has a workshop on #reactjs

.@theryanadams’ album covering all of Taylor Swift’s 1989 is very listenable. Tempted to try her original.

iOS keyboard clicks are just as anachronistic as skeuomorphic design. It’s time for Apple to default to off. PS grumpy at passenger on train

Reposted Dan Quine (Crow) (@crowquine)‘s post on Twitter
.@GuyKawasaki's excellent 10/20/30 rules of pitch decks should apply to all presentations in any context:

New roles: I’m looking for a Ruby dev, QA and web designer to join us at @venntrodev in Covent Garden or Windsor

Apple Watch feature need: push-to-talk between Watches, perhaps over FaceTime Audio. Basically a walkie-talkie on your wrist.

Vertical centering witchcraft. Still nostalgic for a good old…

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Reposted IanSanders (@IanSanders)‘s post on Twitter
What to do with 500 pairs of wellies and 2,000 unused rain ponchos left behind at Glastonbury? Send them to Calais

Tripped me up today: Heroku’s GitHub auto-deployer doesn’t (currently) include git submodules

Australia may have won the test today but I saw Alastair and England lift the Urn at the Oval.

Ofcom: Smartphones are now the most important internet device in UK

The study found that a third (33 percent) of U.K. Internet users now view their smartphones as an important device for going online, compared to 30 percent who are still sticking with their laptops […] Two-thirds (66 percent) of people in the U.K. now own a smartphone, with Brits’ using their mobiles for nearly two hours per day.

Emails from salespeople chasing me for a response to their previous cold email = #reportspam

Blurring Is the Auto-Tune of UI Design, and Other Things We Thought About While Designing Wildcard 2.0”.

I love how the Wildcard team have made the effort to sweat the details to ensure their app stands out. In an increasingly competitive app marketplace this sort of focus on interaction design is vital.

Reposted Messi Minutes (@MessiMinutes)‘s post on Twitter
In 2004, Jeremy Corbyn backed a motion in parliament to recognise @Arsenal as "the best team in the world".
Reposted Susie Dent (@susie_dent)‘s post on Twitter
As the football season begins, a Micawber is someone who's unfailingly optimistic, even though that optimism is totally unrealistic.

What a crazy first half hour in the cricket. Watching Stokes’ catch in real time… Wow. #ashes

Happy first wedding anniversary, Mrs @larrylou100 Frost x

Belle and Sebastian for two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in June. Read full post…