Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

While I’m a staunch BBC supporter/defender, I can’t see the need or fit for its new BBC+ portal-style app. Surely it only invites further criticism from commercial rivals? http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/bbc-plus-app

As a user of an Advanced (Acorn) Risc Machines chip in my Archimedes in the 80s/90s, I’m a bit sad it’s being sold abroad http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36822806

Reposted Venntro Development (@venntrodev)‘s post on Twitter
We're looking for a Development Team Manager to run our dev team at @venntro in Windsor. DM with any questions. http://globalpersonals.applytojob.com/apply/kSGM2Q/Development-Team-Manager

I would love the option to check in via @foursquare when I use my @getmondo card. I may not have signal but Mondo knows where card is used.

Nothing much further to add to #brexit . I voted for us to stay in, but now that we’re (going to be) out, the sooner we can stabilise the economy, society and politics the better. The Thick Of It’s “omnishambles” feels more appropriate a term than ever.

Reposted Tantek Γ‡elik‘s post “a jpg. Homebrew Website Club London popu…” on tantek.com
Homebrew Website Club London popup! #IndieWeb #HWC #HWC_LDN #London #nofilter

Watching The Clangers with my son. Granny Clanger gives Small Clanger a knitted scarf. But they’re each made from knitted wool so it’s basically a flesh scarf. Horrific.

https://barryf.s3.amazonaws.com/clangers-scarf.png

I’m going to this evening’s popup Homebrew Website Club in London: https://indiewebcamp.com/events/2016-06-15-homebrew-website-club

Bank holiday pub lunch

Nice pricing change(s) from @heroku: free SSL beta and dyno hour flexibility https://blog.heroku.com/archives/2016/5/18/announcing_heroku_free_ssl_beta_and_flexible_dyno_hours

Using Heroku for a custom domain with SSL suddenly became much more attractive (and affordable), especially for people running personal #indieweb sites.

Ballsy recruitment experiment from @stripe: inviting whole teams of 2-5 to apply to work together.

https://stripe.com/blog/bring-your-own-team

I get spam: “It’s been a busy few weeks for us here at [marketing spam co]” Not as busy as it’s been for my Report Spam shortcut fingers…

Reposted Webmention Rocks!‘s post “Discovery Test #1” on webmention.rocks
This post advertises its Webmention endpoint with an HTTP Link header. The URL is relative, so this will also test whether your discovery code properly resolves the relative URL.

Receiving push notifications (with emoji!) even before you put your @getmondo card away is pretty cool https://barryf.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/mondo.jpg

This is why you should only buy genuine chargers for your expensive laptop: http://www.righto.com/2016/03/counterfeit-macbook-charger-teardown.html

Sad about @IFTTT dropping @Pinboard, but requiring services to change integrations (and accept ToS) is back-to-front https://blog.pinboard.in/2016/03/my_heroic_and_lazy_stand_against_ifttt/

New favourite podcast: @AthleticoMince. @realbobmortimer and @profanityswan talking about football and other nonsense in their brains.

Recent communication at work is exclusively via emoji reactions (reacji?) in Slack: πŸ‘ πŸ‘ and πŸ‘€. Living the monosyllabic reclusive boss dream.