Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tried Apple Pay’s Express Mode on the Tube this morning and it worked beautifully. Lightning fast and no risk to barrier etiquette. FYI set up your “Express Travel Card” in your Wallet first.

https://www.apple.com/uk/apple-pay/transport/

  1. First language: BBC BASIC
  2. Had difficulties: Assembly
  3. Most used: CFML (ColdFusion) and JavaScript
  4. Totally hate: ASP/VBScript
  5. Loved: HTML forever!
  6. For beginners: Ruby

via https://twitter.com/boffbowsh/status/1180268413710749696

Highly recommended: Stewart Lee’s Sharknado / Alan Bennett routine. Even better when the stage props fail.

New wallpaper: the global #ShowYourStripes climate crisis graphic to remind me every time I pick up my phone.

Show Your Warming Stripes

In enemy territory for a meeting

Pre-ordered an iPhone 11 Pro earlier this afternoon, silver, 256GB. And so begins the passing down of devices through the family.

I seriously considered the 11 but have been spoiled by the OLED screen on my X and didn’t want to downgrade to LCD.

Hottest day of the year (up around 34C) at the local village fete. Tombola win, burger, nice pint of real ale, ice cream and now home to cool down in front of the cricket.

Group photo with my CTO colleagues from eBay Classifieds Group at our annual Tech Hack event in The Hague

A few photos from the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta in Scheveningen last week

Flying off to The Hague for a week for work this afternoon, so my Father’s Day treats have been cut short. I’ll miss my little monkeys.

Reposted Calum Ryan Calum Ryan’s post “Thanks to @LisowskaAn @barryf and @loopd…” on calumryan.com
Thanks to @LisowskaAn @barryf and @loopdouble for braving the weather conditions last night for @HWCLondon's third anniversary 🎉 #indieweb

Back at HWC London for the first time in a long long while, and thinking about making some changes around this place. While a Big Rewrite is clearly a Bad Thing, I’ve been looking for a reason to brush up on Node and wean myself off Ruby. Building a new home for myself is quite appealing. And with the Brighton 2019 IndieWebCamp coming up in October perhaps that’s a reasonable target to aim for in terms of a (rough) new site.

At the Barbican today for the Lead Dev London conference. Strong start. I especially enjoyed seeing @lara_hogan for the first time. #leaddevlondon

I’m in San Jose for this week’s @eBay Leaders conference. It’s my first visit to California since 2001 and I’m quite enjoying it, especially the food markets downtown.

At the Masters first semi-final today watching the greatest snooker player of all time 🚀

At Alexandra Palace for Ronnie O’Sullivan v Ding Junhui. My first #MastersSnooker match and lucky enough to see the Rocket in action.

Earlier @TVsPointless featured “Famous Barrys” and now @TheHawk147 is cleaning up at #MastersSnooker. It’s a good day to be a Barry.

First time at Camden’s Electric Ballroom in about 20 years to see Teenage Fanclub revisit albums from my youth tonight. Loved every moment.

Big news at work today. I’m looking forward to working with my new Motors colleagues when the deal closes.

https://twitter.com/Gumtree/status/1053241801266606080