Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

I hadn’t read @brad_frost’s (cool name) article about thoughtless use of the word “just” before seeing @adactio’s tweet.

I’m sure I’ve used “just” in copy in that context before and I’ll strive to avoid doing so in future.

As seems obligatory today, this note tests whether I can post tweets with over 140 characters, now that Twitter supports up to 280. I’m posting this to my site first (naturally) and hopefully the Ruby @gem and Twitter’s API won’t bork when it’s syndicated 🤞

Reposted Venntro Development Venntro Development’s post on Twitter
New post: "Automating the build and deployment of our team site with Jekyll, GitHub, Travis, S3 and CloudFront" https://dev.venntro.com/2017/10/26/automating-the-build-and-deployment-of-our-team-site-with-jekyll-github-travis-s3-and-cloudfront.html

Superbly detailed piece from our DPM @hayleyhinsley on how she continuously grooms our product backlog.

Bumper Homebrew Website Club London tonight. Thanks everyone for coming 🙌

HWC London group photo

How we make remote working work

New work blog post from me. Includes cheesy photo of my remote team coerced into giving a 👍

I love that @simonw is blogging again. His recent posts are great reads, including this on CD with free services:

https://simonwillison.net/2017/Oct/17/free-continuous-deployment/

Posting a test note from the new Micro.blog Mac app.

Reposted Calum Ryan Calum Ryan’s post on Twitter
📢 RSVPs open to this week's Homebrew Website Club London ✏️ Register at https://hwclondon.co.uk/meetups/20171018 @hwclondon

Can’t wait for this documentary of the greatest end to a football season there will ever be. “89”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmUiHof01l4

While posting an article here earlier I reminded myself how clunky I’ve made things unless I’m writing plain-text notes. Manually hacking the content in a JSON document is unnecessarily cumbersome. And syntax-highlighted code blocks would be nice. Some itches to scratch!

Using JSON in Postgres with Ruby and Sequel

With its fast, built-in support for JSON, it’s worth considering Postgres for storing and querying your JSON data. Instead of using a specialised document server, Postgres may be the right choice for your application.

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Handy new macOS High Sierra tip: you can lock your screen using the keyboard shortcut ctrl-cmd-q.

As the father of a Thomas-mad toddler, I enjoyed this retrospective in the New Yorker, especially how it remembers the incredibly dark episode where the Fat Controller bricks up a rain-shy Henry in a tunnel:

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Reposted Andrew Rudd Andrew Rudd’s post on Twitter
To mark the #AutumnalEquinox today, here's Samuel Palmer's visionary Harvest Moon (1833). Workers harvesting by moo… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/911136425109803008

View from the cottage’s back garden on the beach ☀️

Even though I’ve read all the “spoilers”, I’m still excited for today’s iPhone X announcement. Time for Apple to shine.

I’ve got a new (or split test) slide-out bottom nav in Facebook. May be start of trend more suited to taller phones like the iPhone Pro/X/8?

Facebook UI

In my 28 years as a Gooner this feels like the lowest ebb. Even with George’s bung you felt the Club’s stewardship would see us through.