Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Hello to my son Charlie πŸ‘ΆπŸ‘‹

Watching those side boosters land from @spacex Falcon Heavy was a genuine open-mouth woah moment! Just amazing. Nice touches with Bowie and Don’t Panic on the Tesla screen.

πŸŽ‰ Jekyll’s default Minima theme now has #microformats baked in to its templates. Really pleased to see my pull request merged in the latest gem release. #indieweb

https://twitter.com/jekyllrb/status/955551155031101440

You know it’s bad for your football club when you’re getting trolled by Amazon’s marketing team…

Alexa, when was the last time Arsenal won the Premier League?

The fascinating story behind the ruins we have in Virginia Water in this long thread of tweets:

https://twitter.com/PaulMMCooper/status/950033589374156800

(@PaulMMCooper - you need a blog!)

Reposted Venntro Development Venntro Development’s post on Twitter
Our Digital PM, @hayleyhinsley is speaking at @DeliverConf on the 25th. See her "Aim Wide, Not Just High" talk: http://deliverconf.co.uk/speakers/aim-wide-not-just-high/

Making a looping lullaby box

My wife and I are expecting our second baby in the new year. Our first, now a toddler, loved his Ewan The Dream Sheep at night, especially its gentle harp lullaby music, but the short duration (20 minutes) meant we were frequently restarting the music to help him fully drift off.

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Way back in 2006, long before Slack, a few colleagues and I ran a little tumblelog/microblog at the very cool URL vom.it (sadly no longer live) to share the interesting stuff we’d found. I especially liked the way posts and comments were presented inline.

Screenshot of vom.it

Once again, the only festive music worth listening to is Soma FM‘s brilliant Christmas Rocks! radio.

After seven years using the same profile photo/avatar, I thought it was probably about time I used something a bit more recent. Before and after…

me

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 πŸ™Œ

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 πŸ‘

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
πŸ“’ RSVPs open to this week's Homebrew Website Club London ✏️ Register at https://hwclondon.co.uk/meetups/20171018 @hwclondon