Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Reposted Aaron Parecki‘s post “HTML is my API” on aaronparecki.com
In August 2012, I wrote a quick script to stream front-page Hackernews stories to an IRC channel on Freenode (##hackernews in case you're interested) so that I could quickly glance at popular stories there instead of needing to load Hackernews. Since…

I seem to have lost all my saved searches in @tweetbot and the Twitter web app. I only had a few and can recreate but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Reposted Global Personals Dev (@globaldev)‘s post on Twitter
Team photo taken today in our very sunny London office

WEM-BER-LEE!

Here’s a video of the Tech Talk I presented last month to my globaldev team on the #indieweb and why I believe it’s important that you #ownyourdata Read full post…

New gadget installed today, just in time for summer #nest

Twitter adds RT-with-quote functionality via progressive enhancement: it uses a link to the original tweet. https://twitter.com/twitter/status/585225218093932544

(Well, that’s the theory. Let’s see if this actually works when syndicated to Twitter).

So I now have a new feature to add here: take tweet URLs and expand them below my own note. Even better, make this indieweb-friendly and take a summary when doing a “quote-with-repost” of someone’s indieweb post.

This week, while in Boston, I finally attended my first #indiewebcamp – two days of sharing, hacking and working on projects with some lovely, friendly people to help further the independent web.

Getting back to building stuff was so rewarding personally, especially getting feedback from web legend Tantek Çelik and others also trying to solve the same problems.

Thanks to the organisers, Ben and David, and all the other attendees who made a British part-time developer feel welcome and renewed my passion to keep coding. Until the next IWC.

Dinner with the #IndieWebCamp group in Cambridge, MA. Thanks to @tantek and Mozilla.

Reposted Jim Groom (@jimgroom)‘s post on Twitter
#IndieWebCamp group photo at #MIT meetup

In Boston for some work and hacking stateside. It’s absolutely flipping freezing outside but so far enjoying my few days here. Already eaten my week’s worth of calories so Doing It Right.

Pretty swanky venue for a developer conference. Chandeliers and Ruby. #BathRuby

Reposted School Guide (@SchoolGuideUK)‘s post on Twitter
Oh and come visit @danbartlett on our @BathRuby stand. We have old skool sweet treats - fruit salad & black jacks!
Reposted Josh Hill (@jamesjoshuahill)‘s post on Twitter
Excited about attending my first #Ruby conference tomorrow @BathRuby

Just arrived in beautiful Bath, ready for tomorrow’s @BathRuby conference.

Reposted Doug Bowman (@stop)‘s post on Twitter
Just because you *can* post screenshots of text from an article or mobile web page doesn’t mean you *should*.

@ioptics Living in America

Reaction in the Guardian to Tinder’s new Plus tier:

I probably wouldn’t pay $19.99 a month (the senior anti-discount for Tinder Plus) just for the privilege of getting take-backs on my mistaken swipes. But I’d pay extra to be an over-30 on Tinder if it meant I had an option where under-30s couldn’t interact with me.

There’s still plenty of room in the dating market beyond Tinder and free sites for those wiling to pay for a better experience on a specialised site. Choosing a site dedicated to a specific age range will filter out the “creeps” you don’t want to hear from.

(Disclaimer: day job).

Reposted Peter Lambert (@ioptics)‘s post on Twitter
Tech talk time at @globaldev
Reposted John Lilly (@johnolilly)‘s post on Twitter
Finding Medium's evolution fascinating. Amazing to me that @ev continues to find white space in publishing, so many years after blogger.