Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Handy pollen/hayfever status web app that I’ll surely be using daily this summer:

https://pollen.fyi

https://twitter.com/almonk/status/852092612618092545

I use @culturedcode’s Things to track pretty much everything I do, so I’m looking forward to May’s long-awaited V3:

https://culturedcode.com/things/blog/2017/04/things-3-is-coming/

It’s not often said, but well done @BTCare/@OpenreachGB. First working day after reporting intermittent broadband: engineer visited + fixed.

Previous series of The Walking Dead disappeared from Sky Box Sets today. Found them on Amazon Prime video instead. Bad form, @SkyHelpTeam.

Reposted Michael Deacon‘s post on Twitter
Just giving advance notice that when my generation is old we're going to make everything like the 1990s again

“The 50 Best Britpop Albums”. Not sure all are /Britpop/, but god, I own and still listen to almost all of these.

http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/10045-the-50-best-britpop-albums/

iOS 10.3 brings wifi and 4G calling for O2 (UK). NB: you need to disable their TU Go service (my request is pending) http://www.o2.co.uk/help/network-coverage-and-international/wifi-and-4g-calling

Very strong morning at #WXGFIVE . Highlight was relearning everything about social media from @TheSocialChain’s omnipotent @SteveBartlettSC.

I’m in Covent Garden, London, not far from today’s attack and marking myself safe.

Samuel’s story: a heartwarming, eye-moistening video, no matter who you support.

https://twitter.com/MU_Foundation/status/830041736122626048

Sitting in today’s product demo at work and realising that my age now qualifies me for our “mature” online dating sites #oldfogey

Cracking afternoon at the rugby yesterday. #6nations #engfra

Great memories of Chelmsford and gigs in my youth listening to @BBClamacqshow earlier tonight: The Army & Navy, The Y and @BassmentBar

Reposted Boolerang‘s post on Twitter
🌟 🌟 @venntro need a QA Engineer in London! APPLY at >> http://buff.ly/2krjErx << 🚀

Indie Microblogging

I’ve just backed Manton Reece‘s “Indie Microblogging: owning your short-form writing” Kickstarter project. It’s a book and upcoming micro blogging platform (Micro.blog) that dovetails neatly with my thoughts and work on the IndieWeb.

As I’ve noted before, Manton aims to support many of the same technologies I’ve implemented on this site and I’m happy to support him in developing his platform. His vocal support for the IndieWeb is a welcome high-profile voice. Good luck, Manton.

Really happy to see that #webmention is now a W3C recommendation. 👏 @aaronpk and all @indiewebcamp implementers.

https://twitter.com/w3c/status/819624363645353985

Pushed my Micropub client live - Micropublish https://micropublish.net - just in time for the new year. Now time for a few drinks. Happy NY!

Micropublish 2

Today I pushed a rebuild of my Micropub client, Micropublish, live to https://micropublish.net. The source is on GitHub. 

I’ve squeezed it out just before the end of 2016 so that I meet my IndieWeb commitment. For the first time I’m now able to edit posts on this site and delete (or undelete) them if needed. 

There are a couple of things I want to improve, but it’s ready for use. If you have a compatible site I’d welcome you to kick the tyres and let me know how you get on.