Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

A couple of recent site/Transformative changes:

  1. I’m now using Acquiescence, my new IndieAuth server for auth/tokens, on this domain.
  2. You can subscribe to a new JSON feed for homepage content. The RSS feed hasn’t gone away but I thought I’d also support the new JSON Feed format.

Delighted after the first half of the #FACupFinal but nerves are kicking in. Chelsea can’t be that bad in the second half can they?

Acquiescence: a basic IndieAuth server

IndieAuth is a method for using your own domain name to sign in to other sites and tools. It’s one of the key parts of Micropub, the (newly) W3C recommended standard for posting to your site. IndieAuth.com is the original and one of the very few public implementations of an IndieAuth server that you can use, but recently I’ve been having problems getting it to work with my site’s SSL setup.

So I decided this was a good opportunity to try building my own IndieAuth authorization and token endpoints using the detailed documentation in the IndieWeb wiki.

And Acquiescence is the result. It’s very simple (~160 lines of Ruby) and allows me to use my GitHub account to authenticate, authorise and grant scoped access to third-party tools like Micropublish. I’m now using it for this site’s domain.

I’ve used my favourite stack of Ruby, Sinatra and Heroku for hosting, plus Redis to store the auths/tokens. The source code is available at https://github.com/barryf/acquiescence if you want to poke around.
Reposted W3C‘s post on Twitter
Micropub is a W3C Recommendation http://ift.tt/2q8FGm5

Yay Micropub! 🎉

A little test, posting from Micro.blog for the first time.

Splash

Reposted gRegor Morrill‘s post on Twitter
Today is a good day to review your permissions on various silos. Handy links on https://indieweb.org/freemyoauth

Just drank: Tea

(Just testing with Teacup).

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.