Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Reposted Aaron Parecki‘s post “Micropub CR” on aaronparecki.com
I'm excited to announce that Micropub is now a W3C Candidate Recommendation! Three Years of Incubation and Selfdogfooding Micropub began in 2013 when I outlined a simple API to create blog posts and short notes for my website, and then imp…

Micropub is now a @W3C CR. Congratulations to @aaronpk and all the #indieweb contributors.

With this news I’m excited to see further clients and servers start to emerge. I’ve been using Micropub as the only method of posting to this site since January 2015 but I’ve yet to add in full update/delete capabilities. Time to get hacking.

When your house is on fire you don’t wait to see if it goes out by itself, you call 999 straight away.

@arseblog on Arsenal’s inaction over Centre Back injuries. Clearly negligent to start the season so unprepared.

England v Pakistan Test Match. Day 2. ☀️

Prompted by Calum publishing an indie event page for the next Homebrew Website Club meeting in London, I’ve modified this site to support sending RSVPs.

Nice way of prioritising features: wait until you have a use-case before building.

Introducing Webhook Mentions

Webhook Mentions is a very simple Ruby app I’ve built that sends Webmentions to any links in new/updated posts in a Jekyll-powered GitHub Pages site marked up with Microformats 2 h-entry markup.

It’s intended to wait quietly in the background and is triggered via a webhook that’s fired when you push to your GitHub Pages blog.

Full instructions and source code are on the webhook-mentions GitHub repository.

It was inspired in part by Pelle Wessman’s webpage-micropub-to-github project that acts as a Micropub gateway for your GitHub Pages blog. I wanted to provide a way for those with static blogs to use another key IndieWeb technology.

It was my first time using the incredibly easy-to-use Heroku Button which makes it simple to set up your own instance of a little app like this. Recommended.

Reposted GDS (@gdsteam)‘s post on Twitter
And here's a behind the scenes video of how GOV.UK Notify works. https://amp.twimg.com/v/cedcc6dc-aaf9-4e1b-8a21-c78a6dadd429

Slick SMS/email/mail tool by @gdsteam, showing that UX is still important for “internal” apps.

While I’m a staunch BBC supporter/defender, I can’t see the need or fit for its new BBC+ portal-style app. Surely it only invites further criticism from commercial rivals? http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/bbc-plus-app

As a user of an Advanced (Acorn) Risc Machines chip in my Archimedes in the 80s/90s, I’m a bit sad it’s being sold abroad http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36822806

Reposted Venntro Development (@venntrodev)‘s post on Twitter
We're looking for a Development Team Manager to run our dev team at @venntro in Windsor. DM with any questions. http://globalpersonals.applytojob.com/apply/kSGM2Q/Development-Team-Manager

I would love the option to check in via @foursquare when I use my @getmondo card. I may not have signal but Mondo knows where card is used.

Nothing much further to add to #brexit . I voted for us to stay in, but now that we’re (going to be) out, the sooner we can stabilise the economy, society and politics the better. The Thick Of It’s “omnishambles” feels more appropriate a term than ever.

Reposted Tantek Çelik‘s post “a jpg. Homebrew Website Club London popu…” on tantek.com
Homebrew Website Club London popup! #IndieWeb #HWC #HWC_LDN #London #nofilter

Watching The Clangers with my son. Granny Clanger gives Small Clanger a knitted scarf. But they’re each made from knitted wool so it’s basically a flesh scarf. Horrific.

https://barryf.s3.amazonaws.com/clangers-scarf.png

I’m going to this evening’s popup Homebrew Website Club in London: https://indiewebcamp.com/events/2016-06-15-homebrew-website-club

Bank holiday pub lunch

Nice pricing change(s) from @heroku: free SSL beta and dyno hour flexibility https://blog.heroku.com/archives/2016/5/18/announcing_heroku_free_ssl_beta_and_flexible_dyno_hours

Using Heroku for a custom domain with SSL suddenly became much more attractive (and affordable), especially for people running personal #indieweb sites.

Ballsy recruitment experiment from @stripe: inviting whole teams of 2-5 to apply to work together.

https://stripe.com/blog/bring-your-own-team

I get spam: “It’s been a busy few weeks for us here at [marketing spam co]” Not as busy as it’s been for my Report Spam shortcut fingers…