Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Nice pricing change(s) from @heroku: free SSL beta and dyno hour flexibility

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.

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…

Reposted Webmention Rocks!‘s post “Discovery Test #1” on
This post advertises its Webmention endpoint with an HTTP Link header. The URL is relative, so this will also test whether your discovery code properly resolves the relative URL.

Receiving push notifications (with emoji!) even before you put your @getmondo card away is pretty cool

This is why you should only buy genuine chargers for your expensive laptop:

Sad about @IFTTT dropping @Pinboard, but requiring services to change integrations (and accept ToS) is back-to-front

New favourite podcast: @AthleticoMince. @realbobmortimer and @profanityswan talking about football and other nonsense in their brains.

Recent communication at work is exclusively via emoji reactions (reacji?) in Slack: 👍 👏 and 👀. Living the monosyllabic reclusive boss dream.

The apps in my Panasonic TV broke last night. Turns out Netflix etc. must phone home to a Panasonic URL even if it’s down

Woken up last night by one beep somewhere in house. No idea if it was for smoke, baby, security, etc. #IoT idea: beep monitoring/reporting.

Reposted Aaron Parecki‘s post “Just published new working drafts of Web…” on
Just published new working drafts of Webmention and Micropub! Thanks to everyone for their contributions to these updated drafts!
Reposted Dan Quine (Crow) (@crowquine)‘s post on Twitter
Product management tools for lean startups

“My Little Sister Taught Me How To ‘Snapchat Like The Teens.’” Vivid reminder that teenagers are way ahead of us all

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I’m excited to read about Manton Reece’s upcoming microblog platform, especially as he seems keen to support Micropub and Webmention.

Reposted Alastair Luke (@al_luke)‘s post on Twitter
Amazon Prime & marriage show “commitment to something lasting, rather than a series of one-off transactions” So true

“The Old Guard”:

The Old Guard recognizes there’s simply too much to do and there is no way the expertise now needed to evolve is under the roof. The problem is these new hires are a cure to a disease that the Old Guard both created and loves.

@rands on some very familiar issues facing companies that grow past ~100 people.

Suede album launch at HMV Oxford St tonight. Brett is just magnificent close up.