Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

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).

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

Three days of walking round a city like Prague really does boost your daily step count.

(This may be the only post I ever make approaching a #workoutbrag)

A lovely animation explaining Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel Paradox which hurt my head in Discrete Maths back at university.

(via @kottke)

Lesson learned. Pulling stupid faces in holiday photos won’t stop my wife from uploading them to Facebook. #untagging

Alasdair Monk (@almonk) posted on Twitter
I just want to buy a lamp

Charles Bridge, Prague, one of the foremost bridges in the bridge world

Writing tests is great, but a static type system is like a built-in test suite that catches all the ridiculous, pointless problems you waste time on every day, so that you can focus on the interesting ones.

Tom Stuart on static typing in Ruby

Legatum Institute (@LegatumInst) posted on Twitter
Most popular word used in dating profiles in the US: another disconcerting map from @Amazing_Maps

Announcing Micropublish: the tool I use to post on my personal #indieweb site via #micropub

(I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now to post everything on here, including this post).

Alex Osborne (@AL0sborne) posted on Twitter
#GITLondon Dating, sex & tech. a) awesome topic and b) get to see some of my Globalites!! @barryf @rosswilliams @hannah__alice @ioptics

Enjoying this (much-linked) Nathan Barley 10-year retrospective which times nicely with my visit to Hoxton tonight

A Conference Call in Real Life

Steering well clear of Match of the Day tonight. The rugby was good last night wasn’t it? Yep.

Tim Blair posted on Twitter
An agile approach to self-improvement:

If it wasn’t irritating enough dealing with Ticketmaster’s website, its CAPTCHA is now trolling me.

Outlook for iOS/Android:

Very nice. Whisper it, but it may be time to look again at Office 365 vs Google Apps.

New “feeling old” milestone: Arsenal have signed Krystian Bielik who was born in 1998 – after I started university.

A few small site updates this evening. I’ve updated my Micropub syndication handling to work with PHP-style arrays as per Aaron’s new approach.

Secondly, after a few garbled webmentions, I’ve switched away from the Ruby Microformats 2 parser to use the PHP library which seems to be more complete, especially for nested attributes.