Barry Frost

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Medium have adopted the passwordless login pattern: they will send you a one-time expiring link via email instead of requiring a password. Twitter and Facebook authentication remains and an SMS option is apparently in development.

Reposted Global Personals Dev (@globaldev)‘s post on Twitter
Photo: the team watching pitches for next week’s hack day (not in photo: @bayornet presenting remotely from NZ)

Spent the afternoon watching (and presenting) pitches for Thursday’s @globaldev hack day. Cracking selection of ideas and itches to scratch.

My pick of the Isle of Wight Festival was La Femme: electronica from Paris. #lafemme

Handy localised events calendar by Twitter:

On my way to the sunny-rainy Isle of Wight for the Festival. Covering all bases with wellies, suntan lotion, waterproof and flip-flops.

Reposted Arsenal FC (@Arsenal)‘s post on Twitter

Celebratory Burger King And Onion Rings. Loved that.

Reposted Jeremy Keith‘s post “Instantiation” on
When I give talks or workshops, I sometimes get a bit ranty. One of the richest seams of rantiness comes from me complaining about how we web designers and developers are responsible for making the web a hostile place. “Stop getting the web wrong!” I…

Jeremy Keith on how Facebook’s Instant Articles is borne out of the crappy experience and poor performance of websites. “The web doesn’t suck. Your websites suck.”

Reposted Global Personals Dev (@globaldev)‘s post on Twitter
How a weekend crash course helped our new ScrumMaster Hayley 'Spring into Code' #springintocode #girlsintech

Oh Facebook! That algorithm needs a lot more work…

Which sports team do you like?

Reposted Twitter (@twitter)‘s post on Twitter
Say more with revamped quote Tweet! Rolling out on iPhone and web, coming soon to Android.

Finally got round to allowing my reposts to have a comment/content to support Twitter’s new(ish) retweet-with-comment functionality.

Micropublish also had a bump to show the content field when posting.

MG Siegler on Facebook’s Instant Articles:

Facebook has put everyone else on notice. Your content better load fast or you’re screwed.

While I’m not overly keen on the prospect of content moving within Facebook’s walled garden, if it means existing news sites have to up their game and improve their dog-slow, bloated, marketing-led, advert-riddled mobile web experiences then we all benefit.

Reposted Andrew Losowsky (@losowsky)‘s post on Twitter
Oh crap. Really sad to see @ampp3d and @UsVsTh3m close. Prob the most engaging tabloid experiments I’ve seen

“The Waterloo Bridge Handicap” (race commentary from 10m30s)

Love this clip of Leonard Rossiter ‘racing’ other commuters which was played on the screen at last night’s Belle and Sebastian gig. The race follows the same route I take when working in our London office. I also always end up pretend-racing others walking across the bridge up to the Strand. I wonder if they’re also in on it?

Superb Belle and Sebastian gig tonight. A few oldies: highlight was audience on stage to Boy With The Arab Strap:

In September 2006 I posted one of the first ever tweets about Arsenal Football Club, lamenting my team’s fondness for always trying to walk it in after watching a frustrating draw with Middlesborough at The Emirates.

Every now and again someone rediscovers it and I get a barrage of retweets and replies, some polite, others from goading fans of other teams seeing the activity and incorrectly assuming I’m talking about the current team.

So reluctantly I’ve deleted the tweet and my phone is silent once more.

Reposted Matt Round (@mattround)‘s post on Twitter
GOOD NEWS: We’re not going to be wiped out by that asteroid BAD NEWS: Story reminded of the Saddest Cartoon Ever

Ending today with “Man Don’t Give A Fuck” at superb @superfurry gig seems appropriate