Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

You know it’s bad for your football club when you’re getting trolled by Amazon’s marketing team…

Alexa, when was the last time Arsenal won the Premier League?

The fascinating story behind the ruins we have in Virginia Water in this long thread of tweets:

https://twitter.com/PaulMMCooper/status/950033589374156800

(@PaulMMCooper - you need a blog!)

Reposted Venntro Development Venntro Development’s post on Twitter
Our Digital PM, @hayleyhinsley is speaking at @DeliverConf on the 25th. See her "Aim Wide, Not Just High" talk: http://deliverconf.co.uk/speakers/aim-wide-not-just-high/

Making a looping lullaby box

My wife and I are expecting our second baby in the new year. Our first, now a toddler, loved his Ewan The Dream Sheep at night, especially its gentle harp lullaby music, but the short duration (20 minutes) meant we were frequently restarting the music to help him fully drift off.

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Way back in 2006, long before Slack, a few colleagues and I ran a little tumblelog/microblog at the very cool URL vom.it (sadly no longer live) to share the interesting stuff we’d found. I especially liked the way posts and comments were presented inline.

Screenshot of vom.it

Once again, the only festive music worth listening to is Soma FM‘s brilliant Christmas Rocks! radio.

After seven years using the same profile photo/avatar, I thought it was probably about time I used something a bit more recent. Before and after…

me

I hadn’t read @brad_frost’s (cool name) article about thoughtless use of the word “just” before seeing @adactio’s tweet.

I’m sure I’ve used “just” in copy in that context before and I’ll strive to avoid doing so in future.

As seems obligatory today, this note tests whether I can post tweets with over 140 characters, now that Twitter supports up to 280. I’m posting this to my site first (naturally) and hopefully the Ruby @gem and Twitter’s API won’t bork when it’s syndicated 🤞

Reposted Venntro Development Venntro Development’s post on Twitter
New post: "Automating the build and deployment of our team site with Jekyll, GitHub, Travis, S3 and CloudFront" https://dev.venntro.com/2017/10/26/automating-the-build-and-deployment-of-our-team-site-with-jekyll-github-travis-s3-and-cloudfront.html

Superbly detailed piece from our DPM @hayleyhinsley on how she continuously grooms our product backlog.

Bumper Homebrew Website Club London tonight. Thanks everyone for coming 🙌

HWC London group photo

How we make remote working work

New work blog post from me. Includes cheesy photo of my remote team coerced into giving a 👍

I love that @simonw is blogging again. His recent posts are great reads, including this on CD with free services:

https://simonwillison.net/2017/Oct/17/free-continuous-deployment/

Posting a test note from the new Micro.blog Mac app.

Reposted Calum Ryan Calum Ryan’s post on Twitter
📢 RSVPs open to this week's Homebrew Website Club London ✏️ Register at https://hwclondon.co.uk/meetups/20171018 @hwclondon

Can’t wait for this documentary of the greatest end to a football season there will ever be. “89”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmUiHof01l4

While posting an article here earlier I reminded myself how clunky I’ve made things unless I’m writing plain-text notes. Manually hacking the content in a JSON document is unnecessarily cumbersome. And syntax-highlighted code blocks would be nice. Some itches to scratch!

Using JSON in Postgres with Ruby and Sequel

With its fast, built-in support for JSON, it’s worth considering Postgres for storing and querying your JSON data. Instead of using a specialised document server, Postgres may be the right choice for your application.

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