Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

November 2009

Understanding your payslip

Brief guide to what’s written on a payslip and the bandings for tax/NI

Off to see @MMiddletonUK gig in Shepherds Bush.

We’re bidding a fond farewell to @ShaunMccran today while welcoming @ClearJanuary and @andrewgarner to the @wld dev team.

codegent : White Label Dating

Portfolio page for the projects codegent have worked on for us

@mrmcd Those northern lasses clearly love a bit of @mrmcd. You’ll be spending hot weekends in Barnsley putting coal in tin baths.

@Trevorlines sí! Good idea! I’ll go visit my amigo Pedro. He makes his own tequila and keeps chickens.

Oh Thierry! Your halo has well and truly slipped tonight. Not a fan of Ireland, but that’s no way for France to win.

Day 17 of my #movember ‘tache and to go with my new Mexican look I’m drinking Corona. ¿Que pasa, gringo?

@brianhogg Yes that’s right. I was having a geeky moment after thinking about microformats and it seemed appropriate:

Authenticating Users with Facebook Connect

(Buried deep in the docs)

Mobile Fotos • Flickr browser/uploader app for iPhone + iPod touch

Keeps GPS and EXIF data intact when uploading to Flickr

Add the #movember hashtag to a tweet linking to a photo of your Movember tache to join the gallery.

noticings : the game of noticing things around you

Geotag and tag your photos with ‘noticings’ on Flickr to play the game. Points awarded daily for numerous known and unknown reasons.

RT @martinbtt @wld’s @taryneast in this month’s RoR podcast - (00:50) talking HyperActiveResource with @topfunky

Pleased with the XFN rel style lists of the people I follow here.

@marckysharky Me too! Favourited that clip earlier in the week. No-one swears as well as Malcolm.

@andrewgarner Well surely there’s always time for a glass of Rioja in between boxes. Does this mean you’ve found somewhere in Windsor?

Feeling happy and smiley all of a sudden.

@Tomtids First album I ever bought. Still a favourite.

@Tomtids @rosswilliams Tut. You both have overactive imaginations - the curse of those in long term relationships :)


“Checking your e-mail or Twitter account and finding a new message or some new updates from your friends is very… moreish. Each new ‘thing’ you discover is like a reward for your brain – well done!, it says, you checked for a thing, and you found one!”

Installing Varnish with nginx, Passenger, and Monit on Ubuntu 8.10 intrepid

Install a HTTP accelerator for full caching with Rails on Passenger.

@mr_mcd Exactly. Think I’ll go to the footy and watch the egg chasing highlights later instead.

It’s a toss up this afternoon between standing in the cold to watch my local football team, or cramming into a warm pub for the rugby on TV.

Google interview questions

I think I’d enjoy being asked and asking these.

socialmod - social media moderation

Service to moderate user supplied text or photos from a community or social media site. Uses Mechanical Turk.

Enjoyed my evening in London at the Clapham Common fireworks and meeting friends old and new.

How I made it: Ross Williams, founder of - Times Online

Lovely PR for Ross and WLD.

@andrewgarner Thanks for sponsoring our #movember team. Are you taking part? You’ll be here in time to join the tail end of our efforts.


Ruby gem to access the Twitter Streaming API

Clean shaven and bereft of facial hair for the last time this month #movember

@hifiway I’m exactly 30, thanks. Good point: I would’ve thought ND is also aimed at us cardigan wearers. Unless ITV dug him up for X-Factor?