Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

February 2010

Off to Twickenham for England v Ireland with @ian_winter #smug

@braindeaf Nah, I dream about board reports, deadlines and one-to-one catch-ups these days.

Hackety hackety hack. Big push at work so I’ve been forced to come out of coding retirement to commit my first changeset for 6 months.


Vic & Bob style handbaggery. Notable also as a great example of using HTML5 and webkit animation

Mac app that acts as a pretend SMTP server, capturing email content so you can see how it would be delivered

Big day for the @wld dev team after months of huge effort. Stunning new Rails-based project is launching, plus an internal demo of a second.

@MickyMolly Thanks, good to hear from you. Hope the studying’s going well.

A new global visual language for the BBC's digital services

New look coming soon, plus a history of previous designs

The Case For An Older Woman « OkTrends

OK Cupid’s analysis of their membership base with lovely visualisations and intelligent interpretations

Writing a Twitter service on App Engine

@Leeliocallaghan Good for you. We’ll all be superfit and healthy before you know it!

@Shaunna_Woodley Nice. A bit of peer pressure and group encouragement is what I need to keep it going :)

Side effects of developing for yourself

Make something you would actually use: “If I let users steer product decisions, the result would be a massive codebase producing a bloated, cluttered product full of features that hardly anyone used at the expense of everyday usability and polish on the features that matter.”

Avoided pancakes today, haven’t eaten red meat or drunk coffee in 10 days and just got back from the gym. Expecting my body to mutiny soon.

Redis in Practice: Who’s Online?

Using Redis sets to store a collection of user IDs for who’s online style functionality

TextMate shortcuts you should be using chaff. Introducing docent.

Building a Google App Engine powered site with the Flickr API

Driving off to the seaside in the morning. Hoping for candy floss, rock, donkeys and kiss-me-quick hats.

@BradHaverly Make sure you keep your girlfriend well away from John Terry in the VIP lounge.

Chrome for Mac now supports extensions and bookmark syncing in its beta. I think I’ll make it my default browser.

@Tomtids Too late to worry about that. They already get my search, mail, calendar and more. I’m sure they can predict when I’ll next poo…

@ian_winter The penis pasta recipe wasn’t in Delia’s cookbook i’m afraid.

Iconic Icon Set – 103 icons in raster and vector format — Some Random Dude

FeedBurner Socialize: Add Your Feed to Twitter

Instead of using Twitterfeed, use FeedBurner’s integrated Twitter posting. Added bonus: supports use of PubSubHubbub so that Twitter is instantly updated

Typically for a town like Windsor, its Waitrose supermarket has sold out of quails eggs. I suppose hens eggs will have to do.

Ticket Servers: Distributed Unique Primary Keys on the Cheap

How Flickr keeps numeric IDs unique across multiple databases

RT @AIannucci: There’ll be a 2nd series of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Huzzah! Huzzah!

Invented chicken, bacon and banana satay kebabs. Won’t try that again.

Life doesn’t get much better than this.


Free app that provides Magic Mouse enhancements