Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

June 2012

Art of the Title: gorgeous responsive design and typography

Sod it. Right, Father Ted on More 4 has just started.

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Python interface to Amazon Web Services

Getting football withdrawal symptoms.

The most intriguing part about this IFTTT announcement is their support for Belkin’s (upcoming) WeMo devices. Want one

Openreach - Superfast fibre broadband - Where and when

Postcode search for when your exchange is scheduled to get “super-fast” fibre broadband.

@thesambarnes I would have thought Slough would be FTTC. I’ll keep quiet then. :)

@jasonkneen That’s put things in perspective. Also this is clearly a #firstworldproblem - back to the football!

@boffbowsh Not according to Sam Knows. Outside cable area too.

@jasonkneen Ouch. I wouldn’t mind but I’m moving closer to London!

Dismayed to discover that the best broadband speed I can hope for in my new house will be a pathetic 4Mbps. May as well live on the moon.

@cronkshaw But knowing Arsenal we’ll probably storm through September then have our slump at Christmas.

Premier League fixtures for 2012/13 announced. September looks especially tricky for Arsenal

Barclays Premier League 2012/13 fixtures

September looks like a very tough month for Arsenal

@AL0sborne @boffbowsh I sense a new globaldev blog post: dating tips from two of our own!

@boffbowsh @jasonkneen Lesson learned: check your ifttt tasks more carefully before letting them tweet recursively.

@jasonkneen @thesambarnes @andrewscrivener Bollocks. 4sq fail. Sorry about that!

@ian_winter Define “play” !

@hobbsy I’m seeing them next month in Lisbon and would be gutted if Reni is missing. Hoping this a storm in a teacup.

Beautiful web type - examples of the best Google web typefaces /via @sevenupcan

Beautiful web type - examples of the best Google web typefaces /via @sevenupcan

Heading to Queen’s Club to watch the theoretical tennis. Play looks unlikely given the rain today.

@IanVaughan Yep. You then also get push updates to your calendars.

@JamesLafferty Love it.

Explaining to a dismayed @larrylou100 that Euro 2012 means constant football every day forever

@thesambarnes I love the radiator that may be hot.

@jasonkneen Perfect. What point is there in getting a new appliance if it’s not nerdy or gadgety too?

@jasonkneen Ooh I’m shopping for dishwashers and was considering a Bosch. Which did you go for?

Metrics-Driven Engineering at Etsy

A fantastic insight into Etsy’s ops/engineering teams and how they bake metrics collection and monitoring into everything they do

Ideal ops checklist

“In a perfect world, where things are done well, not just quickly, I would expect to find the following when joining your company…”

Dear Spain, give us Messi, Ronaldo and enough jamón for everyone and you can have your bailout.

@TheGhoti Hmm… I haven’t seen Katie in a while… Buried under your patio?

@cronkshaw Cheers Jeff. A homeowner at long last.

@Tomtids Cheers Tom. Looking forward to it. Time to leave the royal confines of Berkshire.

@TheGhoti Indeed. Not sure why they’re letting the likes of me move there.

@ian_winter And don’t forget the buying of white goods. I’m coveting a fridge/freezer with an ice dispenser…

@tomgiddings Thanks Tom.

@nstanley Ha, thanks and congrats to you too. I’ll worry about the market in a few years time. Time to enjoy the feeling - my first buy.

@AaronNeale Thanks Aaron.

Finally exchanged contracts on our new house! Moving to Virginia Water in Surrey next month.

@clearjanuary Ah, some splendid young ladies. Mute button also helps.

Superb business card (albeit only for the hopefully short lifespan of that bloody song) /via @iamcal

@thesambarnes @boffbowsh I won the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup as Arsenal and also a full international. Easy. Come along, Sam.

Building for multiple devices

My conversion to the dark side of management is complete: a pre-launch demo to me of a fully-tested new feature broke at first attempt.

@tomgiddings Just means users write it on a post-it kept under their keyboard.

The world’s worst password requirements list

Nice touch: each @GitHubJobs tweet is geo-tagged with the job’s location. Metadata doesn’t count towards 140 char limit = more description.

@cronkshaw I can only apologise for your inevitable upcoming addiction. I’ve just won the Champions’ League with Arsenal.

@thesambarnes Just bought a helicopter. Be warned: it’ll destroy your bank holiday.

Hopelessly addicted to New Star Soccer. Part football management sim, part arcade game and part RPG.