Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

October 2012

Statistics for fun and profit (and analyzing split tests)

Being a little more scientific about setting up and interpreting A/B tests

Rugby score!

In reply to https://twitter.com/612821980 post on Twitter
Watching Reading vs. Arsenal... unbelievable game from neutral perspective! Who said League Cup was pointless/boring/anything but brilliant?

@james_allardice Insane. My heart can’t take any more.

@twitsplosion Good luck to you and Lyra.

librato/librato-propane · GitHub

Lighthouse Widget « Geckoboard

Display Lighthouse stats in Geckoboard

Judging Websites

…and homepage tips and essentials

Simplify Your Life With an SSH Config File

Stripe + Wufoo

You can now embed a payment form in a Wufoo survey. Handy.

Reposted https://twitter.com/11832 post on Twitter
The £2bn Relationship - The Business Of Online Dating http://t.co/Qo9CS9qB

Ruby refresher

RvP, Valencia, Young, Carrick, Ferdinand, Rooney. United buy expensive talent from rivals and haven’t done badly. Just a thought, Arsène.

In reply to https://twitter.com/7705762 post on Twitter
@barryf what is this @Themagazine?

@cronkshaw I posted that on AppDotNet where there’s a matching account. It’s a new iOS-only magazine.

Perfect Sunday on the sofa by a wood burner playing Letterpress and reading @themagazine

In reply to https://twitter.com/4143281 post on Twitter
Enjoying letterpress on iOS, except when playing @barryf

@neilmiddleton Beginner’s luck! I think I’m going to get addicted to this.

Challenge me on #Letterpress, a new word game for iPhone and iPad. I’m barryfrost on Game Center http://www.atebits.com/letterpress/

In reply to https://twitter.com/22905856 post on Twitter
@barryf words cannot describe how bad that was. :-( I shouldn't be worried about QPR but if Grant fat boy holt can score against us!

@JamesLafferty I’m worried. No cutting edge up front. AGM tomorrow will be fun :)

@cronkshaw I’m 2/2 losses in your seat this season. Next up for me: Spurs! Gulp.

@cronkshaw Pre-match CL wavy flag in the centre circle. Before we lost. Again. Grrr. Frustrated gooners around me. http://twitter.com/barryf/status/261223371231072257/photo/1

Dire, abject performance from Arsenal against Schalke tonight. Apoplectic guy next to me almost had a heart attack when they scored second.

Reposted https://twitter.com/57233 post on Twitter
Badger badger badger cull delayed while government deals with the scourge of mushrooms, snakes

benbalter/wordpress-to-jekyll-exporter · GitHub

99 Life Hacks to make your life easier

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@barryf Travelodge is it?

@carlbob Yep, those gangster teddy bears from the ads insist on it these days.

Hotel welcome card: “No denims in public areas after 6pm” Luckily I have my black tie with me. Jack Donaghy would approve.

Reposted https://twitter.com/68003 post on Twitter
Achingly à la mode interview layout from Pitchfork: http://t.co/7NeXKK4u. Impressive, if somewhat gratuitous.

Practising and preparing for the @wld conference (@ Warren Weir) http://4sq.com/VdJL2D

Colophon for GOV.UK at launch

In reply to https://twitter.com/7556272 post on Twitter
@barryf @ian_winter going to do that anyway when I get hold of my LiFx http://t.co/HnDu2lNw

@boffbowsh @ian_winter Nice. Would love one of those too if they take off.

In reply to https://twitter.com/5433 post on Twitter
@barryf i like that!

.@ian_winter You can also do clever stuff with it via @IFTTT like turning on a lamp when a Jenkins build fails http://bfr.st/WyPe1S

I’ve ordered a Belkin WeMo Switch so that I can remote control things over the internet. Thinking about my heating… http://bfr.st/PBO7hI

apiary.io

Creates docs, tests, validations and more for your API

Reposted https://twitter.com/124110814 post on Twitter
It's done. 48 hours of coding later, and the globaldev @railsrumble team proudly present Score Anything: http://t.co/8J4Ogy62

Leek, bacon & potato soup recipe

In reply to https://twitter.com/3068091 post on Twitter
@robyoung26 That sounds a bit retarded, since it’s your money. My sister couldn’t pay initial rent/deposit on her new place today :(

@jimeh @robyoung26 If you ask for a banker’s draft (small fee) you can withdraw large amounts at short notice. It’s like a fancy cheque.

Responsive Web Design Patterns

A collection of patterns and modules for responsive designs.

Kicksend/mailcheck · GitHub

A month at Songkick

Interviewing and on-boarding from a recent Songkick hire

Login Screen – behind the scenes — GoSquared - Blog

Sweat the details

Ganglia

Scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters

In reply to https://twitter.com/21298327 post on Twitter
@barryf @pollingj you can bet that BritRuby set their A records correctly before they went on sale though

@mattberridge @pollingj True. You have to pity ticket booking systems devs. Thankless task.

Reposted https://twitter.com/70641048 post on Twitter
@britruby Refresh let me down today, should have done it with Capybara...

Refresh refresh refresh… Second failed attempt to buy tickets to BritRuby. Ruby conferences: more popular than Glastonbury

Blitz

Load and performance testing. Pay by duration and number of “users”.

rollout

Conditionally roll out features with redis and ruby

In reply to https://twitter.com/11470692 post on Twitter
Anyone heard of Bloc Party? Having a drink with them and suspect a wind up
In reply to https://twitter.com/11470692 post on Twitter
@barryf 2TB? My 1TB is going in this week. How do I switch?

@nstanley The 2TB box has only been out for a few days and is replacing the 1TB. I’d give Sky a call to make sure the engineer brings 2TB.

Ordered one of the new Sky+HD 2TB boxes to replace my ailing Thomson one. Huge storage, HD EPG and iPad remote.

Better Specs

Best practices and examples for RSpec

In reply to https://twitter.com/7705762 post on Twitter
I've rationalised my online space. It's all about Twitter, G+, Vimeo, and Posterous now. 4Sq, FB, Qik, SocialCam, MobyPic, and more... Gone.

@cronkshaw Have you looked at AppDotNet yet? http://bfr.st/Qygdak

Testing a post from ADN using Netbot that should hopefully crosspost to Twitter and be picked up by @ifttthttps://alpha.app.net/barryf/post/688008

Now that there’s a @tapbots client for ADN I’ve stumped up the cash to join. Find me over there as barryf http://bfr.st/Uhh58u #adn

New Twitter Profile PSD

Reposted https://twitter.com/174322248 post on Twitter
hey gang!! check out my critique of online dating / geeky data visualization experiment!! http://t.co/zFHSAmUW

The Nifty MiniDrive

Fits entirely inside a MacBook Air|Pro’s SD slot, providing an adaptor for a MicroSD card.

APIfy

APIfy converts data in existing HTML sites and wikipedia pages to JSON APIs.

Guilty Tuesday night pleasure: Great British Bake Off #gbbo

timeago: a jQuery plugin