Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

July 2013


Ruby gem for querying’s GeoIP database, which returns the geographic location of a server given its IP address

mislav/twin · GitHub

kastner/sin · GitHub

@mowatt_andrew You could at least tweet something now that you have a follower. It’s only polite.


Themes for Twitter Bootstrap

Australian attack struggling against the might of Sussex

Watching Sussex v Australia (@ Sussex County Cricket Ground w/ 6 others)

Calculate distance, bearing and more between Latitude/Longitude points using Haversine formula


Asset compilation and image optimisation in a Mac app


Markdown powered CMS. Used by Asana

Deploying Rails 4 on Heroku

For a glorious moment today, retiring football scores reading legend, J.A.G., was trending right next to #royalbaby


A collection of major brand color codes

dejan/rails_panel · GitHub

@ian_winter Good thinking. I’ll return now to not caring and hoping it’ll all go away.

Suggested name for #royalbaby: Dai… because he’ll be Prince of Wales one day and, y’know, his grandmother was Princess Di. Awesome idea.

Accidentally started reading a few football transfer stories and the subsequent rabid bile from loony extremist fans. Backing away…

@cronkshaw Ooh. I haven’t tried it for drinks. They were offering mojitos but not sure my afternoon productivity would’ve survived.

@cronkshaw They do a cracking rice, black beans, pulled pork and plantain lunch box. Just scoffed it in the park next door with team.

I’m at Cubana (London, Greater London)

intridea/grape · GitHub

prawnpdf/prawn · GitHub


Online absence manager and holiday planner

The iOS Apprentice

Learn iPhone and iPad Programming via Tutorials (Ray Wenderlich)


JavaScript library for mobile-friendly maps


Make websites and apps load faster (Mac app)

Irishmen watch black stuff drip into jar #jokeintheresomewhere

Stupid htaccess Tricks

@hobbsy It’s all banjos and trust funds these days shakes stick at yoofs

@hobbsy I think I’ve seen 11 of those. Ultrasound! ADF! #nostalgia

Inspired by this news story, I’ve been re-enjoying Monty Python’s Penis Song RT @prodnose:

“How to sell things to developers” THIS

Low Friction Personal Data Collection


POSSE is an acronym/abbreviation for Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere. It’s a Syndication Model where the flow involves posting your content on your own domain first, then syndicating out copies to 3rd party services with perma(short)links back to the original version.

Google Apps toolbox

Google Apps Toolbox is a collection of tools which could be used to debug ‘Google Apps’.

Hyphen, En Dash, Em Dash, Minus

When to use each

Style Guide Boilerplate

Template for creating a website style guide

@boffbowsh It’s on!

Retreating inside with a big fan to watch the #ashes

We thought we’d get the deckchairs out. Bastard wasps got there first. Their nest looks like something from Alien.

@agit8or Didn’t realise you were off and on your birthday too: excuse the email barrage!

How Clothes Should Fit

Travis CI: Introducing Continuous Deployment to Heroku

Seriously addicted to Badland on iOS. Free in the App Store right now

Useful iOS resources

@timblair Me too. My weary brain skipped through the sentence and assumed the worst.

“Two charts that show how the internet [online dating] is ruling our sex lives”

Microsoft BizSpark

Startup scheme for MS developers: free software and tools (with a few caveats)