Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

February 2015

How we do recruitment at Spotify

Reposted Peter Lambert Peter Lambert’s post on Twitter
Tech talk time at @globaldev
Reposted John Lilly (@johnolilly) John Lilly (@johnolilly)’s post on Twitter
Finding Medium's evolution fascinating. Amazing to me that @ev continues to find white space in publishing, so many years after blogger.
In reply to Ben Hobson Ben Hobson’s post on Twitter

Minimal Status Bar for Safari

In reply to JC102 JC102’s post on Twitter
@barryf @kottke That was too much for a Sunday morning!

@cronkshaw It was also a bit too much for my first-year brain back in the day! No idea how I passed that class.

Three days of walking round a city like Prague really does boost your daily step count.

(This may be the only post I ever make approaching a #workoutbrag)

Monitoring CPU and memory usage from Postgres

Liked nuripix’s post on Instagram
River Thames at dusk #goldenlight #richmond

A lovely animation explaining Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel Paradox which hurt my head in Discrete Maths back at university.

(via @kottke)


Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it’s transmitted over the Internet.

Squash all my commits into one for GitHub pull request

Lesson learned. Pulling stupid faces in holiday photos won’t stop my wife from uploading them to Facebook. #untagging

Reposted Alasdair Monk (@almonk) Alasdair Monk (@almonk)’s post on Twitter
I just want to buy a lamp

Charles Bridge, Prague, one of the foremost bridges in the bridge world

Writing tests is great, but a static type system is like a built-in test suite that catches all the ridiculous, pointless problems you waste time on every day, so that you can focus on the interesting ones.

Tom Stuart on static typing in Ruby

In reply to Brad Haverly Brad Haverly’s post on Twitter

@RealBradHaverly I think Wacek needs a slightly bigger apron.

Liked JC102 JC102’s post on Twitter
Happy Birthday @clarility ! What a year :-)
Reposted Legatum Institute (@LegatumInst) Legatum Institute (@LegatumInst)’s post on Twitter
Most popular word used in dating profiles in the US: another disconcerting map from @Amazing_Maps
Liked Hendrik Mans (@hmans) Hendrik Mans (@hmans)’s post on Twitter
If you ever find yourself implementing IndieWeb, build the receiving part first, sending later.


Homerun is a lightweight tool that makes your recruitment personal and effective.


Reveal brings powerful runtime view debugging to iOS developers. With advanced visualisations, comprehensive inspectors and the ability to modify applications on the fly, you’ll be debugging view layout and rendering problems in seconds.

Liked Holly Davis (@ProjectDavis) Holly Davis (@ProjectDavis)’s post on Twitter
I was inspired with @thesambarnes team charter idea at @DPMUKConf, I decided it was about time we had our own #dpm

Announcing Micropublish: the tool I use to post on my personal #indieweb site via #micropub

(I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now to post everything on here, including this post).


Responsive CSS boilerplate

Nathan Barley Box Set (4oD)

Reposted Alex Osborne (@AL0sborne) Alex Osborne (@AL0sborne)’s post on Twitter
#GITLondon Dating, sex & tech. a) awesome topic and b) get to see some of my Globalites!! @barryf @rosswilliams @hannah__alice @ioptics
Liked jason.fried’s post on Instagram
Still my favorite way to read the time. Got one at the office and the home office. The QLOCKTWO by Biggert & Funk.


jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor.

Code signing and distributing with Swift

Enjoying this (much-linked) Nathan Barley 10-year retrospective which times nicely with my visit to Hoxton tonight

How I Start (Ruby gem)

Guide to building a gem by Steve Klabnik

Boston Gooners

Useful for when I visit the US office


A simple, decentralized dependency manager for Cocoa


An open-source service monitoring system and time series database.


A collection of useful .htaccess snippets

@PaulCaudell Is it 100 Broken Windows? One of my favourites. Little Discourage and Roseability especially.

iPhone 6 Screens Demystified

High Performance Browser Networking

Free online book by Ilya Grigorik

A Conference Call in Real Life

Liked Laura Frost Laura Frost’s post on Instagram
Sunday roast!
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I’ve written enough Swing that I’m not entirely convinced it can’t.
Liked Its Sizzle (@samualwhite) Its Sizzle (@samualwhite)’s post on Twitter
@premierleague @FA @QPRFC £38 ticket in away end at loftus road! #Robbery

Steering well clear of Match of the Day tonight. The rugby was good last night wasn’t it? Yep.

Liked Paul Bowsher Paul Bowsher’s post on Twitter
#uktea Aeropress-brewed Earl Grey, 9/10 GU22. Aeropress + tea is the future.
In reply to Ben Hobson Ben Hobson’s post on Twitter
@barryf best tweet yet

@benhobson Replied before I could delete it. You’re just too quick, BH.

In reply to Adam Procter Adam Procter’s post on Twitter
@barryf made sure Ive turned on bridg.y (twitter) stuff just on homepage but still broke/test just says web mention queued :(

I’ve not used so you may want to try IRC for help with setup. Have you tried using it on your notes instead?

iPad Air 2 Review: Why the iPad Became My Main Computer

Liked Tweetbot by Tapbots Tweetbot by Tapbots’s post on Twitter
Tweetbot for Yosemite has been more work than anticipated, but it is coming…and yes, it will be a free update!
In reply to Adam Procter Adam Procter’s post on Twitter
@barryf thanks seems to be working now :D

Nice. Happy to help. Let me know if you’ve any other questions about next steps.

In reply to Adam Procter Adam Procter’s post on Twitter
Anyone see a reason why rel=me for is not picking up links on #indieweb #webmentions

There’s a typo in your Google+ link: <a “rel=author” – you could write that as rel=“author me” and that should work. Hope that helps.

Reposted Tim Blair Tim Blair’s post on Twitter
An agile approach to self-improvement:


Restarts an app when the filesystem changes. Uses growl and FSEventStream if on OS X. Alternative to shotgun or guard.

Tiny Networking: Building Micro-Libraries in Swift

What Snapchat Might Do Next With Discover

Analysis by @losowsky on how Snapchat Discover could evolve to become a major tool for publishers

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liking a post via Woodwind
Liked Tom Gauld Tom Gauld’s post on Twitter
My cartoon for yesterday's Guardian: