Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

April 2015


Free alternative to Moom or Divvy


Typhoeus wraps libcurl in order to make fast and reliable requests

An Introduction to Markup for Emails

10 tips for a better login page and process

The Government Digital Service: The Happiest Place on Earth

Register report/snark into GDS culture

Alice Lee

I’m Alice, an illustrator and designer. I most recently worked at Dropbox, and am now freelancing while working on independent projects.

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Don't ever say you don't have choices on mobile.
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In August 2012, I wrote a quick script to stream front-page Hackernews stories to an IRC channel on Freenode (##hackernews in case you're interested) so that I could quickly glance at popular stories there instead of needing to load Hackernews. Since…

Building an Instagram-Like App with Parse and Swift


A sleek webfont containing 95 icons of all main payment operators and methods

Tips for speakers

I seem to have lost all my saved searches in @tweetbot and the Twitter web app. I only had a few and can recreate but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Button Frog

Custom buttons (badges) with international shipping for larger orders

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Team photo taken today in our very sunny London office
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Just rediscovered this and realised that Chris Morris may have actually invented Tinder
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Just had an email from someone called Barry Frost and it wasn't you @barryf. There's more than one!

@BenHobson Can’t be many of us. Was this Barry Frost a Nigerian prince who needed your bank account details to help transfer his huge fortune?

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Today's office... A vintage #Farfisa and one of the loveliest blokes in Brighton to keep me company. #oscillator
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great talk by @barryf on “Why We Need The IndieWeb” with why, how to, markup, code etc.

@t Thanks, Tantek! Glad you liked it. The intro/why part was clearly heavily inspired by one of your talks.


Here’s a video of the Tech Talk I presented last month to my globaldev team on the #indieweb and why I believe it’s important that you #ownyourdata

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I did say the house purchase completed with little fanfare; I did get a certificate from (I assume) HM Land Registry

@stevesmith2609 Strong middle name

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Just delivered my sixth session as a @CodeClubPro trainer. Going back to school is fun!


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Online Markdown editor with support for sync to Google Drive or Dropbox, publishing to Blogger, GitHub, Tumblr, SSH server and others, plus loads of Markdown extensions like fenced code blocks, smart punctuation, table of contents, MathJax, sequence diagrams and flow charts.

The Remote Manifesto


API performance monitoring

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Wake up after falling asleep, lights on, laptop open. Finish post, fix a bug, reply thanks, lights off, back to sleep.
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🌅 Good morning #SF! A little #sunrise #mayurasana after #NPSF #TwinPeaks #hillsforbreakfast #funtimes Photo by @lucemagoose16 #novemberproject #earnyourweekend #weekendearned #armbalance #pose #yoga #peacockpose #balanceeverything #yogaeveryday #i…
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‘Stay Young’ by Ultrasound


Mac HTTP client/debugger


A time-based background job scheduler daemon (just like Cron) for Rails

New gadget installed today, just in time for summer #nest

Twitter adds RT-with-quote functionality via progressive enhancement: it uses a link to the original tweet.

(Well, that’s the theory. Let’s see if this actually works when syndicated to Twitter).

So I now have a new feature to add here: take tweet URLs and expand them below my own note. Even better, make this indieweb-friendly and take a summary when doing a “quote-with-repost” of someone’s indieweb post.

ASP.NET 5 development on OS X with Docker

MVC Video Training from Pluralsight

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Instagram anti-grav remix
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Spelt "comment" with 3 M's. Spent 3 hours debugging for @krissygoround to point out my typo. I hate dev. I ❤️ being a QA!