Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

May 2015
Liked Mark Leggett (@markleggett) Mark Leggett (@markleggett)’s post on Twitter
I'd honesty rather walk into someone's home and see a giant flashing neon swastika on the wall than this bullshit.
Reposted Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) Arsenal FC (@Arsenal)’s post on Twitter

Celebratory Burger King And Onion Rings. Loved that.

Liked Stephen Wildish (@StephenWildish) Stephen Wildish (@StephenWildish)’s post on Twitter
Friday Project: Taxonomy of piss

How Funding Works - Splitting The Equity With Investors - Infographic


Monospaced font with programming ligatures

Reposted Jeremy Keith’s post on
When I give talks or workshops, I sometimes get a bit ranty. One of the richest seams of rantiness comes from me complaining about how we web designers and developers are responsible for making the web a hostile place. “Stop getting the web wrong!” I…

Jeremy Keith on how Facebook’s Instant Articles is borne out of the crappy experience and poor performance of websites. “The web doesn’t suck. Your websites suck.”

Reposted Global Personals Dev (@globaldev) Global Personals Dev (@globaldev)’s post on Twitter
How a weekend crash course helped our new ScrumMaster Hayley 'Spring into Code' #springintocode #girlsintech
In reply to Richard Gale Richard Gale’s post on Twitter
@barryf looks like we're happy to oblige!!

@agit8or Glad All Over!

In reply to Richard Gale Richard Gale’s post on Twitter
@barryf I think we can assume that the algorithm is not a Gooner!

@agit8or You just can’t trust developers. Meanwhile, would LOVE it if Palace spoil Stevie G’s Big Day. Come on you Eagles!

In reply to Sam Barnes Sam Barnes’s post on Twitter
The reality of my life (new fav pic though)

@thesambarnes Looks like you’ve grown. Are you standing on something?

Oh Facebook! That algorithm needs a lot more work…

Which sports team do you like?

In reply to Paul Bowsher Paul Bowsher’s post on Twitter
Off to St Mary’s for the last home game of the season. Been a great achievement. Looking forward to next season already! #COYR

@boffbowsh Flipping Hell! What’s going on down there? Great game for a neutral too.

Reposted Twitter (@twitter) Twitter (@twitter)’s post on Twitter
Say more with revamped quote Tweet! Rolling out on iPhone and web, coming soon to Android.

Finally got round to allowing my reposts to have a comment/content to support Twitter’s new(ish) retweet-with-comment functionality.

Micropublish also had a bump to show the content field when posting.

In reply to Ian Winter Ian Winter’s post on Twitter
great day at Top Gear with @rackspaceUK (thanks Darren, Olaf, Andrew & Lauren) Here's me interviewing Mr Jardine 😀

@ian_winter Not sure about Clarkson’s replacement. Needs more curly hair.

Liked post on
‘Dog On Wheels’ by Belle and Sebastian

Cushion - Expenses

Startup listing all of their (his) expenses in building Cushion

MG Siegler on Facebook’s Instant Articles:

Facebook has put everyone else on notice. Your content better load fast or you’re screwed.

While I’m not overly keen on the prospect of content moving within Facebook’s walled garden, if it means existing news sites have to up their game and improve their dog-slow, bloated, marketing-led, advert-riddled mobile web experiences then we all benefit.

Liked Mark McDermott Mark McDermott’s post on Twitter
My mother just found the emoji button...
Reposted Andrew Losowsky Andrew Losowsky’s post on Twitter
Oh crap. Really sad to see @ampp3d and @UsVsTh3m close. Prob the most engaging tabloid experiments I’ve seen


Find the perfect office for your startup in London. Coworking, shared & private offices in London


Concurrent PGP in JavaScript: for use with Node.js or in the browser

“The Waterloo Bridge Handicap” (race commentary from 10m30s)

Love this clip of Leonard Rossiter ‘racing’ other commuters which was played on the screen at last night’s Belle and Sebastian gig. The race follows the same route I take when working in our London office. I also always end up pretend-racing others walking across the bridge up to the Strand. I wonder if they’re also in on it?

Liked Jonathan Hatfull (@JonathanHatfull) Jonathan Hatfull (@JonathanHatfull)’s post on Twitter
Ah, Belle And Sebastian. The opening bars of If You're Feeling Sinister always get me right in the f***ing feels.

Superb Belle and Sebastian gig tonight. A few oldies: highlight was audience on stage to Boy With The Arab Strap:

In reply to GM GM’s post on Twitter
@barryf I'm sorry, it was me who discovered it yesterday...

@GoonerMind No worries. It’s had plenty of attention in the past too.

In September 2006 I posted one of the first ever tweets about Arsenal Football Club, lamenting my team’s fondness for always trying to walk it in after watching a frustrating draw with Middlesborough at The Emirates.

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Reposted Matt Round (@mattround) Matt Round (@mattround)’s post on Twitter
GOOD NEWS: We’re not going to be wiped out by that asteroid BAD NEWS: Story reminded of the Saddest Cartoon Ever
Liked Hampton (@hcatlin) Hampton (@hcatlin)’s post on Twitter
Whoa. Just adding a label to a hamburger menu drove up interaction with it by 61%... I'm very surprised.

Ending today with “Man Don’t Give A Fuck” at superb @superfurry gig seems appropriate


Look up personal and company information from domains and email addresses


Remote Wireless Pet Camera. Check on your furry loved ones when out of home.


Dutch email service provider that “doesn’t sell your data”.

Does Anyone Use Social Sharing Buttons on Mobile?


#IVoted Now to settle back and wait for the #GE2015 results to trickle in.

Liked Smashing Magazine (@smashingmag) Smashing Magazine (@smashingmag)’s post on Twitter
We removed FB buttons and traffic from Facebook increased. Reason: instead of "liking" articles, readers share it on their timeleine.
Liked David Burge (@iowahawkblog) David Burge (@iowahawkblog)’s post on Twitter
Yes, English can be weird. It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though.

Fitter Happier Text

Fully justified text (via SVG)

Can I use...

Support tables for HTML5, CSS3, etc

Liked So Bad So Good (@sbadsgood) So Bad So Good (@sbadsgood)’s post on Twitter
This toilet at a Dutch Supermarket lets you test the brands of toilet paper they sell.
Liked Duncan Wilcox  (@duncanwilcox) Duncan Wilcox  (@duncanwilcox)’s post on Twitter
Kids today need to be reminded the Apple logo bite comes from the “a” of the “Motter Tektura” typeface.

Working Copy

git client for iOS 8. Works nicely with Textastic


Standards compliant, fast, secure markdown processing library in C

Liked Pete Cheslock (@petecheslock) Pete Cheslock (@petecheslock)’s post on Twitter
Everyone seemed to like this representation of DevOps and Security from my talk at #devopsdays Austin
Liked nstanley’s post on Instagram
Got to love living in a democracy #freedomofspeech
In reply to Nodamochiiee Nodamochiiee’s post on Twitter
@barryf saw your @OpticalExpress review, I've booked mine same place same day (sat) with same surgeon! How has it been since?

@myBFsquotearea No problems since and no regrets whatsoever. Good luck on Saturday!

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Sometimes it's kind to leave notes for your post-long-weekend brain.