Barry Frost

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June 2015

Signing in to Medium by email

Medium have adopted the passwordless login pattern: they will send you a one-time expiring link via email instead of requiring a password. Twitter and Facebook authentication remains and an SMS option is apparently in development.

Reposted Global Personals Dev (@globaldev) Global Personals Dev (@globaldev)’s post on Twitter
Photo: the team watching pitches for next week’s hack day (not in photo: @bayornet presenting remotely from NZ)

Spent the afternoon watching (and presenting) pitches for Thursday’s @globaldev hack day. Cracking selection of ideas and itches to scratch.

Liked Ben Werdmüller Ben Werdmüller’s post on
If we want open software to win, we need to get off our armchairs and compete. 9 min read The reason Facebook dominates the Internet is that while we were busy having end…
In reply to Aaron Parecki Aaron Parecki’s post on
@barryf watching your #indieweb video triggered my Amazon Echo! Turns out when you say "an excerpt" she hears "Alexa"

@aaronpk I didn’t know I had such power! And yet when I want Siri to do something she never understands me :(

How I deployed Middleman to Heroku

Going beyond pageviews: simple ways to track your customers online


Bushel is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution for the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod devices in your workplace. Designed to make the complex tasks simple so you can focus on business.

Liked Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) Guardian sport (@guardian_sport)’s post on Twitter
Golden Goal: Dennis Bergkamp for Arsenal v Newcastle (2002). By @alansmith90 (Pic: Reuters)


On-demand customer service apps. Intelligently route helpdesk tickets and community questions to your expert users and reward them for quick resolution.

In reply to Barry Frost Barry Frost’s post on
My pick of the Isle of Wight Festival was La Femme: electronica from Paris. #lafemme

My pick of the Isle of Wight Festival was La Femme: electronica from Paris. #lafemme

Handy localised events calendar by Twitter:


MetricsGraphics.js is a library built on top of D3 that is optimized for visualizing and laying out time-series data.

In reply to kriseldargh! kriseldargh!’s post on Twitter
@barryf It's hard to imagine the CTO in thongs!

@krissygoround I do hope you’re using the Australian definition of thong. The alternative doesn’t bear thinking about.

In reply to Darren Walker Darren Walker’s post on Twitter
@barryf Just saw the line-up - amazing. Who is top of your list to see?

@bayornet Ooh. Hard to say. Love Blur, Prodigy are superb live but Fleetwood Mac have such a back catalogue and could be last tour.

On my way to the sunny-rainy Isle of Wight for the Festival. Covering all bases with wellies, suntan lotion, waterproof and flip-flops.

100ms to Glass with Rails and Turbolinks

Nobody told me Minitest was this fun

with comparisons to RSpec

Making a difference with performance

Techniques to increase front-end web performance

Product Fail

To me it’s no surprise that so many companies spend so much time and money and get so little in return.

How to undo (almost) anything with Git

Streamline Icons

4000 vector Icons for IOS, Android and applications. The world’s largest icon collection.

Squashing commits with rebase

My git workflow


Liked Robert Lenne (@robertlenne) Robert Lenne (@robertlenne)’s post on Twitter
If you donate blood in Sweden the county council will text you when your blood is used.

Action taken by the ICO over Cookies

Charlie App

Charlie combs through 100s of sources and automatically sends you a one‐pager on everyone you’re going to meet with, before you see them

Soho is the new Shoreditch: this map shows where startups are looking for workspace

Expensify For Business

Expense reporting. Has mobile apps


Personalised biscuits and cakes. Used for work promo gifts