Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

July 2015
In reply to JC102 JC102’s post on Twitter

@cronkshaw #brave

Getting an OAuth 2.0 Token with Alamofire

Liked kriseldargh! kriseldargh!’s post on Twitter
Well done @globaldev! Hack days always remind me I'm surrounded by a zombie buffet of brainnnns. #venntrohackday

Belle and Sebastian for two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in June.

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Team outing to Lord’s for T20. #venntrodev

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So today I had a go in one of these beauties in Hamburg... @teslamotors
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@barryf ....might have done ;-)

@cronkshaw About time too.

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@cronkshaw Eh? Next you’ll be telling me you’ve bought an iPhone to use it with

Previously, On Arrested Development

Stunning interactive breakdown of running gags, cross-referenced between episodes/series.

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@barryf Spotify is on borrowed time I think...

@cronkshaw Maybe but I’m hoping it can survive and hold its own. Plenty of room for healthy competition. What do you use these days?

In reply to Paul Bowsher Paul Bowsher’s post on Twitter
@barryf exactly this. Apple Music just doesn’t quite work right. Spotify is awesome - Apple Music will be very useful as competition though.

@boffbowsh Definitely. Very healthy to have both services pushing each other to improve.

After a week-or-two of flirting with Apple Music, @Spotify’s new Discover feature has lured me back. Love its selection for me this week.

Netflix UK best movies list

FatallyFlawed (the myth of safety socket covers)


PostgREST serves a fully RESTful API from any existing PostgreSQL database.


a more usable credit card form. Improve payment form, checkout, and ecommerce usability with JavaScript card number validation, credit card type detection, and more.

Pushed a quick facelift live for our old globaldev team site to match the new company @venntro branding:


Drag-and-drop library


Rails IndieWeb publishing tool

In reply to Daniel Franka Daniel Franka’s post on Twitter
@barryf I am booked in for the 3rd but have another consultation today with optimax just to reassure myself. Largest worry is long term +10y

@danielfranka Seems to be safer than ever but I’d ask as many questions as you can. Good luck.

In reply to Daniel Franka Daniel Franka’s post on Twitter
@barryf Hey just read your laser eye surgery blog and wanted to know how are they doing after x amount of years?

@danielfranka Yep, 4.5 years later and I’ve no regrets. Vision still sharp and it’s great not having to worry about lenses. Have you booked?

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When you pay for your lunch with your watch, and the cashier has a look on her face like “WHAT JUST HAPPENED. WHAT WAS THAT.”
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@barryf love this! Far more endearing for the absence of technology.

@andrewgarner Endearing but utterly brutal! Good to remind “us” of the reality of online dating.

Charming short film of a brave actor trying “offline dating” by approaching women in London. So many knockbacks!

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Good morning from Venntro's London HQ...
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Holiday time!
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Heartfelt thanks from Val. My devoted husband Ed Percival sadly passed away this morning. I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love

@edpercival Very sorry to learn of your loss, Val. I still remember much of the advice and thoughts Ed gave me. A lovely, warm man.

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Aaronpk doing intros at IndieWebCamp 2015.

3D maps of every Underground station

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Fetches and converts data between Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Twitter native APIs, ActivityStreams, microformats2 HTML and JSON, Atom, and more.

Liked Rebecca Slatkin (@RebeccaSlatkin) Rebecca Slatkin (@RebeccaSlatkin)’s post on Twitter
What recruiters think I want: Beer cart, ping pong table What I really want: Silence, coworkers with good table manners, attention to UX
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@barryf It's a real thing.

@losowsky Read a few links on its use for harassment. What a thoroughly depressing thing.

In reply to Andrew Losowsky Andrew Losowsky’s post on Twitter
@barryf Very different in a public setting than a private one, though. Emoji trolling is a thing…

@losowsky I hadn’t considered the potential for malicious public emoji. Wow, that aubergine emoji trolling business is new to me.

Slack has introduced reactions: a method of responding to a message with emoji.

I like it. It’s a more nuanced like/favourite to allow for dislikes 👎, thanks 👏 or inevitably 💩. I can see this idea spreading to other services very quickly. I wonder how it might work in the #indieweb world?

Stenciltown - The iOS 9 Suite

OmniGraffle stencil for iOS 9 with San Francisco font

Form structure — Government Service Design Manual advocates one-question-per-page approach to form design


JSON Web Token implementation in Ruby

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1.21 Gigawatts!!!!
Liked Steve Goldstein (@MKTWgoldstein) Steve Goldstein (@MKTWgoldstein)’s post on Twitter
Kim Kardashian explains why marginal propensity to consume decreases as income rises

Commentary from today’s thoroughly enjoyable Hack Day by @thesambarnes (with gems from his enviable gif folder)

Liked Tim Blair Tim Blair’s post on Twitter
Hack day at @globaldev successfully wrapped up. 18 separate mini-projects demoed after just 7 hours of work. I love organising these things.
Reposted Global Personals Dev (@globaldev) Global Personals Dev (@globaldev)’s post on Twitter
.@ioptics: "Not to alarm anyone, but I've just opened Photoshop." @barryf: "And I've opened a terminal window."

Hack Day has begun…