Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

March 2016

Receiving push notifications (with emoji!) even before you put your @getmondo card away is pretty cool

This is why you should only buy genuine chargers for your expensive laptop:

Liked Pinboard Pinboard’s post on Twitter
Right now the IFTTT business model is to charge one user $30M, rather than lots of users $2. The challenge will be with recurring payments

Sad about @IFTTT dropping @Pinboard, but requiring services to change integrations (and accept ToS) is back-to-front

Liked post on Instagram
Happy Easter 🐣

19 beautiful things to do in Surrey in the spring

SSL config generator

New favourite podcast: @AthleticoMince. @realbobmortimer and @profanityswan talking about football and other nonsense in their brains.


Helium is a floating browser window that allows you to watch media while you work. Your content will never fall behind your other windows even as you switch tasks.


FullStory lets your company easily record, replay, search, and analyze each user’s actual experience with your website. Think of it as your team’s super-searchable DVR for all customer interactions.

In reply to JC102 JC102’s post on Twitter
@barryf We prefer to use "@ gif" in telegram. Moving pictures !

@cronkshaw I don’t think I could cope with animated gifs. Party Parrot emojis are bad enough

Recent communication at work is exclusively via emoji reactions (reacji?) in Slack: 👍 👏 and 👀. Living the monosyllabic reclusive boss dream.

In reply to Tom Tom’s post on Twitter
@barryf I'm going to guess a fire detector low battery starting to take hold. Good luck!

@tomgiddings My guess too, although it only beeped the once. Testing it was fine. Might change the battery anyway!

The apps in my Panasonic TV broke last night. Turns out Netflix etc. must phone home to a Panasonic URL even if it’s down

Base64 Converter

Upload an image or enter text and get the base64 encoded version

Woken up last night by one beep somewhere in house. No idea if it was for smoke, baby, security, etc. #IoT idea: beep monitoring/reporting.

Liked post on Instagram
❤️ I am a very lucky mummy ❤️

Top 100 Recruiters In UK Startups

Recommended [London Startup Technology] Recruiters

Liked Scott JensOn (@scottjenson) Scott JensOn (@scottjenson)’s post on Twitter
I know, let's just use every possible mobile nav element at the same time....
In reply to JC102 JC102’s post on Twitter
@barryf Ut oh.....

@cronkshaw Have you tried this? Try as I might, I just can’t make Arsenal champions…

Dropshare for Mac

Dropshare is a so-called menulet that enables you to easily drag&drop files, folders and anything else to your own server, Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud Files or Google Drive. Once uploaded, the app copies the link to the file to your Mac’s clipboard and you’re ready to share with anyone you like!

In reply to JC102 JC102’s post on Twitter
@barryf Ut oh.....

@cronkshaw Last chance missed.

How to Deploy Software

In reply to JC102 JC102’s post on Twitter
@barryf Prediction tonight? If we drop points it's all over.

@cronkshaw Home win. But honestly can’t call the derby on Saturday.

Liked Glenn Jones (@glennjones) Glenn Jones (@glennjones)’s post on Twitter
Just released v1.4.0 js microformats parser, with small performance uplift thanks to @MikeKaply #indieweb


JavaScript Microformats parser

Reposted Aaron Parecki Aaron Parecki’s post on
Just published new working drafts of Webmention and Micropub! Thanks to everyone for their contributions to these updated drafts!

What should a new ScrumMaster be doing?

In reply to JC102 JC102’s post on Twitter
Massive game vs Spurs coming up. Could be the future or the end of Wenger... @barryf

@cronkshaw If we beat Swansea and Spurs and then go on a title-winning run then all is forgotten. Can’t see it happening though.