Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

March 2017
In reply to Eddie Hinkle Eddie Hinkle’s post “Viewing webmentions” on eddiehinkle.com
For about a week, I’ve been able to receive webmentions but they haven’t been visible on my site. That is a bad experience for several reasons: The first is that it seems strange for someone to send a webmention and if they visit my site later to see…

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Reposted Michael Deacon Michael Deacon’s post on Twitter
Just giving advance notice that when my generation is old we're going to make everything like the 1990s again

“The 50 Best Britpop Albums”. Not sure all are /Britpop/, but god, I own and still listen to almost all of these.

http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/10045-the-50-best-britpop-albums/

In reply to Barry Frost Barry Frost’s post on Twitter
iOS 10.3 brings wifi and 4G calling for O2 (UK). NB: you need to disable their TU Go service (my request is pending) http://www.o2.co.uk/help/network-coverage-and-international/wifi-and-4g-calling
In reply to Barry Frost Barry Frost’s post “iOS 10.3 brings wifi and 4G calling for…” on barryfrost.com
iOS 10.3 brings wifi and 4G calling for O2 (UK). NB: you need to disable their TU Go service (my request is pending) http://www.o2.co.uk/help/network-coverage-and-international/wifi-and-4g-calling

@barryf A few hours later and I’m up-and-running. At home, where signal is patchy, I now get “O2 WiFiCall” in the top bar of my iPhone 7.

iOS 10.3 brings wifi and 4G calling for O2 (UK). NB: you need to disable their TU Go service (my request is pending) http://www.o2.co.uk/help/network-coverage-and-international/wifi-and-4g-calling

Honomobo

Homes made from shipping containers (US).

PostgREST

Serve a RESTful API directly from a Postgres database.

Echosim

Alexa Skill testing tool

atlassian/localstack

A fully functional local AWS cloud stack. Develop and test your cloud apps offline

Liked Dafydd Vaughan Dafydd Vaughan’s post on Twitter
Yet another attack on encryption. The lack of digital and tech literacy in MPs, Ministers, journalists and people in general is a disgrace.
Liked kriseldargh! kriseldargh!’s post on Twitter
@thesambarnes @barryf @stevesmith2609 You mean we didn’t dodge the Venntro couples newsletter? D’oh!
In reply to Steve Smith 🇪🇺 Steve Smith 🇪🇺’s post on Twitter
Last night I asked the amazing @krissygoround to marry me, and she said "...of course!". I love this creature! https://t.co/HCg6hUaYbx

@stevesmith2609 @krissygoround Congratulations to you both! Technically this counts as a Global/Venntro engagement :)

Liked Ian Winter Ian Winter’s post on Twitter
not a bad evenings work - managed to get Akamai to serve an asset from S3 whilst doing regex rewriting on the Akamai edge

@SteveBartlettSC 👍 Opened my eyes to what’s possible. Inspirational story too. Congrats to you and your team.

Very strong morning at #WXGFIVE. Highlight was relearning everything about social media from @TheSocialChain’s omnipotent @SteveBartlettSC.

At WXG 2017 conference.

Liked Shane Becker Shane Becker’s post on Twitter
I’m continually impressed by and proud of @aaronpk for his continuous iterative work on #indieweb stuff. https://aaronparecki.com/tag/100daysofindieweb

I’m in Covent Garden, London, not far from today’s attack and marking myself safe.

At Homebrew Website Club London

WTF, forms?

Friendlier HTML form controls with a little CSS magic. Designed for IE9+, as well as the latest Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

Improve Your Billing Form’s UX In One Day

Tips on autocomplete and input masking

In reply to Calum Ryan Calum Ryan’s post “Homebrew Website Club (London)” on calumryan.com
Join us for an evening of quiet writing, wiki editing, IndieWeb demos and discussions. 

I’m going

screech

Micropub client for posting audio files (mostly podcasts) to your site.

At Cloud Expo Europe.

Drift

Intercom-like marketing chat system

Liked Amy Lawrence Amy Lawrence’s post on Twitter
Stumbled upon this old team sheet of a very famous game recently. Note: 1-11, surnames only, no frills. Simpler tim… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/840324690795102208

Minio

Store photos, videos, VMs, containers, log files, or any blob of data as objects.

Self-hosted, S3-compatible storage.

Samuel’s story: a heartwarming, eye-moistening video, no matter who you support.

https://twitter.com/MU_Foundation/status/830041736122626048

How to teach a web app to speak 100 languages - the specifics of localisation

How Badoo localises dates, content and more

mobile-detect.js

Device detection (phone, tablet, desktop, mobile grade, os, versions)

Liked ⚡️ ⚡️’s post on Twitter
Of all the Tanteks I know, runner Tantek is the most vulnerable & insecure. After six+ years of running, ... http://tantek.com/t4nC2
Liked Tantek Çelik Tantek Çelik’s post “Of all the Tanteks I know, runner Tantek…” on tantek.com
Of all the Tanteks I know, runner Tantek is the most vulnerable & insecure. After six+ years of running, several times a week nearly every week, he still reacts with fear every time I wake him up to run. Every time I have to walk him through a r…
Liked Simon Willison Simon Willison’s post on Twitter
Appending "?__a=1" to any Instagram URL returns JSON, e.g. https://www.instagram.com/nixieface/?__a=1 - same with ".json" on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/.json
Liked Matt Jukes Matt Jukes’s post on Twitter
A fantastic read about how #millennials are totes making up words but still using the exsisting rules of grammar https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/13/the-totes-amazesh-way-millennials-are-changing-the-english-language/

10 things I learned making the fastest site in the world

FormKeep

Form endpoint with useful integrations to other services. Pricey but slick.

Offline First – A better HTML5 User Experience

macOS-Security-and-Privacy-Guide

This is a collection of thoughts on securing a modern Apple Mac computer using macOS (formerly OS X) 10.12 “Sierra”, as well as steps to improving online privacy.

Send messages when you’re back online with Service Workers and Background Sync

We built a PWA from scratch [and] this is what we learned

An agency’s learnings from creating a PWA

Making Resilient Web Design work offline

How Jeremy made his clever new book an offline PWA

Hey, Hey, Cloud Four is a PWA!

Notes and useful tips on how an agency converted their website to a progressive web app.

HTTP/2 Server Push and Service Workers: The Perfect Partnership

Hyperpolyglot

Commonly used features in a side-by-side format

Moving to HTTPS

Guide to how to move your site from HTTP to HTTPS

In reply to Calum Ryan Calum Ryan’s post “Homebrew Website Club (London)” on calumryan.com
Join us for an evening of quiet writing, wiki editing, IndieWeb demos and discussions. 

I’m going

Understanding one-time passwords

Liked laurenlaverne’s post on Instagram
Happy #6music1994 day. What were you up to then and what do you want to hear from that year? It was my first trip to London to record a Peel Session with our band Kenickie!
Liked Pinboard Pinboard’s post on Twitter
In which Teen Vogue tears the Guardian a new one through the simple trick of interviewing actual security experts: http://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-keep-messages-secure
Liked Pelle Wessman Pelle Wessman’s post “Trying out https://micropublish.net/ – a…” on voxpelli.com
Trying out https://micropublish.net/ – another online Micropub client besides the Quill one. Great to be able to pick between different ones and this one feels to be especially great for those who constructs their own Micropub endpoints as it very cl…