Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

June 2017


590+ usernames in this dictionary! A list of reserved usernames to prevent url collision with resource paths. This repository hosts the list in multiple formats like JSON, CSV, SQL and plain text. You can use its just download its by wget.

Liked Calum Ryan Calum Ryan’s post “June 28, 2017 Homebrew Website Club…” on
Homebrew Website Club London Year 1 For the past twelve months I’ve been organising a meetup in London for people interested and committed to improving their own websites. Prior to this I’d attended Brighton’s version of the event a few times…
Liked Feed Wrangler Feed Wrangler’s post on Twitter
Support for JSON Feed was just rolled out. Should be transparent to users, just subscribe to a JSON Feed URL and it will work as before.

Sending webmentions from Travis CI using Jekyll-Indieweb on Netlify

A Complete Guide To Switching From HTTP To HTTPS

The Lounge

Self-hosted web IRC client

Liked Ryan Barrett Ryan Barrett’s post “New side project: Indie Map” on
I’m launching a new side project today! Indie Map is a public IndieWeb social graph and dataset. It’s a complete crawl of 2300 of the most active IndieWeb sites, sliced and diced and rolled up in a few useful ways: Social graph API and interactive…

Virginia Water Carnival Capers

Ice cream bribery 🍦

Liked Pelle Wessman Pelle Wessman’s post on Twitter
In celebration if this weekend's @indiewebcamp summit I've added 30 new shining accounts to: Get Webmentioning!
Liked Alex Kearney’s post “Reflections on Two Years of #Indieweb” on
Reflections on Two Years of #Indieweb Today marks two years of #indieweb for me. I've been reflecting on my exp…

I’ve been working on a WebSub hub called Promulgate. It’s fairly basic and although it passes the tests it needs a bit more polish. I’ll probably also add background processing via Sidekiq so that publish requests aren’t blocking.

Flexbox Froggy

A [fun] game for learning CSS flexbox

How Flexbox works

(explained with big, colorful, animated gifs)


A list of engineering manager resource links.

In reply to post “Thanks ^^ I was just taking inspiration…” on
Thanks ^^ I was just taking inspiration from Aaron's monthly pages,'s use of icons in a timeline and also a bit of your use of icons-per-posttype. Glad to inspire back!

Awesome 🙌 Some great things happening on the presentation of #indieweb sites lately.

Liked Peter Steinberger Peter Steinberger’s post on Twitter
Love the small refinements in High Sierra. The Apple menu now includes a Lock Screen item (no more extra menu icon)

I love Sebastiaan Andeweg’s new day page with an icon summary of his activity that day. And his Reacji facepiles are also very nice. 😍 Plenty of inspiration for some changes I want to make to Transformative.

I know of a superb graphic designer looking for his next role in the Windsor/Berkshire area. DM me for details if you’re hiring.

Liked Phil Gyford Phil Gyford’s post on Twitter
Received a suitably grumpy sticker. Thanks @gilest!

At the sunny new @venntrodev office

Liked Keith Clark Keith Clark’s post on Twitter
My 5 year old just said “Dad, it’s Fathers Day because of me”. He’s proposing that we rename it to Boys Day so we can celebrate together.

Belle and Sebastian

Liked post “@-mentioning people on my blog” on
The past week I mentioned both Martijn and the Twitter-account of the Dutch Railways (@NS_online) in different blogposts. For Martijn, I used a hand-written link with the proper .u-category.h-card classes to person-tag him. [see update below] For @NS

At HWC London — with Calum

In reply to Calum Ryan Calum Ryan’s post “Homebrew Website Club (London)” on
Finish that blog post you’ve been working on. Demos of personal websites and technology. Discussion around the independent web. Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site! Any questions? Ask in chat: http://i

I’m coming


A standalone version of the readability lib

My dad built Henry this amazing play boat from scratch


web feed parser and normalizer (XML w/ Atom or RSS, JSON Feed, HTML w/ Microformats e.g. h-entry/h-feed, Feed.TXT w/ YAML & Markdown, etc.)

Liked LanciaConsult LanciaConsult’s post on Twitter
Nothing like a new starter pack :-)

You Might Not Need jQuery

Side-by-side comparison of jQuery code samples with native, modern JavaScript equivalents.

Liked Jonathan LaCour Jonathan LaCour’s post “, JSON Feed, and Evergreen Giv…” on
I've long been a believer in the power of the open web, but my passion for saving it has been ignited by the IndieWeb movement, as of late. More and more people are discovering their distaste for creepy, ad-driven content silos like Facebook. To…