Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

July 2017


Chrome automation made simple. Runs locally or headless on AWS Lambda


A book series on JavaScript

In reply to Matt Jukes Matt Jukes’s post “amazing” on Twitter

@mattjukes I love it – unsurprisingly. Gibbard is clearly a TF fan: it’s wonderfully respectful of the perfect original.

Favourite bands/music colliding: Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) covers all of Teenage Fanclub’s Bandwagonesque.

Oakley Court Festival

Liked Chris Aldrich’s post “An Introduction to the IndieWeb” on
There’s a better way to own and control your online identity Why IndieWeb? Whether you’re starting a blog, building your personal brand, posting a resume, promoting a hobby, writing a personal journal, creating an online commonplace book, sharing pho…

England v South Africa, third test, day two

Migrating from Jekyll+Github Pages to Hugo+Netlify

In reply to Eddie Hinkle Eddie Hinkle’s post on Twitter
@barryf Looks good! :) Happy to help bug test your refactoring ;)

@EddieHinkle Ha, thanks Eddie 👍

In reply to Eddie Hinkle Eddie Hinkle’s post on Twitter
@barryf Hey, just FYI shows up as a mention rather than a bookmark :)

@EddieHinkle Thanks for letting me know. Looks like I missed bookmark-of during some refactoring. I’ve fixed and resent the webmention.


Indigenous is an iOS app that is in development. Its goal is to provide a native iOS interface to the indieweb movement.


An opinionated toolkit for writing excellent APIs in Ruby


An opinionated toolkit for writing excellent APIs in Ruby

Public APIs

A collective list of public JSON APIs for use in web development


A collective list of public JSON APIs for use in web development


A PaaS built on top of Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS)

Clearbit - Free logo API

Free service to embed company logos via a very simple API

^Lift Security

Application Security / Penetration Testing – used by Panic to audit its Panic Sync service

Liked jontarbuck jontarbuck’s post on Twitter
Nice surprise waiting for me this morning - thanks @venntro! Can't believe it's been 9 years!
Liked Neil Mather Neil Mather’s post “shpub is awesome. I can microblog to my…” on
shpub is awesome. I can microblog to my website from the command line! #indieweb

40p a day for all this! A world without the BBC (and its presenters) would be a worse one. #bbcpay

In reply to Ben Hobson Ben Hobson’s post on Twitter
Someone in the toilet just did a fart that sounded so much like a duck quacking I had to physically suppress laughter. I'm 35 next month.

@BenHobson The day you don’t laugh at a fart-quack will be a sad day indeed.

I’m coming.

Liked Paul Kinlan Paul Kinlan’s post on Twitter
Thought I would noodle about with pubsubhubbub -> web push. Wanted to get updates via push


Test your rendered HTML files to make sure they’re accurate.

Liked Drew McLellan’s post “Implementing Webmentions” on
In a world before social media, a lot of online communities existed around blog comments. The particular community I was part of – web standards – was all built up around the personal websites of those involved. As social media sites gained traction…
Liked Calum Ryan | Calum Ryan |’s post on Twitter
Original Homebrew Computer Club newsletter

Minitel: The Online World France Built Before the Web

Fascinating story behind Minitel and its importance to the French.

Homebrew Website Club London group photo

Homebrew Website Club London attendees
Liked Nate Berkopec Nate Berkopec’s post on Twitter


All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.

In reply to Tom Morris  🏳️‍🌈 Tom Morris 🏳️‍🌈’s post on Twitter
@barryf @kevinmarks @HWCLondon Can’t attend this week, but definitely up for the next one.

@tommorris Nice. Looking forward to seeing you next time.


JavaScript, APIs, and Markup – Modern web development architecture based on client-side JavaScript, reusable APIs, and prebuilt Markup.


Static site generator for React. Uses GraphQL to transform data sources into static content (and PWA).

In reply to Neil M Neil M’s post on Twitter
My goal for @hwclondon this week is to get quill or micropublish working, including posseing to Twitter. #indieweb

@loopdouble Nice! I’ll be happy to help troubleshoot Micropub on Wednesday. See you then.


A specification for building APIs in JSON


Removes bloated metadata. Saves disk space & bandwidth by compressing images without losing quality.

Liked Malcolm Blaney Malcolm Blaney’s post “ now supports fat pings” on
I just finished adding support for WebSub fat pings to dobrado, so now uses them too :-) I've also submitted implementation reports for all three pieces of the WebSub puzzle (hub, publish & subscribe) because as an integrated readin…

New @hwclondon (Homebrew Website Club London) site + new venue at WeWork South Bank Central. Join us Wed 12th - 6pm.

Liked Alex Hern Alex Hern’s post on Twitter
DCMS is now the “Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport” 1. “Digital” is not a noun, ew. 2. WHERE IS THE SEC…
In reply to Andreas Petersell Andreas Petersell’s post “Via IndieWeb kommentieren” on
Via IndieWeb kommentieren 1 min read Thanks to Barry Frost, I have understood in the end how commenting works with IndieWeb:

Hi Peter! I’m happy that my article helped explained the basics. The IndieWeb wiki has more detail if you want to read further:

Mizens miniature railway

Awesome coffee at Villiers