Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

In reply to Andrew Losowsky Andrew Losowsky’s post “Presumably that was only hairy because A…” on Twitter
Presumably that was only hairy because Al was driving.

@losowsky @WarwickBoar Yes! I think he drove over a roundabout IIRC.

In reply to Andrew Losowsky Andrew Losowsky’s post on Twitter
@adambanksdotcom @WarwickBoar Oh we used to dream of ISDN. If we missed the courier, we’d have to drive 90 minutes…

@losowsky @adambanksdotcom @WarwickBoar I think it was Tamworth. It wasn’t a deadline you wanted to miss. I remember one hairy drive in the Astra with Simon, Al and Dee for the (late) 25th anniversary edition. Good times!

Frosts ❄️ built a snowman ⛄️


Ruby and Node library to generate a nice, URL-safe slug.

Liked Aaron Parecki Aaron Parecki’s post “Building an IndieWeb Reader” on
Over the last several months, I've been slowly putting the pieces in place to be able to build a solid indieweb reader. Today, I feel like I finally have enough in place to consider this functional enough that I am now using it every day! One of t…

Minimal viable service worker

Liked Brendan Dawes Brendan Dawes’s post on Twitter
Really like Webmentions and how it works especially when used with

How to Rands

How to work with Rands, what he does as a manager. Written as a message to a new report.

My paternity leave has timed perfectly with the snow and ice. Being homebound with a newborn is more bearable when I’m snowed-in anyway.

In reply to Calum Ryan Calum Ryan’s post “Congratulations Barry! 🎉 Hope all is goi…” on
Congratulations Barry! 🎉 Hope all is going well

Thanks very much, Calum. He’s certainly keeping us busy!

Hello to my son Charlie 👶👋


Create and share beautiful images of your source code. Start typing or drop a file into the text area to get started.

In reply to Stevie Buckley Stevie Buckley’s post on Twitter
Hiring junior developers is an investment into helping your senior developers grow and an investment into making t…

@StevieBuckley Some of our best people have started as juniors but quickly accelerated up through the team. They don’t stay junior very long. See also: people who move across to dev from other departments.

In reply to Johan K. Jensen Johan K. Jensen’s post on Twitter
@barryf I’ve been looking into microblogs and IndieWeb, and I gotta say that Transformative looks really nice. :) W…

@johankj Thanks! Yes, although it’s open-source (MIT licence), it’s probably a bit specific to my needs/design to be plug-and-play. I’d be happy to accept patches/issues though.

Watching those side boosters land from @spacex Falcon Heavy was a genuine open-mouth woah moment! Just amazing. Nice touches with Bowie and Don’t Panic on the Tesla screen.

Questions for our first 1:1

Lara Hogan’s questions designed to help her better support her team

If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work


Netflix’s lightning fast JSON:API serializer for Ruby Objects


A pure-ruby code highlighter that is compatible with pygments