Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Jumpstart Pro

Rails SaaS template with authentication, payments, announcements, Tailwind and more all integrated.

Keep a Changelog

Guidelines for writing a human-friendly changelog and how to maintain it.

How to pick more beautiful colors for your data visualizations

What to talk about in 1:1s

Cartoon by @b0rk

How to write in plain English

This Person Does Not Exist

AI-generated photos of people

Source control in the 1980s using a pink dinosaur, part of Paul Fellows’ tales of Acornsoft, Arthur and RISC OS:

We had 7 or 8 guys trying to write an operating system to go into a ROM, so you’ve got to get it right, and they’re all doing different bits of it and some of these share system files. No CVS, no source control, no Sourcesafe, none of that. The solution was the main system header file with all the constants, SWI numbers and addresses of everything lived in. You could edit that if you had the pink dinosaur on your desk. If you did not have the pink dinosaur on your desk you could not edit it. If you edited it without the pink dinosaur, my Australian friend, Brian Cockburn, would come round and see you.


Node.js best practices list (August 2020)

Aspect ratios to use for images on

Bulk generating Open Graph images