Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Once again, the only festive music worth listening to is Soma FM‘s brilliant Christmas Rocks! radio.

After seven years using the same profile photo/avatar, I thought it was probably about time I used something a bit more recent. Before and after…

me

I hadn’t read @brad_frost’s (cool name) article about thoughtless use of the word “just” before seeing @adactio’s tweet.

I’m sure I’ve used “just” in copy in that context before and I’ll strive to avoid doing so in future.

As seems obligatory today, this note tests whether I can post tweets with over 140 characters, now that Twitter supports up to 280. I’m posting this to my site first (naturally) and hopefully the Ruby @gem and Twitter’s API won’t bork when it’s syndicated 🤞

Superbly detailed piece from our DPM @hayleyhinsley on how she continuously grooms our product backlog.

Bumper Homebrew Website Club London tonight. Thanks everyone for coming 🙌

HWC London group photo

I love that @simonw is blogging again. His recent posts are great reads, including this on CD with free services:

https://simonwillison.net/2017/Oct/17/free-continuous-deployment/

Posting a test note from the new Micro.blog Mac app.

Can’t wait for this documentary of the greatest end to a football season there will ever be. “89”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmUiHof01l4

While posting an article here earlier I reminded myself how clunky I’ve made things unless I’m writing plain-text notes. Manually hacking the content in a JSON document is unnecessarily cumbersome. And syntax-highlighted code blocks would be nice. Some itches to scratch!

Handy new macOS High Sierra tip: you can lock your screen using the keyboard shortcut ctrl-cmd-q.

As the father of a Thomas-mad toddler, I enjoyed this retrospective in the New Yorker, especially how it remembers the incredibly dark episode where the Fat Controller bricks up a rain-shy Henry in a tunnel:

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Even though I’ve read all the “spoilers”, I’m still excited for today’s iPhone X announcement. Time for Apple to shine.

I’ve got a new (or split test) slide-out bottom nav in Facebook. May be start of trend more suited to taller phones like the iPhone Pro/X/8?

Facebook UI

In my 28 years as a Gooner this feels like the lowest ebb. Even with George’s bung you felt the Club’s stewardship would see us through.

Manager tip: I’m finding Next Meeting, a simple macOS menubar app, very useful to keep me on top of 1:1s, catch-ups and other events in my work calendar.

Next Meeting

Multi-room music from Amazon Echo now enabled. Handy. I’ve got two Echoes and now considering adding a Dot.

https://twitter.com/amazonecho/status/902539401577865216

Deployed my first bit of @vuejs code, swapping out some messy jQuery/Mustache. Surprisingly easy. A+ would hack on it again.

I’m halfway through @laracasts’ free @vuejs video tutorials and really enjoying Vue’s lightweight approach:

https://laracasts.com/series/learn-vue-2-step-by-step/

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVuKHi9v2Rn4c95Kj7_Wb2L57jPyL1K8f