Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tagged #indieweb

I’m coming.

Liked Drew McLellan’s post “Implementing Webmentions” on allinthehead.com
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…

Homebrew Website Club London group photo

Homebrew Website Club London attendees

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

In reply to Andreas Petersell Andreas Petersell’s post “Via IndieWeb kommentieren” on www.petersell.com
Via IndieWeb kommentieren 1 min read Thanks to Barry Frost, I have understood in the end how commenting works with IndieWeb: https://barryfrost.com/2015/01/how-to-commen

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

Liked Calum Ryan Calum Ryan’s post “June 28, 2017 Homebrew Website Club…” on calumryan.com
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…

Sending webmentions from Travis CI using Jekyll-Indieweb on Netlify

Liked Ryan Barrett Ryan Barrett’s post “New side project: Indie Map” on snarfed.org
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…
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: https://webmention.herokuapp.com/ Get Webmentioning!
Liked Alex Kearney’s post “Reflections on Two Years of #Indieweb” on kongaloosh.com
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 WebSub.rocks tests it needs a bit more polish. I’ll probably also add background processing via Sidekiq so that publish requests aren’t blocking.

In reply to https://seblog.nl post “Thanks ^^ I was just taking inspiration…” on seblog.nl
Thanks ^^ I was just taking inspiration from Aaron's monthly pages, @sebastiangreger.net'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.

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.

Liked https://seblog.nl post “@-mentioning people on my blog” on seblog.nl
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
In reply to Calum Ryan Calum Ryan’s post “Homebrew Website Club (London)” on calumryan.com
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

Liked Jonathan LaCour Jonathan LaCour’s post “Micro.blog, JSON Feed, and Evergreen Giv…” on cleverdevil.io
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…

Acquiescence: a basic IndieAuth server

IndieAuth is a method for using your own domain name to sign in to other sites and tools. It’s one of the key parts of Micropub, the (newly) W3C recommended standard for posting to your site. IndieAuth.com is the original and one of the very few public implementations of an IndieAuth server that you can use, but recently I’ve been having problems getting it to work with my site’s SSL setup.

So I decided this was a good opportunity to try building my own IndieAuth authorization and token endpoints using the detailed documentation in the IndieWeb wiki.

And Acquiescence is the result. It’s very simple (~160 lines of Ruby) and allows me to use my GitHub account to authenticate, authorise and grant scoped access to third-party tools like Micropublish. I’m now using it for this site’s domain.

I’ve used my favourite stack of Ruby, Sinatra and Heroku for hosting, plus Redis to store the auths/tokens. The source code is available at https://github.com/barryf/acquiescence if you want to poke around.
Liked Pelle Wessman Pelle Wessman’s post on Twitter
@feedbin @jsonfeed Any chance you can support the h-feed microformat as well? https://indieweb.org/h-feed There are goo… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/866938415820013573
Liked Calum Ryan Calum Ryan’s post “May 18, 2017 Evaluating Technology…” on calumryan.com
Evaluating Technology Round-up of my one-day workshop evaluating technology with Jeremy Keith Ten years on from my last visit to Nuremberg, when my career in the Web industry had barely started, I couldn’t imagine then what the Web would have…
In reply to Marty McGuire Marty McGuire’s post “Site-Updates: Easier POSSE with Micropub…” on martymcgui.re
Jonathan Prozzi and I have challenged one another to make a post about improving our websites once a week. This one should have gone up last week! A few weeks ago I posted some thoughts about my IndieWeb setup called "Easier POSSE with Mi…

Thanks, Marty! You’ve made my day seeing Micropublish being used productively! And that’s the same workflow I use if I want to hand-craft a tweet rather than rely on my site to trim the content.