Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

Tagged #useful

The Toolbox

Directory of useful single-page sites, tools, widgets and apps for web site developers.

12 Indirect Job Interview Questions and What They Really Reveal

10 Useful git commands

Support Details | Tech support anger management

Displays your OS, browser, IP, Javascript status and more. Very handy for remote tech support (via @ioptics)

soundamus - personalized feeds of new and upcoming music releases

Put in your username and it’ll give you an RSS feed or .ics of your favourite artists’ upcoming album releases

Google Analytics Tracking API

Methods that can be called to register additional data when tracking in GA

Upgrading to Rails 2.3 with Git

IE NetRenderer - Browser Compatibility Check

Free browser checking service. Not sure how robust this is, but it could certainly be useful

Random password generator

Ignores l, 1, 0, o, i and Q

flipping typical

Intelligent and useful web page that guesses the fonts installed locally and allows you to try out sample text in each

Upload from your desktop — more better! « Flickr Blog

New Flickr Uploader - now supports video

Grid Designer 2

Enter widths, gutters and/or number of columns and this tool will work out the dimensions you need to use. It can also export CSS for the layout and also typography, aligned to a baseline grid

Alex Payne - setup

Alex’s list of hardware and software that he uses daily

Sneak - Save screen captures into a Stack in Leopard

Useful hack to put screenshots in a special folder to unclutter your desktop. The author then uses a stack in his dock to find recent grabs.

Lighthouse tickets and Git branching

Holiday Gift Guide (Little Paper Planes)

Pretty things that may make handy presents for her

⌘C ⌘V Character

Killer idea. Click on a symbol to get the character or HTML entity copied to your clipboard ready for pasting.


Find the best seats on the plane before checking in. Very handy for online check-ins.

Ten typographic mistakes everyone makes

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