2011 was full of amazing characters, and their even more amazing work. Their work was inspiring. Through the medium of blog I would like to thank, and perhaps raise some awareness to others about these influential people in my life.
- Andrew Brackin, co-founder of GetDealy is one of my heros. Incase you don’t know him, he setup an extremely successful radio station (which unfortunately has since been shelved), before he was even 16. Though not personally helping me, he is very much an inspiration.
- Daniel Austin, another inspiration, has helped me out so much this past year. He’s never too busy to help a guy out, and you find that, unfortunately, with success, people forget this simple skill. I’ve learn so many things from him that I’ve lost count. Thanks Dan.
- Daniel Eden’s blog has been possibly the single most helpful thing this year for me. From helpful tips to new releases, I don’t know if I could have managed through this year without him. One particularly useful release this year, for me, is Owlr. Owlr is a Forrst client crafted for the mobile web. It’s amazing how beautiful, intuitive and easy to use this site is, you must check it out.
- Harley McKittrick is simply amazing, I don’t know how else to put it. Not long ago, he modified a Wii remote to control his computer all on his own, and quite frankly, I envy his skills with hardware. He’s not too bad with software either – not a week ago he saved my computer from ending up on the scrap heap. I owe him more than words can describe.
- Jake Wright has been helping me for years, and I certainly wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for him. He made me recognise my love for technology and music. He’s genuinely a nice guy and I don’t know what I’d do without him.
- Michael Wright, also involved in Owlr, has been amazingly helpful through his mind blowing Forrst posts and advice. Like Daniel, he’s never too busy to help someone out, and goodness knows he as, on numerous occasions for me.
I hope you have enjoyed this link-filled post as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. I’m deeply sorry if you didn’t make it on to the list, but there are simply too many people for me to list them all.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank you all, each and every one of you, readers and people mentioned above and wish a (slightly late) happy new year.
I’d also like to thank Alanna Mullan, for having the patience to correct my bad grammar and help me write this article with slightly more fluency than normal.