Is it just me, or is there an abnormally large number of great folks in the new web communities that have sprung up in the past few years? Maybe it's the fact that most of the people I'm working with lately are into the idea of creating or participating in something great, rather than making a boatload of money, but I've met more than my fair share of kick-ass people this year.
That said, even among these great people, it's not often you meet someone who is genuinely cool and also willing to give you their time and enthusiasm with no thoughts of what they'll get in return.
I've been developing a WordPress widget for Clipmarks that allows you to add clips to the side of your blog. It's only my second wordpress plugin, so I figured it would be a bit rough around the edges and would benefit from some true beta testing. We invited the incredibly awesome Torley to be our first beta tester Thursday night, and not only did he test it out and give us great feedback, but he's also blogged about the tool and has done the legwork of installing an updated version of the beta just a day later!
I've spent the past year getting involved in communities and meeting amazing people, but it still always astounds me when people are this cool. It makes me really excited for the things that we're capable of building if we continue to work together!
Long blog-post short: Thanks Torley!
PS - I'd love to test this widget out on a bunch of blogs before we go live with it, and could really use the help, if you've got a wordpress blog. Just drop me a comment on this post and I'll get in touch!