I know this story has been making the runs on the interwebs lately: https://beepb00p.xyz/sad-infra.html
I’ve been feeling this way too. Specifically, there are two pain points when it comes to personal software in my life: the lack of a nice habit tracker, and the lack of a “tele-rolodex” to keep in touch with friends and my professional network. I like but don’t love my habit tracker (it’s mobile-only, the UI keeps changing, and the app crashes and loses my data, and my life kind of falls apart without a habit tracker and an automated routine. I also slowly lose touch with people if I don’t have something to remind me to occasionally reach out, which also really sucks.
I’ll be working on this full-time (40hr / week) likely starting around end of January, or whenever I finish reading through “The Haskell Book” and finish setting up my dotfiles and other assorted personal tooling / infrastructure. I’ll probably have something by end of February or March (definitely by end of March). I’ll also be putting together an automated email campaign through Mailchimp :)
This is very much a “soft” launch given the holiday season but I just finished the landing page and I thought the Lobsters community being mostly software engineers would be interested in following along :) I’ll be posting on Hacker News and sharing this with my email subscribers at a later point.