Happy Solstice everyone! Today is three years since starting Tidepool, since writing the first of 1671 current pages of code. So far I’ve spent 89 solid weeks of work, nearly two years of three, representing $534,000 of billable income.
Today I’d hoped to launch the beta, but we’re still two months away. Between scrambling for work and homeschooling Isabel, I never got a groove going until a few weeks ago. Coding requires a focused mind and unbroken stretches of time, especially with a codebase this large.
If able to keep my current pace, I could realistically finish by March, though only with $6000 to get us there. Otherwise, it’s back to billable, which would delay the beta by another year.
Two months to go after two years of work. Conrad had it right: “Why, in the name of the seven mad gods who rule the sea, was I allowed to come thus far and contemplate sand and trees?” To finally get some real momentum going, then have to stop with the end in sight is frustrating.
Especially when I need just $120 a day to keep going.