I’m an impostor

Today is one of those days I question my ability or usefulness as a software developer.

It seems like 10-year olds are creating stunning applications and web sites and here I sit, two year old simple RSS reader that hasn’t shipped.

I’m struggling with the idea of not shipping the Mac version so I can start work on the application I’ve wanted to write for years and years. I’ve put that app off for so long I probably could’ve shipped it if I’d been dedicated to it for the last ten years.

I started Stream because I wanted a simple project to work on. Simple. Two years later. Still not finished.

I’ve predicted it’ll take at least 10-years to complete the thing I really want to do.

Another point to make. I’m so happy and excited to work on my own projects. It’s the type of excitement I had as a youngster. I couldn’t wait to get to work. I’d arrive about 6:30AM and work until 4PM. Day in and day out.

If only I had that kind of time for my personal projects.

By Rob Fahrni

Husband / Father / Developer