You've hit the nail on the head. I'm a mixture of hobbyist and compulsive problem solver. I tend to lose interest fairly quickly in stuff that I or someone else doesn't use.
My largest project was only started and still exists because my friends and I had a need. It is now used daily and I'm still strongly developing it and adding new features. It's great; 97% of the time, seeing people use my stuff is what drives me to code.
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