I've been bouncing off various ideas, but either I'm prematurely killing them, or they haven't had any (apparently) feasible target markets:
- a service to save 2-factor authentication backup codes with client-side encryption - I couldn't convince myself finishing this was worth the effort
- a personal analytics service, taking in "the kitchen sink" from health devices and other data sources, drawing up correlations, etc. -- it didn't seem like anyone would pay for this
- a service to lend expertise on demand inside software engineering teams, like a 'virtual engineer' inside a client team (I figured there are loads of inefficiencies in software development) -- I couldn't find a way to even start this. I think the 'silos' separating companies from the outside are probably considered a feature so there's no chance even for this
- an index of all geospatial open(/closed) datasets -- I made some preliminary work here but ultimately I fail to see who would possibly pay for this in some way
- tools for geospatial processing -- GDAL/OSGeo/QGIS/rasterio came short so I made some of my own for joining datasets and such -- also doesn't seem monetizable easily?
- reproducible datasets and computation -- this also didn't seem worth the effort
Am I just prematurely killing off all my ideas without finding a single customer?
Is there some productive way to refine ideas and find better ones?
Should I find a different viewpoint to this entirely?