I listened to a podcast Reply All in the car on the way back home today. It is titled "Anxiety Box" and it talks about how a developer dealt with his anxiety issues. He built a website that saved the things he was worried about, like "I'm anxious about x". It would then email him 14 times a day telling him why he sucked at these various things.
It sounds horrible I know. But the website slowly changed the mentality around his anxiety. It was a great episode and I would definitely give it a listen. It's inspired me to make a project of my own. Right now, as I procrastinate I'm writing a task manager(ish) app that tells me I'm lazy and that I should get back to work.
I wanted to know what have you built that was just for yourself and what was it for (if you'd like to share)? Or is there something that you have always wanted to make for yourself but just haven't had time?