The following documents the process that I went through to create and deploy a commercial website and can be considered a case study. I'm fortunate that I have (or think I have) the myriad skills needed to develop software, deploy and advertise a commercial site.
It should be understood that this is just a diary of my .com project. It is not all that I do. In addition to this development, I do a lot of consulting, teach full time at the University of the Virgin Islands and have a life that includes important things like long lunches with my wife.
I'm also revising a rather large CouresWare project that has been pet a project for some time.
Finally, this is what is happening as its happening. I don't know how this is going to turn out. Hopefully I'll make a million dollars plus. On the other hand, I may hit a snag. I'll include my dollar and hour costs as I go along.
No problem, there's thousands of software apps out there on the net and an obvious need for something that creates an ambient sound to drown out external noise. Sort of like a screen saver for your ears. Someone must have created such an app. I was hoping for public domain or shareware but figured I might have to pay a few bucks but it would be worth it.
I searched for over an hour with all sorts of keywords and couldn't find anything like what I was looking for. I'm very good at searching so this was a surprise. I was even having trouble finding public domain sound files! This was all very interesting but wasn't getting me any sleep. I settled on playing one of the sound files that I found in a closed loop. The sound file was not well edited but served the purpose.
If I want it, I assume many other people do as well. I might have to educate them so they understand why the want it though.