Originally Posted by alpine9000
I think writing software for yourself is on of the most rewarding things you can do as a programmer. Hardly a waste of effort.
Porting crap unix software to an even worse closed source dead operating system just because someone made an awesome hardware emulator seems like more of a waste of effort to me.
Well, I can't argue with your opinion of what makes you happy.
To me, it's like creating a painting that no one will ever see.
Even if you have a unique problem to solve, some one MIGHT have the same problem and want to solve it.
I just hope most of the community doesn't agree with you, because unlike a painting, code that is never shared is unlikely to be seen even after you're dead and your SuperCPU has been sold on Ebay.