I spent a few hours writing code for something and then I deleted the code. Successful day.
When I did the planning stage of Hosted I came up with an idea of charging $1 on signup. This would cover the cost of your first 100 downloads or 5 episodes, whichever came first. I was building the part that handles that today.
When I finished it, tested it, commited it.. I realised it was an extra step in the way of you just banging a podcast online. There’s already a step to verify your email address, we don’t need an extra step after that where you need to chuck in a credit card and that. You just want to get your dang podcast online, right?!
So yeah, reverted to the previous commit, ditched an hour or so of code. Same system in place - 100 downloads or 5 episodes - but without that upfront charge.