However, I just joined an AI startup two months ago, not out of necessity, but because I found their idea super interesting and had the chance. (Also, the marginal value for a day off wasn't that high anymore.)
I some time feel scare of competition. I am happy customer of Radio Silence :)
I had just bought my first Mac, and was really impressed with how easy everything was. It really was a joy to use. Little Snitch instantly turned it into an obnoxious, interrupting mess where almost every app was broken by default.
I'm sure Little Snitch is the right app for many people, but not for me. I basically learned Objective-C just to build an alternative for myself. That turned into Radio Silence.