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The service that Paul Graham mentioned is probably this one:


Shutdown announcement:


I used it and loved it. It was cool while it lasted. Unfortunately it's just one more example for why I don't trust startups.

Also you probably don't need a service, personally I can just send email to yourself, PGP encrypted. The only bit that's missing is a periodic reminder, to which you can reply. But I can probably set that up as a cron job.

There are a few other similar sites that are still running:




And an open source self-hostable one that was started right around the time ohlife shut down: https://github.com/einaregilsson/MyLife

Funnily enough, I also used and loved it, and it was the inspiration to build Diary Email.

> But I can probably set that up as a cron job

Almost every app could be replaced with email, a cron job or a spreadsheet ;-)

I'm glad to see someone retry building something similar, but the problem is that OhLife is a service launched 10 years ago [1].

Many of us were not aware of privacy issues then, plus we were naive enough to think that the services we adopted would survive if cool enough.

I loved OhLife, but now 10 years later I wouldn't subscribe to a clone. Fool me once etc.

I wish you succeed though. It's a cool project and your landing page looks good.

[1] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1613137

Non-technical users could just use something like Zapier or Automate.io to email them reminders that they can reply to.

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