We just re-posted the Goldenseal Pro programming work on a couple of websites for programming free-lancers. At least we are getting experienced at talking with people about it, and have more detailed specs to give.
Back when we were Turtle Creek Construction, we sometimes had to calculate estimates for the subcontractors doing work for us. We’d say “the computer says you can do it for $4250” and they’d say OK.
Maybe it’s time for us to take our years of job costing data for Turtlesoft, and make an estimator for programmers.