Why can’t you be a freelance writer* now?

I called myself a programmer before I actually got a job with a title that had “Programmer” in it, because I wrote good, functional, commercial-quality software, dammit! I was just making it available online (which, back then, was CompuServe) or helping out a friend with a software/hardware business who “paid” me in discount hardware (and with a sincere and persuasive reference for a job that I applied for, which the HR person said was what won her over to recommending me).

*who just hasn’t, actually, quite so much gotten paid in a literal sense… yet

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Husband & retiree. Developer, tech writer, & IT geek. I fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Occasionally do weird & goofy things.

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