The second part of this misleading title is true. I am now employed (remotely) as a software developer at a software company that will remain nameless. After years of chasing my tail with this art and music shit, my programming has come through and I am now making a living from it. Also, the benefits include bragging rights and a much more inflated idea of myself.
I hope the rest of you are enjoying good fortune and peace in your lives as I am.