I am a dropout programmer, now working primarily as an Italian language teacher. I cannot find any programmer job where I can use my brains. In this job market, there is no freedom to choose the right tools for the job and practice programming as a form of art.
But sometimes I still write some clever Lisp code for myself or I can write some for you, working as a freelance. And if I am stumbled upon a tough problem, I always ask the hackers on stackoverflow. There are really clever people here.