Sweet Linus Benedict Turvalds, I’m working from home!

Long time readers of mine my might have had a suspicion.  You see when I have something big that I can’t talk about, I get severe writers block.  I can’t talk about what I want to talk about so I go from a one to two quality post a day period down to NOTHIN’ for three weeks!

Well this time it was VERY big!  After a 17+ year career as a Delphi programmer, I’ve started a new carreer.  Today was my first day working for b5media.  I am now one of an ever increasing number of professional making my living off WordPress, PHP and other Open Source programming. So, at the end of the day, I’m breaking the day of silence in the blogosphere with a post about joy and success.  That seems a more fitting remembrence.  Progress and fullfilment rather than silence.

You can read the official announcement here: “Brian Layman Joins Tech Team“.  It all started just over four weeks ago when I got a call from Aaron Brazell.  It was a fast whirlwind since then.  I’ll tell you all about my trip to Canada, dozen or so trashed cars, the flaming car of doom, all about b5media and other exciting goodies over the next few days.  There have been loads of firsts and progress being made on the Delphi for PHP front over the last two weeks that I’ll post about too.

For now, though, I just wanted to share the good news!

And Oh yes, I let my wife scoop the story.  She was soo excited about the chance to get a scoop!  No, Aaron, that pic wasn’t from today, but a month or so ago.  But I’m not making any promises I won’t be out there sometime…

See also: My interview with b5media

9 thoughts on “Sweet Linus Benedict Turvalds, I’m working from home!”

  1. Came across your post from b5Media and just wanted to say congratulations! Welcome to the world of home officers – I’ve been doing it for about 4 years now after a long 15 year career in nursing. I’m sure there is a ‘home office worker’ secret handshake out there somewhere… but I haven’t found it yet.. but I haven’t looked back once since making the move to working from home.

    Best of luck to you at b5 – and nice to meet you.. kinda. 🙂

  2. Thanks all!

    This is exciting. It’s nice to be able to meet all these new folks and help folks out with the problems they are facing. I get to spend my days getting paid to do my hobby! What could be better than that?

  3. Welcome to the club, Brian. Sounds like you are going to be doing some fun stuff, and perhaps even breaking the bonds of Windows-only programming(?).

    Best wishes. Working from home is a lot of fun, and the commute is just grand!

    Don’t forget to take lots of walks, you’ll be surprised how quickly you can pack it on as a homebody!

  4. Congrats and can’t wait for that “dozen or so trashed cars” story! 🙂 And “the flaming car of doom”…

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