Shivoa is creating short essays on computer games, coding, and various miscellanea.
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I produce a varied selection of monthly essays on computer games, software development, and various miscellanea. I have previously written about games professionally (between 1999 and 2008) but at this point that's well in the past. While this endeavour has been going on since around 2007, the current incarnation has been (mainly) hitting those monthly deadlines since late 2012.

I'm a queer game developer (professionally at various times since 2003); researcher focusing on program analysis (since 2010); photographer; and generally often rather underemployed. People have paid me to do a great many different things over the years which informs my perspective.
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Access to any Patreon-only essays and notes plus knowing you're supporting the public essays you're already reading for free.

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The above plus knowing that you are paying for me to eat for several days, which will help my essay writing and not dying goals.

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A long time ago, this used to be how much you'd get paid for a nice long article about video games from GameSpy or the like. When we reach $250 per month, I'll guarantee that the monthly essay schedule actually happens (rather than missing some months - which has happened on occasion since 2012).
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I produce a varied selection of monthly essays on computer games, software development, and various miscellanea. I have previously written about games professionally (between 1999 and 2008) but at this point that's well in the past. While this endeavour has been going on since around 2007, the current incarnation has been (mainly) hitting those monthly deadlines since late 2012.

I'm a queer game developer (professionally at various times since 2003); researcher focusing on program analysis (since 2010); photographer; and generally often rather underemployed. People have paid me to do a great many different things over the years which informs my perspective.

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Supporter
$2 or more per month

Access to any Patreon-only essays and notes plus knowing you're supporting the public essays you're already reading for free.

Affluent Backer
$10 or more per month

The above plus knowing that you are paying for me to eat for several days, which will help my essay writing and not dying goals.