Phil Nelson

is creating weird, independent & open things with computers

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About Phil Nelson

I Create Weird Stuff With Computers and You Can Help

I'm Phil. For clients I do design, engineering, UI/UX design, and soup-to-nuts video production with narration. I also run events, create games, and make music. After 7 years of having a corporate job I'm trying to go full-time indie, and this Patreon (and hopefully you, Patron) will be a big part of that.

Most of my work revolves around the following things: Public domain audio / video (xoxo to the Internet Archive), artificial intelligence or machine-generated texts, DIY internet infrastructure (fediverse), hobbyist microcontollers (Arduino / Raspberry Pi), and computer vision.

So, what do Patrons help me make every month? Glad you asked.

RetroStrange TV - 24/7 Streaming TV Weirdness

A live over-the-top streaming TV channel using Owncast. It shows a random selection of features and shorts we've shown on RetroStrange Movie Night, and is sometimes taken over for Divergent League Baseball or other special events. RetroStrange TV is available at http://retrostrange.tv

LOFI SCIFI - 24/7 Streaming Sci-fi Audio

A 24/7 streaming internet radio channel dedicated to science fiction. No ads, no BS. Currently running at http://retrostrange.com and with source code for the station automation being added to the GitHub project. Some of the shows you'll find are X-Minus One, Dimension X, and the Zero Hour.

Phil's Newsletter

I write a newsletter that arrives every Thursday. It's $5 if you can afford to pay. Patrons here at the $10 and above level get it as part of their pledge. You can read the latest issue and subscriber free on Substack

Sticks & Fists (Weekly Beat 'em Up Game Stream)

You can catch me dying over and over again in classic beat 'em ups like River City Ransom, Double Dragon, Streets of Rage, etc with my friend John every Wednesday night at 7:30pm on twitch.tv/extrafuture

RetroStrange Movie Night - On Haitus

Every 2 weeks for 1 year we showed a double feature of public domain movies on our Twitch channel and talk smack in a Discord channel. It was free, and you were invited! Patrons receive on-screen credit for Movie Night before the movies start. Learn more at RetroStrange.com

Divergent League Baseball - On Hiatus

Divergent league baseball is a fantasy baseball league with a few novel twists: most notably, managers can draft 1 player from any non-human-run team. It's simulated by CPU .vs. CPU games in MLB The Show, and each season is taken from history. Previously used seasons include 1977, 1994, 1996 and 1987. It's free to watch the weekly streaming games. Learn more at divergentleague.com

The Future
There will be more stuff to come!
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$193.10 of $200 per month
At $200/month I will spin up our own live streaming video server outside of Twitch/YouTube control using Owncast, an open source project.
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