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I’m Featured on the Linode Craft of Code podcast this week

We talked indie web infrastructure, Troma, Ted Lasso, and the hows and whys of our public domain media empire on RetroStrange. Give the episode a listen on their website, or in your podcast app of choice.

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New Client Work: OpenCV AI Kit – Lite

Like last year’s campaign, I created the video for this amazing spatial AI device. Now available on Kickstarter.

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Where To Find Phil Nelson Online, September 2021 Edition

I’ve found things are easier when I post these periodic reminders of where I am doing stuff online these days, and how people can get at me or support me or both. A few changes from our previous edition in April 2021. Bold items are new. You can find a constantly updated version of of this on my About page. As of right now you can find me at the following online haunts:

Ongoing Projects

  • I co-host OpenCV’s Weekly webinar with Satya Mallick, live on Thursdays at 9am Pacific time. We just aired our 22nd episode.
  • RetroStrange Movie Night, a curated public domain movie night which now broadcasts live from the Niles Outdoor Dining Experience in downtown Niles, MI. There’s a Facebook group for event notifications and chit-chat.
  • RetroStrange TV, a 24/7 streaming public domain TV channel that shows old Movie Night movies and shorts curated by me and Noah Maher.
  • LOFI SCIFI on RetroStrange, the 24 hour streaming old time radio science fiction channel
  • Divergent League Baseball, my simulated fantasy baseball league – the new season is starting soon.

On Hiatus

  • My Itch account, where all of my (pay if you can / free) video games are hosted including the recently-released Chipping Challenge plus old experiments like Duck Jumper, Rassler, and Haunted Floating Eye. Game dev has stopped for awhile.
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Phil’s Newsletter #42, AEW: Rampage Watch-Along

An image generated from an adversarial network.

Over on the Substack you can find issue 42 of Phil’s Newsletter, wherein we discuss generative adversarial networks, release a new Monster Association video, and my sister-in-law Jessica critiques my favorite Beatles songs.

Today (August 13, 2021) is also the first episode of All Elite Wrestling’s new show, Rampage. We’ll be doing a live watch-along with my Patrons in my Discord channel starting 6:30pm Pacific.

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Phil’s Newsletter #39, Sticks & Fists Return

Now available on the Substack, issue 39 of my weekly newsletter. In it, I discuss the labors of the week: Marathoning season 1 of One Punch Man and both seasons of I Think You Should Leave.

Over on YouTube, you can catch the most recent episode of Sticks & Fists, in which we take on Downtown Special: Kunio-Kun Downtown Special: Kunio-kun’s Historical Period Drama! which for the uninitiated westerners out there is sort of a sequel to River City Ransom. It owns and we’ll be playing it again this week, 7:30 pm Wednesday on Twitch.

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Phil’s Newsletter #37

Cold off of last week’s presses, here is the new edition of Phil’s Newsletter. Inside: A tiny keyboard, and a ton of Good Links.

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Sign Up Sheet For the Next Season of Divergent League Baseball

So what if real baseball is back, let’s get weird again!

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Now Available: Magnetic Interference – Reverb-heavy Drum Beats

Magnetic Interference is an album of music produced here in the Wizard Tower, using my KORG Volca Beats, Monotron Delay, and Monotron Duo. They’re meant to be used in your own projects, royalty free. My Patrons get it for $0, but even if you aren’t a member of my Patreon you can listen to it on Bandcamp or buy a copy for $3.

It’s been fun using this little drum machine to make chilly, relaxing beats to put on while I work on client stuff. Expect more.

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My Brother Chuck Is On A Podcast This Week

Check out this episode of Start From The Beginning featuring my brother Charles Nelson.

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Phil’s Newsletter #32

In last week’s continuing adventures of Me, we bought some gay wrestling merch, beat River City Ransom, and I made some shitty music. Read all about it on my Substack

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Phil’s Newsletter #31, RetroStrange Movie Night Season Finale

This week’s edition of Phil’s Newsletter is out– in it you’ll find me repairing an old Phil Collins cassette tape, 3D printing some cute stackable boxes, beating River City Ransom, and generally Trying My Best.

This weekend is the Season Finale of RetroStrange Movie Night, and we’re going out with a bang: By honoring the patron saint of Movie Night, the great Dick Miller. We’ll be starting this episode early to accommodate showing the feature we missed out on last week due to biological difficulties.

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Phil’s Newsletter #29: Zwan, Dad, Power Rangers, Movie Night

Go and get the latest issue of my newsletter, where I wrote about a deeply personal and kind of painful memory. Hooray!

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Phil’s Newsletter #28, Sticks & Fists Take Down Streets of Rage

Issue #28 of my weekly newsletter is now available on the usual place. You can subscribe for free, or kick me a few bucks if you like it and want me to keep doing it.

In other news, John and I beat Streets of Rage on episode 2 of Sticks and Fists. Episode 3, this coming Wednesday to my Twitch channel, will feature Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie: The Game.

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Phil’s Newsletter #27, New Streaming Schedule

A schedule listed in PDT:
Tuesday @ 5pm - Divergent League Baseball
Weds @ 7:30pm - Sticks & Fists (Beat 'em Ups)
Fri @5pm - Divergent League 
Sun @3:30pm - Evil Genius 2

Sat 5/1, 5/15 - RetroStrange Movie Night

Please see the attached image for my new streaming schedule on twitch.tv/extrafuture. My newsletter for last week is available via the usual channels.

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Phil’s Newsletter #26

Today we pass the half-year mark on Phil’s Newsletter with issue Number Twenty-Six. 26 weeks of me talking too much about myself. This week we cover The Bacon Grease Jar, RetroStrange TV content drop, my weekly webinar series, and next week’s Movie Night movies.

Thanks for reading and subscribing.

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Where To Find Phil Nelson Online, April 2021 Edition

I’ve found things are easier when I post these periodic reminders of where I am doing stuff online these days, and how people can get at me or support me or both. Not many changes from our previous edition in December 2020. Bold items are new. As of right now you can find me at the following online haunts:

  • I am @philnelson on Twitter
  • I co-host OpenCV’s Weekly webinar with Satya Mallick, Thursdays at 9am PDT
  • My Patreon, where you can support me directly each month and get exclusive content and early access to stuff
  • My newsletter on Substack is where you can subscribe for free (or $5/mo) and support me while getting a little more personal view on things than I post elsewhere, sent out every Thursday.
  • My Twitch where I sometimes stream video games, and we do RetroStrange Movie Night on every other Saturday night
  • Discord: I’m philnelson#1094, and we have our own Extra Future server
  • My Thingiverse account, where I post my 3D printable models
  • Extra Future, this place here, my blog since 2008 or so, where I announce and release things
  • My Itch account, where all of my (pay if you can / free) video games are hosted including the recently-released Chipping Challenge plus old experiments like Duck Jumper, Rassler, and Haunted Floating Eye
  • The RetroStrange YouTube where I upload the intros to every Movie Night and some additional content
  • My LinkedIn where I mostly follow and post about computer vision / artificial intelligence projects.

Ongoing Projects

  • RetroStrange Movie Night, a curated public domain movie night that runs every two weeks. There’s a Facebook group, too.
  • RetroStrange TV, a 24/7 streaming public domain TV channel that shows old Movie Night movies and shorts curated by me and Noah Maher.
  • LOFI SCIFI on RetroStrange, the 24 hour streaming old time radio science fiction channel
  • Divergent League Baseball, my simulated fantasy baseball league – the new season is starting soon.
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Phil’s Newsletter #25

… is now available on the Substack. In it we discuss: My deteriorating mental state, this weekend’s RetroStrange Movie Night episode, and the return of 1993 Divergent League.

Thanks for reading.

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Phil’s Newsletter-mania, And So On

This week on Phil’s Newsletter, it is Wrestlemania, but then again, every day is Wrestlemania.

Our Discord sever is now a community server, which means I want all of ya’ll in there. This is a year for making new friends. Join today and watch some wrestling, or play some video games, or just lurk: https://discord.gg/uNahVCDU

The introduction video I wrote for OpenCV.ai is now live! It’s a tight 2 minutes of no bullshit pitching.

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This Week’s Newsletter, RetroStrange TV, and Movie Night

This week’s newsletter is a little bit light, and I was in a real weird mood while writing it. Movie Night is this weekend!

So, like, we have a TV channel now. RetroStrange TV to be precise. It plays movies we have featured on Movie Nights past, including some short features and other odds and ends. We are broadcasting Divergent League Baseball there, now, too.

There’s something coming from me about the indieweb, sometime, because I’ve remembered that I need it. I am a person who still feels like they do not really belong anywhere, or even, feels like they specifically do not belong wherever they are. I think over the last few years I forgot not how important independent media and news is societally, but how important it is to me personally. The answer is: Very much, a lot, etc. Where else would I go?

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Phil’s Newsletter Issue 22 Is Now Available

We are drowning in deadlines this week, folks. Hosted a webinar (still hate that word) this morning, now I’m writing a press release and submitting a competition entry. No rest for the wicked.

In the newsletter this week I talk about my new mixing board, the San Francisco “exodus” and Movie Night.

Read and subscribe to it for free on Substack.