Jamie Crosby is creating Text Based computer games
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** Who am I?
I was born in the southern part of Georgia, right smack dab in the middle of the state.  Three hours from anywhere, I grew up in a hardscrabble little town where you were more likely to see cows or collards hauled through town than anything else.  I took to computers at an early age.  Worked in the industry for over a decade until I lost my health in 2009.  My wife and I adopted 4 kids and they are the loves and lights of our lives.  I've begun retraining myself, teaching myself to program in Python. 

** Why coding streams?
I'm hearkening back to the days when I used to stream minecraft videos on JustinTV, I figured maybe a few people would be interested in watching a person learn to code, overcome obstacles, complain about why some_function is returning None.  Most importantly, I like to help people, to answer questions, to help people improve themselves...my streams are a way I can do that.

** What's the project?
So, I decided to start streaming a project that I'm working on.  It's a piece of opensource software named [The Pegasus Project](github.com/taladan/Pegasus).  The aim is to create a free and opensource suite of tools for the creation, administration and play of a text based gaming platform modled after the old Muds and Mushes of the early days of computing.  We're developing based on [The Evennia](evennia.com) platform, a system that holds both a webserver and a mush server, based in python, django, twisted and other python libraries.

** What's it all about alfie?
To that end, I'm looking for a way to make money doing something that I love, that will benefit others and increase their enjoyment - who doesn't love the idea of creating their own D&D game online for their friends?  Or making a MMORPG to play on where people actually role play?  - and maybe along the way I can help some folks out, make some laugh, probably make a few angry, and in general just be entertaining.  Many thanks and blessings on you for your patience if you've gotten this far, and if you're still reading and thinking about supporting me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Tiers
from donations import tier1_reward
$5 or more per month
You've decided you find Jamie funny, weird or entertaining enough to skid a little pizza money his way.  He thanks you and your family, especially blessing the livelihood of your goats.


You can ask me a question on twitch or in the freenode irc channel #pegasus-project and I'll stop what I'm doing and help you for a bit. You can even hit me up as a patreon on discord!

Includes Discord rewards
su Jamie -c"answer -q 'Why don't you come help me?'"
$25 or more per month only 10 left
You are actually helping pay bills here pal.  This means you get to, a couple of times a month stop Jamie while he's streaming or email him and ask him a question.  That's right, you can ask him something and he'll give you the best answer he's got.  It may not be right, but it'll damn sure be enthusiastic.  You also get to talk with me on discord.
Includes Discord rewards
sh ./tech_support -c 'dial Jamie'
$50 or more per month
Okay, so...you've moved up to actually making an impact on the monetary structure of my household.  You actually get my cell phone number and can call me once a month with any computer problem or programming question (as long as it's something I /know/ and can answer) and I'll go through the process of helping you out.  Plus, you get a shiny patreon account on discord.
Includes Discord rewards
What's a script between friends?
$100 or more per month only 10 left
Alright, so, if you have a need for a little script (nothing that takes more than a day or so to write up, troubleshoot and ship off), you can ask for it and I'll try and gut it out for you.  Note, this is not serious software stuff.  You can also bug me for a couple of hours a week about programming or computers, linux, being a dad, whatever - You're helping pay my wife's car off faster and I love you for it.
Includes Discord rewards
So, you're basically hiring me
$1,000 or more per month only 5 left
At this point, I'm writing software for you.  You know that right?  Why don't you just go ahead and employ me and we'll stop worrying about all this patreon silliness ;).


So, for 1000.00 a month, I will be your personal remote IT support guy.  Anything that can be done on a computer by me is at your complete beck and call.  If you have problems or need scripts/software to do something on an 'as fast as you can' basis, this is your tier.  The next step is a W2 and a benefit's package.  God bless your pirate hearts!

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
0 of 20 patrons
# "Ooooh, isn't he cute when he does that?"

20 folks like me enough to support me?  I'll do an honorable mention of my patreon's type segment on my show once a week.
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** Who am I?
I was born in the southern part of Georgia, right smack dab in the middle of the state.  Three hours from anywhere, I grew up in a hardscrabble little town where you were more likely to see cows or collards hauled through town than anything else.  I took to computers at an early age.  Worked in the industry for over a decade until I lost my health in 2009.  My wife and I adopted 4 kids and they are the loves and lights of our lives.  I've begun retraining myself, teaching myself to program in Python. 

** Why coding streams?
I'm hearkening back to the days when I used to stream minecraft videos on JustinTV, I figured maybe a few people would be interested in watching a person learn to code, overcome obstacles, complain about why some_function is returning None.  Most importantly, I like to help people, to answer questions, to help people improve themselves...my streams are a way I can do that.

** What's the project?
So, I decided to start streaming a project that I'm working on.  It's a piece of opensource software named [The Pegasus Project](github.com/taladan/Pegasus).  The aim is to create a free and opensource suite of tools for the creation, administration and play of a text based gaming platform modled after the old Muds and Mushes of the early days of computing.  We're developing based on [The Evennia](evennia.com) platform, a system that holds both a webserver and a mush server, based in python, django, twisted and other python libraries.

** What's it all about alfie?
To that end, I'm looking for a way to make money doing something that I love, that will benefit others and increase their enjoyment - who doesn't love the idea of creating their own D&D game online for their friends?  Or making a MMORPG to play on where people actually role play?  - and maybe along the way I can help some folks out, make some laugh, probably make a few angry, and in general just be entertaining.  Many thanks and blessings on you for your patience if you've gotten this far, and if you're still reading and thinking about supporting me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Recent posts by Jamie Crosby

Tiers
from donations import tier1_reward
$5 or more per month
You've decided you find Jamie funny, weird or entertaining enough to skid a little pizza money his way.  He thanks you and your family, especially blessing the livelihood of your goats.


You can ask me a question on twitch or in the freenode irc channel #pegasus-project and I'll stop what I'm doing and help you for a bit. You can even hit me up as a patreon on discord!

Includes Discord rewards
su Jamie -c"answer -q 'Why don't you come help me?'"
$25 or more per month only 10 left
You are actually helping pay bills here pal.  This means you get to, a couple of times a month stop Jamie while he's streaming or email him and ask him a question.  That's right, you can ask him something and he'll give you the best answer he's got.  It may not be right, but it'll damn sure be enthusiastic.  You also get to talk with me on discord.
Includes Discord rewards
sh ./tech_support -c 'dial Jamie'
$50 or more per month
Okay, so...you've moved up to actually making an impact on the monetary structure of my household.  You actually get my cell phone number and can call me once a month with any computer problem or programming question (as long as it's something I /know/ and can answer) and I'll go through the process of helping you out.  Plus, you get a shiny patreon account on discord.
Includes Discord rewards
What's a script between friends?
$100 or more per month only 10 left
Alright, so, if you have a need for a little script (nothing that takes more than a day or so to write up, troubleshoot and ship off), you can ask for it and I'll try and gut it out for you.  Note, this is not serious software stuff.  You can also bug me for a couple of hours a week about programming or computers, linux, being a dad, whatever - You're helping pay my wife's car off faster and I love you for it.
Includes Discord rewards
So, you're basically hiring me
$1,000 or more per month only 5 left
At this point, I'm writing software for you.  You know that right?  Why don't you just go ahead and employ me and we'll stop worrying about all this patreon silliness ;).


So, for 1000.00 a month, I will be your personal remote IT support guy.  Anything that can be done on a computer by me is at your complete beck and call.  If you have problems or need scripts/software to do something on an 'as fast as you can' basis, this is your tier.  The next step is a W2 and a benefit's package.  God bless your pirate hearts!

Includes Discord rewards