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January 17th, 2008 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-01-17 19:32
  Subject:   How did the sub-prime crisis come about... by analogy to MMOs.
  Tags:  reddit


Don't let the URL fool you, this is somewhat complicated. But the MMO analogy is remarkably good at allowing you to understand the basic concepts.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-01-17 21:08
  Subject:   How to travel long-term without burning money on hotels.
  Tags:  notes to self, reddit

You have a few family members and distant friends who have offered up a couch if you’re in their neck of the woods, but surely they won’t appreciate your arrival on their doorstep with no planned departure date in sight. How then, do you travel long term and not run out of money? Hotels (and even hostels) are expensive over time, and finding rental accommodation in every city you visit is impractical. Heck - you don’t even want to pay rent at all!

Here are eight handy resources to help you get started on your long term travel adventure:

1) Caretaker’s Gazette


By joining this service (annual membership is approximately US$30), you will gain access to a classified system of people looking for caretakers in exchange for rent-free living. The opportunities vary widely in scope from ranch hands, to organic farm workers, campground hosting, motel management, nursing for the elderly, to just plain house sitting.

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