If you have some basic handyman skills and an old computer lying around, you can turn an old arcade machine into a MAME arcade machine, capable of playing nearly every arcade game ever made using free PC software. The project you’re going to see is a one-off, meaning I did it once for fun, and that was it. I bought the original machine for $50 USD but sold it a few years later for $2,400. If you follow these steps, you can make a similar machine. It’s fun, and it’s really not that hard. …

Hi, my name is Erik and I am an American expat living in Bangkok, Thailand. Since COVID is a thing, and travel between countries is currently difficult, I decided to take a 10-day motorcycle trip across Thailand during a break from my job. Here is what I learned, and what it was like.

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You don’t need to be a gearhead to use eBay to make money

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Photo by igorbondarenko

Do you ever wish you could make some real money by working from home? Are you at least minimally handy and have basic tools? If so, welcome to a guide on how to make actual money by selling used motorcycle parts and car parts on eBay.

eBay is the best place in the world to buy used car and motorcycle parts. Is your 1994 Honda Goldwing in need of a gas tank? You can buy one from a dealer for $700 USD (assuming it’s even available new anymore), or you can buy a decent used one for $80 on eBay…

Like most people, my life has had all sorts of ups and downs. When I was a young adult, I made some poor choices with money and ended up with a lot of credit card debt. Over time, I paid it all down to zero and had actually started to save a little money. Imagine my shock when one day, I found it was gone!

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After years of paying off credit cards, I was finally able to save a small amount of money — $2400, to be exact. It doesn’t seem like a ton now, but back then it was…

Erik McDonel

International school teacher who loves adventure!

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