Author Topic: How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia  (Read 3422 times)

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How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia
« on: March 18, 2013, 04:48:37 PM »
Just posted on Slashdot. Poor guy had to move to Malaysia to live on such a tiny salary. Hell, I'm "getting by" on $11,500 a year in total spending and that includes my mortgage.

http://developers.slashdot.org/story/13/03/18/1939248/how-a-programmer-gets-by-on-16kyr-he-moves-to-malaysia
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Re: How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 05:51:08 PM »
I didn't take it to mean that he had to, but rather, chose to.  Smart move if you ask me.

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Re: How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 07:38:49 PM »
I didn't take it to mean that he had to, but rather, chose to.  Smart move if you ask me.

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He looks rather happy in the photo. Sure, he could get by on less both here and in Malaysia, but I don't think he's antimustachian by any means.

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Re: How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 01:45:58 AM »
I'm pretty sure 16k can go farther in Malaysia than here, which can be pretty nice.

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Re: How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 08:43:48 AM »
Sounds amazing, and looks beautiful.

*Looks out his Michigan window*

Malaysia looks pretty darn enticing after month number 5 of grey flurries

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Re: How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 12:22:45 PM »
I dunno.  I'd think that after 5 months of Malaysian heat & humidity, Michigan would start looking pretty attractive :-)

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Re: How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 10:37:44 PM »
Being able to walk around in a tank top and flip flops all year long beats any other kind of climate in my book. Keep your Christmas-y snowfalls and crisp autumn airs!

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Re: How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 01:11:38 AM »
Agreed, I'll take humidity and heat over snow every time

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Re: How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 04:10:17 PM »
I'm with Jamesqf on this one.