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I have flown with this airline a few times, even with the same planes shown in the following video. The old 707s, which are out of service by now. The first time was when I was 12, but after finishing school, the government forced me to work for them by law. As they did with my poor old father. Back then I would not have been happy if they had made me one of their stewardesses, even if I worked hard to bring light and warmth into cockpits. Hopping around the world and spending a few nights here and there actually does not seem so bad anymore. And I could swear that I saw the place where I used to live from the shaky view out the plane's window after taking off to fly home near the end.
I started searching for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) options.
I figured since it was 2021 there'd be a lot of companies that allow me to:
1) spin up a win10 desktop
2) RDP to the desktop and do my work.
I've been using DigitalOcean which is a complete Linux (Debian) OS running as a service for about 8 years now (only $4.99 a month) so I figured, "Hey, this is 2021 and I'm sure there's something like this for win10 desktop." With DigitalOcean you can get one of these up and running following their wizard in about 5 minutes. It's amazing.
Boy was a I wrong about DaaS. Very few choices (Amazon Workspaces seems to be the best / cheapest).
Many of them require at least 5 seats (most require 25 or more).
Others are $150 month for 1cpu & 4GB ram.
Many of these won't even tell you pricing: just request quote option.
Yes, I am very naive. Questions
Do you have any experience with DaaS? What have you found?
Was thinking about how I might help small businesses move to RDP solutions.
The Dream: If you could spin up DaaS and then give people Google Docs then a lot of Small Businesses would have everything they need.
A long time ago in a building far, far away... (not really; the old building is next door to the current one)
Aaaaanywaaay, we make commercial ink-jet printers and the smaller models originally came with built-in hand-tweaked bitmap fonts. The first printer in the product line (early 90's) could only do 120x120 dpi resolution and later 120x240 resolution, so the character bitmaps needed to be adjusted by hand. This was especially true for bar codes which could be rendered unusable due to ink spread.
Our original font "source" files were simple ASCII text, with the bitmaps drawn using period (.) and at signs (@) and were edited using MS-DOS Edit. Yes, it was that long ago (early 90's). These source files were compiled into a binary form that could be downloaded to the printer or written directly to a monstrous 4MB PCMCIA Flash memory. Good times.
victim, brainwashed by starvation and 24/7 exposure to a playlist of Sander Rossel's favorite tunes: She did what she had to do to survive [^]; justice, in this case, is finding Her not guilty by reason of insanity.
We pray your Worships will recommend sending this Cat to a facility that will provide respite and therapy for restoring her divine Cat-nature to its usual radiant and playful state.
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
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