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When I was a student, I tried to be a good student, getting up at 5:30-6:00 and spend a couple hours in the quiet, cool morning repeating the stuff from yesterdays lectures and preparing myself for the coming day, reading the textbook materials. At this time, I was in love with baroque music, and the early quiet morning was perfect for switching on, say, some Vivaldi flute concerts for a quiet background music.
Only it didn't work that way. Again and again, I caught myself in listening intensely to the beauty of the music, not reading a single word from the textbook for at least ten minutes. I didn't get any real study done. But I heard a lot of great music.
Wouldn't a view like the one in your picture have a simlar effect? It is simply too beautiful to be ignored. It is difficult to concentrate fully on something else. Maybe after a few months you get used to it, the beauty is no longer essential to you, and you can concentrate on your work. But then it has, to a certain degree, ruined the joy of the beauty. That is a little sad.
Thanks for reminding me. I wanted to head out of town towards the mountains and record a (RC) helicopter video at different locations to make it appear as if its flying the entire way. Now where do I get a cameraman to shoot the scenes of it flying by?
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
Pity about the religious building in the foreground.
I once did a hot air balloon trip over Bagan, an amazing experience. When I mentioned this to the pilot his comment was "yeah but I do this every day for 5 months of the year", made me a little sad to hear that such beauty can become stale after a while.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
The first thing I thought of when I read this was what about the delay and it turns it to have been issue for them. I can understand that. I used to have HughesNet for an ISP and measured 2000mS turn around times often.
Here are some of the specs:
+ Dual Core Processor
+ 8GB of RAM (see Addons tab below to upgrade to 16GB of RAM)
+ macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 (Supports Xcode 9.4.1 and the latest Visual Studio for Mac with Xamarin components
+ 100Mbps Port Speed - Included
+ Includes pre-installed XCode 9.4.1, Visual Studio for Mac and more.
I think I'm going to try this out for a while.
You get 3 hours of daily access for $20 month.
The entire problem I have with doing more iOS development is that it isn't available in my "down times".
Now it could be available from anywhere (via RDP).
This is pretty cool.
Have any of you tried this out?
I signed up. You get a 24-hour trial for only $0.99 USD.
Amazing how fast it is really.
Here's a snapshot where I started an XCode Project: https://i.stack.imgur.com/N0DB2.png
So far this thing seems just as fast as the physical Mac Mini I use VNC to connect to. Interesting.
Added a simple label and ran the program on the iPhone 8 emulator. https://i.stack.imgur.com/kaGYj.png
I think it may be faster than my local Mac Mini. Seriously amazing. This could be a cost effective way for us Win10 people to do iOS dev.
I'm still not sure how they measure your 3 hours of daily time and what happens when your time is up.
Does it charge you more for going over or just stop your session? I would hope for the latter.
Usage Time and Charges
For Managed Subscription Plans:
For example, in a 3-hour daily limit plan, the user is allowed to be logged in for 3 hours per day total. The user may login multiple times per day and will not be charged for additional hours as long as the total login time does not exceed the daily limit. Please remember to log off the Mac account by using the Apple Icon > Log out after each usage.
A little scary since it seems like you could rack up a bill if you forget.
Also not sure how you would measure your time. I was on from 3:30 to 3:49, i think. I already forget.