I’ll frame the problem- I’m on a deployment at sea with the Navy. There are no personal internet options to connect personal devices to on the ship.
There are a few problems my shipmates and I’ve run into:
- The monthly subscription model requires check ups with various companies on a monthly basis, if not your services stop.
- The yearly subscriptions aren’t much better. I’ve had Day One, Ulysses, and all my Microsoft Office programs stop working.
I’m fortunate that I brought my MBP too, but even then the subscription model has bit me with Office. Day One is working for the moment, but Ulysses has decided I’m not a paying customer.
In hindsight I should have asked the collective-
Is there a way to avoid all of this hassle?
Could I, and all of my shipmates, have found a way to keep our apps and services running smoothly while out condunducting the country’s business without personal internet connections?
What are some suggestions for next time?