Subject: Re: Scheduling solutions?
From: Hendrik Bluhm <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 18:00:33 -0800 (PST)

I think Mark's suggestion would be worth trying. Ideally, this would
constantly leave a number of open slots which none of the current users is
allowed to take. Thus less frequent users can always get on, and so can
anyone after waiting for a while.
If you are hiting the 10 hr limit, you and only you will be able to get
more time once you finish a write, so that there is no need for
"reaction time testing" when making a reservation.
The whole scheme of course relies on there being less than 24 * 7/10
= 16.8 users (or some people not using all 10 hrs). I am not sure we will
meet this criterium very well.

I think routinely working with email would be a less, but it should always
be possible to organise longer sessions by email if needed in particular


Hendrik Bluhm
Department of Physics
Stanford University

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