We have been providing stations in the hallway outside of the Main Lab so that you have somewhere to do basic work (if you don’t own a laptop) when the Main Lab is closed due to classes. Earlier this year, we also added some additional software when legally possible (e.g., Photoshop, Amadeus Pro) because the old computers in the hall were more capable than the previous models.
Recently, we have noticed a pattern where users have been using the hallway as an area for (loud) socializing or even gaming. Those users have also been blocking other users by using the computer desks but not the provided computers themselves. Finally, we have been finding our equipment unplugged (usually because someone wanted to plug in their laptop), making our computers unavailable even after such people leave, as subsequent users often think the computers aren’t working.
We are considering removing the computers and desks should such abuses continue. Please be considerate so that this resource remains available for its intended purpose.