I want to reserve a very popular campsite on a very popular day. The reservation website puts each day “on sale” at 10am, a certain number of months in advance. Let’s assume that I have a lot of competition and my success depends on getting my request to reload the webpage soonest, after 10:00, without my request arriving a millisecond before their servers register 10:00.
- Is there any way to automate this process, to write a local script or something to say “hit F5 at exactly 10:00”? (I actually asked the reservation site and they said “no automated scripts,” but I assume they’re more concerned about rapid repeated refresh requests on their end.)
- Do I actually want to aim a number of milliseconds before 10, to account for the time it takes my request to be sent?