In the course of curating my RSS feeds, I noticed there hadn’t been any updates in some time of new events over at my favorite hacker space, Metrix Create:Space. Checking out their main site, I was sad to read that they’ve dropped the open lab and tool library aspects, instead focusing exclusively on consultations and job-based use of their collection of fabrication equipment. Metrix is one of the few locations for which I’ve added stickers to my laptop. The only other place-oriented sticker I’ve added is Seattle’s own Ada’s Technical Books. Combined with recent thoughts on Open Source software, this put me in a reflective mood about sustainability.

Capitol Hill Seattle shutting down.