I recently picked up a makerspace project from four years ago planning to implement changes to address problems I had heard people complaining about. Of course, my free time is much more limited now, so I had only had time to post issues. I look this morning and see other people joining in the development effort and that's really awesome.
There may be a sense that it's damage control to prevent wear from occupancy, but leaving a house unoccupied isn't such a good strategy to keep out squatters, to prevent scrappers from stripping a house of its wiring and pipes, to keep out pest infestations, or to keep deterioration monitored so that issues, such as roof leaks, do not fester resulting in far more damage than the initial leak.
On the other hand, what the landlords' endgame in all of this is isn't really clear.
It sounds like the plan is to evict tenants and attempt to rent the place to someone who can afford it. The sticking point to that being, a whole bunch of landlords would be trying to do the same thing and there won't be a sudden glut of renter's to pick up the slack. People just evicted aren't going to have the stable job, first month's rent, last month's rent, and deposit they're requiring.
Chrono Trigger, GoogleTube, Video Game Music
The Chrono Trigger battle theme actually plays really well on an actual organ.
Lots of people living out their video game music dreams in quarantine it seems.
When I tried searching for makerspaces in rural settings every initiative I saw was transplantation of urban makerspace practices into rural locales with little consideration of why makerspaces thrive in urban locations.
When I looked for hackerspaces in rural environs I instead saw the idea of hackerlands which takes the ethos and applies it to rural areas. Unfortunately, I can only find a single article on it from 2014 because that is happening around France and I cannot read French.
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