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October 2017 Update

So, a lot of things happened this year so far, and I've been really bad about this blog, partly because I have a large number of abandoned web projects, and after much consideration, I've decided that I need to do some housekeeping.

First, I'm going to shut down paroxysms.ca. It was created as a place to host my ATIP documents that I got from requesting my RCMP and other surveillance files during the games. This was an eye-opener in how Canada criminalizes dissent. This information definitely was interesting in an academic context, and was good to add closure to the whole "Fuck the police" thing that I was on. However, I feel like a lot of the lessons that could have been learned from the documents have been lost, and that the longer time goes on, the more obscure things have gotten. I'm going to re-tool and create a new site in the same vein at the end of the year that just tells the story of state surveillance leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympics, G8/G20 ISU and how the Canadian State with all its various arms cracked down on a bunch of community activists in Vancouver who became more radicalized due to the surveillance.

Secondly, dontflyhere.ca will be discontinued. Airmap does a much better job of showing where both recreational and professional UAV pilots can fly, and I don't have the time to keep working on this project. I feel like it was a good tool back when AirMap started, but they put a lot of work improving the map for various jursidictions around the world, and that dontflyhere has the same fate as the MapBox No Drone Zone map that inspired it.

Thirdly, profunc.ca will actually remain the way it is in the near future. There's very little content that needs to be updated, and the only thing I need to do is change the update form, since I shut down my paroxysms.ca e-mail account.

Finally, this site might be re-designed and the blog section dropped. A lot of it is really not relevant, and is a carry-over from the old Nitobi/PhoneGap days and even before. The internet archive has all this data anyway, so it's saved for all posterity for better or worse. I'll try and do all the related updates by the end of the year.