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There are a bunch of ways for any of you to help this project. We are trying to keep TROM as a decentralized project and provide opportunities for anyone to help this project grow. We want you to know that whatever you do for the project is a direct contribution and you are a part of the project as much as any of us are. We want to thank you for helping, although there is no need for that since we work together to grow TROM and its baby projects.

  • translate / dub
  • proofread / review
  • write books
  • decentralize
  • share
  • participate

1. Everything: Except for some of our TROM Tools, everything can be translated/dubbed. We have created a clone of tromsite.com that anyone can start to translate right away. This tromsite clone contains links to project files, subtitles, and everything you need to translated the entire TROM project and take full control and responsibility for it. You can access and edit the page from here. Before you start please read the instructions. If you need any kind of help don't hesitate to use our TROM Translation chatroom here (pass is: tromtranslate).

2. The Memes: we create images with snippets from our books to share on social networks. Here you can find all of our memes (TROM/TROM eBooks/Memes). Use the "odg" file wherever is available. Open it with Libre Office Draw and start translating the memes. After you are done, you can export to PDF and then convert the PDF to images. In the folder you'll also find many of our memes only available in image format - these cannot be edited that easily, but they are still available if anyone wants to add a colored block over the English text and translate them into another language.

3. TROM-Jaro: this TROM Linux operating system comes in multiple languages, however the website (tromjaro.com) needs to be translated manually. For the available languages anyone can start translating: scroll to the bottom of the site -> select language -> after reload, scroll down again and click "edit language". Then start translating. If you want to help with a new language please contact us here.

The more eyes we have looking at our content, the more well made our content is. If you want to help proofreading (spotting typos) then you can simply do that for any TROM materials. If you spot a typo (website, books, etc.) simply use our contact page and send a quick email. It really helps a lot. If you want to help with proofreading our books or other TROM materials before they go public, use the same contact form and let us know about that, and we will set everything up for you!

Our TROM materials are very well researched but we would love to have more eyes looking at their sources/claims before they go public. If you think you have the time to check our books (or other materials) before they go public, let us know and we will set up everything for that.

If you think TROM should address a particular subject or you want to criticize/improve this project, the best way to do it is to write a book for TROM. This way you get our full feedback and the full TROM exposure.

The advantages of writing for TROM:

1. You learn how to present a subject.

2. You will learn how to face healthy criticism because we will ask questions about your book and put it under the microscope. The purpose is to make it bulletproof. No worries, everything is super friendly and meant to make your book much better. We will work together on this.

3. You will have your book proofread and designed. The proofreading is basic and you have the last word in any change that is made to the text (your writing style will be preserved). The design will enhance your book and you will also have the last word in regards to it.

4. Your book will be promoted like all TROM books are. We will make memes out of it and post on our social networks, and in the future, we will make videos out of it or an audiobook, or add it to our huge TROM quiz.

6. Your book will be available online as HTML5, plain text, and as PDF.

5. You own your book. After we post it via TROM, you can also post it anywhere you want to in any format you want to. You will have a copy of your book in PDF and plain text format that you can use any way you want to (of course).

Tips for writing:

1. Write about stuff that you consider super important. Please do not send books you already wrote. We want to post original content on TROM and we will check every book to see if it was posted anywhere else before.

2. Let us know please what the subject will be so that we can check to see if we covered it previously. Describe it a bit.

3. Write as if you explain it to a 10 year old - We always try to do that so everyone understands. TROM is not a scientific journal, by contrary, it is "something" that tries to explain complex and important topics in very simple ways (simple language).

4. If you can, use Libre Office Writer to write the book (it is an open source format based on trade-free software).

5. Use sources for your claims. If you claim something then try to make it as scientific as possible and source that claim. Wikipedia, scientific articles, governmental sources, are among the best to base your claims on. Try avoiding shady/controversial websites/sources.

6. Make the subject global: we don't focus on local issues or solutions since our problems are global and they require global solutions. You can start by explaining in detail a local problem/solution then expand it globally.

7. Always try to provide a solution if you present a problem.

8. Do not write for TROM, write for yourself, then send it to us. This way, if for some reasons your book is not approved, you won't feel like you wasted your time writing it. You can always publish what you wrote on your personal website or social network ;).

If you have any question just contact us.

We don't want to rely entirely on centralized servers (companies) for our content, so we are trying to decentralize it.

01. TROM: We are trying to decentralize all TROM files (over 100GB) but it is super difficult because we need to do it in a dynamic manner (so that our TROM Main folder can get updated very often and the updates can be pushed to everyone). We tried the DAT and the IPFS networks but none works properly. We will continue to try and whenever we find a good option we will post it here. In the meantime you can help decentralize all of our files that are available here, by uploading them to multiple locations. If you keep such locations up to date to reflect all of our changes to the Main TROM folder, then we will add that location to our Save page. Contact us and let us know.

02. VideoNeat: if you want to help decentralize documentaries/lectures or movies that are science based and hand-curated, simply go to VideoNeat.com and use the magnet links - download and seed. It will help a lot!

03. TROM-Jaro: go to the install page, download TROM-Jaro and upload it to different locations. This way you can spread it over the internet.

Note: this is geared towards those who want to manage TROM’s social networks, but it is relevant for anyone who wants to spread our materials.

We all know these “social” networks are “ad networks” in reality, but we need them to “spread” TROM stuff to as many people as possible. We also must understand that if anyone is “free” to post anything they consider in TROM’s name, then little by little we may deviate from what TROM stands from. Our materials are very well researched before we publish them, and we create a lot of them, therefore the best approach is the following:

1. TROM creates materials (books, videos, curates media, etc.)
2. People share them on TROM’s ‘social’ networks (TSN)
3. People take bits of them and share on these networks

 

STUFF TO SHARE

01. TROM Documentary (you can download all of it and upload the parts on TSN one by one – you can even use the subtitles for each part and hard print them on each video to share them with a subtitle in whatever language you desire https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html)

02. TROM Books (share the link to the books, or the PDF, or you can quote from the books and link to them). Use our audiobooks and upload them wherever you want or directly to TSN. You can also use podcast services to upload the TROM audiobooks there.

03. TROM Videos (download them and upload to TSN one by one). You can also upload our TROM-Cast to any podcast service.

04. TROM FAQs (share the questions and our answers on TSN).

05. Curated News and Videos – both of these represent an endless stream of curated information. Share whatever you consider from there (news, articles, videos). You can do the same for our curated podcasts list.

06. VideoNeat (a massive stream of documentaries, lectures and movies that are educational – you can share one every day since we add more and more titles all the time).

07. TROMjaro APPS (share one app a day if possible – would be good to use the app’s screenshots as a featured image for TSN).

08. TROM Promo Stuff (we have memes and short clips from our materials, specially made for TSN – share and re-share them). Note, some of our memes have a TVPMagazine watermark. Please remove that and replace it with a TROMsite.com watermark.

 

HOW TO

We can give people access to Hootsuite, a third party service that allows anyone to schedule posts on multiple networks at once such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on. Contact us if you think you can help with our social networks.

You can simply join us in several ways to keep in contact with us, help here and there with whatever you can, express your ideas, and so forth.

01. TROM-Cast: almost every week, on Thursday (at 19:00 or 18:00 UTC) we are going live on several platforms like YouTube and Fecabook to talk about interesting subjects. We post all such TROM-Casts on tromsite too, so we don't rely on these 3rd party platforms. We stream using trade-free software and anyone can participate without the need of an account or special permission. We use Jitsi Meet for the video-call, and OBS Studio for everything else. At the day of the cast we post a Jitsi Meet link on our TROM Live and anyone can click and participate (it works as an app, or in the browser directly). We encourage anyone to participate. Alternatively you can write us live on our TROM Discussion chatroom.

02. TROM Discussions chatroom: we have a special chatroom where anyone can participate without an account or any special permissions or applications. Most of us from TROM are there, so you can meet us more directly and ask us questions or engage with us.

Live Updates

If you want to stay up to date with everything we do for this project, you can check these live updates from any tromsite.com page.
You can also click people's names to go to their personal online places (websites). If you want to talk to us, use our chat.

Sasha
I scheduled more memes for TROM social media :)
Tio
Since this Coronavirus seems a bit more tricky and people need to be informed, I set up TROM News to pick up the latest news about the virus. Mainly Euronews in Europe, PBS in America, and ALJazeera in Asia. So you get a global coverage and stay properly informed. See here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/ (it updates with new information automatically).
Tio
Today I re-setup the TROM home backup server with TROmjaro + transformed the Microsoft surface into a media center (again with tromjaro). I'll push myself to make a video about them all. I filmed already a bunch of stuff for the tablet...you see I'm doing stuff (like testing tromjaro a lot) so it is difficult for me to then take the time to do a videoa bout all of this. But I will really try to.
Tio
Thanks Raimondas for the 1 Euro donation and the message "Great and fast fix after reporting the Tromjaro bug. Awesome!". Even small donations count. https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
TROM-Cast: Climate Change https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_209,14s On TROMsite! :) and in audio format https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/
Tio
TROM-Cast: Climate Change here live https://youtu.be/NKQJbCdEmk4. Participate here https://meet.jit.si/climatechange (password: everyonesonfire) or participate via tromsite.com/chat.
Tio
The surface pro 8 tablet works so wonderfully with TROMjaro. I fixed and improved a few things today that we will implement by default in the next tromjaro release. I still have to test a few more things. Once all is great I will finish that video about it ;).
Tio
TROM-Cast, tomorrow at 19:00 UTC. Subject: Climate Change. Shownotes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/qDEZ9B2rcKTjAaR . Anyone can participate via Jitsi Meet (decentralized, open source application). A few minutes before the cast we will post the ink to Jitsi at tromsite.com/live or tromsite.com/cast
Tio
So me and Sasha went through a hell of an emotional roller-coaster because of teh visa bullshit. Not with each other but with this bs system. Basically we realized (based on what we've read online on official websites and asking around) that Sasha has to leave Spain. So we bought plane tickets for today to go back to romania....to then try one more time going to the immigration office to be told that yeah is no issue she cna stay in spain "forever" .... so it is amazingly great news now but very stressful 2-3 days for us here. I am getting back to my work starting tomorrow. We are in spain, we are very good. We lost 200 Euros on the plane ticket...it is what it is. We will make it. I cant wait to finish my blog post about all of this fucked up adventure of ours. You will see. Then some tromjaro stuff and updating videoneat, then the big plan with the documentary. GOO!
Sasha
I released an article about climate change: https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/2020/02/15/why-were-changing-the-climate-but-not-ourselves/
- it includes the basics, some feedbacks, some impacts, a bit about today's so called "solutions" and why they're not working, then I tried to analyze the situation from an outsider's (alien) perspective and eventually linked to TROM (to the Money Game book and the Origin of Most Problems). I would like to add more to the article and turn it into a TROM book but I don't have time right now, if anyone else is interested in doing that, you can let us know :)
Tio
I hope tomorrow or these days anyways to release a video about that microsoft surface pro with tromjaro to show how tromjaro can be used with touchscreen devices. I filmed today some stuff too.
Tio
A new TROMjaro iso is released! Grab it from here https://www.tromjaro.com/install/ and read the release notes from here https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/. Massive thanks to Dave for helping a ton with this. Previous TROMjaro users please read the Release notes - not much to do, but some stuff to do. We will try to release a new iso monthly just to keep the iso up to date.
Tio
I hope tomorrow we release a new TROMjaro iso and then I am able to focus again on my blog post. To get that done to then focus on adding new stuff to tromjaro (new apps, new articles). To then add a few documentaries to VN + some videos to tromsite (i have some TROM Voices videos from the past that I want to add). ONLY when all of these are done I can focus on the "documentary" thingy. I am getting there ;). Huge thanks to Dave who deals with TROMjaro iso entirely now. Super helpful guy.
Tio
2 new reviews of tromjaro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DE29WIvIT8 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDVWrUerBXI - they are ok in the sense that they attract attention to this trade-free idea. the guy missed a bit the point but i commented on the video to address some of his criticisms ;)
Tio
I also realized that I can see how many hits we have on websites. I thought it is interesting to share with you. For me it does not really matter. So (unique visitors a month): musikwave.com has ~8.3k. tiotrom.com ~9.7k. trade-free.org 3.8k. tromjaro.com 15.5k. videoneat.com ~20k. tromsite.com ~18k.
Tio
For the past months several websites like tromjaro, tromsite, musikwave and such were under attack. Probably nothing "directed" at us, but simply spambots. So much so that they brought entire server down a bunch of times. Because of that I had to enable CloudFlare for them all. This service basically filters these spambots or crazy requests. Since then it's been much better. Of course CloudFlare now collects some data for this reason. In any case, this is a trade-off that we need in today's world. Basically they have to keep track of IP addresses and block suspicious activity. In any case, we've been attacked by again these 2 days and now tromsite.com is "under attack" protection from CloudFlare. You may see the website being a bit more slow or you have to wait a few seconds before it loads. At least we have that. It is good. Hopefully all is fine for now.
Tio
Dave works on a new TROMjaro iso. Great stuff ;) - maybe tomorrow we will have it ready for download (public). Old tromjaro users don't have to do much ;).
Tio
I am impressed at how great tromjaro works on a microsoft surface tablet. maybe i'll make a video about it tomorrow ;)
Tio
No tromcast today ;) - I am playing with a microsoft surface pro 8 and tromjaro. so far so great. maybe ill make a video about it ;). we will release a new tromjaro iso these days ;)
Tio
Slight improvement for embedding trom videos. Now you are embeding 1 single video rather than the entire playlist. I think it makes more sense this way. Looks more clean and all :P. Anyways, now we have a perfect video-hosting solution. Unlimited storage thanks to archive.org and people can share any video section, any videos (individually), or even embed them directly from tromsite.com. More than that, you can embed any video and make it start at any minute/second you want. All of this info is here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ - click details
Tio
These days with my trip back to spain i wasnt able to do much if anything. But starting tomorrow I'm back with my work! ;)
Tio
I won't be done with my blog post this week....I worked on an interactive map to showcase a bit how slaves adn prisoners we are in this society. Maybe I should have written a book for TROM about it. But is ok. A blog post is fine ;). In 2 days we go back to Spain so I'll be busy with that a bit. There a Mircosoft Surface waits for us :D - a 2013 one. Sasha's old "computer" basically. Sent from Russia. I CAN'T wait to test TROM-Jaro on it. I'll make a video about it and all. And ofc after I'm done with the blog psot I'll update TROMjaro with new apps and release a new iso for it. VideoNeat, TROMsite, TROMjaro, and TIoTROM trains must work well and me to manage them in an easy manner before I start my next thing ;). They are all basically fine! I just have to keep them updated while at the same time working on a new thing. Probably a documentary or a video series. Let's see.
Tio
Thank you to everyone who still donates via Patreon and Liberapay every month https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - TROM keeps producing new stuff and keeps everything up to date. Your financial help keeps it that way. Thanks a lot!
Tio
Live here https://youtu.be/LzECbt1rhLs - participate here (video/audio) https://meet.jit.si/trombots (password: noscrubs) or via chat here https://tromsite.com/chat
Tio
This way we are 100% independent on big corporations when it comes to our videos ;)
Tio
Super great, now you can embed any TROM video into your own website https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ - basically it embeds the entire playlist but it starts with the video you want ;) - super easy and cool. And on your website it looks like it is the only video embedded not the entire playlist, but if you scroll down the video, you can see the other ones too ;) - now our video part of the website is complete! Anyone can link to any video from tromsite (even to the second), anyone can embed a video/playlist, anyone can download any video, anyone can share any playlsit with # like https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#poems - super COOL
Tio
Tomorrow we are back with a new TROM-Cast episode. Live. Subject: "Robot Doctors, Smart Cities, and Virus Outbreaks" https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/3QgfKqo8pSr6WHT - anyone can join via Jitsi Meet (video/audio) or our TROM-Chat https://tromsite.com/chat (text) - we will post the Jitsi link in TROM-Chat a few minutes before the live ;). Participate! :D
Tio
This week I'll work on a blog post for my personal website, to tell you a thing or two about my life experience for the past 2 or so months, trying to battle the "hidden" trades of our primitive culture. I'll update you all here since it is also TROM-relevant.
Tio
Roma my friend thank you one more time for 100 Euros donation...damn man, you are always helping. And again great message "Thanks for all the recent work on TROMsite, TROMjaro, VideoNeat and many more. . Miss you, TROMsquad! " - thanks a lot! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Ok so my website is done https://www.tiotrom.com - I had to fix a bunch of stuff, redo the video/photo gallery (moved from vimeo to archive.org), and so forth. You can even see a new video from our TROM meeting in may if you are curious (video gallery). Now I'm focusing on updating the tromsite.com translation page with whatever it needs to be updated with.
Tio
Thank you georgios for the 1 Euro donation and the message "Keep up, don't stop, be a wave, change the world ". Every donation counts, even 1 Euro. If most people would donate small amounts monthly, we could sustain this project in a less stressful manner for us and not put a toll on anyone's financial situation - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
A new TROM Snippet: How fast is the inequality increasing? https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_207,0s
Tio
Great news, we now have tromsite.com in Greek thanks to Pantelis! Here it is https://tromsitegr.hashbase.io/#:HOME ;) - and if anyone wants to translate the entire tromsite.com in their own language (including books, videos, and so forth) then see this page https://www.tromsite.com/act/. Anyone can find these translated tromsites at tromsite.com (select language).
Tio
Btw, me and Sasha are all good now ;) - VISA issue kinda solved ;). So we cna focus on some useful stuff. I am dealing a bit with my website these days and I will write an article about my experience here in Romania on my blog. That's on my to-do list now.
Tio
Now you can access all of TROM-Cast's Show Notes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/kkJg3j7wYGJW96Z - and directly from here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast - which is very cool since we many times talk about all kinds of news (sources) and people should have easy access to these links. Thanks to TROMcloud! ;)
Tio
today my tromjaro stopped working properly. in all honestly i never had tromjaro, but manjaro with a ton of custom stuff done to it. is no wonder it didnt work eventually. so i freshly installed tromjaro. what i love about linux is that despite me doing lots of custom stuff to my system and installed a ton of packages, i can quite easily redo all of that from scratch. im almost there ;).
Tio
These days I'll deal a bit with my own personal website before jumping on the tromjaro train to add new apps and released a new iso + maybe make a few new articles. on top of that ill release a few older trom voices videos on tromsite + update the tromsite translation page. then ill simply add new stuff to VN, tromjaro, tromsite and sometimes my blog while working on the script for the new documentary ;).
Tio
I am super super happy of the new curated page - like see here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/ you now have all of the "curated world" in your face. easy to access. So instead of linking to videoneat for movies or documentaries and such, you can now see a stream of these directly from tromsite. Same goes for tromjaro apps. And you click any and go to videoneat or tromjaro. Easy. Simply. And very well integrated with tromsite.com. All are automated so if we post a new documentary on VN you can see it here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/documentaries - or a new app on tromjaro, you can see it here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/software - how cool! I really love it!
Tio
Made an update to the curated pages https://www.tromsite.com/tools - click any. Will update and tweak them more a bit tomorrow and explain my line of thinking. Bed time now :)
Tio
Finally the Curated Podcast Page is DONE - https://www.tromsite.com/tools/podcasts/ and I LOVE it! :) - now anyone can listen to any podcast from tromsite.com directly ;). No need for any podcast app. You can sort the podcasts by categories, you can have control over any podcast in terms of speed, search through episodes, read the description for each episode, subscribe via RSS or visit their website. And is all ready for both dark and light tromsite.com skins ;). On top of that I added new podcasts to the list. Enjoy!
Tio
Almost done with the podcasts page. Tomorrow I'll release it for sure!
Tio
I made the TROM Curated Podcast page. It is awesome you can listen to any podcast from there and a lot more. You'll see cause I only have to fix the design for the dark theme. So it is not live yet. probably tomorrow ;)
Tio
Thank you גבאי for the 26 Euros donation :D - I do not understand these letters at all, but big thanks for helping TROM ;) - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
New TROM Snippet: 08. How big is the social inequality? https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_206,0s - great job Aaron!
Tio
Also, we will post new trom snippets - one tomorrow, one next week ;) - Aaron made a bunch more ;)
Tio
I find it hard to properly focus on TROM work while here in Romania. Nevertheless I'll try to finish the podcasts page for tromsite tomorrow then continue with the work as much as possible. I'll make a blog post about the bullshit that we had to go through (and still have to) with the VISA thing - like how much of a prisoner you are in this worldwide society.
Tio
idk about doing a tromcast tomorrow lets see....i am too busy mentally here. tired. not in a trom-like mindset ;)
Tio
I worked for the past 2 hours to implement a comment system for videoneat. I did. But I am not that comfortable with it :D - dont know....for now it is not enabled for any documentaries. Will see ;). VideoNeat got super spammed in the past in the comments section by bots, so I'm concerned it will happen again.
Tio
A message I sent to people:

VideoNeat is a different kind of educational website based on videos (documentaries/movies/lectures) - all of the materials are hand picked (curated) and they are all decentralized (no server, no restrictions, nothing like that). But we need people¡s help to make it stronger and more reliable. And it is simple as hell: SEED. Download any materials from the website and simply seed them.

For those who are not familiar with it: use a BitTorrent client such as Transmission Torrent https://transmissionbt.com/ -> go to any VideoNeat page (documentary/lecture/movie) -> click the "magnet" -> choose to open with the BitTorrent client (like say Transmission) -> the download will start. That's all. Now whenever you have the BitTorrent client opened on your computer, you help "seed" whatever you have downlaoded.

This way we spread these materials on multiple computers and whenevr someone else wants them, they take them from all of us, the ones who share them. The more we are, the more reliable this system is.

Help us please!
Tio
Thank you very much Carl for the 55 Euros donation! :) https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
I was busy these days with the massive bullshit visa issue. I'll make an article on my blog about that to showcase the immensity of this bullshit. Need a recovery from this bullshit....a massive one. I feel like we are trapped in an immense idiocracy. I mean I knew it already but now I felt it entirely...will try to focus on the projects as much as possible, but here in Romania dealing with this massive pile of poop (documents, rituals, all) make me unable to function like a human. My brain and time is infected with these idiotic things.
Tio
My next "mission" - I will make it so that anyone can listen to our curated podcasts straight from tromsite.com ;) - and they will update with new episodes automatically and I will add new podcasts too. I'll do it these days. I also have some older TROM Voices videos I should post these days too. Then, after that is done, I will update the tromjaro train with new apps and a new iso release that's mainly about updates so new users wont have to update a lot after the install. Then I will deal with tiotrom train - I will manage a bit my personal website: videos and galleries, and updates here and there. After the tromsite, videoneat, tromjaro and tiotrom trains are all working (after these updates), my focus will be the documentary. That's what I want: work on the documentary and aside from that update the trains with new stuff ;).
Tio
Great TROMjaro review from LinuxInsider https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/TROMjaro-Updates-Deliver-Lighter-Better-Manjaro-86459.html - with the focus on trade. Awesome!
Tio
https://www.videoneat.com/ DONE! I rebuilt the entire website with elementor and fixed a TON or broken links and descriptions, sources, whatever....updated all series too. Massive work but it is DONE. Jeez I am so happy :D. I also scheduled more documentaries, daily. The VN train is up and running. I will kickstart an experimental VN app thingy these days but won't focus a ton on that for now ;). I may also enable comments for all items on VN. These are future plans. But right now VN works. I still have to babysit like 60 or so magnets to make sure they work. So I may have to work here and there a bit. But all is DONE with VN now :) - happy!
Sasha
It turns out that more than half of my blogs/pages on bigworldsmallsasha.com link to TROM so I spent the whole day fixing links from the deleted Vimeo videos to internet archive (plus some old links for the books ). Now they all work :)
Tio
Ok so I dont know what to do about embedding TROM videos....for now you can embed the entire playlist of a category, like say Poems or the entire Documentary. I contacted the developers of teh plugin to ask them to add something to their code to allow people to embed specific videos. For now it is what it is :(. I need to focus on VN to be done with that soon.
Tio
I made it easier to download all of our videos form here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ - now the "download all videos" button directs you to the archive.org page listing all videos and it is as easy as right click any then "save link as" - or click any video from there then right click and save video as. Like with photos ;). It is easier than before. So, if anyone wants to download all of the videos TROM made, go to https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ - it is easy!
Tio
on tiotrom.com many videos wont work - my gallery and such. ill fix them after im done with VN and TROMjaro trains ;)
Tio
All videos from Vimeo deleted. Except the trom documentary trailer. I thought to leave it there. Also, didn't delete teh videos I used for TROM ebooks. I will replace them at one point with Archive.org videos, but for now is fine as it is. I am working on a solution for people to be able to easily embed videos from tromsite.com into their websites....
Tio
Today our Vimeo account subscription expires. We will lose more than 300 videos from vimeo since they will delete them. It is fine, we have them all on archive.org (tromsite.com) so we dont rely on vimeo anymore. Thing is, I hope they wont delete some that we gosted there for trom ebooks....else ill have to replace those links. It is a constant battle to preserve the internet (webpages, videos, photos, etc.) since they get deleted/moved all the time. Luckily there is archive.org.....so far they saved our ass, trade-free ;) - I'll donate to them each year or month a little bit. They deserve it!
Tio
I also spent some 1-2h reading through tromnews for the next tromcast - to select some news, filter some, add others. This also takes time ;)
Tio
Follow that link to see the behind the scenes photos ;) - also help translate and share it :). More, I added a link for each video on that page so you can share them directly (no need to scroll down). Right click the title of any video and copy the link if you want a direct link to any video ;)
Tio
And the last of the "trade-free means", TROMjaro series of videos - 06. Trade-Free means you are free https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/#youarefree

For this video we filmed Sofie using Sasha’s laptop-tablet, in tablet mode. TROMjaro works very well with touch screen devices, making it perfect for digital drawing, for example. The pen also worked out of the box with TROMjaro. Although Sofie helps designing icons for TROMjaro, she doesn’t yet use TROMjaro for the job, but iOS. The illustration that you see in the video is actually made by Sofie, but again in iOS. She uses Krita in the video, which is a trade-free and professional digital drawing application. In this regards, although Sofie doesn’t use TROMjaro for digital drawing, we showcase that TROMjaro is more than capable for this job, using a touchscreen device + pen and Krita as an example. Sofie does an impressive job when it comes to digital drawing!People who worked on the video: Tio, Sasha and Seb.
Tio
The internet connection here is so painfully slow it is frustrating :D - but hopefully ill be back to spain very soon ;)
Tio
87% done with VN :D - I am kinda sick of it haha, but will finish it in 2 days or so... ;)
Tio
Like I said I see these projects as trains: TROMsite Train, TROMjaro Train, VideoNeat Train, and even my personal blog TioTROM Train. I want these trains to be functional and running so I can simply add new materials to them. TROMsite is up and running. All goo there (except I need to rebuild the podcasts page - wont take long). We are adding videos there and whatever else we make. I keep it in check with our curated tools and such. I hope new books will follow this year (will see, the focus will be the documentary). TROMjaro Train is up and running bit is lagging a bit behind at the moment with it being updated since I focused on fixing the VideoNeat Train. TROMjaro will be constantly updated wit new apps and articles. VideoNeat Train is the one that's not fully functional yet but it is a few days away from that. Then this train too will be up and running and I'll keep on posting stuff to it. I'll deal with my personal website when all of these 3 trains are going well ;). SO: TROMsite Train: manage our curated tools + add new videos, books and stuff like that. TROMjaro: add new apps and create new articles. VideoNeat: new documentaries, lectures, and movies. Personal website: add new blogs ;). These while I will work on the new documentary ;). That's the plan.
Tio
A new TROMjaro review with a focus on the trade-free idea. Great review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh1Zf5FPi1g. We are reaching new minds through TROMjaro, which is what we wanted to do. Great!
Tio
No tromcast this week. I and Sasha are still in Romania trying to hack this messed up society in terms of visas....we hope to be done this month or at the beginning of the next. Not a pleasant environment to work on TROM. I can do mostly mechanical work on VN, then on tromjaro to add new apps and maybe release a new iso with just updates, and such.
Tio
81% done with VN....making lots of progress ;)
Tio
76% done with VN. Working working....cant wait to be done with it. Also, a surprise for our curated podcasts page. You'll see once I am done with VN ;)
Tio
Answered some emails. One particularly very hopeful in the sense that a tromjaro user got to read our Money Game Book! :) - continuing my work on VN now! go go
Sasha
I scheduled all the snippets on "social" ad-networks. Great work Aaron for making them :)
ok now I'm back to my own blog :P
Tio
New TROM Snippet by Aaron: How can we make trade obsolete? https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_205,0s
Sasha
hahaha :P
Tio
Sasha worked like a honey badger today. Fearless - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg - she helps TROM a lot :)
Sasha
I also scheduled social media posts until March. Memes + short clips that Tio made for the books and documentary a while ago. I took a bunch of memes out of the thousands that Tio made for TVP Magazine and edited them to show that this material can now be found on TROMsite :)

There are many more that need to be edited so if anybody else wants to help with this and/or posting on social media, we can use your help! Tio made a new page to show you how- https://www.tromsite.com/act/ (click "Share")
Sasha
I made English subtitles for all of the TROM-jaro videos that we filmed- https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/
Now it should be easier for anybody that wants to translate them ;)
Tio
Half way through the VN stuff....now is getting faster and faster....I wasnt able to do much work for the past 2 weeks or so. I am trying to do as much work as possible and finish this month for sure!
Tio
Another big series on VN updated https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/4672/trust-im-doctor/ - not easy....find every episode, test if works, update, add description, seed, etc...
Tio
New TROMjaro video: 05. Trade-Free means you are in control https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/ - ready for share and translate ;)
Tio
I fixed Season 3 of Adam Ruins https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/4505/adam-ruins-everything/ - it was only in Russian. Now in english too ;)
Tio
I am back to my computer environment ;) - these days i get back to work on VN. I want to be super efficient and finish with VN in a week or less so then I focus on new things like the documentary! :)
Tio
Wont have access to my computer today and tomorrow - hope all is ok with the websites ;)
Tio
No tromcast this week ;)
Tio
Yah Aaron and Seb as nuts :D - these guys help so much.... I am continuing my work on VN as much as I can. Unfortunately I am busy and distracted here in Romania....I'll try my best. I also have to update documentary series with new stuff, so it takes a bit longer. In any case, I'm still here, still active as much as I can....
Aaron
So a few days ago I sent these 2000€ as a donation to TROM. And now Seb who does these awesome videos and who supports TROM for such a long time in many ways decided to donate the other half. So basically now 1000€ are from Seb and 1000€ are from me. Just to clear things out :) huge thanks to Seb! I'm basically doing fine, but in the moment it's difficult to work on more Snippets. However I will definitly do more of these but let's see when I have more time. Greetings to all of you and much love
Tio
Thank you to Liberapay and Patreon donors who keep donating monthly! We are now at 610 Euros a month in total (with the last big donations that are spread monthly for this entire year). This is so great thank you so much! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - of course the goal is still a bit higher to be able to sustain myself for the entire year and pay for everything we need for TROM. So, any donation counts and if I ever "exceed" the minimum I need, then I can save that money to "prolong" the sustainability of this project.
Tio
A new section under Act page https://www.tromsite.com/act/ called "share" - it is about how people can help TROM get more traction online. If anyone can help let me know ;)
Tio
The internet here in Romania is 10 times slower than in Spain, despite being good for most uses....but for me is slow :D. I'll try to deal with that the best I can. I am now continuing the work on VN, to rebuild all pages in Elementor...so, the work continues people! I am still here, 10 years later ;) doing the same things :D
Tio
New TROMjaro video is up https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/ :) - 04. Trade-Free means we ask nothing in return - ready for share and translate ;)
Tio
The latest TROM-Cast available now https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast + the audio version https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/
Tio
archive.org is in maintenance mode ;) - as soon as thy fully get their services back ill upload tromcast and a new tromjaro video ;)
Tio
I got distracted these days, i didnt even post the friday tromjaro video, but starting tomorrow im getting back to work. To finish the videoneat rebuild and add new apps to tromjaro. And very soon to start teh documentary script and more. ill update everyone here!
Tio
Live here https://meet.jit.si/holidays password is "santaisreal" - and you can chat over here https://www.tromsite.com/chat and you can watch it here https://tinyurl.com/wpvl7tt
Tio
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Tio
We plan to make a tromcast on Friday called "Holidays". ;) - lets talk about the nonsense of holidays, the "good" part of it if there is any, and how can these "holy" days look in a saner society ;)
Tio
I am in Romania and I'll get back as soon as possible to my work. I was busy these days and romania-lagged. I'll update you all here ;)
Tio
Ok so we are about to leave in a few hours to the airport and I checked my bank account and I saw another huge donation. Jezus Christ....Markus, this guy, donated every year for the past years this huge amount of money and thanks to him I was able to continue the work on TROM. I am so amazed I have a smile on my face despite the fact that I have to interrupt my work a bit now cause we have to go to Romania for a bit. 870 Euros from Markus! Wow! With that and Aaron's money I'll have guaranteed 240 Euros a month for the next year. So amazing! Let's see how the monthly donations stack-up, since this is of course not enough to sustain myself, but now it makes it a lot better. A lot! Like I need some 300 or so euros monthly to "make it". And if there is anything more than that I will prolong my existence :D - guys I cannot thank you enough. This year we should make a lot more noise about TROM - with the documentary, perhaps new books, tromjaro, videoneat.....you'll see. My work continues! Thank you! See you in 1-2 days!
Tio
For the next 2 days I'll be mostly offline. I have to go to Romania with Sasha to solve a VISA issue....you know, on this planet you are a prisoner and you are not allowed to live anywhere unless you trade to whoever "owns" that part of earth...you have to respect their rules in order to live there. Anyways, we hope to fix the issue and go back to spain in about a month or so. These 2 days I'll be in "traveling" mode. But then I'll get back to work. Can't wait to start the work on the documentary ;)
Tio
"Sam Livingstone just became a $5 patron!" - Oh Sam thank you so much! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
So Aaron, who is helping translating pretty much everything TROM related into German (even my personal blog), is the one donating 2 thousand Euros....this was such a surprise I had to contact him to make sure he didnt want to send 200 and sent one more zero by mistake. I also asked if I can return him the money since it is too much. You have to understand that Aaron is the most gentle human you'll meet. We lived together for half a year or so, then he decided to go work for a few months to make some money and now the guy sends me 2.000 Euros and working to make these money....I felt like crap knowing this, but I always make people aware that they should prioritize themselves and their families first before helping TROM financially. Aaron is one of my best friends and I told him that many times. People who know me understand very well that I dont like people in general. I simply dont. I like living alone and working on TROM. So it is hard for me to have friends. I am antisocial. However, with Aaron and a few others (say 5 or so TROM people), I am getting along super well and I care about them a lot. They are special people and I really hope to see them soon. So, Aaron helps TROM is a lot of ways and thanks to him (mostly) I can now be a lot more relaxed and work on the new documentary. I'll update you all about that in the following days/weeks. Thank you my friend Aaron, the gentle-human.
Tio
Ok so we've got a 2 thousand euros donation from a very kind human being who is also helping TROM in other ways, a lot. This is a massive help. Due to this I can start focusing on the documentary! It is a life saver for at least the next months. I will divide the money monthly, for the entire next year, and that's about 165 euros a month, which is a lot. Probably the monthly Patreon and Liberapay donations are around 300 to 400 Euros a month or could be less, I have to wait till around 5th of January to know for sure. So with 165 euros a month I'll need some 400 or so monthly to be able to "make it". It's achievable I'd say....but let's wait till next month when i'll know better how much monthly support i'll get. This 2k euros donation is the second largest I ever received and I cannot thank enough to the person who did it. My friend, you know very well how much of an impact this will have on my work and TROM. I can now focus on the documentary! Thank you so much!
Tio
Scheduled documentaries and series on videoneat.com for 1+ month! ;) - i also got a MASSIVE donation today that will allow me to focus on making the documentary that i want to make. i still need sustained monthly donations though but ill tell you more about later on. now i have 2 missions, and 1 main one. so, 3 missions. ill tell you more later on.
Tio
Vimeo subscription closed. I had it since 2012 or so. No need for it anymore. All videos are hosted with archive.org as trade-free. Vimeo will delete most of TROM videos from my account starting 17th of january. It's ok, they are all saved and already on tromsite.com ;).
Tio
It's Friday, it's a new TROMjaro video :)

03. Trade-Free means TROMjaro is yours https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/ (behind the scenes photos)"

This video we shot with Aaron who is using TROMjaro since TROMjaro’s inception :). Interestingly he uses a MacBook Pro from 2012, and despite that TROMjaro works perfectly. Seb, Tio, and Sasha worked on filming this one. Aaron translates all of the TROM project and its babies into German and he does it all on TROMjaro. On top of this he creates videos for TROM and for his own website with Kdenlive, that is featured in the video. For this shot we tried some new filming techniques that worked pretty well, namely filming from above with a slider. You can see in the photos bellow how we achieved that."

Translators can translate, others can share ;)
Tio
So i am almost done with scheduling/posting the new VN documentaries. Ill finish tomorrow for sure. Will be a month and a half of daily documentaries on VN ;) - one a day :P. After I am done with the new ones I'll get back to fix the old ones. Still a lot more to fix....but i have to do it.
Tio
Wont do a tromcast tomorrow :P - will see when the next one will be ;) - focusing on VN right now
Tio
Thank you Santa Claus for the 200 Euros donation https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ haha
Tio
I realize how in contrast the last 2 posts here are. But thats the flavor of reality in my case. I am happy most of the time and i have plans and i want to do a ton of stuff, because i forget about the money situation. Then i remember it....and hell breaks lose :D. Anyways, i'm still here. Will do stuff as much as i can. And if i cannot all of my work still remains there ;).
Tio
By my brief calculations I think I am minus 200 or 300 Euros haha. I am still thinking of freezing all projects, like I wanted to do a bunch of times, and put a popup on all of them saying: if you want me to keep these projects donate here. And ofc all of the old stuff we did will still be in place. But could be a way to at least finally give up until i have enough to continue. I'll only manage the websites to make sure they work and tromjaro and all, but no more updates maybe. And to search for ways to make some money. Heres the thing, i can put up with a lot of stress and shit, but then i explode and i take radical decissions when i reach my limit. I did that several times in the past with projects, like tvpmagazine. So, i am close to that point with all of what i do online and i may take such a radical decission. I was quite resilient with trom and its projects so far, bcs i care so much about them, but having no money, being unable to pay rent or food, makes it impossible. at elast if i give up till i get enough funds, ill be less stressed about getting enough funds and struggling month by month. will see. maybe i am too tired now and grumpy and depressed :D. i also cant rely on the kindness of a few people who supported me for teh past months. like 5 or so people donated me monthly more than the rest combined....i cant put that pressure on them anymore ;). will see. for now ill deal with udpating VN and making sure all trains are working.
Tio
I will try these days to schedule 30+ documentaries on VN. Daily new documentary ;). Then continue with the work on redoing VN entirely. I want VN, tromsite, and tromjaro to be the trains that work and I to only add new stuff to them. I have SO MANY plans. For example I want to make articles on tromjaro like: how to decentralize your digital life. Where I¡ll show tromjaro apps that anyone cna use to share files, communicate, whatever. Or how to edit vidoes and photos. Tutorials and so forth. Damn if i had 10 lives id live them all at the fullest - i cant get bored. So much stuff to do. I honestly hope we can find a way to support this work because i want to do so much. Not to mention the documentary and videos i want to make for TROM...so much stuff!
Tio
I pretty much updated all courses on VN and today wont do much work on anything. I am tired and I want to relax a bit :D. Will continue the work these days and I will try to make a video to ask for financial support (again) since shit is hitting the fan really badly :(.
Tio
I updated How The Universe Works Series with 2 new seasons https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/3765/universe-works/ - enjoy! ;)
Tio
my lord now is super slow with VN....13 out of 43 pages done....probably today I'll only go as far as 14 ... lots of series and courses today....these take a lot of time. i also updated adam ruins everything - now is fullish.
Tio
damn an hour and a half for 1 single page today... :D - difficult one, many series and 1 lecture...ill push it hard this 2 days and then i'll simply make 1-2 pages a day and the rest i will focus in parallel on making a video about me and TROM then the documentary!
Tio
I am working on fixing VN posts but I'm also adding new documentaries. Let the gates be open!!! VN is gonna leak some new stuff bois! :D - here's the first new docu https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/17858/a-day-in-the-life-of-earth/
Tio
So I worked almost nonstop today on VN. Made a lot of progress. 11 pages out of 43 are done. That is 26%. I am working and watching new documentaries at the same time on another monitor. Well...I kinda "listen" to them. But I like it. However is not healthy for me to work like I did today, so I doubt I can make so much progress every day. Let's see...
Tio
Oh and I am also fixing Magnet links in the process so ofc it is slower like that....but it is a must so I have to do it....
Tio
Still working on Videoneat...so by my calculations I manage to do 2 or so pages in 3 hours. I have 38 more pages to do. That means if I work 7 hours or so a day I can finish them in say 10 days...a shit ton of work if you ask me...but well....
Tio
Episode 2 of TROMjaro Videos: 02. Trade-Free means good practice is available here https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/.

This is the first video that we filmed and it was only Tio and Sasha filming it. It was also the most “scripted” one since we wanted to test a bunch of stuff, like how to switch between the angles. So basically we had to film the same exact scene multiple times, from multiple angles. It isn’t as easy as you may think. For one you have to remember to “act” in a similar way between the shots (walk the same way, open the laptop the same way, etc.), else you can’t connect the shots later on. Second, you have to find good angles so it doesn’t look all over the place. See the transition when Sasha comes near the table then sits down on the couch. That is one perfect angle switch. If it looks smooth, it is perfect. This is the only shot where we used the camera stabilizer. You need a lot of practice to figure how that works, so we decided not to use it for the other shots.

Translate and share folks!
Tio
You can participate to Jitsi here https://meet.jit.si/tromtime with password: "secureline" or you can watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDM7y6GO21Y
Tio
Big thanks to Cody who is helping with the social media now and who is always there to host and stream TROMcast. This guy is a really good guy. Like honestly good. Thank you Codyu!!!
Tio
Today 20:00 Madrid time: TROM-Cast: Snippets, TROMjaro Videos, and general updates - will be a super short one
Tio
I removed the Purism/Libre company from TROM Curated News because I feel like the trades are eating them alive and they are trying to kinda scam people into buying this "open source" and "private" phone that costs a fortune. Used to cost 700 dollars and now around 800. Sorry, 699 and 799, because yes they too have to be charlatans about prices. I kinda knew this will happen to them. They even made one special phone labeled "made in the USA" for not less than 1999 dollars. That's 2000 dollars just because it is made in the USA, despite some parts being made in China. In any case....
Tio
VideoNeat is such a great source of information. I'll keep it updated for sure. I just needed to restructure it a bit, which am doing now.
Tio
oh and yeah all of the other items on VN look broken till I migrate them to the new layout, ofc...
Tio
Ok so the template for individual VN items is kinda done. You can see an example with this documentary https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/17792/apollo-11/ - it is simple and clean. Still needs to be tested on different resolutions and maybe improved. I tested on a full hd screen. The big change is that I will completly remove the "watch" and "download" section for all of them for 2 major reasons: 1. magnets work! and they are the best solution: decentralized and 0 ads. it is the best solution and it only requires a bittorrent client that the world is full of. we recommend webtorrent on the tips page. and 2. the watch and download buttons redirrected to custom google search engines made by me that contained a bunch of websites to search through and these websites disappear all the time plus many get converted into all kinds of money-grabbing and piece of garbage tools that are full of ads. in essence if you want to see a documentary online then is either on a shady website full of ads, or is a website full of ads + it will disappear very soon. youtube too. so, unreliable and full of ads. garbage! - We will make sure magnets work for every VN item ;). I also brought back the original VideoNeat logo - remade now and looks cool. Good ol' days. Not only that but its "check" sign (thats part of the logo) now acts as "add to favorite" for each item. Small but cool thing! Tomorrow I'll start converting all documentaries to this new format. It is not super difficult but will take a few good days to do so. In the process I'll also check each magnet link and trailer. Then I'll start adding new stuff!
Tio
Re-made the pages for videoneat with elementor - tomorrow ill deal with the "posts" themselves. Making progress.
Tio
Ok, let the work on VideoNeat.com begin! It's the time now! :)
Tio
Maintenance done for tromjaro.com -updated plugins and fixed a small bug
Tio
Did some maintenance for tromsite.com - unfortunately https://www.tromsite.com/troml/ doesnt work anymore....and I really cant fix it...it is what it is. This is what happens with the online world of websites, after you update and change many things, some parts of websites won't work anymore or properly.
Tio
Updated the translation page with TROM Snippets https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html#SNIPPETS:HOME VIDEOS [[Watch Videos]] SNIPPETS - anyone can translate them now ;)
Tio
Sent a bunch of emails today for tromjaro....will sned more these days. Next I will focus on VideoNeat. New documentaries to be added! :) - updates here ofc
Tio
Added all TROM Snippets to https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#snippets - great work Aaron! For anyone who may want to help with social-ad-networks, it would be useful to post them one by one, a few days apart, on these black-holes of data mining tools.
Tio
I cannot recommend this link enough https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/
Tio
Officially today I am giving up ENTIRELY to social-ad-networks. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instashit, All of that. I won't manage any anymore. Period. It is a bullshit world and a waste of time. Yes, I understand thats how you reach people, but fuck it. I am already posting tons of updates here and on TROM Curated News https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/ - it is enough for me. If anyone wants to mirror these changes to these social-ad-networks, then I will give them access to them all. Ofc needs to be someone I trust to mirror our updates. But personally I am DONE ;). That's it. I wanted to do it a long time ago and I am finally ready to do it now. I had enough. But I'll make these updates even more entertaining here on TROM Live. With photos, videos, and everything. Videoneat, tromjaro, tromsite, tiotrom, all of these are connected to our trom curated news so anything that goes there will automatically be posted on TROM Curated News. Beautiful. Simple. We also have a public TROM Discussions Chatroom that is very active https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/call/n7x3vx38 - anyone can participate with no registration or app installed. So, we provide the tools already to get in touch and discuss with us. Again, a big FUCK YOU to all social-ad-networks! :) Fuck them. Rant done.
Tio
who has the time to eat? woke up at 1pm. it is 3:30pm and i barely got away from the computer. answering messages, emails, fixing some stuff with the projects and so forth. i wish i would not have to eat. damn so much work for me. :P - i have so many things to do, so many plans ahead, so many ideas, that such weird habits such as eating or sleeping make no sense to me.
Tio
yaks the first tromjaro video is here https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/ not the first link i posted here :D
Tio
Also, all tromjaro videos on tromjaro.com will be added via amara so anyone can add subtitles to them ;) - thats a great way to make this available in multiple languages and give people the opportunity to help and translate!
Tio
oooooooooke first tromjaro video is up https://www.tromjaro.com/how-to-translate-tromjaro-com/
Tio
today i will start the release of tromjaro videos ;)
Tio
All of the 6 tromjaro videos DONE! :) - rendering them now. We will share one today or tomorrow, then one a week :P. I really like them! :)
Tio
We are releasing a new TROM Video Series called "Snippets". These videos are short snippets from our TROM materials, or newly created snippets based on external sources. The "negative" snippets are black, and the "positive" ones are white ;). This series is entirely managed by Aaron. https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#snippets
Tio
no tromcast tomorrow :P
Tio
SO basically and to my surprise I finished all tromjaro videos :D - 6 individual videos. Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and some other guys' speeches combined with some cool music and our footage :D. You'll see but I love them :). I may not make a meta video, will see. I will leave them as individual videos to "promote" tromjaro. And I will make articles on tromjaro.com about these videos adn behind the scene stuff ;). I love it. :P - these days (maybe even tomorrow) I'll finish some details about them like removing noise from speeches and adding some text at the end of all videos. Keep you all updated here!
Tio
the individual tromjaro videos are in the making and i absolutly LOVE them. I had a new idea and it works super cool. it combines tromjaro with great music, super cool footage, and people like jiddu krishnamurti, stallman, or others the like....relevant for trom and tromjaro ;) - 3 out of 7 kinda done. will finish all of them this week i am sure. then ill also make a "meta" video withj all of the footage combined. and this will become a series because i will film more people using tromjaro in different ways. my parents then Dima and his awesome bas-skills :D and so forth. I just need some minimal financial support for these things and ill do some cool stuff :P - ill also start the curious and furious video about me and maybe this will turn into a video series that i will do for a long time ;) - lets see. but i want to get more and more into videos cause i love it and you can have a much greater impact on people through this medium.
Tio
I am done with the segments for tromjaro video - for each individual "case". 8 minutes in total. I have to cut it down to 2 or so minutes. Very bloody difficult...I need a breakthrough :D to do it. In any case this week I am 100% done with tromjaro videos and then I'll focus on videoneat and my furious and curious video. All that should be done before the next year. Then next year I am starting the documentary about trade if I am getting enough financial support.
Tio
Thank you my buddy Aaron for the 100 Euros donation :D https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Ok so last day of filming for the tromjaro video(s). Sofie was the last "actor" :D - great job Sofieee! Awesome footage we've got ! :) Now I will finish the video(s) this next week. Happy! Chat image
Tio
Participate video/audio here https://meet.jit.si/tromcuratednews (password is nofake). Or participate in the chat here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/call/n7x3vx38
Tio
The videos at https://www.trade-free.org/ are now seeded by 2 servers too :D - thabks to Dave and Stoic :P - and to Alexio for providing some server power :)
Tio
Today is tromcast. We will discuss a bunch of important trom curated news that i've gathered for the past 3 weeks or so. Chat image
Tio
Actually the drop is 21%. From 560 euros a month we get 440 euros a month. 120 euros less. Which is a lot, but well....we'll see... :(
Tio
12% drop in donations this month. Still, a big thank you to all who donate via Patreon and Liberapay and to those who support via Paypal or other means https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Changed the magnet link for the tromjaro bittorrent https://www.tromjaro.com/install/ please downlaod adn seed. it is different from the archive.org link since i want to use multiple different sources. the last magnet (torrent) was still from archive.org, same as another one on the page. so 2 from archive.org. english fails on me a bit. anyways. this.is.an-update :D
Tio
Ok so I worked 2 hours to fix a big mess with the big farts search engine https://www.tromsite.com/tbf/ - when i restructured the website some 2 months ago I deleted by mistake a plugin that was dealing with teh search engine content. Basically the millions of items that the search engine searches through. Deleting it was a huge mistake adn I only now realized it...I also thought that by deleting it I deleted the database of all items. I had a moment of depression, panic, and anger. After I searched for old backups (months old) I finally found that plugin (which is btw a paid one that you cannot find anywhere anymore) and activating it showcased that the database entries are still there. YES! But then I had to index them again and tweak the search engine and all that. in any case, it is WORKING NOW. Man if I lost that would have been a HUGE disappointment for me. I worked so hard for that search engine....Ok, next!
Tio
1-2 hours of news filtering for tomorrow's tromcast that will be all about some important/interesting news that happened in the past 3 weeks. these are news from trom curated news. ok, now im going to do some maintanance work for tromsite and tromjaro.
Tio
Finished the telescope part for tromjaro. Much better than I expected! Great footage. One more scene to film: Sofie! :) She arrives tomorrow so we will film these days.
Tio
Thank you for 100 Euros donation anonymous donor that I know you :D - man you helped so much all the time! Thank you! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
OpenOs.at review of TROMjaro:

With the code base of Manjaro Linux and the graphical user environments GNOME, KDE and Xfce, this distribution represents a stable and powerful operating system from the Arch family. What distinguishes TROMjaro from its origin (and all other distributions) are the ethical principles to which the development team is committed. The way of thinking which goes beyond software is described with the attribute Trade Free and explained in detail on the website tromsite.de (the official German information platform of the TROM project).

In TROMjaro, inclusions with commercial contact points have been consistently removed, which is why support for Snap (Snap Store) is missing. However, the Arch User Repository (AUR) is activated by default and the project offers some self-developed and promising applications for free use. After installation, TROMjaro presents itself in a modern and uniform design. While tools for system maintenance and adjustments are completely available, there are only a few pre-installed applications. In this respect, users have unrestricted freedom of choice, supported by an excellent graphical installation tool. The project’s website provides a wealth of information and instructions, mainly in the form of videos.

http://openos.at/pages/distro/distrolist.php?s=recent&v=16&t=recent&i=_#tromjaro
Tio
Today we went to film with the telescope for tromjaro, to showcase how easily you can use tromjaro to grab video stream from a cam attached to the telescope and manipulate that. Was on top of the mountain. Very cold. Very dark. Very rushed :D. Didn't get the footage I wanted to but I'm trying to make the best out of it. Maybe we will redo it. Thanks to Seb, Sasha and Gia for the help :D Chat image
Tio
TROMjaro feedback from Raimondas: "I am using Tromjaro OS and the apps for the work. Creating and editing pictures with Gimp. Making collages with Photocollage. Sending emails with Criptext. Backing-up files and sharing the with Syncthing. Using Freetube to watch ads free clips and kids movies and listening my favorite music with Clementine." Chat image
Tio
And the great poem by seb is now on https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_190,0s too :) - amazing one
Seb
New Trom Poem out called 'Look Up': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLzs8zA2nDs&feature=youtu.be - Really enjoyed writting/making this one :D
Tio
I finished editing my tromjaro part. Now basically we need another part with Sofie and maybe another one with the telescope...but man look at the timeline. The first aprt of clips are the selected and edited parts and I will have to shrink them to fit that audio (music) part. After the other parts are filmed I will have to shrink everything 3 times over...thats crazy...it is a lot of work and I'm sure people might be like: yeah, cool. But it is a lot of work and I learned a lot in terms of filming and then editing. I never had equipment to do any of these. Imagine how many people out there could create amazing videos/movies but they will never have the chance of using the abundant world of stuff that we live in, or the time to do them. Chat image
Tio
Thank you dear Roma best-guy-ever :) for another 100 Euros donation via Paypal and the awesome message: "Привет, Друзья! :) New Tromjaro release is fucking best! Good luck with upcoming video. Looking forward to it! Miss you all." You man have helped TROM so much I can't thank you enough. Also, Seb my dear friend your continuous support is a big chunk of why TROM keeps on being TROM. Thank you all! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Next we will film Sofie when she comes back - with a microsoft surface 2013 that I will install tromjaro on. And then something with the telescope to show how to connect a tromjaro device to a laptop. Then we will have a ton of footage. I will also start filming some otehr stuff with the same devices and more, like a series of videos. I want like 10 or so videos about tormjaro to be made before I start the work on videoneat and my furious and curious video. A lot to do. But I enjoy it a lot!
Tio
Today it was filming day for me :D - big thanks to Sasha who helped a ton with the filming. She did almost all of it. And to Gia for helping out and also taking a ton of behind the scene photos :) Chat image
Tio
Also the video is here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_189,0s - amazing video by Seb!
Seb
New TROM Poem out called 'Planet Earth' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWglQnNZ9-k&feature=youtu.be - a bit of a bleak outlook but hope u guys enjoy it ;)
Tio
Added Internet Archive Blog to our Curated News + I donated them 5 Euros. Why not. We host all of our videos there. I will donate more. Everyone should.
Tio
New TROM video by Aaron https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_188,0s - about how to translate tromjaro.com. Great job man! Simple and great.
Tio
filmed georgi today :) Chat image
Tio
no tromcast tomorrow, cause i still work on the tromjaro video :D
Tio
I scheduled 1 tromjaro app per day on social shitholes....networks...for this entire year (1+ month). And one goes on tromjaro.com every day for the same period of time.
Tio
And here's Seb, same place :) Chat image
Tio
Filming Aaron and his mac and tromjaro :) Chat image
Tio
did tests for when we will film me :D at the computer, using tromjaro :) - getting used to the gear. i mean is nothing expensive. the tripod is 27 euros, the slider is 62 but is massive. you dont need that unless you make some crazy videos. sliders are usually half that size. i only used those two in these photos. not even 100 euros and you can make great videos. ofc, is all about that camera. sasha's baby haha. Chat image
Tio
I managed to combine the shots for the first scene. Super super cool. Looks really great. Luckily Sasha has this great camera so we can use that + a great great lens. And we have some camera sliders and stabilizers that I bought from amazon and I'll return them cause for one I don't need them after I'm done with the video, and second I can't afford them. It is like I rented them :D. And about the video, man it takes a while to figure out how to film in this kinda movie-like way from so many angles and then to make the footage combine well between the angles. But is great I love it. Chat image
Tio
First one to film is Sasha writing her book :) Chat image
Tio
First day of shooting for the tromjaro video. 1 part done. 6 more to film! I really like it. The footage is great. I'll post updates here about the progress and behind the scenes ;) Chat image
Tio
ok so it seems our curated videos work now ;) - thats good!
Tio
today the video gear came from the mighty amazon. The charlatans. Anyways, I will return most of it back to get my money. It is like a rental. You can return them - it is how the law requires...anyways, i did lots of filming tests today for the tromjaro video. Now I know how to do it. Tomorrow I'll start filming. This week I kinda have to do most of the filming for this video. I am too busy to push updates here about the work, but I'll try do to more of that :D
Tio
So maybe I "fixed" the curated videos thing that google restricted. Basically we made more than 30k requests to google's API a day, and that's the limit (30k). We generally have our module set up to check for videos every hour, and that's for over 100 ytb channels and palylists. Now I made it so it checks every 6 hours. I hope that reduced the api requests by a lot. Every 6h should be fine. You may not even notice any difference. Let's see.
Tio
Spanish language added to tromsite.com :D - thanks RAFA man! you great man! :)
Tio
Hey guys, TROMjaro is available on the DAT network. A decentralized Internet. But we need your help to seed it. Install Beaker Browser from here, then simply paste this link "dat://ca85cb3c20ad37649e72b274fc47be5586bd75815b7a90aa19de4a4e7e441908/" into the browser and click top right corner the "share" icon, then accept to seed it. And keep the Beaker Browser open as often as possible.

If you can't figure how to do it asks us at tromsite.com/chat. Together we are smarter than big companies with a few servers :D
Tio
Youtube is messing with our API limit and our curated videos get restricted. Basically cannot update....need to look into it....it sucks...
Rafa
Hola amigos de TROM! I am very happy to announce that tromsite.es in now available :) There's still lots of things to do but you already can access to: 1) TROM Documentary with default Spanish Subtitles. 2) TROM ebooks in Spanish (5 translated so far). 3) TROM project trailer dubbed in Spanish. I will let you know when new content is added :) ¡Hasta pronto!
Tio
only half of IDGAS Friday for me today :D - i worked on stuff for tromjaro-video. Maybe Ill take a break for the day ;)
Tio
I am still brainstorming about the tromjaro video....i want to make a video to showcase how tromjaro works on so many devices. we have an asus laptop that transforms into a tabled, a gaming laptop, a normal laptop, half a laptop conencted to a tv, a macbook, an old computer....and maybe soon a microsoft surface 8 :D. I filmed a bunch of stuff as a demo. I also bought a bunch of gear for the camera we have so we get soem super cool shots, and ill return them to get the money back after we are done :D. i am in a rush with the video mainly because aaron is leaving in a week or so (and he has the macbook) and seb in 2-3 weeks and he has to record some voice for it....anyways ill keep you all updated here. screenshots, maybe some videos behind the scene and such :D
Tio
Added the DAT network option for tromjaro downloads https://www.tromjaro.com/install/ - 4 options right now. good! :D