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.
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New Trom Poem out - 'Where are you from?': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5MV4sQWzLw It's been a while but I'm back at it - excited to write and make more poems with more authentic footage. It'll be uploaded to tromsite later today. Some may prefer to just read them, so I will make that available on my website soon :-)
Save page done! https://www.tromsite.com/save/ now we are adding "islands" there :) - want to know what a TROM-island is? go there, see the details ;) - ok, so the only pages left to do are: donate, FAQ, live, and contact. easy peasy :). as soon as it is done ill talk a bunch about our tromcloud. and the translations thing. i love tromcloud :D.
I finished the curated news, videos, and podcasts. check podcasts. completely new thing :) - much much better. elementor is really awesome. i am also gonna make a separate page for our curated search engine and make it a bit better ;). curated news defaults to the cards design bcs of compatibility issues and other design issues. still the old one can be accessed via the old url. i also removed the description for the news cards since for one i dont think anyone read, and second it messed up the layout all the time. i may improve a bit the news section tomorrow. but check all of the 3 curated sections on our website. now they look a bit better and more alike. tomorrow i need to also make the quiz a bit + troml, then the contact form, faq a bit (not much or ill redo it ill see :D ), the donation page and the get involved page. not super difficult tbh. but i like doin them!
I remade all pages with elementor except: curated news, videos, podcasts; quiz main page, contact, faq, save, act, donate. Should not take me more than 1-2 days to finish them all. I absolutely love elementor! check the new tools page + the other ones. the logo on top, the one on the frontpage. are a bit different. after im done with it ill also check it on the bloody mobile and tablets since now it is much easier to fix the design for these tiny and awful screens :D
So I was using wpbakery builder to build all of the website i've built - in wordpress. it was great. and expensive. and now i found one called elementor. it is not trade free because they push "pro" features, but for teh free features (trade-free) they offer it is 10 times better than teh other one. i am so impressed by it that i am already rebuilding tromsite.com with it haha. im crazy i know. but i cant help it. so thats what im gonna to these days. the great thing is that it is super easy to do it. i may even finish it today. i already done the homepage and now it is massively easier to design for all screens - to make the website responsive. i have more news folks, but i dont have much time to talk about what we are doin' :D - but i will soon. more and more. stay tuned.
So finally tromsite.de is online. I was working a lot on the german tromsite but it was super easy with tiddlywiki. Now you can share tromsite.de with any german speaking person you know :) We will improve that page for sure, probably add curated news (in german) and so forth but let's see. Now at least the basic structure is built. I will also make 1 more video in german and then start making videos in english. The first ones will probably be about translating trom-materials + the website and then let's see.
New AudioBook: "The Problem with Mental Illness" https://www.tromsite.com/books/audio/ - we are working on producing a lot more audiobooks now. Faster, clear and cleaner, and better recorder. All thanks to Seb! Fantastic job with this book!
So we made a TROM Cloud thats awesome - it is for our files and to collab better....i ma making the new transaltion thing for tromsite public tomorrow....we well talk about these all in the next tromcast this week! super awesome stuff but i am too tired to express my excitement.
Well I made a bunch of things these past several days. Super cool ones. But was so busy I can't even write about what I've been doing. Will post about the updates soon. I'd rather focus on doing more :D
Thank you for the monthly/weekly support that we are still getting from Liberapay and Patreon. TROM gets around 500 Euros a month. The money goes to me (Tio) since I am managing everything since 2011 and the project relies on me. The way I am trying to spend the money per month: 55 to 60 Euros the server where all of the projects I manage are (sometimes I have to renew some domains so it costs a bit more) + 35 Euros for Pixton (to create TROM books cartoon characters and scenes) and Dropbox (online backup of TROM files + file sharing of TROM files) and Hootsuite (managing TROM social networks) + 50 Euros or so for my private medical insurance (I closed the 'contract' but I still have to pay for almost 1 year). That is around 140 Euros a month in total. Now, I pay 150 Euros for the rent, 15 Euros the Internet, 70 Euros electricity + water. In total another 240 or so. Combined that's some 380 Euros. The rest, some 120 Euros are for food. For me, 120 Euros a month for food is not nearly enough to buy food. I may also have other needs so I may need to spend money on gas and other things. Luckily some people also donate directly, and not via these platforms, and thanks to this combination I can still make it. However I will have to, again, ask if people can support me more so I can keep on doing what I'm doing. Of course now that things have changed for us at TROM, and 3 of us live in the same apartment sharing the costs, is both a great thing and a bit tricky because I would now like to for example pay for this apartment entirely if I could, and help others too....if TROM would get some 1 thousand euros a month it would be a decent way to at least help pay for the costs of living (rent, internet, bills) for 3 of us + all TROM needs paid for (like the server and such). If anyone can help, would be fantastic https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - we would need new people to try and help out, with perhaps small donations monthly, if possible. In any case, thank you so much all of you for helping TROM for so many years!
Thank you fantastic-Roma for the donation, help, message, and being an amazing friend: 133 Euros donation via Paypal - "Thanks a lot for your hospitality and being so friendly! It was really a joy to spend time with TROM people, the best people of entire world. Hope to see you soon again! Love everyone. " https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
What I want is to become a "creator" again and not a "manager" ;) - yes, these projects need management but if I make it super easy for people to get involved and help, with very little to no input from my part, then I can focus more on creating stuff. I want to create a LOT of stuff: 3 big books on my list (science, shapes, and human behavior). I want to make more TROM Voices, and of course to start that documentary based on The Origin of Most Problems. On top of this I really want to create the trade free directory and the trade free media website. So. First I need to set up the translations for tromsite.com and trade-free.org in a way that would not require any of my input again ;) - power to the translators! :)
Ok so I need a bit more work on that translation page. Thing is that page acts both as a guide to translate the entire project (except a few things like tools), and also as a full website that anyone can host anywhere. So I want it to be really well made. Because once is done all translations will be removed from tromsite.com (main site). From subtitles to the international pages. This new translation thing will be the main and only tool to translate tromsite.com, cause is teh best. So....I will continue the work tomorrow....
Really good work on the translation page for tromsite.com done today. WHat if I finish it today? :D - maybe....it is a really brilliant way of letting people take charge in a super easy easy of translations. ENTIRELY! So less work for me (a lot so), and 100% control for translators! :)
Oh yesterday's link was meant to be this https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ :D - I am getting back to my working routine these days. Things to do these days: release the tromsite.com translation template thing so that anyone can take charge of translations. Release a much improved TROM-Jaro version.
Now you can link to any TROM video from tromsite.com directly. For instance, go here https://www.tromsite.com/videos, play any video, and then click the LINK button. It can share even the timestamp. Which is great for reference. Say you want to share an exact and specific part of a video. Now you can! It is super cool. Maybe the developer can also make it so you can embed a single video of a playlist. So imagine if you want to share a specific part of a specific tromcast, like for instance when Jen was talking - it looks like so https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_63,28m27s - all done automatically when you click teh LINK button on top of the video player. LOVE IT!
Thank you Jaroslaw for the 32 Euros donation via Paypal! :) - it helps a lot, especially now that we had to upgrade our server because it could not handle so many websites. If anyone else can also help it would be fantastic - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
So from now on TROM-Jaro users will have access to teh decentralized DAT network by DEFAULT :D - how cool! We'll create an "update" page on tromjaro.com to let everyone know about the differences between releases
SO now all tormjaro apps on tromjaro.com have an INSTALL button https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - how bloody cool is that. And will work out of the box for tromjaro users when we release the new iso. And for old users they only have to do this in the terminal: sudo pacman -Syu pamac-url-handler --overwrite /usr/bin/pamac-url-handler - thank you ROMA. This guy man...this guy is the nicest guy you'll meet and so smart :) - he made this possible!
So Roma implemented the "install from website" thing for TROMJaro. How cool is that?! I am now adding an install button for each tromjaro apps on the tromjaro.com website. Anyways you'll see cool stuff the following days/weeks. For those who already have tromjaro installed add this to your terminal: "sudo pacman -Syu pamac-url-handler --overwrite /usr/bin/pamac-url-handler" - so you enable the install from website thing. New users don't have to do anything ;). Also the "too beautiful" and "mesmerizing" Seb and Sofie, the couple of the century, come here tomorrow. For at least 1 year :D - they will move here. How cools is that?! I'm happy. haha
My "big" health test, come out ok. Super happy. It was called cystoscopy - go look for it to see how is done. I don't recommend to anyone haha. Kinda painful and uncomfortable, but well, it great that we (humans) can do such tests, have this kind of tech. Basically we need to figure out where that blood in my urine came (or comes) from. A few more tests to do still, but this one ruled out the scary aspects of it all. Now I can focus better on the projects and we have some coll stuff for tromjaro now that Roma is here and he did some awesome stuff for it! :D - tonight we'll work on testing some stuff. I love it.
We are in contact with the developers of our books viewer and, as we suggested, they are working to implement a search within-books feature. This would be super cool. They should send us a testing-demo these days. Can't wait!
FPE book updated again. Fra did an amazing job at "cleaning" a bunch of errors and design flaws :D - super great to have this kind of help. Great guy. GRAZIE! https://www.tromsite.com/books/#dflip-df_9908/1 - also, Dima helps with making memes out of this book. I can focus on other stuff thanks to all of these ;). I improved tromsite.com lately and worked on some translation cool stuff with Alexio and Roma. Less and less stuff on my list now ;). Super cool!
Getting so close to finish that translation trom website thing... :D - I mean this is how you should do things, to let people take control...decentralized and all. And it looks really close to tromsite.com. Ofc there are things we can't implement, at least for now, but it is an amazing tool. Something I dreamed about and now is reality :)
Changed the covers at https://www.tromsite.com/books/ - to remove the author cause it is on the 2nd page alongside the others who have helped creating the book itself. Also optimized and stuff. I found a simple and neat program that lets you convert pdf to images and select what pages you want, so it was easy to extract a photo of the cover for each book. I cannot wait to add tons of apps to tromjaro.com/apps - I am waiting for Roma to come here and visit us in 2 days, so we can update the new tromjaro release with that neat feature of installing directly from the website. Also, just came back from the hospital (had to provide some urine samples) - we are investigating the blood-in-urine phenomenon ;) - 2 more "investigations" to to this month, one is inserting a camera through the male organ up till the holy gallbladder. Not that excited about that one, but if you change your mindset and don't see these as: hospitals and tests, but investigations and mysteries, then you see it differently. It is us, humans, looking at our bodies in detail trying to solve mysteries and keep ourselves healthier and living longer. It is like a mighty power that we have with today's knowledge and tech. ;)
Also I am monitoring the new upgraded server. We are at the limit with 4GB or RAM. But so far the server didn't crash. ofc thats great, but also expensive...need to ask for recurring help to be able to manage this....