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So today I got really pissed off at that plugin giving me the middle finger and I looked more and more into decentralizing trom videos. for now we will upload all trom materials to the internet archive and i will probably replace all videos on tromsite with those. Already did for the trailer on the homepage https://www.tromsite.com/ - it streams from the internet archive. Let's see if the url is persistent. I will do that first then try to stream from p2p. So far I love the IA.
haha so talking about charlatans....we use a "free" wordpress plugin for our videos section that is based on vimeo. And now I see that after yesterday updates of the plugin they do not let you use vimeo gallery unless you pay them....this is why open source means nothing unless is trade free. Fixing now, reverting back to an older plugin version. But damn, these charlatans...is like they say "Look at this beautiful wordpress video gallery plugin that you can use for your vimeo videos". You install, cause it says it is free, and in a few months time they push an update that won't allow you vimeo galleries...like what!? Jezus. I really want for us to decentralize our video streaming but it seems to be damn difficult. We are trying to do it for trade-free.org website and if we properly do it, then THAT'S IT, we close our vimeo account and decentralize all of our videos to stream from p2p (torrents). I am confident we could do it ;)
The scripts for the german videobooks are done. Because in our videobooks, there are parts from other videos (interviews, ted talks etc.), i will subtitle them, so that´s what I am working on right now. I also realized that the audiobooks have these parts from other videos too, so I will dub them too - a ton of work ahead :)
I think the first versions of TROM-Jaro was a bit buggy in terms of install so I updated the iso - grab the new TROM-Jaro from here https://www.tromjaro.com/install/ - if you have the previous TROM-Jaro is not an issue at all - it is probably updated to the latest anyway. That version seems to have been buggy in terms of being able to install it or not.
This week I'm fixing bugs and doing stuff that I have on my list as much as possible, so then next week is all about trade-free.org!! Maybe I'll even make a blog post on my personal website about the recent TROM events and the amazing people I've met! ;)
VideoNeat gets active again! :) scheduled some documentaries! Let's add more! Don't forget, I lost my VN list of documentaries to add....those that I've seen and were ready to add to VN. So I have to try and remember which ones they were....but well....I'll see more doco and I'll add more!
I am working on the scripts for the videobooks. Since the videobooks are available without narration, you can simply record your voice, insert it in the videobook (with the trade-free video editor kdenlive) and have it in your language :) That´s what I love about TROM - no need to ask anyone, no need to have complicated discussions, nothing! You can just DO stuff. So my plan is to have everything sorted for the videobooks and record it soon.
I removed DAT from our Save TROM page where people can download all of our files. I simply cannot find a reliable decentralized method of sharing all of our files. I am still searching for one....we are....a bunch of us....will see. For now we use dropbox :(
Also, second test of analyses for my strange health issues (remember, i was peeing blood for a bunch of days...) came out negative. Abdominal ultrasound, no issue. Will have to investigate more but for now I feel good, both physically and mentally. Working on TROM.
I am working on a new Get Involved page for tromsite. I will be detailed and super useful. Now I am at the "help decentralize trom" part and I am testing a new kind of Riot. Is called retroshare https://retroshare.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ - seems amazing. Like a fully decentralized and trade-free application that offers chat, forum, email, filesharing and more - all in one. Will take a few days to properly test it so I'll put the Get Involved page on hold until we decide about it ;)
About the recent loss of my digital files. What I lost: my personal photos and videos - luckily I can recover those that I made up until 2-3 years ago, but no video/photo for the past 2-3 years.¡ can be recovered. I don't take many photos and videos at all, but only important ones. So I lost those. I lost all the documentaries I hand-selected to watch for VN - this is a big list curated for the past 2-3 years. Lost 100%. I lost the documentaries I already watched/reviewed and I was waiting to add on VN these days. I'll say those were like 10-15 documentaries - if I can remember which they were I can recover those. I lost a list of 20-30 tromjaro apps that I installed for testing (to add to tromjaro.com) - again if I remember what those were, I could recover them...Maybe I lost more stuff but now I can't figure out. I recovered most of the important stuff tho: my project files, settings, and everything related to my projects. I am now furiously syncing everything to Dropbox. 1TB already synced. I need to put some life in VideoNeat these days and add new stuff plus fix some 30 or so broken magnet links - thanks to Cody who checked all VN documentaries for broken links. But this experience thought me a few things. One is this: I store all of my passwords with KeePass (trade-free app) and they are basically all added to a single encrypted file. That file contains all of my access to everything digital. So, I only know 1 single big password that can unlock this file (database). I have this file on my computer. The file is backed up to my external hard drive and Dropbox. BUT, since I lost my external hard drive, then I faced this dilemma: my other backups (and the only ones) were on Dropbox, but I don't know the Dropbox password since it is inside this encrypted file stored on Dropbox....so, no access to Dropbox! Luckily (again) I sent this file to my phone 1 year ago to test something and I could recover it in order to access Dropbox and thus my backups. I didn't realize this mess! Now I need to store this file somewhere where I have access to it and is not behind any other password protection. That's one thing I realized! In romania we have a saying: every kick in the butt is a step forward. So, take this as a learning experience Tio boi!
New TROM Video Book - Is Planned Obsolescence Real? https://www.tromsite.com/videos/books/. Also, a new audiobook based on it https://www.tromsite.com/books/audio/ - all thanks to Seb! So great to see a new Video Book ;) - we have a TON of materials to make a TON of such video books for the upcoming years. They are like documentaries, so it is useful to get these long-format videos.
I am getting there in terms of recovering my system....pretty much all software back, all settings, project files, etc. + 95% of VN files since luckly I had them on an external hdd. Backups for the new system done! I am now syncing with Dropbox (will take many hours). Dropbox charges now 13E instead of 10E, but gives you 2TB of storage. Should be enough for now for me to store everything. Will also try to set up another 2TB computer for another offline backup. Also, with this new install of tromjaro and a different setup seems like OBS is working properly. I may give tonight a try to stream about tromjaro. I REALLy want to do that! Let's see!
Thank you so so much "anonymous donor" who sent TROM 155 Euros via paypal and this message: "I'll send support as often as I can. All the very best my friend, keep up the good work! " - You are great! Also, thank you so much to thos who are donating every month via Patreon and every week via Liberapay! Without these people probably there won't be any TROM project anymore! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Ok, so 2 days ago i fucked up things very badly. I was about to reinstall TROM-Jaro on my laptop because my old installation was littered with weird stuff I did to test tromjaro. So, I have 2 hard drives inside my laptop: 1 of 500GB where my system is and all my files, 2 is 4TB where all my backups are + videoneat files that I seed (some 800GB) + my personal videos and photos. Now...I selected by mistake the 4TB HDD when I installed tromjaro and I wiped it all up....imagine the fuckery....I lost ALL of my backups and all Videoneat files + my personal photos and videos. No way to recover that. So I was really depressed and angry and frustrated. Luckily I also have these backups on Dropbox and I managed to recover them, but they are only for the files not for the installed software that I had on my system. So now I am reinstalling manually all the software, doing all the setups, and restoring one by one my files. It was a fuckin mess and I lost so much :( - but I am trying to stay positive and restore whatever I can. Stupid little mistake. I will take me a few days to get back on track and even then I am not sure about tromjaro install files - like when i build tromjaro on my machine I need to make tons of custom setups and I may have lost some of those and need to redo them somehow in case I want to rebuild a new tromjaro iso. Damn this by far the biggest fucked up I did with my computer. I will have to set up my backups in 3 different locations: 2 offline, 2 online. Cause losing my system config and files is a really big loss for me since I have all my projects there, passwords, everything.
Scheduled on FB adn Twitter and Mastodon btw....cant do it for TROMNews but if you read this then you are not teh ones for whom I scheduled these psots. You already know about tromjaro. But new tromajro apps will go to tromnews directly!
Scheduled 1 post per day promoting tromjaro apps from tromjaro.com website. One app a day ;) - till middle of september haha. Lots of recommended apps. In the meantime I'll add more and more. Tomorrow is VN day. Let's add some great new docos there! ;) - I'm back my friends!
The fuck' I was charged 42 Euros by "Facebook"? Ireland? I recently changed my credit card for Lebara (mobile data company) charging me 10 euros a month out of the blue, now Facebook? wtf is happening? I have no payment method added to fb settings....and this card is brand new....also no payments on facebook ad manager....very weird...need to go to the bank to check but I am baffled...
Ok now I have a great internet connection so I'll get back on my online stuff. Only need to build a desk for myself and TROM-Office should be ready :). I'll share photos maybe.....these days....from TROM Office hehe. First I need to do the trade-free.org website, then update VN with lots of documentaries, then Dima's book design. In parallel promote TROM-Jaro as much as possible.
so the past days I was on a youth event about sustainability with 150 young people from germany and i was promoting TROM and our ideas. There was even a young press team who was making a magazine and they interviewed me about what we do and what we propose. So yeah that interview was good but they printed the magazine only 300 times so this is nothing basically^^ however there might be some people who will have a closer look at our project and that´s totally worth it. I will now prepare everything for moving to spain in probably about 1 month or so to then live and work together with Sasha and Tio on TROM. I am very excited to be part of this amazing project! :)
These days we'll move to a new place, the beginning of TROM Headquarters haha. We found a place for like 150 Euros each a month (rent) which makes it more sustainable for all of us. We are 3 TROM people now, but more TROM people may come to the same city soon. We'll work together more closely and on many more things/projects/adventures. So, the next days I may not be very active with my work, but as soon as I settle to this new place, I'll get back to my stuff. I even plan to create a private Dropbox (Nextcloud) for TROM stuff out of an old computer I have since I saw in this apartment they have a small TV that I can use as a monitor and our internet will be damn good. Ok. Happy and motivated. New updates soon about our projects! TROM-Jaro video needs to wait a bit more :P
Thank you Roma for the 55 Euro donation via Paypal and the awesome message:
"TROM-Jaro site is wonderful and the overall Trade-free message it's providing is beautiful! Hail Tio and all folks who have worked hard on it! No doubts, there are more amazing projects yet to come under Trade-free flag!"
I am still translating trom-jaro site while learning about it at the same time (already using it for a month). I fucking love it! Thanks to all that are making it real. This is BIG. I really like the site part "Who are we?" And the directory with so many trade-free apps!! It is an honour to translate. I have someone who is educated in this stuff to proofread the spanish version. I asked for help and got an answer within 5 minutes. So happy. I think we can have it finish in a couple of days, maybe sooner. Going to bed soon. ¡Buenas noches!