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).
tromjaro.com will be translated into French soon :) - We have 6 languages so far: Spanish, German, Latvian, Russian, Greek and Romanian. And anyone can improve any of them - go to the website, scroll to the bottom, select a language you want to improve. Then scroll down again and select "edit" - then simply translate the website. If you want to translate into a new language let us know (send an email), and we will enable that language. Beautiful!
Thank you so much Darwin for the $15 Patreon monthly donation! It is super helpful when we get monthly financial support since it means it is a sustained support. Thank you very much again (honestly) - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
A new tromjaro.com page https://www.tromjaro.com/articles/ - a big step forward that will allow us to make tromajro even better by creating all kinds of articles. i will create articles about how toe dit videos, photos, audio files. how to make websites, how to decentralize communication and so forth. tutorials, how to's, and so much more. it allows me to now create such articles on the website. i hope to make tromjaro a big name in the linux world :D - this move and the first 2 articles posted are also about my video idea for presenting tromjaro to the world :D
Rebuilt all current and future tromajro themes templates so now they all look similar and better. way better to distinguish between the themes now :) - like heres a model https://www.tromjaro.com/canta-theme/
I'm working on what I hope to become a SUPER awesome video about tromjaro. Unique. Interesting. Funny. But will need a few days to finish. I think is worth it. I hope so. Let's see. Tomorrow is IDGAS Friday . I Don't Give A Shit Friday. My weekly day off. It's an experimental thing...to keep myself sane. So I won't work on anything tomorrow!
trom curated news are updating now ;) - whenever there is a new news you can see the notification. thanks to dave. was a little silly think that i had to change to work :D - but dave spotted it. dave, the man :)
Youtube limited our API request quota - maybe is something they do globally. What this means is that our trom curated videos were using this API to pull videos from youtube in our feed, and youtube is like: "your quota is 30k requests per day". But we use 35k or so. That means many of the youtube channels/users/playlists in our list are not updated. Not sure how this will affect us in the long tun...is funny how in the "old" days you could use RSS that basically was reading a website's updates and you can use that to pull the updates into your own RSS reader. Like we do now with trom curated news. But this motha'fuckers invented the "social networks" and "API" so if you want to read the updates from these websites you need their permission and they will limit you. At least thats what I understand from it. ANyways....one more thing to deal with. dont like.
Thank you Raimondas very much for the 20,00 EUR Paypal donation and the message: "Let's spam this planet with a trade-free idea! And don't give up, please!! All the best!" - thanks man! :) https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
4 great "how to" videos by the amazing Aaron are added here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#other - how to translate stuff from the master of translations! Now part of TROM gallery ;). Tomorrow I'll send a newsletter about the latest TROM updates and a few emails about TROMjaro to some youtubers and websites. After that I will deal with VideoNeat and some things that need to be fixed for tromsite.com ;) - and maybe I'll deal a bit with my personal website. I hope in 1-2 weeks to be done with all that and then start the work on the new documentary. GO!
And thank you to everyone who helps translate https://www.tromjaro.com - it is so easy to do it. Scroll down at the bottom of the website, select a language, then after reload scroll down again and click the "edit" translation button and start translating. If you want to translate a new language just contact us so we can add it to the list.
Jaroslaw wow thank you so much! Jaroslaw just became a Patreon with $40 a month, which is incredible! A lot of financial support recently thank you so much I can't tell you how much confidence this generates for TROM https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Today last health checkup for a while. All is good with my health. I'll write an update on my blog post soonish ;). TROMjaro.com comment section (the cool one) was disabled for now bcs ublock origin blocks some modules from it and fucks teh website up - reported here https://wordpress.org/support/topic/ublock-breaks-it. TROMjaro new iso is tested and kinda done. But need some time to write the changelog ;) - more updates in tromcast overall
Oh Roma....you fuckin' human :D - you are always there to help. Thank you for the 100 Euro donation man! And the message "Hope you’re all doing ok, miss you all guys as fuck! Best of luck and thank you for keeping the fight for our trade-free future! Much love❤️ " - take care of you Roma and I hope to see you soon. You know, I'm not that "social", but I really liked you I told you many times when we've met. You are such a great, calm, and wonderful human :D
This month I have 200 Euros. That's all. Luckily I paid the rent and insurance already. That means pay internet, electricity, and food for this month with 200 Euros. Luckily, again, I have some great parents who (from their own money - very few off) kinda feed me from time to time. That's the situation and I was always transparent with it. Anyways. It is what it is. Will see... ;)
150 rent + 15 Internet + 50 electricity + 50 health insurance + 60 servers + 20 other like hootsuite, domain names, etc. Total of 345 Euros a month for me. 75 Euros money for food. That's great :). I'll eat just bread haha. Damn this is shitty haha.
Thank you to all of you who continue to support TROM via donations - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/. Our donations are dropping every month. This month 10% drop in donations. We get around 420 Euros a month. 60-70 go to our server, the rest to rent, electricity, food, living. Meaning, trying to survive with around 350 Euros a month. This is impossible. We work a lot on many projects but it is not sustainable unfortunately. We will release a new TROM-jaro iso, and make VideoNeat "great" again with more documentaries added to it, and then when all of these sites are up and running (I'll say a month) I (Tio) have to take some decisions in regards to this. I can't work every day for these projects but be unable to live in this society. And now things go so bad is simply impossible to get out of it unless we get sustained monthly donations. I want to make a new documentary about "trade", a trade-free portal, and trade-free media to share lots of free to use footage. But none of this will happen (at least not soon at all) without a big increase in donations. So, if anyone thinks what what we do (videoneat, tromsite, tromjaro, musikwave, and more) is important, please consider a donation here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - I know, it is tiring to hear me complaining about the lack of support, but so it is for me :(. Let's see if we can get more financial support.
Dave worked so much on tromjaro and we are so close to release it. the release is a lot more important than just a release. for the end user is not much, for us is a lot. bcs it is a new way of managing tromjaro. i cant explain how much work dave did for the past days. we also have this live chat now (thanks to tromcloud) to provide support for tromjaro and dave also helps with that a lot. dave, what a guy :) - :D - we'll plan for the next tromcast too, and i also added more apps to tromjaro.com (scheduled). Gia continues to make icons for tromjaro...work...work guys...
I think I am done with tromjaro.com. Tomorrow we may release the new iso :P - mostly up to how much of dave-awesomness we have tomorrow haha. I love tromjaro.com ;) - when/if distrowatch will post about us, then we will get a lot of attention to it and the trade-free idea!
Here's the new tromjaro.com home page https://www.tromjaro.com/ - tell em you dont like it!? :D - i love it. it explains tromjaro much better. it is designed for the next tromjaro release tho as some apps are not preinstalled as the homepage mentions. nevertheless...great! new iso coming soon! Dave is such a mate! The guy helped with tromjaro recently like crazy. The guy is such a human! I love him :) - i need to redo the tromjaro install page and add back teh doante button. but tomorrow is IDGAS Friday: I Dont Give A Fuck Friday. My day off. I'm experimenting with it...so...no work for me tomorrow :P - bye
Too busy and too much work to update on what we did today :D - tromjaro work!! Dave....this guy is amazing. He helps with tormjaro so much i cant describe. I'll tell you more. But there will be a new cool page for tormjaro + new iso soon :D
Ok so I ended up creating categories for tromjaro apps and improve the search engine. have a look https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - i think is an awesome one! see two of the biggest linux online "stores" from ubuntu https://snapcraft.io/store and redhad (flathub) https://flathub.org/home - I think in terms of design we are slick as fuck haha. Maybe I'm biased but I love it. And, ofc dont see it on mobile you mannaik. No good website looks well on mobile :D - this is for desktop where websites should be browsed on :P - anyways, I love it. And now it is automated so whatever apps I add goes into the respective category + featured list + search engine. GOOD
Now we have a "featured" apps on tromjaro https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - I think that's cool to have. They are mixing randomly so every-time you refresh the page you see new ones and in different order. I tried to add categories and such but too much of a headache...right now I think is fine ;)
Yesterday was ID-GAS Friday: I Don't Give A Fuck Friday. Something new I am trying. we'll see if it gets implemented :D - basically I want to force myself to take 1 day off from any online activity, every week.
So several of our websites got massive amounts of hits making ours server lazy and restarting it. Very likely bots. Working on fixing it. Some websites might not be available for the next hours sicne I'm activating soem security features for them.
Hello out there! My very first live update.. I had the idea of engaging a bit more with those following the TROM instagram; show more of the people who create this project and allow for a more personal affiliation with the project. Anyway, long story short with some back and forth - the instagram will keep being about the project and not personal. More people have been given the instagram login and they will mainly be posting on the stories if they do TROM work to show what they are doing for TROM. Besides that the TROM instagram will remain as before.
Dave is now gonna deal with TROMrepo, which is a FANTASTIC news! Massive help for me! I can focus on other stuff more. So, for example, I want in the near future to make articles on tromjaro.com showcasing what apps to use to edit photos, videos, and so forth. To build websites, to watch and listen to media, to do this, that, and the other. I think would be helpful for people :). Lots of new apps and themes/icons added to tromjaro.com recently - but is "one per day" scheduled ;) - I don't want to spam people with them.
Scheduled even more tromjaro apps, icons and themes :P - Georgi makes more icons now, which is great, Dave helps with TROM-Jaro a LOT (great guy!), and I just upgraded the server to 4GB of ram again .... 60 dollars a month. Everything was shitting the bed with 2GB of ram...we could not even work on websites...need to do a donation campaign asap to pay for it else im fucked :D
Toady was kinda teh IDGAS Friday, something new I am trying. I Don't Give A Shit Friday :D - went well. Just that this "free" time made me realize I am so broke I can't explain. By my latest calculations I only have 100 Euros so far, for this month. I will for sure ask for more help these days in terms of donations but I am kinda sick to put the pressure on others to donate. Will see. I wanted to start making this new documentary but is kinda hard to take on this challenge. I will perhaps make a donation campaign (or "appeal") for this. Like if I raise enough money I'll do it, if not will see. So, the great thing is that my health is ok. I care about that the most. The rest will see...may or may not happen ;).
I was kinda busy with life these past days....I needed some of that :D. I'll get back to my working routine from now on ;) - still adding apps to tromjaro. One more week and I'll be done with them for a while.
Adding more and more apps to tromjaro ;) - and Gia and Sofie help make super cool icons for these apps - for the ones that do not have an icon that matches our theme. We basically not only do that for tromjaro, but for anyone who uses the Zafiro icon theme in the open source world ;)
I think I fixed all broken links with the new ones from tromcloud. Plus I updated the translation page https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html. On top of that I added a "select language" button on our homepage.
ok made some changes and maybe im finally done (for a while at least) with managing the fuckin files :D. Too stressful to explain everything but basically I tried to make it sper easy and cheap for me to manage them all and I failed because we are abnormal and we have more needs than most "clients" out there - we stream video, pdfs, audio, images. We have dynamic folders and what not. Not easy to make this happen unless you have a shit ton of money. Ok, so we provide access to our files this way https://www.tromsite.com/save/ as it is the most reliable. And thats that. And I reduced the costs from 80 Euros a month to around 30 a month. Our server operates at half the power as before so let's see how it goes. I am sick of this already.
Thank you wonderful Roma for the 55 Euros donation via Paypal and the super awesome message: "Thanks for all you do. New TROM-Jaro release is just awesome. Congrats! Hope can join back to development soon. Please take care of youself and get well! Much love, brother." https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Also, today TROMCAST folks! :D - Unless there is a very unforeseen meteor shower haha. Very likely it is clear weather and a calm sky. We talk about health. Interesting topic. You'll see. And we'll make sue of our TROM Discussion Room for this cast. Stay tuned. 4 more hours till the live ;)
HA! Aaron you amazing creature hahahaa...you man are working so hard too, I know it too well :D. Thank you! For everything. ;) - and I'm less stressed now I added Syncthing on the Save page https://www.tromsite.com/save/ and I am working on some stuff. I hate when things are unorganized, so I am obsessed to have everything perfect at TROM :D - this craziness is part of my life. It is me. I am it. We are both.
Ohh Tio, at least I have good news for you: https://www.tromsite.de/ is now released and online. Yes, we worked the last days also on that and now the german tromsite is exactly like the english one, except for some tools like M.O.M., curated news and so forth. But well, it's a beginning and let's see what I'll do in the future. There are also live-updates, so I'll post there in the future. However I can post here too of course if something really interesting and important happens. Tio, I want to thank you so so much for everything! 2 years ago I never thought that I would ever meet you - it was kind of a dream and you were kind of a role model for me. Now I'm writing this just next to your room :D sometimes I can't believe that, but well - it's real :) you are the most amazing human being I've ever met and it is a pleasure and joy for me to able to work with you and other wonderful human beings on our projects. This is the most amazing time in my life and I'm excited where things develop. I will always support TROM and the ideas nomatterwhat. Thank you very very much!
im thinking to entirely give up making the main trom folder public in this dynamic manner. bcs is simply crazy. i cant. i tried a lot. it would be so fuckin sane to be able to share a fuckin folder with the world in a way that i can dynamically update it. like, update a pdf, and automatically goes "online". BUT, on top of this to use this online medium to stream files to tromsite.com so we cna stream out books from there. yes, dropbox and google drive can do teh first one, not the second though. tromcloud cna do teh second and partially the first with a ton of errors...so i end up uploading the files on archive.org for stream (videos), on tromcloud for streaming the books, on tromcloud for some downloads, then somewhere else for other downlaods cause tromcloud cant fuckin let people downlad for longer than 9 minutes....and so forth. it is a mess. the problem is that we are not the normal "customers" or "users". we need something more than that. but thats it. fuck it. ill go to sleep and ill see tomorrow. maybe ill try to dont give a fuck about anything anymore but trom and the projects i manage. no translation (updating that page and the links tehre and all), no social networks, no "management" of stuff. nothing. i want to be alone and work on making new stuff: videos, books, etc.. not to "manage" this, that, and teh other. reply to messages and emails, deal with people's nonsense and so forth. i need a firewall. and i will try one these next months :D - someone to be in between me and the world so i dont interract with the world enymore :D - i just create stuff and put it out there. fuck i really got pissed off today. like really bad. i wanted to punch something haha. ill try to sleep and i wish tomorrow when i wake up there is a global disaster and the internet wont work anymore for the next 6 months. id be happy as fuck :D
this fuckin file hosting sharing is making me sick. i am tired and stressed and angry to the point of giving up on it entirely. fuck it. i love tromcloud and cutting the costs, but fuck me man is painful as fuck. i simply cannot take it anymore. i want to delete everything and forget about trom and all at this point. is ridiculous. i have to manage 2TB of files that need to be constantly updated, deleted, changed, shared, streamed, collaborated on. how. the. fuck. to. do. that. ? - im getting into errors and errors and errors and errors that i cannot handle anymore. my backups were butchered, my files were messed up, the share links 90% do not work anymore....im tired and i feel sick. my face is red bcs of my deramatitis (it flares up when im stressed), my stomach hurts, i have a headache, and i will explode soon.
as a fun fact my computer backups (files and settings) clock at 800GB, and websites backups at about 100GB - i also reduced those in size. so, both under 1TB. videoneat files are 1.2TB. TROM public files over 100GB. System backups some 300GB. over 2.5TB from more than 3TB. I reduced them in size. So instead of storing websites backups for 60 days as i did before, I now store them for 20 days. Same reduction for system and computer files backups. Time to "cut the costs" people!
oh let me tell you it is a struggle with moving the files to wasabi....so basically all is moved now except my personal computer backups (those will take a week or less) - but those are not as important for now. also, some 5 files are not uploading to wasabi....they are huge and fail....ill try to fix these these days but is not a huge deal. tomorrow ill try to clean up the main drive from tromcould and migrate to a less expensive plan to see how it goes. plus replace a bunch of links since we are now moving to a different location with the files - still tromcloud, but now from an external storage (wasabi) from tromcloud. i really want to be done with this once and for all :D - and focus on tromjaro.com + videoneat.com for this entire month. then done with them and start the documentary (that would be my plan) - lets see.
New Trom Poem out: 'Cities of Trade': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t0haadFq34 - The trade game’s epicentre seems to be these mega cities where millions of humans are jammed into tiny spaces to compete with each other over resources and status.
So, the next 2-3 days or so you may see broken links for our files (is possible) - like shared folders via tromcloud and such. Patience! I am moving them. Tight on money brothers ;) , I need to be smart about it and cut the costs by half ;) - for me cutting from 80 euros to 40 euros a month is a huge thing. For many people might not be a thing, but well....I don't have money so.... It's ok. I'll do it ;)
I am starting the "great money saver" migration. I am now moving all of my files to Wasabi (external storage for tromcloud) and will reduce the VPS by half: 2GB of RAM and 60GB of storage. And will remove all of TROM files from internal TROMcloud storage except our books that will be streamed from it. Basically all of our TROM files will reside on tormcloud through wasabi - people wont tell the difference. But since Wasabi cannot "stream" files then I need to do a bit more work and have our books hosted internally on our server through tromcloud to be able to make them available on tromsite.com. All of our viddeos and audiofiles will stream from archive.org. We will rely on archive.org fo streaming. Our files will be available for download via TROMcloud and other trom-islands. Will take 1-2 weeks to migrate everything to Wasabi because I also migrate my backups. But since I want to cut the costs with everything I want to keep Wasabi at around 5-6 Euros a month (1TB storage) so the rest of the backup files like videoenat files (some 1TB) I will backup on my tromjaro server locally. Anyways, I will try this month to reduce our costs from around 80-90 Euros a month to around 40 Euros a month or less. Do it!
I won0t use criptext as my main email bcs then Ill have to use it when I reply to people and so forth. I'm using ut in parallel. It is a great one btw. But I am a bit concerned when they'll introduce "pro-bro" features. We'll see.
Im only going to buy a wireless dongle for my old computer that i made into a server and use old hard drives to backup up locally twice ;) - i cant back everything (i dont have as much disk space) but i am ok. ill make it. i make take some websites jobs these months.
Ok, Pixton canceled. Dropbox canceled. Bye bye trom superhero :D and trom backups haha. No worries I can susbcribe to pixton adn recreate the trom superhero if evr needed. And for backups im trying wasabi at half teh price of dropbox. Will set things up. But I need to pay as little money per month as possible!
Thank you for supporting TROM Monthly/Weekly on patreon and liberapay. We are still bleeding slowly with donations decreasing by month, but without them we will be fucked :D - our expenses increased these months with the new server (we were forced to upgrade) and we will have to give up to some services these days like online backups, pixton, dropbox, and such. Else we cannot make it realistically. TROM continues to produce valuable tools and media, but of course in today's world it is not important. Since we don't go for clicks and fast-food-content, or engage into any trades with our content, then we are losing the battle slowly but surely. Unless we will find ways to get more financial support or we may try to work for money, here and there, to support this project and its babies. This month we dropped 50$ https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - we shall see. TROM will always be available as trade-free and all of its tools. We will figure out how to do it.
ya so a few manjaro admins are too triggered so they closed our topics on the forum. i'll make a blog post about it and we'll also discuss in the next tromcast :D - it is sad, but predictable. we will continue our work uninterrupted ;) and underfunded.
I am using this https://www.criptext.com/ for emails for a bit to test it out...this seems hella'good. Like encrypted email that uses no server. How bloody cool. I redirected all of my emails to [email protected]criptext.com - let's see how it works. It is by far a lot easier to sue than Thunderbird and more modern. I'll add the app to tromjaro soon. It is already scheduled. I am scheduling one app per day. ;)
On a positive note Georgi helopwith making TROM-Jaro icons using the trade-free https://vectr.com/ - really cool little app for making vector icons. So now we have Sofie and Georgi making TROM-Jaro icons. I need to learn how to integrate them with TROM-Jaro properly - for now I'll integrate them with tromjaro.com.
I had a long discussion again with people on the Manjaro forum :D - it starts here https://forum.manjaro.org/t/trom-jaro-a-trade-free-manjaro-build/93739/66?u=tiotrom after I posted about our updated iso :D - some people are so triggered. But is ok, I'll keep calm and explain. Some used this argument that we ask for donations for tromjaro (bcs we have a donate button on the site) in order to kinda dismiss our trade-free concept. I explained why this is stupid, but just so to close their misleading paths that they were opening, I removed permanently that button from tromjaro.com. Let's see what excuses they'll use now. Anyway, it is nuts how you can create such a tool for free (from your own time, energy, and focus) without asking anything in return, and to see how others "attack" you for that. It is amazing to me.
all is working now...my old blog teoretic.com experienced some weird trafic.....i think hack-attempt :D. but i parked it. is an old website i cant deal with it at the moment. i may give up on it entirely. i didnt post there in years anyway. and its content can be seen through teh wayback machine. anyways...i hope ill manage things with these so i dont have to be a server admin, but a "creator". i want to create stuff. enough with teh management. im sick of it :D. ill add more and more apps to tromjaro these days - this is on the creative side tho. i like it. is new stuff. then ill tell you whats next
you see, I'm pretty much the only guy in charge of several websites - tons of plugins, files, backups, custom code, and more...so then I also have to make sure all works fine. Hard work. Very. And constant. And on top of that I also have to release tromjaro, curated apps for it, test them, etc...and so forth :( - but I'll do it!
A new TROM-Jaro release. Smaller in size, faster, and with support for installing apps dirrectly from tromjaro.com! Grab it from here https://www.tromjaro.com/install/ and read the release notes from our newly created page https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ If you already have TROM-Jaro installed there isn't much for you to do except the tips from the release page. From now on when we will release a new TROM-Jaro the changes will be minimal since TROM-Jaro is the "base" and the rest (how to customize it, the apps to install, etc.) can be found on tromjaro.com. We are continuing to improve TROM-Jaro and keep developing and testing it ;).
So I woke up and the trom curated news didnt work....when this happens in means that one of the sources fucks things up. but which? i had to disable them one by one and test....and it was the last one. in total 1h of work just right after i woke up. today should have been ID-GAS Friday (i dont give a shit friday), but thats fine ;). at least it works now
I also removed the trom documentary audio version. someone did that a while ago but i honestly never saw the meaning of it....who would listen to the documentary? that's abit crazy :D. i was dragging that all along...is gone now. ;)
I worked on making tromjaro more ready for "release". Still have to build the template for apps in Elementor. Getting closer to finish it. I am tempted to redo all of the apps pages in elementor....would be a bit crazy....but would be cool to do it. Tho that would ruin the past translations so probably i wont....or will I? Will see. In case I do it I'll ask all translators to first save the text for the previous apps so they can add it again after I'm done. Tho probably I should calm my tits down and only do it for the newly added apps. :D - will continue my work tomorrow ;)
So I was betting on moving all of my files + backups to an external storage that i can attach to tromcloud and from there use the files to stream our books, some videos, audio files, etc. After many days of uploading files there and being almost done with it, I realized that this external storage does not support "partial content loading". What is that? Well, it means that if we try to stream a 600MB book from there, meaning one you may tread form tromsite.com, it will wait till the entire 600MB will be downloaded and only then you can raed the book on tromsite.com, which is nuts. Right now it only has to download like 2Mb to be able to read it, then downlaods the rest dynamically. It is like trying to watch a video but you can only watch it after the entire video downlaods. I emailed the cloud hosting company to see if they can fix that. If they don't then I'll use that only for backups and keep on using our own server for file delivery too - streaming. We have enough space for that now...so we'll see ;) - I'll deal with tromjaro tomorrow I am tired today ;).
Of course I ended up in ER haha. What do you think!? A lot of pain. From 2am to 12pm I stayed there. It is super likely I am pissing out that metorite so it will be painful as fuck. But I have painkillers that I can take every 4h. That's good. If all is fine today I'll officially release TROM-Jaro and do some important work for tromcloud ;)
The idea was to kinda release publicly tormjaro today but guess what? another big kidney pain. im at home on painkillers.....probably the kidney stone that takes 1-3 weeks to get through the atmosphere...will see. lets hope i wont have to experience the same pain like before. im ok at the moment. will see if i can do some work today or not
Tomorrow I'll release a new TROM-Jaro iso ;) - it is done but too late to release today. I'll explain tomorrow what it is all about. Interestingly been efficient these past 2 days after the crazy health experiences I've had. I really love doing what I'm doing friends ;). If my health is my friend, then I'll do a lot ad for a long time ;).
I have ready the next TROMjaro iso folks! testing tomorrow on a laptop. In a virtual machine all looks great. So, basically I decided to go for: bare-bone. Like super minimal installation ready for use. But almost no apps instaleld by default. Why? Because we rely on tromjaro.com/apps for that. Anyone can go there, select any app they want, and simply click install. That's it. Like...you know how many distros install say libreoffice so people have a document viewer/editor at their disposal from the get-go...but then why not have a great video player too? what about a photo album app? a torrent client? a music player? and so forth....we can add a ton, but better not. Let people decide, especially sicne we have now this great way of installing any apps from our apps section. And I will tag some recommended apps with "recommended" and make people aware of that on theb apps page so if anyone wants to see only our recommended apps just type the word in the search box. SIMPLE! :) - if my tests go well tomorrow I'll release tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. We still didn't fix the settings thing so it is this "bug" that whatever language and keyboard and such you select on install, they will be overwritten with some default english ones....is too complicated for me to set this up properly. Except that this new iso will be updated and super light. Like from 2.1GB to 1.6Gb or so....ok, trying to go back to my work. I am still a bit reluctant to call this a come-back, since I am concerned my health problems will continue and I may feel sick again till we know 100% the cause of my problems. But well, I am feeling ok now so that's good. Let's see.... ;)
Awful days these past 2 days. Been to emergency twice. Good news is that I gave birth to a kidney stone and that might be what caused me so many problems for teh past months. I have to go tomorrow again to check my kidneys, like they suggested. In any case, I'll get back to my stuff soon and I'll post a more detailed updated on my blog soon :P. I feel ok now (in this moment) but today since last night I was in extreme pain :D
ya, 7:30 am worked more than expected :D - and i also kept an eye on the server and uploads. I made sure over 70% of the TROM Main folder will be uploaded before I wake up. Damn lets hope the server doesnt crash again :D. If it does well so what...but maybe tomorrow the entire TROM Main folder will be moved the the external hdd and I can change all of teh links form tromsite, tromjaro, and tromsite translation, to the new location. Thatd be great. Because I had to do that, so I make a lot more free space on teh VSP so that then I can sync the rest of teh backups and files to tromcloud external hdd. Bye.
Am doing this mass migration of the main TROM Folder from our own internal server ssd to the external disk that is attached to tormcloud. Because else we simply don't have enough storage space left on the server :( - I'm trying to do some magic tricks with the resources we have...so the big migration of all files is still in full swing...i am concerned that if I leave the migration going then tomorrow the server will be down again bcs the storage space will be full :(....but then if I don't let it upload it will take a lot more time. So, now here's what I'm doing: I have 2-3TB of backups + other VN and personal files. Plus 130 GB that's the main TROM folder where all of our files are. Our server hard drive (ssd actually) is 120GB. All of our websites take about half of that. The rest I maanged to put the main TROM Folder there except the video files - some 60 more GB. We need the TROM main folder to be both available for downlaod and for stream, form the cloud. We stream our books and videos from it, and some videos for books. But, in order to have everything well organized I have this X folder on my external hard drive now, that contains both the backups and VN files plus personal files, plus now teh TROM Main folder. And this X folder is now being synced to this new external tromcloud hard drive. All of it. 2-3TB. I will then remove the TROM Main folder from the server disk so I free up 60GB, and leave all only on this external one cause this external one is "infinite" - as much money as you can pay :D. I'll try to limit it to 2-3TB. I will have to pay no more than 20 Euros a month for it I hope. I'll remove my dropbox + pixton accounts that are both around the same amount a month. So that I don't spend more money because I am still broke :D. But if all works well, and it should, then I'll die of happiness seeing all of my backups being stored in 2 places: offline and online. And the online place to be tromcloud. Plus the main TROM folder to be easilly synced and access from tormcloud. We are getting there....but so many files it takes a while to upload...
Just finished the audiobook 'Eating the world and ourselves' by Tio - another really great book. It will be released a little later. Definitely improving the quality of the auiobooks - even though there might be some imperfections at times :)
I have begun a massive restructuring of my backups and tromcloud files. Basically I am gonna change dropbox for tromcloud + external storage. Around 2-3TB in total. I want my computer to have backups to my external 4TB HDD + these to sync with TROMcloud. So, to have them all in 2 locations. Plus, because of the external HDD that I'm adding to TROMcloud I'll be able to share the FULL TROM Main folder with all of our files. We still didn't solve the issue with tromcloud downloads :( - but maybe we will. I don't know what else to do honestly....but anyways it will take 2-3 weeks for all of the migration to happen bcs there are TB of data to sync. I wanted to do this for a while now. I like simplicity and "smartness". Like I have my computer with all of my files (everything) - that backups to my external HDD as encrypted files, and then it also goes to tromcloud. And is automatic. Plus all of the TROM Main folder shared via tromcloud and the books and audio files streaming on tromsite.com from the same folder, same tromcloud. Same tromcloud and same single sync of my external 4TB HDD allows me to share the trade-free website's files, the past translated books, and more. ;) - COOL
Starting the work on tromjaro is not as easy....i need to set up my brain to that :( - I got into some errors with the new iso and such. Well, when you are a one-man band then you have to play all of the instruments, manage the band, and organize concerts. So, I have to do a lot alone. I wish we had the resources to bring Roma back :D and keep him here so he can deal with tromjaro full time. With a few thousand euros a month TROM could do a shit ton of stuff, fully sporting a bunch of people to work full time on making awesome trade-free services. Many people in this world spend thousands of euros a month on shitty things. At least if we had a few boxes to live in, a bunch of us, cause then we could pay for the rest. Just a few out of millions that are empty out there. But we don't....so I have to struggle to play all of the instruments at the same time, and then whoever can help, whoever can have some free time, to help play some instruments from time to time.
My plans right now: release a new tromjaro iso with a few fixed bugs + new apps + a few features; then add several apps to tromjaro.com. And try to create new pages for apps with Elementor - I can't redo the entire website because we would lose all of the translations. It's ok. Once tromjaro is released and we add a bunch of apps to the site, I am focusing on videoneat: I'll reconstruct it with Elementor and add new documentaries and lectures to it. Can't wait. So, I want to "fix" and improve these two projects before I move on to new projects, like the trade-free directory ;) - le'go!
Answer: We removed all of the translated materials (including subtitles) from tromsite.com because we created a special tromsite page that is designed for translators. Anyone can start translating the entire project and its files now. Go here https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html to read the instructions, and here https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html#Instructions:Instructions you will find that special page. There is little to no use to add some subtitles for some of our videos for our English based website, and it was also a very time consuming task. And, if anyone wishes to see our videos with subtitles, then they can visit the translation page where all of the subtitles from amara.org are displayed automatically.
I am still restoring the trom files...may take a while... :( - and we are still in the process of setting up tromcloud...there is a bloody error/thing when you download for more than 9 minutes a file, it simply stops downloading. so big files or slow internet speeds are out of luck with tromcloud. if we fix that problem, we get into another - namely we can't "steam" from tromcloud. and we need that to stream our books and audiofiles....it is super frustrating!
i optimized https://www.tromsite.com for all screens and i still hate people with phones....what can i do... :D - but now i deleted by mistake all of the TROM videos....from our TORM Main folder bcs of lack of online storage and such....luckly i have backups so im restoring them....bloody hell
oh and ill post the new poem on tromsite tomorrow cause i want to do it properly with tromcloud and such. amazing video by Seb. the guy is back-to-making-videos. so awesome! and maybe ill have time to upadte everyone about our new trom life cause a bunch of us moved into the same city...we have some plans to make videos about and such. anyways GO TO SLEEP!
oh, so you know i fixed a bunch of bugs by simply replacing that old-smelling theme :D - like https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/ now works properly. before the cards merged with one another.....ok. go to sleep tio cause you'dying :D
ooooh booy....i think i am done with tromsite.com rebuilding and such....wow! 6am. tired as fuck. but damn i did a lot more than i thought. so: 1. the big switch; 2. the big cleanup; 3. the big adaptation; 4. the big uniformization. 1. Changing the MAIN tromsite theme: I paid for a custom theme in 2013 and in 2014 the developers dropped the support for it so basically for the past 4-5 years we were using a very old theme that was prove to lots of bugs and hacks - in fact we are lucky we didn't get hacked. to change the theme was anything but easy becuase we had so many things integrated with it. 2. our css and js custom code became a mess becuase we added so muchs tuff - i cleaned it up a bit and deleted big chunks of it. it still needs a HUGE cleanup. 3. we need to adapt this website for multiple screens (fuck you people with phones :) ), and now it is a LOT easier - I still have to fix some stuff to properly adapt it but it is a lot easier now. i also changed the website builder so that helps a shit ton. 4. i finally managed to properly uniformize the entire website in a proper way (still may need some improvements) - but fonts, colors, and such, are kinda all great now. ok folks, so i am happy and tired. tomorrow is tromcast. will update more tomorroe about stuff... :P
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