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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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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 ;).