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Trade is an “action”, more like “sharing” or “stealing”. This action is made by humans. Acted by humans. The action itself can be called a “behavior” (James trades his data to Google to access Google’s services). So it is Jame’s behavior at play here. What makes James do that? Mostly it is the structure of our world-wide society where people are forced to trade in order to “obtain”. Obtain goods and services. This environment gives people little to no choice so they have to trade. Like having a job in order to get food and accommodation, and so on. We are living in a trade-based-society where everyone has to trade their skills, energy, time and so forth in order to be part of this system. So, in this regards, we focus on this trade-based environment that forces people to trade and thus creating an imbalance of power that gives rise to harmful behaviors, which in turn create most of the problems that we see in the world today. If we are to eliminate this environment that forces people to trade, then people won’t have to trade anymore, and thus that behavioral trait will disappear. We explain in detail how this trade-based society (environment) shapes people’s behavior, turning them into charlatans, thieves, or abusers – see our The Origin of Most Problems book.

You can access all of the translated books that were published on tromsite.com, here. As for the videos please contact us if you don’t have them.

We plan to create a trade-free directory soon, and there we will add many such services. But, for now we would recommend Criptext.

Although you can, of course, argue that scarcity gave rise to trades. the truth is that in today’s world we already have an abundance of pretty much everything (cars, boats, houses, food, clothes, media, etc.). The only reason we don’t have access to this abundance is because we have to trade for them. So, we would argue, trade should be the main focus in this abundant present and it can be seen as the root of most problems. We describe how trade came into existence in the Money Game and Beyond book, and we detail why trade is the source of most problems in the Origin of Most Problems book. We’ve also made 2 TROM-Casts “debating” these subjects (25 and 26). Additionally you can read a short blog post by Tio, Why trade and not scarcity?. If you disagree with this idea, after you’ve gone through the above materials, feel free to get in contact with us and challenge these views.

It shouldn’t be me answering the question, but experts in the field of  genetics. I can only point to the research that I am aware of. Anyone can use our TROM Curated Search engine that can sort searches by Scientific Papers. Some papers I found seem to be a bit contradictory, yet they are not. This 2018 paper seems more geared towards “there is a biology of intelligence”, this 2013 say it is not, and this big 2019 study says “meh” – full here. Finally this paper looks at the controversies surrounding the topic – full here (I did not read this one).

However they all talk about correlation, else they will prove causation by tweaking some genes to obtain results or see causation in people with mental disabilities – first is almost impossible right now, and second is not really proven with certainty. As far as I am aware it is only correlation at best. Regardless, I see several issues with this approach:

1. No one can define intelligence. Maybe Hitler was good at chess and spacial orientation since he managed to invade so many tribes. But he was a very destructive human being killing millions. On the other hand even people with the Down Syndrome, which is seen as mentally impairing, can achieve a lot in terms of “intelligence” – and that’s done through their environment (how they are raised). But trying to define intelligence is tricky if not impossible. So then, what are they looking for more exactly?

2. Correlation does not equal causation. People who wear dresses are (statistically) a lot more likely to develop breast cancer. But that’s not because of dresses, but because in our culture women wear dresses,
and women are more predisposed to breast cancer. Even in medicine they can’t tell you if you will develop cancer or not based on biology (genetics), because it depends if you smoke, exercise, what you eat, etc.. They can, at best, work with statistics and even those are a bad predictor in many cases. Imagine predicting intelligence when you can’t even define intelligence properly.

3. Poor predictor for anything relevant. Speaking of predictions, the best predictor for someone’s ability to solve problems and so forth (what we may call as intelligence) is still the environment. Take a
human with the best “intelligence genes” who grows up in a normal environment in a poor country, and one without those genes who is trained to be a scientists. See who is “smarter”. Sure, maybe (maybe) if
you put both in the same environment the one with the “intelligence genes” may perform better, but we don’t know that and to what degree. So, again, environment is still the best predictor of “intelligence”.

4. Useless information. Say we discover these “intelligence genes” and there is no doubt about their influence and they do make a big difference between individuals. Now what? Genetically engineer humans? You can’t even do that for simple diseases since it is too complex and you cannot know the results after you do it. And, in the end, it will still be about the environment of those humans.

All in all, what we know for sure is that the environment is so powerful in creating behaviors that it can tweak any human into any kind of behavior. See “feral children” for an extreme example. Also, we made a book https://www.tromsite.com/books/#dflip-df_6560/1 and a  video https://www.tromsite.com/videos/books/ (Behaving: From Genes to Gender) about the subject.

Today’s trade society is a global “thing”, spreading across cultures and regimes. A strategy to move from this trade-society to a non-trade-society, a post trade society, is thus nearly impossible to contemplate by any group of humans. Therefore we do not see any “on paper” solution to this. The solution is always understanding the problem. Cancer or the flu cannot be dealt with unless you understand them, and it requires thousands of people working to solve these problems, across many years, trying multiple solutions. The same way that there is no one cure for cancer or the flu, there is no one “cure” for our trade-based society. We need thousands of solutions to this. In order for this to be accomplished our only goal should be: trade is the origin of most problems, and thus we need to make trade obsolete. The “one enemy” plan (trade as the enemy) will keep any organization fighting “it” in a collaborative state, regardless if these organizations directly collaborate with each other or not. If 1.000 organizations fight to cure cancer, and 4 of them find 10 solutions to eradicate 50% of the all cancers, then their solution is a victory for all the 1.000 organizations, and very likely their solutions are a result of the research done by the other organizations as well.

And now, this is our plan with TROM in regards of getting rid of trade: education  + infrastructure. We need to focus on educating people about what trade is and why trade creates most of the world’s problems. On top of that we need to showcase what solutions there can be (like abundance, automation, decentralization, etc.). The second focus is infrastructure: create this post-trade world. Our finances are almost non existent so for now we are focusing on creating trade-free services like curating search engines, news, videos; trade-free educational books, a customized Linux operating system, recommending trade-free software, documentaries, and more. They will be soon added under a “tool” page on tromsite.com. We want to label our services as “trade-free” and hopefully this will spread like the open source idea did. Therefore we do two things in one shot: we create trade-free services (something that has a direct impact on people) and we promote the “trade-free” idea through them. Education + infrastructure!

The more financial support we get the more we can do in both aspects.

We have tons of materials on tromsite.com explaining the problem (trade) and solutions + trade-free tools.

This is unfortunate but let me explain. The Internet world is a very weird place and humans invented this thing called “copyright” – meaning, some thing they own 1s and 0s. We use many videos, images, or audio files from the Internet and we make no profits on the back of them and we credit them all. However these materials are found on all kinds of websites (like Youtube) and these places remove content all the time. To put it simply: when we use a video from Youtube and embed to our books, if that video is not popular or from a known source, it is going to be deleted from Youtube and thus from our book. To avoid this we rarely download some videos that are likely to be removed by Youtube and upload to our Vimeo account. Then embed them to our books. This way we make sure those videos are available for the years to come.

However, in order to avoid them getting deleted from Vimeo or to fill our own Vimeo channel with random videos, we made them “hidden from Vimeo”. This means they can only be seen on any other website but not Vimeo. So they are available on tromsite.com or any website that embeds them. We work to fix this by hosting them to our TROMcloud.

TROM is not about promoting “original” ideas nor it proclaims to do so. TROM’s core message is that trade is the source of most problems and we have to create a world where trade is unnecessary: based on open source, abundance, automation, volunteers, and the like. TROM is also about science and challenging today’s norms. I (Tio) am not familiar with the above, but if they talk about the same message then it is even better. Actually “money as the source of most problems” is an old idea dating thousands of years in the past, but what TROM does is to clarify it and say that “trade and not money” is the source of most problems. Today it is widely understood that money corrupts politicians, muddies the science, and creates a ton of issues. So there is nothing new under the Sun here. Again, the only thing TROM does is to explain in detail why trade and not money is the problem, and what solutions there can be to lead to a trade-free world. The more people are going to promote the message, the better for all of us, because TROM is about an idea, not about a project. Projects and people die, ideas survive ;).

Never. Period.

TROM will always remain trade free. Meaning we won’t ask you for anything in order to access the stuff TROM produces. Whatever TROM produces is, and always will be, available as trade free: for viewing, downloading, editing, redistributing and sharing. Even if we run out of funds, that can only have an impact on tromsite.com (domain and server), and a few of our accounts, plus producing new TROM content. But all of the past TROM content is already available online as peer to peer sharing. Meaning, the TROM content is already stored on multiple computers all around the world independent of or our control. So, past TROM materials are already into the wild ;). All of these materials can be downloaded by anyone, from here. On top of that, TROM is made by many volunteers who dedicate (or dedicated) a lot of their time to create new content for the project, help with proofreading, translating, website management, and so forth, therefore in order to monetize TROM it would mean to forcefully profit on the backs of all of those people, and this is the worst thing TROM can do. I hope it is clear that TROM will never be monetized in any way. We won’t sell stuff, we won’t lock stuff behind paywalls, we won’t give preferential access to those who donate to us, and so forth.

So, TROM is trade free and always will be.

I would say yes, of course. Our books, videos, everything we create can be shared and used by anyone. We only ask a link back to the original content, like we also do when we add stuff to our work from other places.

TROM has no producer or director, and it is not run by a company. I (Tio) started TROM back in 2011 and since then many others have helped propel this project forward. TROM is a volunteer-based project.

Hi 🙂
Heh I’ve read those things several times and they are a mess. I even started to make an article on it and then I thought it may not be worth my time since it is easily ‘debunkable’. Just to give you a few examples:

– when they measure poverty they look at how much people make per day, but there are many issues with that and they can never represent it properly https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_poverty#Common_criticism.2Falternatives

– I also looked at the study that said “crime is lower nowadays” and one of the main reason was: better security. Meaning poor people find it harder nowadays to steal cars or broke into homes because of alarms, cctv cameras and such. So the measurement of crime shows what? That the world is getting better or that the security is getting better? Also back in the days you could be arrested for being a black man going for a walk at 2 am, and that counted as crime, today that’s not happening that much – so if crime in the past was higher maybe was because of such things that were “silly” and we don’t consider them anymore as crimes, but that doesn’t imply that “people doing bad stuff” are less of them.

– they don’t look into ‘perceived poverty’. Meaning if people nowadays have more money but are bombarded by advertising making them feel ‘poor’ (I don’t have new clothes, the news iphone, etc.) then this is important. More money per capita does not mean more happy people.

– they say today there are little chances someone will kill you than in the past. Maybe true, but we should also consider that today, with the internet and spreading of news so quickly, a guy in a truck can run over 20 people in Paris and kill 3, and that event will have a huge emotional impact on people (make them scared) + a huge political impact: think about what the “terrorism” idea made governments do -> from spying on people to feeling like in jail when you travel with an airplane. So less people killed (3 ran over with a truck) have far more impact today than maybe 1,000 killed in the past.

– also even if before we may have had less nuclear weapons than today, how can we measure the impact if today we are more or less likely to use them? If today the political stage is infected with hate and thirst for profit, then having less nuclear weapons is more dangerous than having more nuclear weapons but a more stable political arena.

– also if in the past 3 billion people were starving but we, as a species, only had the technological capability to feed 1 billion more, then how it compares with a present where around 1 billion are starving and we could feed 2 billion more? So today we have more capability to solve a problem like starvation, we throw away 30-50% of all edible food, and still we have around 1 billion starving. I think that’s worse. Same applies for homeless people. Maybe in the past there were few homeless people but we also had fewer houses. Nowadays we may have less homeless (though 100 million does not sound so little) but we have way more empty homes.

And one more because I could continue for longer:
– they measure ‘education’ as “people going to school or be able to read”. And they compare with the past where people didn’t go to school that much. But what does going to school or able to read means? Hitler and Trump went to school. Didn’t do that much good to them or to others affected by them. And poor people being able to read ….. maybe they are better targets for advertisements and scams. So all such measurements are quite poo-poo.

Maybe I’ll make that article after all with proper sources and everything. I’ll consider it.

There are several ways to answer this. Here’s my version:

1. I am not proposing an RBE at all because no one has a clear definition of that or because it sounds like it is about “resources”, so I migrated towards “a world where trade is unnecessary” because that means if it is unnecessary then it must be an abundance of goods, services, and opportunities. It also means that it is about solving the big problems: waste, corruption, violence, education, etc., and not about telling people what to do. Like I describe in The Money Game and Beyond ebook in detail it is like the goal is tackling aging to solve most health issues, and I don’t care it that’s done through replacing cells, modifying cells’ DNA, the telomeres, and so forth, as long as we keep it about “tackling aging”. Same here: I don’t care if you talk about circular cities, organic food, or whatever, as long as we are all about “tackling trade”.

2. Therefore point two: I or no one else can know what will happen in such a world and cannot try to imagine and solve all such problems like people throwing rocks and beating others, no more than thinking what will happen when people post mean comments on websites before inventing the internet.

3. My guess is that such situations will happen in any society, but again this is about tackling the big issues not these small ones. Though if people ask such questions ask them how are they resolved today. If someone beats other people then it may happen that others will either stop or beat this guy, some call the police and give him a fine, or he may be jailed. In a trade-free world people will have the time to find better solutions for this like avoiding such issues in the first place, and if such situations happen then they may stop this person and try to talk to him/her and resolve the issue peacefully. Who are “they”? I have no clue, maybe people seeing the event, maybe psychologists, maybe a different kind of peaceful police. Who knows what groups of people will form in this kind of society. I don’t think anyone imagined Wikipedia before the internet was invented, let alone the way wikipedia is edited by volunteers. But the goal was “create the internet and give equal access to all then will see how it goes”. Same way we cannot imagine all aspects of this kind of trade-free society.

I think what those who say this (decisions by machines) refer to different kinds of decision than what you said. I don’t think anyone (TVP, TZM, or others) think that an algorithm should decide how the educational system should look like, how to treat other people or animals, and so forth. You can make algorithms to suggest answers for these questions, but is up to people to decide upon such things.
Think about a treatment for cancer: even today there are AI’s used in arriving at decisions in regards to treatments for cancer, and these are life and death decisions. But these AI’s will not decide or force any treatment on anyone. They are also programmed by doctors to, perhaps, increase the healthy lifespan of the patient, not only the survival. So the AI is human flavored (the more scientifically flavored the humans, the smarted the AI). Then the patient can be shown the alternatives: X treatment has a longer survival rate but has these side effects, while Y treatment has a less survival rate though the side effects are not so bad. Then the patient decides what treatment to undergo. So the relationship between computers and people is complex and depends on the domain.For

For instance a software can be tested to see if it is safer to drive a car than a human, and if so then the software is chosen to drive cars (self driving cars) instead of humans.

So computers can be programmed to find better educational systems, or even how to best treat animals so that they won’t suffer, but these are all suggestions coming from a software designed by human minds, and only a scientifically minded society can make the best out of these suggestions. But it depends from situation to situation.

Server, services, needs for one human being (Tio) who works most of his time for the project.

I will say that I agree – this system/world is nearly impossible to change, however think about ‘aging’ – something I use to compare the TROM project with. When I made TROM documentary in 2011 and I talked about ‘aging’ as the cause of most health issues, something I learned from Aubrey DeGrey, it was such a controversial topic and very few looked at it seriously. It was like ‘pseudoscience’. 5 years later though, and now people talk about defeating aging as if it is a normal thing. To make people look at this idea of aging in this new way, it’s a HUGE challenge, and it requires a lot of time and persistence. But once you start to break the normality then things progress quite quickly. Now you can see so many doctors and companies that invest time and money into tackling aging, and only a few years ago talking about it, it was almost like talking about UFOs, that’s how strange it was.

So, in my view, the only way to change the world is through education first. Make people comfortable with the idea of living in a different kind of society where no trade is necessary (money, bitcoin, gold, and such), no property/ownership makes any sense, there are no leaders, countries, and so forth. It is vastly more complex than explaining the “aging” thing, but in the end what’s the alternative? To just ignore all of these and live like the rest and not care? Will that do any better? In my opinion it won’t.

So, first is to make people comfortable with these ideas, and then the chain reaction will follow and all kinds of emerging things will happen: maybe rich people investing into technologies that will bring such a world closer to reality, maybe other more well known people will promote these ideas further, and so forth. And as we explain in great detail in the Money Game and Beyond ebook, this is a never ending journey, no one should imagine that this kind of world will be implemented in 2070 or something like that. It is a journey without an end.

TROM was meant to mean “The Reality Of Me” or “The Reality Of Mankind” – I came up with that name while working on the documentary in 2011. Now it can stand on its own as simply TROM :). My name is Tio TROM because of the documentary actually, it is a ‘fake’ name per-se.

Yes it is automatic. If you supported TVPMagazine on Patreon then you will automatically support the TROM project. And thank you for doing that! 🙂

Because we believe that it is unfair to treat people differently based on how much they can donate to help us. If anyone donates to the project then they get the ‘perk’ of the entire project. It is as simple as that 😉

It means those books are part of a book and will eventually merge into a single book. So, green corners mean that a book/article is part of a bigger book.

Yes! Whatever we post in TROM’s name is independent from TVP and TZM. We have very similar goals but work independently from one another.

Yes and no. Instead of releasing an issue that has 2-3 articles (thus, 2-3 subjects) we will release articles as issues, or as we call them “books”. Why? Because is much faster and easier for all. For us to make them, for you to understand them. If we finish up an article, what is the point of waiting a few more weeks until we make 2-3 other articles, then release them at once?

In the past, while working for TVP Magazine, we released issues made of articles. But we then focused more on articles, separating them from issues, so that people can easily find them. We also made several articles that merged into books. So, it was confusing. Now we call everything “books”. We do not release issues anymore containing a few articles, but we release articles directly as books.

TROM is not that different in terms of what both of these ‘movements’ (The Zeitgeist Movement and The Venus Project) seem to highlight: that today’s monetary system is the source of most problems and we need to move towards a world of abundance. What TROM tries to do is to make this more clear and explain it in easy to understand ways. As an example of making things more clear, we do not say that money is the problem, but any kind of trade (money, gold, barter, bitcoin, and so forth). This is more true than just focusing on money as the problem, because some may think that the issue is in the way money works today and a new kind of currency (like bitcoin for example) might be better. As we argue in “The Money Game and Beyond” ebook the trade itself is the issue, as IT gave rise to the many kinds of monetary systems we experience today. This book is also an example of simplicity where we use many cartoons and a very simple language to explain why trade is the issue, what money is, and what solutions there are. Speaking of solutions we have a humongous amount of materials to detail how a world without trade is possible. Check our books and the documentary for that.

As explained on the homepage, TROM is a project aiming to present in details today’s problems and solutions to these problems, but it is also about changing people’s values. We think it is as radical in doing that as more and more doctors today are starting to recognize that ‘aging’ is the source of most human diseases; in the same way we showcase how trade (money, bitcoin,barter, whatever) is the root of most of today’s problems: from famine to exploitation of people and the environments, terrorism, waste, climate change, and so much more.

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Tio
We have a new TROMjaro ISO https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - is hot and tasty :). Grab it. Also subscribe to get notifications every time we release a new ISO. :) - awesome! I struggled a bit with this one, but is out now. Fresh!
Tio
When SpaceX sends astronauts into space and everyone labels that as an amazing achievement, maybe they should put the news title as: "A PRIVATE COMPANY getting a $7 billion contract to send AMERICAN astronauts into space." Company, money, americans. Not organization, exploration, humans.
Tio
If anyone is familiar with Arch-Linux we would use some help here and there with TROMjjaro. TROMjaro has reached many minds that we could not have with just our¡educational projects and we are actively developing this Operating System that is trade-free. But from times to times we may need some help to fix some bugs or create some packages for our distro. Please, if you have the time and knowledge, let us know https://www.tromsite.com/contact/ - cheers!
Tio
Really nice day yesterday - my day off :). Today I will release a new TROMjaro iso since Manjaro finally pushed the update we were waiting for. Then back to TROM 2. Aaron does a fantastic job with the trade-free directory. I am sooo hapy to see him understanding this concept so well and become a watchdog for what is trade-free and what is not. Also big thanks to Alexio who is always there on TROM Cloud chats helping with a lot of stuff here and there. paying attention to what we do, or have to do. Always there :).
Tio
So, I'll take a day off tomorrow and then I really hope I won't have to focus on anything else but TROM 2. I need to. I have to. I want to.
Tio
So. if you want to stay in touch with what we do, here are your options (automated emails to your email account, or rss feeds):

- https://www.videoneat.com/notifications/ VideoNeat
- https://www.tiotrom.com/notifications/ TioTROM
- https://www.tromjaro.com/notifications/ TROMjaro
- https://www.trade-free.org/directory/notifications/ Trade-Free Directory
- https://www.ourminds.online/notifications/ OurMinds

For TROMsite you can keep an eye on tromsite.com/live where we post daily.
Tio
All notifications implemented! I also moved TROM Newsletter from the company MailChimp to our own thing on tromsite.com/contact. I imported all of the past subcribers and I plan to send a newsletter today later on. To also test the system. Great! Need to go for a walk now haha...
Tio
TioTROM notifications are done https://www.tiotrom.com/notifications/ ! ok, next one!
Tio
Added notifications for OurMinds too https://www.ourminds.online/notifications/ - also accessible from the sidebar. RSS + EMAIL. Simple. Great. Ok, next is tiotrom!
Tio
I will do all of those tomorrow ;). That's basically what I wanted to do before focusing on TROM 2. Dam I say that so many times and all the time something new is on the horizon haha. So lets see....i hope not.
Tio
I have to do it for OurMinds and TioTROM websites too. These should be easy to do. And also replace MailChimp for tromsite with the same thing. But ofc for tormsite i cant automate it...so at best we can send a manual newsletter once in a while....I dont like that since we heave this tromsite live thing...and i post here nonn stop. But at least to replace mailchimp...
Tio
The Notification page for the Trade-Free Directory is done https://www.trade-free.org/directory/notifications/ ! much more difficult to make these pages than anticipated....is easy to fuck things up....like who subscribes where and how. These tiny rules....but is done.
Tio
New Notification page for TROMjaro https://www.tromjaro.com/notifications/ - want to get an email when we release a new ISO? Or when we release a new article? Or a weekly email with the latest apps we add to tromjaro.com/apps? You can do all that from there + subscribe to our RSS.
Tio
Planning to implement the notifications tonight...for all websites....lets see if i can do it. :D And I am still waiting for manjaro to push that update so I can build the next TROMjaro iso. Not many changes and such. But just for the sake of updates mainly.
Tio
I removed the google custom search engine from our curated tools for 3 reasons:

1. It was collecting data and injecting ads into the search results on tromsite.com.
2. I wasn't managing it anymore and I don0t think anyone used it honestly
3. We discovered a great search engine that is not TROM curated but is very functional and I think it makes sense for anyone to use it. See more about it here https://www.trade-free.org/directory/?s=searx - I recommend https://www.trade-free.org/directory/goods-services/search-disroot-org/ - install this addon for Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/disroot-search/?src=search and start using it. I will explain more about it when we release a new TROMjaro iso since it will be the default search engine on TROMjaro.

If anyone still wants to use the old google curated search engine see https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=008802094222122130605:ramsowydbq4 - all in all, it was not that ok to use it on tromsite.
Tio
I improved a bit the trade-free directory homepage https://www.trade-free.org/directory/ - added "rejected" items to a different page and reviews on teh homepage. anyways. looking good.
Tio
youtube live is here https://youtu.be/b89CVk7FpdU the previous link was weird
Tio
TROM-Cast live at [https://youtu.be/b89CVk7FpdU](https://youtu.be/b89CVk7FpdU) and [https://www.facebook.com/tromproject/live/](https://www.facebook.com/tromproject/live/)

If you want to participate (video/audio) use https://meet.jit.si/trade-free-directory password is "aaron".
Of participate via text-chat here [link src="https://www.tromsite.com/chat

Shownotes"] here [link src="https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/maMDp72WBH9nCKT

Live"] in 10 or so minutes.
Tio
TROM-Cast: Trade-Free Directory. On 27th of May at 6PM Madrid time. Shownotes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/maMDp72WBH9nCKT
Tio
I am again sorry for the unanswered email...I was so busy these days with stuff....I want to finish teh integration of the subscription thing for all websites....then to start TROM 2. Again.....
Tio
And now it is integrated with trom curated sutf here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/goods-services
Tio
We are very happy to release the Trade-Free Directory https://www.trade-free.org/directory/ !

For those who are wondering if there are any trade-free goods/services out there, this is our answer to them. Yes there are, and we are creating a massive directory to showcase them. And we need your help. This website relies on people to submit trade-free goods/services and to review/rate them. We made it all super easy for you. No account needed.

First, glance at the stuff we already added here https://www.trade-free.org/directory/. Then use the submit form to submit new stuff and also underneath each item you can submit your review.

Tomorrow (27th) we will make an entire TROM-Cast about this directory and anyone can participate. 6PM Madrid time at tromsite.com/live or [link src="tromsite.com/chat.

Please"] help us grow this directory!
Tio
So I implemented a Notification system for VideoNeat https://www.videoneat.com/notifications/ - you can subscribe to our RSS feed or via email to get an email whenever we post new stuff to VN, or weekly emails with the latest from VN. Best way to keep'n'touch. Try it! I will implement this to all websites these days. maybe today if I am very efficient ;). I think it is super cool to have it all so automated in this way.
Tio
We will release the trade-free directory today ;) - and today I'll work on the newsletter and notification thing for all websites....sorry TROM 2, just wait a bit. Just a bit, and I'll get back to you! Also, we will deploy a better search engine for tromjaro ;)
Tio
Very cool flamingos. And other birds :). And I didn't work on TROM 2 at all... :( - I worked on something else. I can't contain myself haha. So basically I want to make our websites more easy to "follow" and I am working to integrate a system for them all so anyone cna subscribe via 2 methods: email or rss. Say you want to know when we release a new TROMjaro, you should get an email the moment we release a new ISO. Or, subscribe via RSS to that. Or, say you want to keep up with what we add to videoneat and you want to get an email every week with the latest documentaries or courses we add there. I already tested the system. Seems to work great. It is not as difficult to implement as far as I've seen. I think it may be important now that I will be busy with the documentary. So maybe let's finish implementing that first....then I can focus entirely on the documentary...TROMsite would be the hardest to do like that, or impossible...since we use different methods to add new videos and books and all that....so I'll see. That should probably be the only manual newsletter. The rest will be automatic. Anyways....I hope to do it in just a few days time :P. This is important in my view so....
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taking a break, going to see some flamingos with georgi and sasha :) - we are lucky that here there is a natural reserve (a small one, but cool) - birds and stuff. did you know that flamingos are pink because of what they eat? if they change their diet, they change their color. search it! use https://peekier.com/ - the new trade-free search engine that we will use as default for tromjaro. I am using it now. duckduckgo can suck a duck, because they inject ads into your face. it will be removed from tromjaro. ok, i, later on ill do TROM 2 work. i hope! no more interruptions please! :)
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Ok I think I fixed tromjaro.com.....damn, a few hours spent on restructuring the comment section and integrate all with the website design...no TROM 2 day for now...had to do this.
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The bloody comments plugin for tromjaro, tiotrom, and bigworldsmallsasha got an awful update and added a bunch of crap :D - I will work on fixing it. Already moved tromajro to the default wordpress comment module and I'll do the same for tiotrom. I realized over time that in wordpress it is best to keep it as close to the core wp installation as possible, else with so many plugins the website is slow and difficult to manage.
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I did some extra work on tromjaro (sent Georgi more app icons to do) + tried to fix the illustrations page for our curated tools, since we pull data from instagram (cause we don't find any other place to do so - these 'artists' pu their stuff on insta-shit so...) - anyways, it doesn't work to update with new posts from them. Insta-bs is playing not-very-nice. Alright....focus more on TROM 2. And I'll get back to emails tomorrow ;)
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I am trying to record my voice to see if I can present the documentary. If it doesn't go well, there are a bunch of people with an amazing voice that will record a voice-over for TROM 2 ;). I am going to try and see if I can "host" teh documentary or make it like the previous one with a narration/voice over, without a presenter. In any case, trying...oh I'm using a 65 Euros mic. It seems pretty good. I tested 2 so far. This one seems ok. I don't need any pro mic probably, but the lav mic I have picks up too much noise from the room and outside. This one does excellent in that regards. Chat image
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Day 1 of TROM 2. I am organizing my thoughts about it. I will start going through some "society-changing" websites and materials to get into the "mood". I may take it easy for a few days, thinking about what I'm gonna do and such. I will make a "trailer" (video) about TROM 2 soonish to announce it. Plus 2 livestreams only with myself about: 01. All that I do. and 02. All that I want to do. These will explain my "position", mental state, of what I want to do next and what I've done previously, and will also try to seek for financial help, else in 4 months I'll have 0 money. I will make TROM 2 regardless, but I will try to push a donation campaign for it too, since it is necessary. I wanted to make a donation campaign first, and say if I raise the money I'll make TROM 2, but that's shitty from a "creative" standpoint. I don't want to put a pressure on me or create expectations from people. Look, I will make TROM 2, now it depends how much it will take me to do it and how stress I'll be with very little money while doing it. But I'll do it. Now is different from 2010 when I started the first TROM. Back then I had way less responsibilities: financial or otherwise. Now there are a bunch of projects I manage and I have to take care of myself financially. It is going to be a much tougher challenge. But I'll take it!
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Ok. So. I did some maintenance work on all websites. Fixed some VN links and removed some slight-trackers from some websites. You know, when you use so many plugins and such, there is a chance your website will have AIDS. Trackers. Anyways, all of the websites should be tracker free, which tiny exceptions where we use amara.org to subtitle videos. Next week, on 27th we do a tromcast about the trade-free directory. Aaron does a fantastic job with it. And the others who help out ;). We will release it that day probably. Then, the next tromcast will be about "sharing" and we have Colin as a guest. He is the guy behind https://freeworldcharter.org/en and he is releasing a website where people can share stuff with each other. Then, we may do a tromcast about the zeitgeist movement and one bout the tvp organization (our experience with tvp). BUT, the most exciting news for me is that I can officially say now that I have started the work on the new TROM 2 documentary. I am in the thinking and taking-notes and such phase. I'll keep you all posted. The trains: tromsite, videoneat, tromjaro, trade-free, tiotrom, ourminds, musikwave, and so forth are all working well. I will keep them updated and that's mostly it. Anyways. Exciting! :)
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I am ready to release a new tromjaro iso but i am waiting for manjaro to push a update to fix a bug with the os installer. Else you cant install tormjaro, you can only test it in the live mode. As soon as they do that I'll push an update. Not a big one, but maintenance mostly.
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Alexio is in charge with categorizing the stuff on our trade-free directory. Thank you my friend. He also helps with translating all of our websites in Romanian and tests tromjaro. Very nice guy!
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In other news, MusikWave works... - so basically I want to finish with releasing a new tromjaro iso then fix some VN links, and then I'm done I hope. We will have to schedule some new tromcasts these next days/weeks. I'll let you all know here....
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Today I worked on a new TROMjaro iso. All fine, except one bug that does not allow you to launch the tromjaro installer....so basically you cannot install tromjaro :). I tried to track the bug down and I think it has to do with the manjaro team. I reported it. Let's see....
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Tested these days a virtual keyboard for tormjaro for the tablet mode...I have to figure it out if I work on release a new tromjaro now and then start the documentary phase, or start that adn deal with tormjaro later. probably I'll release a tromjaro these days....
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And musikwave is again not working bcs of youtube....I will have to create yet another API....will see if musikwave is sustainable - I am looking for alternatives to recommend. So far I am testing one that looks super cool but at times it doesn't play some songs because of the same issue with youtube api but they want to change and not rely on that anymore. So...will see.
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I added a few more icons to tromjaro apps - scheduled. And improved the pages for those that were already added ;)
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The "economy" is nothing more than people trading shit. From one to another. And because humans made it so complicated (unnecessary complexity) then we think that this trading is as part of our lives as the fabric of the cosmos is. Too complex to even question it. Too massive to ever change it. Truth is, our "economy" is like a pizza. Pizza is nothing more than a bread dough + cheese/mushrooms and a few other ingredients on top. Basically a sandwich that we put into the oven. We came up with fancy names for this sandwich and we think it is different than a sandwich. But the reality is, the difference is little to non existent. Our economy is a sandwich. But we think it is a pizza. We should stop pretending and start organizing those ingredients in all kinds of ways to create better food. We can do it, is not that complex. We make it look like. We don't need to "reopen" the economy, we need to re-think it. We have more than enough for all of us, yet we still trade for it. So much nonsense. Chat image
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I will stop sharing photos about our trade-free directory here since we may release it very soon :P - for anyone to see and test and get involved with ;)
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So, perhaps the only things i ha to do now is to fix some broken videoneat pages for some documentaries that cody is checking, and release a new tromjaro iso with updates and a few minor bug fixes and additions - the usual ;). Not much.
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I updated the Donation page to better reflect how we use money and how much we have and need. It was difficult the way I did it before with every big donation being split over a 12 months period of time. So, now, to reflect it better see how I did it here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/. I also updated the Liberapay and patreon pages with a new description and such. Basically we run out of money at the end of September :D. So, I will try to get more funds, a never ending mission for me. Let's see. I will make some videos about what I do and what I want to do next- Perhaps some live videos in a week or so. To also try to raise some funds. We are always on a very weak foundation with TROM and now that I am involved in doing so many things, far beyond just writing books, is getting a lot more challenging to find funds to sustain these projects. I also lack motivation to try and raise money. I am too busy doing stuff....anyways, thanks to those 50-60 or so people who keep on still supporting these projects financially! ;)
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I improved a bit the tools page for each category to be look a bit better on tablets and stupidphones. And now that in Spain the covid lockdown is starting to fade away, honestly I miss the quarantine days. It was much quieter. Nicer. Could focus better on working on stuff. Outside was also nicer. Less cars, less noise or whatever else pollution :D.
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I integrated the trade-free directory into tromsite ;) - but the content is not public yet. Now we have 10 curated sections. wow. https://www.tromsite.com/tools/ - so much stuff! My next mission is the redesign and rethink a bit the tromsite donate page. I will try to do that tomorrow. Once done, I may have to fix a few links from videoneat that Cody is checking. Thanks my dude! And maybe release a new tromjaro ISO with a few fixes and improvements. That's mainly it.
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That's how you search on the trade-free directory :P Chat image
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Here's Toyotis' list of TROM books - whet he read, what he didn't. ;) - and the ones marked with "gr" are in Greek. We also have a Greek version of tromsite here https://tromsitegr.hashbase.io/#:HOME. If you want to read all of our books (in English) go here https://www.tromsite.com/books/ . As you can see in the photo, Toyotis also printed the trade-free DeepCards made by Aaron https://www.deepcards.org/. Thanks for sharing this Toyotis! Chat image
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i worked on the trade free directory more toady.....we had to fix something in reagrds to the categorization of the stuff there....maybe im done lets see... :D
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Trade-Free directory: this is how we list the "tags" or "what these organizations" offer - it is simple and efficient Chat image
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today was my IDGAS day. partially. am tired. Aaron adds more stuff to teh directory. I'll go back to work tomorrow and update you all with what im doing as always ;)
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Ill share with you a daily screenshot of the new trade-freee directory. Today, the homepage. As you can see it looks like the main trade-free.org website, despite them being 2 different websites. First you see the Logo, then the important text describing what trade-free means in 2 sentences, then the menu. Simple. Beneath you will see a slider of random goods/services and will be different every time you refresh the page. And beneath them are all of the services nicely sorted alphabetically. These are "tags" or what we call "offers" - what are they offering. Click any to see the list of them ;). And, of course, at teh bottom you can see the language selector. Chat image
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DONE. The trade-free directory is done. At least my part of the work. It looks great in my view. It works great. All is perfecto. For the next days or weeks, close trom people will be able to review it, and add stuff to it. So we make it better prepared to make it public. Hopefully others can get engaged and make it better and better. Aaron is the main guy in charge of it now :). Of course, when we will release it we will make a tromcast all about it! ;) - I will share it first here - likely. Happy.
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tomorrow im prettty sure, 98%, that ill be done with the trade-free directory. after that ill tell you whats next :D
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still working on the trade-free directory ;)
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musikwave works again! :P
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so, i have to finish with this before i start teh documentary. well...you know....a bit more work. thing is, all of this is part of my "work" - no more, no less, than the next trom documentary. so.... Anyways. We will make the directory public very soon.
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ok pweeple. the directory is ready. we only have to create a page to explain what we expect from others to submit - like a small/tiny guide of what we expect from them. anyone will be able to submit "items" in such a simple way that we use it too, to submit. i love it. :). aaron ads lots of services like a crazy man haha. the more we add the better it becomes.
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MusikWave may not work for now....youtube closed my access to teh API that I was using they want me to go though an "audit" - let's see. If I can't restore it then I'll show you other alternatives.
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tired as fuck...ive worked these past 2 days on the trade free directory like nuts. i am dizzy. but we are almost there. basically we have the code model of it, the design. search, tags, layouts, reviews (voting and so forth). i need to take another look at the layout for individual items - i may add 1-2 things there. then the submit new item and to explain a bit what do we expect from the submissions. SORRY for all who have sent me an email and i wasnt able to get back to. I promise i will super soon.
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so....i was like "im done with everything, now lets start the documentary work" - hahaha. joke! almost. so aaron was like "hey, you are busy with teh documentary what if i create the trade free directory that we wanted to do for a while now?". and i was excited. i said YE. but then i also ended up working on it haha. cause i love it. and to my surprise it is almost done. ofc a prototype. but a workable one. will be a very simple website and all. you will see. probably i will work more tomorrow and maybe 1 more day. then thats it. is aaron's thing! ill tell you more about it tomorrow and show you stuff! :P
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Oh Jen thank you so much for the 100 Euros donation! You have helped TROM financially a lot! And you make awesome articles for ourminds like I told you before! :)
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Thank you to those who keep on supporting TROM financially via Patreon and Liberapay and other means. https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - I will update some info about the financial thing in the next days or weeks, since I would need financial support to make the documentary - meaning to sustain myself while doing it. Thank you Roma-Man :) for donating another 100 Euros via Paypal. And this wonderful message: "For TROM projects, which keep up to bring the greatest services on totally Trade-free basis. And all of that are even during these harsh times that humanity try to overcome. Much, much love! " - this guy donated so much money to TROM and helped with TROMjaro and stuff that I can't thank him enough. Much appreciated Roma. All of it!
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SO on https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ the categories were sorted randomly and there was a bug where you could not load all apps from each category. The developers of the plugin we use for that tried for weeks to fix it but they could not. However as a fix we sorted them by date now. Maybe is even better that way than randomly. In any case, now everything works fine! Our apps page is great :P
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In a previous post i incorrectly wrote the url of ourminds.online and trade-free.org. So I correct that! Thanks Fra for the heads--up ! :)
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TROMsite transaltion page updated https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html#HOME:HOME - with some 20-30 new videos! New work for the translators! :)
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Oh sorry, one more thing to do: to update the tromsite.com translation page....with the new videos...will do it tonight!
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That's it! I'm done with the stuff I had to do. These days I will take a little break from everything to contemplate about the documentary :D - I am also gonna talk to Aaron who wants to help build that trade-free directory we've been talking about for a while. Sounds great! These trains are up and running: tromjaro.com, tromsite.com, videoneat.com, tiotrom.com, ourminds.com, musikwave.com, trade-free.com. I hope I wont have to deal with them much for the next many months. On VN there is new stuff posted every day for the next 3 or so months. On TROMjaro new stuff posted daily for the next 5-6 months. Musikwave works on its own doesnt need updating. Same is true for trade-free. Tiotrom is just my space, needs no update. OurMinds fortunately is kept active by these other TROM maniacs :). And TROMsite is always active via the curated "world" - but wont post anything new for the coming months, maybe only TROMcast episodes and if these other guys make new videos like Voices, Poems, or Snippets. That's all for now. I will update everyone here ;)
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Ok so finally I added all of the leftover videos from TROM - 3 added to Others https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#other and 11 more to Voices https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#voices - I had that on my list for the past year or so :D - finally it is done!
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Now that I'm done with my massive work for TROMjaro and VideoNeat, I am re-adding older TROM videos to tromsite. Voices + Other. I should be done with that tomorrow when I'll also update the translation page with all the videos. Ready for translation! And that's basically the only thing I have to do before starting the new documentary. Will keep everyone posted here ;)
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Boys and girls, a new TROMjaro ISO https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - not a lot of changes. We got rid of some trade-based services and such. Get it from here https://www.tromjaro.com/install/
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TROM L'Estartit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-PT6tJGDkY - 1 year ago today, a bunch of people who are close to TROM met for the first time. It was very fun. Interesting discussions, interesting people. Great! We will try to do another such meeting this year and maybe every year. We will invite anyone this time not only close TROM-people ;).
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lots of work on tromjaro today. it seems to be DONE :) - a new iso tomorrow with a few changes ;)
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no tromcast this week ;) - we may do one in 10 or so days
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probably tomorrow ill release a new tromjaro iso ;) - did some stuff today on it. just a few tiny bugs fixed and some changes. very minimal...
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We are forced to use CLoudFlare to protect our websites from spam-bots, so CloudFlare collects anonymous data about visitors. I do not think this is a trade since it is done for security reasons. CloudFlare also keeps tracks of these "visits" and I got bored today a bit (being sleepy and tired) and looked at the stats. And I'm sharing them with you....

These are unique visitors per day - the average, then the maximum in a day and minimum in a day:

- musikwave: 300 (max: 1784, min: 1011)
- tiotrom: 210 (max: 598, min: 309)
- trade-free: 130 (max: 367, min: 118)
- tromjaro: 384 (max: 1481, min: 675)
- tromsite: 700 (max: 1970, min: 948)
- videoneat: 440 (max: 1382, min: 794)

So, apparently a few hundred people use these websites daily. Maybe a few thousands in total. Which is good, and makes no difference to me :P. I am doing the same work as I did before. Such stats are quite irrelevant to me. Anyways, thought to share them with you.
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My work on VideoNeat https://www.videoneat.com/ is DONE for now! Yeeee! For the next 3+ months there will be 1 documentary/movie/course a day posted on videoneat! Mostly courses, some 90 of them. Really awesome stuff there.....lots of episodes each course....an amazing set of educational materials that can keep you busy for the years to come! And I will add more and more in the following months, but for now I am done with VN! My next thing is to release a new TROMjaro iso with mainly updates and a few fixes (very minor). 2-3 days of work probably, or less. And also post some stuff to tromsite.com (some older videos). Then I move to the next big thing!
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Lucy Johnstone - Against Psychiatric Diagnosis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAAj201MR9U - a really great interview with Lucy Johnstone who injects some proper science into the so called "mental diseases" that have no basis (or little) in reality. Instead of looking at genes, chemical substances in the brain, or the brain itself, we should look at the environment. Why are people so called "depressed"? Well, look at their life experience (the environment) instead of simplifying it in this pseudoscience way of "biology".
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Here's an interesting project made by Aaron https://www.deepcards.org/ (trade-free) - Deep Cards. Play it with your friends! ;) It can lead to interesting discussions.
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I only have 8 or so courses to schedule. I will do them tomorrow. Then I want to release a new TROMjaro iso witha few fixes and to replace some default apps and such. No big deal. Maybe I'll not schedule more apps to tromjaro for now. I want to achieve a level of "control" with these projects now that i will start the work on the documentary, so maybe I'll dedicate 1 day a week for VN and TROMjaro, to add new stuff to maintain them, so I may leave whatever apps and documentaries I have for these days to test how that would work...on top of this, before I start the documentary work, I need to add a few leftover tromsite voices videos, maybe one to the "others" category, and update the translation page. Not a big deal. And whatever articles I want to make for tromjaro and such, or the video about tromjaro on a tablet, I'll do while working on the documentary. I am really curious to see how I'll deal with such a massive work (and creative) for teh documentary combined with my daily work on vn, tromjaro, tromsite, tromcloud, tiotrom, ourminds (at times), and such. let's see....i hope to find a good balance of all of that.
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TROM-Cast about TVP and RBE is now available on our website https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_218,2s and in audio format here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/ - it was a great cast I'd say ;)
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Let's discuss about The Venus Project and their Resource Based Economy idea! ;) You can participate to the live discussion at tromsite.com/chat (text or audio/video via Jitsi when we will post that link in the chat). Jitsi does not require any account or app. Works with any browser. Or just watch it live on TheirTube https://youtu.be/D08zlfEGHYk or FacePalm https://www.facebook.com/tromproject/live/ The episode will be posted on https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast after the live.
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Today I am fixing an old tromjaro installation - a half of a laptop that i made a tv for my parents from. I'll make a short article about it, to show you that even on really fucked up computers, tromjaro works. So, no time for dealing with VN or anything else. I'll re-watch Future by Design with Sasha tonight https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/714/future-by-design/ - we want to see how we interpret TVP form that documentary, since in my view is the best about TVP, after many years. I think the last time i watched it was 5-6 years ago. But ofc I watched it several times in total. Tomorrow we talk about TVP/RBE in TROM-Cast. :P
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A, find the shownotes for the cast here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/etkyf59nKDjtner. I love tromcloud :)
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Tomorrow we will do a TROM-Cast about The Venus Project and their idea of a Resource Based Economy. We will look at Jacque's ideas, how realistic they seem, and how is TROM different or alike in that regard.

We encourage anyone who is from TVP to participate if they want to.

To learn more about TVP/RBE we recommend:
TROM Documentary, the Resource Based Economy part https://www.tromsite.com/documentary/#fvp_132,2s and Future by Design Documentary https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/714/future-by-design/ .


TROM-Cast date:
30th of April, 6PM Madrid time. To participate please keep an eye on tromsite.com/live or get in contact with us at tromsite.com/chat. That's all Chat image
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on 30th we do a tromcast about tvp/rbe ;) - more details tomorrow! :P
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24 more courses to add to VN....1-2 days and I'm done with VN :P - Georgi makes a few more icons for TROMjaro so I can schedule some 22 leftover apps....almost another month of apps :D - great!
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The Price we pay to Play the Game https://www.ourminds.online/2020/04/28/the-price-we-pay-to-play-the-game/ : rhymes with a lot of sense, for our present-day socio-economic nonsense ;)
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Heads up: we post documentaries, movies and lectures daily on videoneat.com. Here are the latest:

- Jawline: how instagram makes young people care more about their face than about their mind, and how many businesses exploit the so called "instagram models".
- Florida: America’s Animal Paradise is about the amazing nature in Florida
- War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita: is a 3 part series about how much plastic there is in our environment
- Nature’s Misfits: is about weird creatures on these planets
- Dominion: a gruesome documentary about the livestock industry (really shocking one)
- A Squirrel’s Guide to Success: e gentle documentary about the lives of squirrels
- Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal: how power and the competition mentality is at times a breeding ground for abuse
- Fyre Fraud: perhaps the biggest fraud in the "entertainment" industry for the past years - including some celebrities and the popular Instagram as a boosting for this scam
- First Face of America: a very interesting documentary about the first people who came to America
- Earth from Space: a FANTASTIC documentary series about the amazing Earth

Use VideoNeat to educate yourself! ;)
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People live with the illusion of democracies and capitalism, yet the current pandemic proves that we live in a dictatorship combined with a sort of communism. The heads of tribes are forcefully keeping people locked inside their homes all around the world, and the stuff they are allowed to buy is limited in many cases. Top down decisions based on fear and punishment. From Australia to UK, USA to Spain, and everywhere else. It is true, such measures seemed to have helped in saving lives (and they still do), but it also showcases that our present day societies are made up of primitive people and illusionary ideas about how it all works. A saner population and society would have taken a more educational approach combined with problem solving and smart resource allocation. Give people trade-free access to their basic needs and they will be more educated when facing such big problems, and more able to cope with this "social distancing" by not being afraid if they will be able to eat tomorrow. Our problems are technical. Our primitiveness, just a lack of education and scientific knowledge. Both problems are mainly created by our trade-based society. Chat image
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I always make this typo where instead of "now" I write "not". And that sucks balls because the meaning of what im tryin' to say can be 100% fucked :D. See if you detect that in my post about the trade-free website being translated into italian....jeez...hhaa
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Thanks Fra for translating it!
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The Trade-Free website is now fully translated into Italian https://www.trade-free.org/it/ and of course other languages. How to translate it? Super easy! Go to https://www.trade-free.org/, scroll at the bottom, select the language you want to translate it into. After the page refreshes, scroll down again and tick the box that says "edit the language". That's it, not click the little boxes besides any piece of text and start translating and save the work directly to trade-free.org. It is that easy! For the video simply click the button where you select the subtitles and "improve subtitle". Make the subtitle in your language and that's all. All of your work will be available at trade-free.org the moment you do it.
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TOday, VideoNeat day! Let's add courses! That's what I'm doing for the next days. I already scheduled stuff on VN for 30 days, 1 a day, but I want to schedule for 30 more days or 60 more days. GO!
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I'll take an IGAS tomorrow: I Don't Give A Shit :D . I need a break. 1 day break. I am a very tired....need to relax a bit then go back to my stuff!
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TROMjaro vs Windows, a detailed look at these Operating Systems and how they manage real-life tasks that most people use. From the instalation process, to how they deal with files or installing applications. Which one is better? https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-vs-windows-the-defaults/ Chat image
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I am almost done with my detailed Windows vs TROMjaro article (and videos). I need to make one more video tomorrow - to remake it basically. And I'm done. Once I release this I can focus on finishing my job with adding stuff to VN. Doing things, one by one ;) - work work work. I enjoy it.
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it is USD not USB :D
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Thank you Brandon for the 27 USB Paypal donation! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
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No tromcast today ;) - i need to do some stuff like adding more courses to VN, and make an article for tromjaro :P - work work. productive!
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Today I recorded a lot for an article I am making for tromajro.com....it is the ultimate and the most honest Windows vs TROMjaro :). I am so tired but hours of recording. I'll tell you more tomorrow. Maybe I will release it tomorrow. I've alos moved the VN stuff to teh 6TB HDD. Hours of copying....
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My hard drive and microphone just came. Happy for that. I am now transferring 3+ TB of data to the 6TB one and that will allow me to add mroe stuff to VN the following weeks. Plus, the 3TB space that I'll free'up on my internal drive will be used for the upcoming documentary. Great! Also, tested the mic, quality is really great. I won't say it is 50 times better than the little lav mic I had, but still is great. I mean is 50 times more expensive at 55 Euros. But I didn't really buy it, I "borrowed" it since I can return it before 31st of May, and when you submit the return thing, you have weeks or months till you should send it back. So, probably I can use this mic for 2-3 months or so. If it is good enough and I really need it I may buy it. But since I'm so low on money we'll see.... Chat image
Tio
We are scheduling more Courses for VideoNeat.com for the next months. Tens of them + documentaries + movies. Here's a very relevant course we just published " An Introduction to Infectious Diseases" https://www.videoneat.com/courses/20184/an-introduction-to-infectious-diseases/
Tio
Fixed all videos from all TROM books. What happened is that I had to uplaod over 100 videos on vimeo over time, videos that otherwise would have been removed from youtube. We need them as "source". Then Vimeo closed my Pro account since I didnt want to pay for it anymore since we moved to the trade-free archive.org. So, in order to have these 100+ videos on vimeo not removed from vimeo, I hidden them from pulbic and only made them available on tromsite.com. But the free account what we have now does not have this feature so all videos became unavailable. Luckily the only thing I had to do is one by one change the privacy of these videos on vimeo. In any case, now all should work. Great!
Tio
Ok. So. My next plans are as follows:

1. make an article for tromjaro.com about how to take care of the system (updates, backups, adn all that) - i think it is interesting to clear some misconceptions of "oh linux is hard to work with and manage".

2. i NEED to fix over 100 links in all torm books (videos that were on vimeo and got deleted and now they are on archive.org). this will be a days long challange that i kinda hate....but i have to do it since some videos do not work. Maybe I'll get some help with this...

3. After these are done I want to schedule 20-30 more courses on VN.

Only after these are done, I can finally start my TROM 2 documentary challenge! I also ordered a 6TB hard drive for VN and teh documentary. Around 100 Euros. Not bad. I and Sasha have enough money for the next 3-4 months, then we are 100% broke haha. But we'll see.....
Tio
So, on top of helping some TROMjaro users today, I did this blog post that I wanted to do for a while "My experience with the Manjaro Forums" https://www.tiotrom.com/2020/04/my-experience-with-the-manjaro-forums/ - how we debated about "trade", how they "banned" my posts, and how they are bad at handling suggestions to improve their Operating System.
Tio
"Jobs are a primitive notion, here’s why" https://www.ourminds.online/2020/04/16/jobs-are-a-primitive-notion-heres-why/ - very good article by Jen Chat image
Tio
I released a new TROMjaro ISO witha a few minor fixes and such. See here https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/
Tio
Let's be honest, when people "want to go back to work", what they want is not the mandatory work they are forced to engage into, but the access to food, housing, a community, security and so forth. Jobs are nothing more than a way to enslave humans in a society that's already abundant with the stuff we all need and most of us want. Chat image
Tio
"About the german culture" - https://www.ourminds.online/2020/04/16/about-the-german-culture/ - Great article by Aaron about how the German culture is influence by trades as any other tribe out there.
Tio
Not much work today----was tired and such....I will have to schedule 20 more courses to VN and then I'll focus on other stuff. I plan to then dedicate 1 day a week for tromjaro and Vn, and focus on the TROM Documentary part 2 ;). I will have to go in lockdownmode myself too when I'll start the documentary. But tromjaro and videoneat will be updated constantly. I also need to update the tromsite.com translate page + add a few videos to our library (in the voices section) - older videos that i didnt add. And maybe do that video about tromjaro on a tablet. That's all I have to do these following days, before starting the big documentary project. I made a ton of progress and I'm on track with my plan. I LOVE that tromjaro adn videoneat are updated with tons of new stuff and will be for the next months to come! And next week probably I'll get that HDD so I can add more stuff to VN + I need it for the documentary. I only have 100GB left on my hard drives. No bueono!
Tio
Today, scheduling courses for VN...and maybe I'll buy a new hard drive so that I can add more stuff to VN. Will see.....
Tio
Part 2 of Alex's interview with Sasha https://www.spreaker.com/user/allreal/sasha-pt-2 (among other things, they discuss about TROM, why trade is more of a problem than money, and more). You can find the part 1 here https://www.spreaker.com/user/allreal/sasha-1
Sasha
The latest TROM-Cast episode is available here: https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_217,14s and audio here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/
Tio
The human plague is created by our trade-based environment and kills far more people than that tiny virus. Both are important to tackle, but you can't just exterminate humans like you do with the virus. So, the best way, is to change their environment. Make the Monopoly game of trade OBSOLETE. We have enough stuff for everyone on Earth to have a luxurious life. There is no need to trade for that anymore. Chat image
Tio
This is the link for TROM-Cast https://meet.jit.si/ubiandstuff and password is "ourminds". If you just want to watch the stream do so via youtube https://youtu.be/SM9XsgJwoLw or facepalm https://www.facebook.com/tromproject/live/ - 5 minutes till live
Tio
TROM-cast live in 2 hours or so, Shownotes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/HmRrRRL6WgaMEPZ
Sasha
I edited and scheduled more memes for social ad networks :D 1 every other day for the next month
Tio
Tomorrow we will have a new TROM-Cast live. This time we will discuss about the idea of a Universal Basic Income with our guest Scott Santens http://www.scottsantens.com/ - how relevant is UBI? Can it be a path towards a more trade-free society? On top of this we will discuss our new project: a blog where a bunch of us are writing our thoughts about the world. We hope it to be a hub where you will find new and plenty of information (new articles) about our society, present day events, and more. It is like a TROM-Cast Blog :). We will release it before the Cast. Chat image
Tio
The COVID-19 pandemic showcases very clearly, among many things, that politicians' decisions are uneducated, biased, and cost lives and resources. When will we accept that science knows best? Chat image
Tio
Scheduled more VN documentaries/series/movies - 1 a day, for this and next month! ;) - These days I'll schedule courses - some 20+ more courses. I can0t do more since I don't have more space on my machine.... :( - I will have to buy a 6TB hard drive soon. May make a donation campaign but for now that's all I can do....luckily such a HDD is not super expensive so prob I'll be able to buy it. So, a few more days of scheduling VN stuff then I'll let you know what's next ;). Tomorrow we will release a new website :P
Tio
Added a new interesting source to our curated news - https://correctiv.org/en - they are doing fantastic journalism exposing the bad influences of trade. Thanks to Aaron for suggesting this organization!
Tio
We are releasing a new "curated" tool: curated illustrations https://www.tromsite.com/tools/illustrations/ - we feed the stream from a few amazing artists that showcase in photos our trade-based society's problems. Currently we curate: news, videos, podcasts, illustrations, movies, courses, documentaries, software and searches. All tools, here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/ Chat image
Tio
Communicate trade-free (part 1) - I made an article to showcase how you can communicate with each other using trade-free services. Text, video/audio chat, screen share, file sharing, and more. Instead of using Whatsapp, Zoom, Telegram and other trade-based applications that mine your data, limit what you can say of send, and such, you should use these great alternatives ;). https://www.tromjaro.com/communicate-trade-free-part1/
Tio
Here's an interview Alex from ALL REAL podcast did with Sasha https://www.spreaker.com/user/allreal/sasha-1 - they discus about our Sasha's life, society, trade, volunteering for TROM, and more.
Tio
Thank you Michał for the 10 Euro Paypal donation! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
I am off for today :D - IDGAS Friday :P - i hope no project lights on fire :)))
Tio
I am done with websites and server maintenance :P . All seem good now. I also removed Stremio from TROMjaro's app library since these creatures not only forced users to have a guest account in order to use stremio but added ads recently inside the thing. Stremio is a great source to watch online media from multiple sources, but is not trade-free anymore Popcorntime, the other alternative, is better in that regards although now they start to push their own VPN inside the app....see? That's why I'm saying "open source" is not enough. It needs to eb trade-free, else these apps go downhill and become charlatans. I will keep Popcorntime for now in TROMjaro's apps since you are not forced to use their VPN, but they are pushing teh limits of being trade-free.
Tio
You wanna help translate interesting projects? Now you can translate fully tromjaro.com, videoneat.com, or trade-free.org. Simply select a language, then click "edit" underneath the language box and start translate. No account needed. Just motivation ;).
Tio
Thank you dear friend Roma for another 100 Euros donation to TROM and the message :) "Kudos to awesome TROM tribe for all TROMendous work they do! Much love" - thank you my friend, you are supporting TROM in many ways! Roma is also helping with TROMjaro, creating some packages here and there, bug fixes and such. Such a human. https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Slight improvements to our books viewer to better work with small screens (like phones). Better way to flip through pages and such. https://www.tromsite.com/books
Tio
Oh and no tromcast tomorrow. It is too much to talk about the covid thing....plus, I am busy. Plus people are too into covid mode so is difficult to talk about other things. Plus we need a break ;)
Tio
Today was a maintenance day for websites/server.....I had to free up a lot of space on the server, disable and remove a bunch of unnecessary plugins and such. I did so for tromsite.com and tiotrom.com. Tomorrow I'll do trade-free.org and videoneat.com. I don't particularly like doing these "jobs" but I have to in order to keep these websites running. I am also battling a bit with updating TROM Cloud to the next nextcloud release....you know, feed the cow, milk the cow, pain the cow, talk about the cow, walk the cow, write about the cow, tell others about teh cow, build a barn for the cow, and all that ;) - one man band. But well, I am fine with it! :P
Tio
Thank you Paul for the 15,00 USD. Paypal donation! Much appreciated! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Made this a bit more neat https://www.tromsite.com/tools/software/ - our curated tools are awesome :P - curated lots of stuff! :) my dream came true of curating the world hahaha
Tio
I scheduled documentaries and 1 movie for VideoNeat.com for this entire month. One a day! I will add more these days. So, keep an eye on VideoNeat.com or on our curated world here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/ ;)
Tio
Hey nice humans thank you for still supporting TROM on Patreon and Liberapay, even in this period of time when humans are forced to suffer financially despite we having more than enough stuff for everyone on Earth. The fact that some still can support TROM is life saving for us. We are still struggling financially but we will announce something very interesting in the following weeks hopefully, and perhaps we will get more financial support for that since we think it is an important step for TROM. Keeping TROMjaro, VideoNeat, TROMsite, and other projects up to date and relevant is a day-to-day work. No breaks. But very important and enjoyable. Stay safe and make sure you prioritize you and your family in this period of time, and if you can support TROM too, that would be very important for us, but if you cannot we will pierce through this bullshit society like we've been for the past 10 or so years somehow. ;)
Tio
Cleaned tromjaro.com form a bunch of unnecessary plugins. The less plugins the better. Now I aim for updating VideoNeat! ;)
Tio
I released another TROMjaro ISO with a little fix for Webtorrent. Read the release notes here https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - a small thing tho, so any TROMjaro users can easily fix it.
Tio
So, our new project is done. Dima is now testing it since he will be the one trying to help manage it ;) - it will be a blog-like website where I, Sasha, Dima, Jen, maybe Seb, Sofie, Shas, Cody and others will post. Likely some of us will post on our personal websites, but Dima will mirror those articles to this new website. We will make it public soon! It is a trade-free tool for TROM people for now, so they have a way to express themselves without them having to build a website for themselves. Maybe in time we will open it for everyone, but for now we need to test it as such ;).
Tio
You can test our trade-free Linux Operating System (TROMjaro) in any browser if you want https://distrotest.net/TROM-Jaro/02.04.2020 ;) - give it a try before you install it. Mind you, it will be super slow to test in a browser, but at least you can get an idea how TROMjaro is.
Tio
So, I added around 20 more apps to tromjaro today - leftovers from what gia and sofie did in terms of icons. From now on there is 1 app per day, scheduler, for april, mai, jun, july, and august. :D - 5 months of goodies. When I'll test a bunch more apps (which I often do), and we have new icons for them, then I'll ad more in batch. Basically for the next 5 months tromjaro is active. ACTIVE! :D - and in this time I will add more and more. But for now I'm DONE. Moving on to my next thing - I will create a website, a blog, where TROM people can easily write ;). It will be wordpress, it will be simple, it will be set up in just a few days time. You see there are people like Jen, Dima, Yoann, Seb, Sofie and others who want to write about the current issue sin our world or about other things that are interesting and important but some of them can't make a website - so why not build a platform for them? Trade-free. I build it, I manage teh website to make sure it works and is updated, but they can post wherever they want ;). Whenever they want :). We should make it public in a few days time! After that is done, I will schedule many new documentaries to VideoNeat, and then 100% focus on the next TROM documentary. The sequel. Will tell you more about it when I am getting closer to that. Super happy with TROMjaro :) - I love it!
Tio
In a few minutes we will go Live. TROM-Cast 44: Infected. You can watch it here https://youtu.be/yT-EED1539A or here https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=545956199369770&id=100018661845426 - and at https://www.tromsite.com/chat you can ask us questions or participate video/audio in TROM-Cast, live.
Tio
new TROMjaro ISO is out! Grab it from here https://www.tromjaro.com/install/ and read the release notes from here please https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/. We also have a slightly new homepage (added a few goodies there) https://www.tromjaro.com/ - if you think this work is important and you can support it please consider a donation https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ /TROMjaro is a trade-free Operating System). ;)
Tio
New TROMjaro ISO kinda ready :) - did a lot of work today. All seem to be fine. I need to update the main tromjaro.com page cause i changed some sutff to the default install ;) - and then a few more things and very likely tomorrow i will release a new iso ;) - cool! love it! i also have a "surprise" in store - a new little project that will give a voice to trom people in a more direct way :)
Tio
Starting today we are adding 1 new trade-free app to our TROMjaro app library https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - every day, you'll get some goodies there ;) - stuff to watch, play, create, edit, browse, explore!
Tio
Tomorrow, TROM-Cast: Infected. We do it at 22:00 Madrid time so that Yoann can participate to tell us his is it to be infected with COVID19 :D. yeah, the guy got infected...in Barcelona. Poor beautiful soul :). But yeah, let's hear from him and from others who want to join. Anyone can join!! So please do! Chat image
Tio
Worked a lot on tromjaro today - the new iso. I hope to release it soon.....maybe tomorrow? that'd be great! :)
Tio
Working on the new TROMjaro iso. So far so good. Making a few changes and such ;). Roma works on something too for it ;). For those who know we want to enable the installation of flatpaks from our website like we have done for apps from repos and AUR. These are like the "exe" files for Windows. Different package systems. Right now we rely almost entirely on AUR and Repositories - these alone account for hundreds of thousands of packages. On top of this we added appimages that can be installed easily via tromjaro.com. Adding flatpaks too we will increase the amount of apps that can be easily installed in tromjaro. Mind you, people cna already install flatpaks but we want for them to be able to install them via our website :P - easy peasy.
Tio
For TROMjaro users please read this about the latest updates https://www.tromjaro.com/update-tromjaro-to-gnome-3-36/
Tio
Made a tutorial for how to update tromjaro since this gnome update breaks some stuff. It is a few minutes thing, simple, no worries ;). I will release it with the release notes of the new tromjaro iso. Hopefully I will release that in a few days time. I am working on it ;).
Tio
I reorganized all of our apps https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ so they better fit every category - still difficult, but i think is better now
Tio
I scheduled tromjaro apps for almost 5 months :D - still 20+ more to add when Gia and Sofie are done with the new icons for them. From now on I'll add them little by little, more and more. The big apps-work is DONE! Also, the apps page is a bit redesigned https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - now it is easy to sort through categories ;) - I have to work more on categories and which app fits which. It is way more difficult than you may think....anyways, my next mission now is to release a new TROMjaro iso - need to fix some stuff and so forth.....All of these are very positive things in teh light of the current pandemic-events. At least they relax me and put some positivity out there - sounds like hippy-shit, but is not meant to be like that :P - it simply is positive work (a tool, tormjaro, apps, and such). To create, enjoy, educate, and more!
Tio
Very good TROM-Cast I'd say ;) - I enjoyed it! Now available here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ and here in audio format https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/. Episode 44. 44 weeks = 10 months. Meaning it is a 10 months, week by week. Of course we didn't make it every week so we started it longer than 10 months ago, we started a year + ago. Anyways, I am happy to see that we still do this ;)
Tio
Participate here https://meet.jit.si/covidlockdown password is saveusjeebus
Tio
In 30 minutes we will go live on youtube and facebook to talk about the COVID19 quarantine - our experiences and such. Plus more. We invite you all to participate if you can. See here how https://www.tromsite.com/chat
Tio
You can listen to my interview with Alex about the COVID19 lock-down in Spain, here https://www.spreaker.com/user/11088958/covid-19-lockdown-firsthand-account-of-t - you can see the All Real podcast here https://www.spreaker.com/show/all-real. Thanks Alex. We also did a lengthier interview about TROM, that's more than 3 hours long. It will be posted in a month or so, I'll let everyone know. Alex is also going to try and join our TROM-Cast tonight and hopefully in the future too ;)
Tio
110 apps added in total to tromjaro....40 more to go....i can add them in a few days time ;) - then i have to release a new tromjaro iso and such...al fine, i like this kind of work. it relaxes me. it is positive ;)
Tio
Tomorrow, TROM-Cast: Quarantined. We will discuss how it is to be quarantined because of the recent pandemic. We would like to hear from people about their experience so please participate. Use https://tromsite.com/chat if you are not sure how to participate. Chat image
Tio
Finished my interview with Alex ;) - we will let you know when is out. ALex does a great job at interviewing ;) - really relaxed, professional I'd say, and overall great host. I improvised a mic thing with my lav one :) - i think the audio was great. So, probably he will release it next month. Tomorrow we will do another one about the situation here in spain with the pandemic and how it "feels" being part of that. The main interview was about me, TROM, tvp and such. Alex may participate to tromcast from now on ;) - come there buddy! Chat image
Tio
103 apps so far ;) - progress!! I may take a break for a few hours or the entire day, will see ;) - in 3 or so hours or less I have an interview with Alex from https://www.spreaker.com/user/allreal - looking forward to that ;) - we will talk about TROM and stuff. Will let you know when he publishes it.
Tio
Whoever has TROM-Jaro please do not update your computer for the next week or so. There are some important updates from Gnome that will mess your desktop a bit (in terms of how it looks). I need to figure out how you can do it in a proper way....will let everyone know ;)
Tio
93 apps added to tromjaro, around 60 more to do! :D - Georgi makes icons like nuts haha
Tio
A new FAQ https://www.tromsite.com/faqs/ was submitted to tromsite: Why focus on trade (a behavior) rather than the environment which induces behavior?

Trade is an "action", more like "sharing" or "stealing". This action is made by humans. Acted by humans. The action itself can be called a "behavior" (James trades his data to Google to access Google's services). So it is Jame's behavior at play here. What makes James do that? Mostly it is the structure of our world-wide society where people are forced to trade in order to "obtain". Obtain goods and services. This environment gives people little to no choice so they have to trade. Like having a job in order to get food and accommodation, and so on. We are living in a trade-based-society where everyone has to trade their skills, energy, time and so forth in order to be part of this system. So, in this regards, we focus on this trade-based environment that forces people to trade and thus creating an imbalance of power that gives rise to harmful behaviors, which in turn create most of the problems that we see in the world today. If we are to eliminate this environment that forces people to trade, then people won't have to trade anymore, and thus that behavioral trait will disappear. We explain in detail how this trade-based society (environment) shapes people's behavior, turning them into charlatans, thieves, or abusers - see our The Origin of Most Problems book.
Tio
Half way through adding tromjaro apps ;) - 74 added so far! Making great progress! Lots of apps. We will almost double the amount of apps to our apps library ;) - still around 80 more to add :P
Tio
thank you friend Yoann for the huge 100 Euros donation! You help TROM in many ways! Thank you so much! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
10 more apps to the list...slow today.....tomorrow i hope to do 20+ or more :D
Tio
Listening to podcasts here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/podcasts/ and adding apps to tromjaro ;)
Tio
i'M NOW 46 APPS IN FOR TROMJARO...THOSE ARE READY. 100 MORE TO GO! :d - oh caps, too lazy to fix. ok done for today ;)
Sasha
Scheduled more posts on social media for the next month or so. If anybody else wants to help with social media, let us know. We could use some help editing memes and scheduling posts.
Tio
TROM-Cast: The Coronavirus Pandemic join like here https://meet.jit.si/deadlycast password is covid19. See the cast here https://youtu.be/8QL-Wwjf5-A
Tio
On a different note I see this COVID-19 virus exploding in Europe and Spain is the next Italy. Italy is fucked when you look at the infected humans there and the deaths. And Spain has the highest raise in teh number of infected people out of all countries, maybe except china!?. Here the situation is just...boring and a bit grim. Rarely see people out and we've only been out for a few minutes so far. Seeing how fast it spreads even in this region (Catalunia) is a bit scary. Not for me, since for me the virus will be ok, but for older people like my parents. I have to be careful not to get it and infect them. That'd be the worst....we will talk a lot more in the cast tomorrow... Chat image
Tio
Took me 5 or so hours to test 3 apps for tromjaro in depth. One of which I may include in the default tromjaro iso. I may change/include a bunch of default apps in the next tromjaro release. I am continuing my work on adding new apps. Gia makes icons like crazy and now we have Sofie back to help with them! Go Sofie, GO!
Tio
Tomorrow we will do a TROM-Cast about the Coronavirus Pandemic. Why our trade-based society made the situation worse; what are the facts about the epidemic; how is life in the regions we live; how would a saner society cope with such pandemics. We invite you to participate tomorrow. Chat image
Tio
Today, 20 more apps added to tromjaro :D. More than yesteraday. Buut I am so tired damn....so, 35 apps added to tromjaro so far. 120 more to go hahahah
Tio
Here's Yoann who is working to translate tromsite.com into French :) - he came to visit us in Spain for a week or so. Great great guy. And funny. And he does some really great magic tricks ;). If anyone wants to translate tromsite.com into another language then go here and see how to do it https://www.tromsite.com/act/ Chat image
Tio
I am adding new apps to tromjaro. It is a slow process since we need to make and/or select the proper icons, description, make screenshots, and all. I am adding around 8 apps a day. That means in 2 weeks I may add all of them :D. Takes some time but the plan is to add around 150-200 new apps to our apps section and schedule one a day ;). Once that's done, schedule a bunch of VN documentaries and such. When these 2 trains are up and running, only then, I'll feel comfortable enough to start the documentary thing. You see, I'm busy with a bunch of other stuff....so I can't simply start the documentary adn forget about tromjaro, videoneat, tromsite.com, or my personal blog...I can't just put all of these asside and forget about them. I will continue to make these and update them. But I need them to be up and running (as in updated and updating), ;)
Tio
THis is a coronavirus map of the world https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 if you want to stay up to date
Tio
I removed AlJazeera and PBS Health from TROM Curated News since they were infecting the news stream with the coronavirus news. TROM News is not only about this, but about many other things. The coronavirus pandemic is important for sure and we have a few other sources that will update about teh situation. But AlJazeera and PBS Health were updating so much taking 80% of the trom news. You can always keep in touch via https://www.aljazeera.com/ about the latest in regards to the pandemic. From now on you'll get only the most important news about the pandemic, without being spammed ;)
Tio
Gia working on making tromjaro icons :) - so far she has 80+ on her list. We make custom icons for the apps we recommend. We have 150+ apps on our to-add list. So, the tromjaro.com/apps library will almost double in the next days or so! ;) Chat image
Tio
Thank you crazy-good-and-very-much-human Roma for donating another 80 Euros for TROM! "For TROM project I love & care and really what matters" - this guy is always there to help out. Thank you so much man! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Busy day with tromjaro apps :P - Georgi has 85 icons on her plate hahaha. I will try to bring her some help. I think we have some 100+ applications ready to be posted on tromjaro apps section. But we need icons + screenshots and description first. Once the icon is done I'll start adding an app. I went through the gallery of apps from KDE, Appimages, Flatpacks, Snaps, Manjaro repositories and Gnome. Not entirely, still doing more and more....I am obsessed. I go through them, I install what I think is trade-free and relevant, then test it on my computer, then select what I think is worth it, then figure it out what's the app's icon (where and the name exactly to work with the icon set we have), then save that with the proper name and send to Georgi. Anyways, work work work. I like it.
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So here in Spain I've seen they are in "emergency" mode because of the COVID-19 virus. You can't tell that when you look outside, but officially they are a bit fucked by the virus. Of course it is not such a deadly virus but it can spread very quickly. I am more concerned for my parents than anyone else, since I'm still young and tough haha. But no, really, older people )say over 60+) that also have some health conditions are at risk. Luckily Spain has a great healthcare system. Such pandemics should make humans realize that we are all the same. Gay, trans-fat, trans-woman, non-binary, tall, black, yellow, vagina or not, doesn't matter. We have the same enemies to fight against. We should, by now, have a scientific global society rather than culturally-and-tribally divided species. So dumb!
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I removed the option to register to videoneat sicne we were bombarded with fake registrations. You don't really have to login to VN in order to save your favorites. The favorites are stored in the browser's cache. We may make an app for VN, like a webapp, that can deal better with such a cache storing system ;) - for now, all good! Back to TROmjaro sorting new apps and such
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I'll alos probably redo our tromjaro apps page and divide it into multiple pages based on categories. this way it is easier to find apps ;). This kind of work seems like a "break from work" for me since I enjoy it so much and it is so positive :).
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Sorted through a bunch of new apps today for tromjaro ;). Will continue tomorrow. I want a huge collection of apps at tromjaro.com/apps ! and it will come!
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I meant "pandemic"....I understand the situation, but I misused the word "epidemic".
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The COVID-19 virus is labeled as an "epidemic", which means it affects the world globally, rather than locally. Viruses do not care about man-made borders. We should think as a species on a global scale, rather than as citizens on a local scale. We tweaked TROM Curated News to provide an insight into this epidemic from a global perspective and from reliable sources https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news - use it.
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No TROMcast tomorrow ;) - also, I'll get back to "full" TROM work in 1-2 days. Keep you posted here ;)
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Around 50 more apps on the pipeline for tromjaro apps section ;) - a lot more to come. We first need to create some icons for them. I already tested them. They look good ;). I am continuing the hunt for new apps. If anyone can help making icons please contact here https://www.tromsite.com - Georgi should have a lot of work to do with the new icons! Also, Yoann is here. Great guy! He works on the tromsite French version. Could be done soon! :)
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From Sasha: I’m what some people may call “computer retarded” but I use TROM-Jaro every day and find it easier to use than any other operating system I have used in the past. It’s simple, it’s free and it works perfectly well for everything I need a computer for. I use it to write and edit blogs, books and long articles (using LibreOffice). I sort and edit photos (with GIMP and Shotwell), download and watch documentaries (with WebTorrent), surf the web (with Firefox), draw (with MyPaint), listen to music and podcasts (with MusikWave and CPod), make voice and video calls (with Jitsi), voice recordings (with Audacity) and more.

I highly recommend TROM-Jaro because it works great, it’s neat and simple, and it’s trade-free! Chat image
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Testing a lot of new apps for tromjaro...that's my mission now ;)
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A new version of TROMjaro is out: TROM-Jaro 08.03.2020 https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - Thanks to Dave who left behind a great amount of work that I was able to kinda get it and build a new iso with a few changes here and there. Now I am confident enough that I can manage this ;) - at least the "essence" of it. This release is really just about updates. For new users. That's all. Enjoy!
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I just realized people could not register with Videoneat. Probably I disabled that for security reasons. It is back now. Register here https://www.videoneat.com/wp-login.php?action=register. Registration is just so you can add documentaries to your fav list. You can do it without and account but is better with one.