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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
I want to make it automated to whenever we post something new to TROMsite it goes into an RSS feed....so that people can keep up with what we do. It is true, for the past many months there's been nothing that new except a few videos and tromcast, but we need to have such an RSS feed since I want us to release more and more stuff.
Tio
I will test Mastodon and "promote" it for the next 1-2 monthsm then I'll decide where to go with it ;). It is for sure an amazing platform and they way it works is just awesome in the sense that it is decentralized - you can move from one instance to another anytime. You can follow from other activitypub/feediverse platforms such as peertube and so on. We will see...for now the main updates about the work we do for TROM will be posted here in the TROM Live. Mastodon is a feed of our most important news + tromjaro + traed-free directory + videoneat that automatically post there whenever something new is added to any of these websites. Plus whatever we schedule on Twitter via Hootsuite it goes on Mastodon too. I'd say, if you want to "follow" us, use Mastodon from now on. You can contact us there to and all that.
Tio
Fixed many VN trailer links today, thanks to Alexio who is rechecking them all again...damn this guy is a machine :)). Also replaced the last page for each of our books (with the new handprint logo and stuff) and optimized them and replaced the books on tromsite.com. Now all of the trains are up and running. Time for TROM 2. Need to do some rethinking about it and such these days. Will keep you posted here for sure.
Tio
Finished replacing all trailers on VideoNeat with the archive.org ones. Still a few tens to "fix" - some trailers are private or IDK. In any case, we are pretty much done with that. Most of this is because Alexio is a wonderful human being who is so active when it comes to our projects. Don't forget, he is the one maintaining tromland.org. So....big big thanks to this guy! And he pays for tromland....I would really love to get enough funds for the TROM 2 documentary and pay for tromland or even buy a better server so we can host a nextcloud installation, invidious, and more. So you people have access to many more trade-free tools.
Tio
Added 4 more Podcasts to our curated podcasts https://www.tromsite.com/tools/podcasts/ : Science Rules!, Cochrane, Hackaday Podcast, and Your Undivided Attention. In the near future we will try to implement a player that can showcase all of the episodes from all of the sources, by date. Anyways, go and listen to some good podcasts!
Tio
We are getting more and more active on Mastodon, the trade-free alternative to Twitter and Facebook. We post there daily. Make sure you follow us here https://mastodon.social/@trom. In our next TROMcast we will discuss how it works and why we will only focus on it from now on.
Tio
We could not make any other Jitsi Meet instance work properly. BUT, for the next cast we will test ahead of time for sure. We should make one work properly ;). The main Jitsi Instance is add-based, meaning trade-based. Sad.
Tio
Live stream here https://youtu.be/-pVcIcuQ-2A ;)
Tio
https://meet.jit.si/idiocracy pass: electrolytes - participate ;)
Tio
And damn, I still have a bunch of trailers to replace on VN....this took a lot longer than expected. I did many bulk-changes for VN for the past years, that took me weeks. But VN got better and better in the sense that it is trade-free and relies on magnet links.
Tio
TROMcast: Idiocracy. Tomorrow at 6PM Madrid time. Shownotes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/Q42A6YWMp9se94o . Basically a cast about how idiotic our society is.
Tio
Yah....that stream was at best an ad for their Netflix documentary. Good documentary. Watch it on videoNeat for free. But their stream....a nothing thing. Answered only 3 questions in the last 5 min of the stream. Stupid questions. They are also very confused and unaware of the problem and solutions to teh problem. Lost rich people who are integrated into this society...anyways. Continuing with my work that I still think is very relevant. Much more so in today's charlatan environment.
Tio
Ok so those people from The Social Dilemma are starting the live in 30 min here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtjpnPXp8LM&feature=emb_title - lets see if they will read through our questions and such....
Tio
I've added back to our curated news, VideoNeat, TROMjaro, and our Trade-Free directory. I think it is fair to get all of those as "news" into one place ;) https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/
Tio
By me:

Hey people. So tonight the producers from The Social Dilemma documentary that you can watch as trade-free on VideoNeat here https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/20858/the-social-dilemma/ will have a Live Stream and they encourage people to ask questions. We have sent a few questions about why trade creates these issues with facebook, google and the like, where they collect your data and want your attention. We have also told them about our trade-free directory and TROMjaro, as alternatives to these "monsters".

So, we encourage you to go on and contact them and ask them such questions. Do so here https://virtualpremiere.splashthat.com/

Maybe we can get their attention to "trade" as the origin of most problems and to the work that we do.
Tio
I could not do much work today....I'll try tomorrow to finish that webapp article for tromjaro + deal with VN trailers. To then get back to TROM 2. In 10 days or so I should release the fundraiser for the documentary. If I don't raise the money I have no plans hahaha. Will see...
Tio
82 scheduled apps on tromjaro.com/apps. Brand new. Super cool. 1 a day. Until 5th of December :D. So cool. Lots of work to create screenshots (5-10 per app), optimize them, upload, get a proper description, make sure the install works, link to the original project, tag them, put them in categories, etc.. Plus, making icons. Thanks Spencer for making so many cool icons, and for keep on making more :). Ok, so now I am done with TROMjaro apps for the next months. Tomorrow I'll make an article (maybe) about webapps on TROMjaro + deal with VideoNeat to make sure we replace all trailers. So then I can deal with TROM 2 again.
Tio
Since Jitsi Meet, the main instance, posts ads now.....luckily, since it is open source, we can simply use another instance from here https://www.trade-free.org/directory/tag/jitsi-meet-instance/ - a trade-free instance. Easy peasy. Tomorrow I'll deal with tromjaro and videoneat. To add the remaining apps to tromjaro and maybe make a new article + maybe update the iso with the latest updates from manjaro + videoneat to replace all youtube trailers with archive.org ones. Alexio is nuts. He already took all the trailers from youtube and organized them on a new archive.org account so basically i only have to replace them on VN. So we make VN 100% trade-free.
Aaron
Hey, usually I post on tromsite.de/live but I thought I might post here once in a while as well :) So basically, my routine is to keep the translations on tromjaro.com updated. You know, we post a app each day which means I also translate each day an app. Another part of the routine is to keep the websites updated. tromsite in spanish + in german (plus its curated tools), the trade-free directory in english + german and my personal website. And then as you know, I might make a video, write an article once in a while for ourminds and add trade-free goods/services to the directories. Sometimes I also share what we do with other people.
Tio
I have been working in parallel these days for tromjaro and TROM 2. I have been listening to many debates/videos/podcats about the nature vs nurture argument for TROM 2. Anyways, not gonna say much about it. But I also added 67 new apps to our TROMjaro.com/apps (drafts, I need to schedule them 1 per day). I need to post 18 more before taking a break for that for 3 or so months. TONS of apps for TROMjaro. TONS. And thanks to Spencer for helping with the icons. Also, Alexio went through all of VN website and made a list of what items have trailers so that we grab them from youtube and post them on archive.org and replace that on VN. He did a lot of work with that. Still, a lot more work to do to replace them all....anyways. Work as usual.
Tio
I improved the SearX instance's results a bit. News, Social Media, and Videos results are much improved now. A lot more relevant ;). I love it. https://tromland.org/searx/ is my default search engine now ;)
Tio
Today I fixed a bunch of broken VN links for some documentaries, and I scheduled 29 more documentaries/series. One a day! If you want to get a notification every time we post something on VideoNeat, go here https://www.videoneat.com/notifications/. We have over 1 thousand documentaries/lectures/movies on VideoNeat. ENJOY!
Tio
Part 2 of Alex's interview with me, here https://www.spreaker.com/user/allreal/tio-pt-2-creator-of-trom - thanks again Alex!
Tio
tromland.org works again thanks to Alexio ;)
Tio
Latest TROMcast available at https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_247,0s and audio version here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/- Thank you Archive.org! Trade-Free unlimited hosting and streaming for our videos and audio files :D.
Tio
TROMcast: Gift Economy, live here https://youtu.be/wDBGg8iplfM and here https://www.facebook.com/tromproject/live/ - you can participate here https://meet.jit.si/gifteconomy (password is: gifts4joo) and you can ask questions here https://www.tromsite.com/chat .
Tio
I chocked tromland.org :D. Waiting for Alexio to bring it back to life. Sorry.
Tio
TROM-Cast: Gift Economy, at 6PM Madrid time today. Participate if you want! :) - links at tromsite.com/chat or tromsite.com/live, a few minutes before the live ;)
Tio
A new TROMjaro ISO is out https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/. Almost entirely about Manjaro's updates...and 1 single change.
Tio
I am releasing a new TROMjaro ISO today with updates and a very few minor changes :P.
Tio
Our TROMland SearX is now listed here https://searx.space/# - among all of the other instances. Great!
Tio
Wednesday, 7PM Madrid time, TROMcast about the Gift Economy. Anyone is invited to participate. A few minutes before or after 7PM Madrid time, check out tromsite.com/chat or tromsite.com/live for the Jitsi Meet link if you want to participate ;).
Tio
correction: we are NOW supported by ourselves basically
Tio
The sad thing about TROM and what we do here is that it is fading away in terms of getting the message out there. For two big reasons.

One: because the Internet world has become a circus that is too loud and too much. We can't keep up with that. You need hip stuff. Short videos, made for mobile, targeting certain demographics. You need to TikTok, instalive, or patronage with your patreons. "engage" with your "fans", like the modern prostitutes do. You see, pornhub and the like are also fading away. The new trend is "personal hores" - your girl. You talk to her, pay her to get naked. Personalized bitches. Like all are. Youtubers, Instafamous people, tiktokians, patreoneurs, and the like. You pay me, I show you mi tits kind of thing. So you get them hooked. You pay me and I'll give you premium content, or you get to see my tits first. I name your name in my stream kind of thing. That0s the world we live in. You have to be aggressive and jump on any hype train to get yourself heard, for a bit...and rinse and repeat. We, at TROM, are the opposite. We don prostitute over any such things. We just do stuff. Books, videos, translations, curate stuff, etc.. And we don't scream and jump into any hype train…

Two: We, at TROM, are sick of these instabullshits. We hate social (ad) networks and the like. So basically none of us is motivated to do "social networking". When we release a video, normally in this world, you have to share it on FB, Youtube, maybe TikTok, add hashtags, keywords, a click bait title, a link to your patreon and so forth. We do NONE of that. We are not motivated...IDK...it is what it is.

So, despite we having so much content and we working daily to curate the world and keep all of our projects alive....also do new things...despite all of that, we get less and less of our message out there it seems to me. Also, the financial support is dropping....we are not supported by ourselves basically. It is sad....it is sad because we do stuff, we just dont market it, and thats why it is fading away.

I asked for the past years if anyone wants to help us with spamming our content on these bs platforms...but none have really helped except Sasha who still tries to keep some of these networks alive…

In any case, we continue....maybe TROM 2 will put more life into all of this once is done. But, with the current tsunami of bullshitism online, is hard to see that. We may do a TROMcast all about these....at least TROMcast is our little escape to directly let our brains complain and say stuff, live....it is therapy at times :P.
Tio
New TROM Voices: Tristan Harris - How your brain is getting hacked https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ . Chat image
Tio
I also gave up the google drive subscription to backup my backups online. Fuck them. Wont pay 10 euros a month for that. It is also super slow to upload and sync. I will use syncthing and make a server at my parents house. I mean I am moving my server there. In case our apartment may get robbed or burn down haha. But you never know....At least I have backups in 2 separate places: my laptop at home, and an external HDD at my parents house :P. Faster....better...
Tio
We are proud to announce a TROM Silly project: The Yearly Best https://www.tyb.earth/. Every year we compile a CD of the best that humanity could offer, and send it into space from a different location than the previous launch, with the hope that an alien species will get to know us better. We think that what people watch, share, and like, are the most telling measures of our culture. Chat image
Aaron
The past days I was working on the trade-free directory in german and I am happy to share it with you now: https://www.handelsfrei.org/verzeichnis/
why did I clone the directory? Well, I am thinking about less friction. Less friction for people to get involved with that project. If I think about my parents, it is not likely that they start to submit or rate stuff in the english directory and they have to manually choose german as the language, but then they are not even able to submit and comment, since we can only accept comments and submits in english and then people can translate them afterwards.
Even though I still doubt that my parents will get involved with the TFD in german now, but I think you get my point. Less barriers for only-german-speaking people. Speaking of barriers: We made it so easy for anyone to get involved and there are literally no barriers to help this project grow. You can submit and rate goods/services without even having to create an account. We added hundreds of trade-free goods/services already, but there are thousands out there. Help us to create a useful tool for everybody out there. https://www.trade-free.org/directory/ Chat image
Tio
Today I made a silly project haha cause I got pissed at our retarded society. It is a funny project. You'll see. I'll tell you more these days. It is 95% done. 1 day of work. haha. Oh, and next week we will do a tromcast about the Gift Economy and I'll invite some people to the cast. And, ofc continuing my work with TROM 2....as much as possible. Tomorrow is IDGAS for me!
Tio
Thank you Uwe for the 20 Euros donation! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Listen to the first part of AllReal Podcast with me as the guest https://www.spreaker.com/user/allreal/tio-pt-1-creator-of-trom :)

Thank you Alex for the opportunity. Alex does a great job with his podcast. You can listen to all of the episodes here https://www.spreaker.com/show/all-real. I am keeping an eye on his podcast since I want to add it to our curated podcasts ;)
Tio
I am working on a TROM 2 part about "sexuality and attraction". Reviewed a lot of scientific articles. Basically a combo between our books about teh subject and lots new info. WIll be a super long part. It is part of the chapter about human behavior. Because if we don't know who we are, we dont know what world to create for ourselves ;). I hope to finish that part (the first draft) in a few days. Maybe evne tomorrow?! IDK well see....
Tio
Spencer is making TROMjaro icons like a boss! :) Awesome! Great help! Amazing. Today I was a bit busy with some offline stuff. Tomorrow getting back to TROM 2.
Tio
Back into TROM 2 mood. Damn I am so grateful for sci-hub and searx! I can find any scientific article, trade-free. In TROMjaro all of that is integrated by default. Wonderful!
Tio
Thank you Savadey for the 30Euro donation! And to our monthly contributors that keep TROM alive. Still alive :). We have enough funds for 80 or so more days https://www.tromsite.com/donate/. It is getting easier to calculate our finances since they are less and less :D. In other words, in 80 or so days we will not have enough money to run TROM. The websites will still be up and running, but not much new content if at all. Any donations are important, so if you can help us....
Tio
A new TROMjaro ISO is out https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - we have added a trade-free VPN to it so that you stay safe and access geo-restricted content ;). It is one of the rare such VPNs out there. Read the release notes if you already have TROMjaro and you want to set up this VPN on your current installation.
Tio
I failed at the webapps things....I could not integrate them proeprly into tromjaro. Also, I need to stop myself from trying to make TROmjaro cluttered by default :)). We need only a few basic things, the rest leave people do them! I will make a short article about webapps and how to simply create them in TROMjaro. But that's all for now. I will release a new ISO in a few hours. Compiling it. Then uploading it. I am a bit tired....I need to go back to TROM 2.
Tio
Now our file-share service https://tromland.org/jirafeau/ allows for 4GB file upload and up to one week storage. Take that WeTransfer :). Double the space and time for our service. And it is trade-free.
Tio
Basically the new tromjaro iso is ready but i wanted to integrate some webapps...or deal with them in a neat way...ill let you more tomorrow. i worked a lot but could not do it...
Tio
Spent all day trying to somehow implement a tromjaro webapp for our apps page. Also for our releases and support chat....and i failed...but at least i know why....will see if this is worth teh effort or not...
Tio
I worked like 4 hours on the tromjaro website :D - trying to get it ready to also become a webapp library to add it to TROMjaro ISO....I may keep on working on TROMjaro today, maybe ill release a new iso with several changes and updates these days....
Tio
Here's a Spotify trade-free alternative https://www.tromjaro.com/nuclear-player/ - access millions of songs. trade-free. no account needed. Here you can find so many trade-free alternatives for pretty much any piece of software https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - we are posting a new app every day.
Tio
I also updated the translation page https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html#HOME:HOME - with the latest tromcasts and the latest voices video. I doubt anyone will translate our tromcats :), but well....just in case, they are available for that.
Tio
Hey, a new TROM Voices: Tristan Harris - the race for attention https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_244,0s - Aaron said he may make more if he has the time. Great video. And very relevant for today's ad-networks that are masked as "social" networks. Chat image
Tio
jezus christ i did that typo again....in my last update. i am going crazy. NOW not NOT hahahaa
Tio
hhaha i meant tromcast is NOW on tromsite not NOT on tromsite, One of the typos I often make are: teh instead of the; adn instead of and; and now instead of now. the latest one is the most confussing haha
Tio
TROMcast: Future Predictions is not on https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_243,0s - great tromcast. I really enjoyed it. Much fun :)
Tio
https://tromsite.com/chat you can also appreciate here
Tio
Join our TROMcast here https://meet.jit.si/futuresight if you can predict the future. Pass is "hivemind". We will go live in a few min.
Tio
Don't forget, today is TROMcast: Future Predictions. 7PM Madrid time. Here are the shownotes https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/aCSQZXsj9Df2NQM
Tio
Since TROM 2 will be a massive project with hundreds of GB of materials, then I need to make sure I backup everything very well. Right now I have 1 single backup to a tromjaro home server. Same house. But, who knows, what if we get robbed one day?! :D. Very slim chances, however if that would happen and my laptop and the tromjaro server gets stolen then I lose everything. All of the TROM and TROM 2 files, projects, personal files, backups, everything. So, I always wanted to also backup to a remote location. But they are of course not trade-free. I wanted to do it via our TROMclpud (nextcloud installation) but I need to backup around 2-3TB of data, and our server only has 120GB in total. With only 20-30GB free. I tried several options to buy some external storage somewhere and then attach to our TROMcloud....but they are all super charlatans. They are like "it costs 5$ per TB of storage", but then they charge you based on how many files you delete and upload or download from their servers....and it is hard to know wtf the price is....I tried google driver, dropbox, wassabi, mega, and some 10 more. In the end I have to accept that this will come with a trade, so I regard this as a secondary backup "just in fuckin case". So, I am choosing the cheapest. And that is, of course, google drive. 10 euros a month. Going back to google it seems...at least for now. But well...what are options are there!? I am thinking in the near future I can talk to some friends and buy for them and external hard driver and with syncthing i can make the backups to their computers. One time payment. No monthly trades. But it means that this friend has to have a good internet connection to sync 2-3TB of data...in any case, I am not saying ill stick with google drive, but for now i am syncing my encrypted backups to it and we'll see in a few months time...
Tio
If you want a trade-free note-taking app, use our tromland one https://tromland.org/encryptic/ - encrypted and easy to use.
Tio
Really good work on TROM 2 today. In september i plan to do a live about my future plans, then at the end of september a donation campaign for TROM 2. To tell everyone about my plan. This is going to be a mammoth of a documentary, but an epic journey I'd say ;). I don't want to give away too much, but it will be epic. At least in my view :D. At the beginning of sept I plan another TROMjaro release with some goodies.
Tio
NONONSENSE FORUM, for those who nedd a forum for whatever reasons :). Trade-free! https://tromland.org/forum/
Tio
Fixed the translation module not working on any of our websites. Now it works. Anyone can translate any of our websites ;)
Tio
Here's how a simple trade-free internet speed test tool looks like https://tromland.org/speedtest/. No data mining, no ads, no premium accounts. TRADE-FREE. This is how an honest world should look like. Bit by bit.
Tio
One of the key parts of TROM 2 is again about the environment. Are our behaviors all created by the environment? Well, we have a bunch of books on that and I will rely on it, but I am doing more and more research now. Reading scientific articles and such. Enjoying it. Similar to writing TROM books :).
Tio
If you can't access a website because it is blocked in your region, try this TROMland service https://tromland.org/oranjeproxy/ ;)
Tio
Here's a little trade-free service that we have at TROMland.org - https://tromland.org/libreqr/ - to create QR codes for anything text-related. Including links. Can be very handy. Scan this QR code to see how it works :) Chat image
Tio
A plugin messed up tromajro.com and other websites. Took me a bit to fix it. In other news, Aaron may have found a trade-free VPN and thats so so cool. Testing it now. So far so great. We may ship it with tromjaro :D. Imagine having a trade-free vpn in tromjaro on top of the many features we have. I am also going to remove any "promotion" of our materials from tromjaro. Despite them being relevant i want tromjaro to not be a vessel of promotion. I will let there only the stuff that is relevant for the OS.
Tio
Last night i removed cloudflare from all websites except tromsite.com and videoneat.com, to see how it goes without it. Cloudflare is a server, widely used, that manages the traffic between the user and your own server, but they are a bit fucked up. They collect a lot of data and can block access and such. I enabled it because we were under attack by bots and our server was really beaten up. Since then I implemented a bunch of security measures so lets see. If all goes well I will disable it for vn and tromsite too. Speaking of that, doing it last night i messed up some stuff and ourminds.online was redirecting to musikwave and so forth....i fixed it now.
Tio
You know when you want to send a file to a friend and you are forced to use services like WeTransfer....full of ads, mining your data or asking for premium accounts!? Now you have a trade-free alternative through our TROMland https://tromland.org/jirafeau/ - see how simple it looks like and efficient? That's because it is an honest service: it lets you upload and share files. Period. Doesn't want anything in return. So that's what it is. No ads, no data mining, no premium features.
Tio
Funny how the Facebook retards blocked this video of ours that was a little segment from TROM Documentary containing an original script + free NASA footage with earth + free background sound from NASA depicting the sound of Earth. I submitted a claim using the same retarded language, maybe theyll get it. Not that I give a shit but Sasha does struggle to keep these social ad-networks updated for those who still use them and it is shitty for retard fb to ban these. Chat image
Tio
If you want to send encrypted notes to anyone use https://tromland.org/privatebin/ - another TROMland trade-free service! It can be super useful if you want to quickly send private or even public notes to anyone with a browser ;).
Tio
Here's another TROMland trade-free service: https://tromland.org/btorrent/. In case you want to download torrent files, and you want an in-browser client. Alternatively you can share any file, any size, with anyone using btorrent. Give it a try. it is awesome.
Tio
We plan for the next tromjaro release a suite of TROM webapps. VideoNeat, TROMjaro APPS library, TROM books, the trade free directory and more. They will be preinstalled in TROMjaro and will looke like any other app ;). I wanted to do this for so long and now I can with a little app, in seconds. You'll see. It is the next cool thing for tromjaro! :P. Like imaigne you have a VideoNeat app in TROMjaro. Click any documentary and play in webtorrent. Yeah it is like the browser experience, but is cool to have it separated as an app! Or open the TROMjaro APPS and slect any and install, without opening the URL in a browser. SUper cool. Will come soon!
Tio
It is possible that the translation module for all websites is not working properly. I reported it here https://wordpress.org/support/topic/wp-5-5-update-kills-transposh/#post-13271391
Tio
Ok, TROMjaro ISO done. That was fast. This is how I want TROMjaro to be, easy and simple to update to a new ISO. I am uploading it now and I will release it a bit later on. Not many changes at all, like usual ;).
Tio
Yesterday I worked a bit on TROM 2. Today Manjaro pushed a big update so I want to update TROMjaro too. Tomorrow I will go back to TROM 2. ;) - No TROMcast this week.
Tio
This RSS Bridge trade-free service that we offer via TROMland is so awesome https://tromland.org/rss-bridge/. It lets you use the ol' RSS to susbcribe to youtube accounts, facebook pages, twitter, and so so many other services that do not provide an RSS. Meaning, you can get updates from them all via an RSS reader, without ever visiting these trade-based websites. We use the RSS-Bridge to pull youtube videos for our TROM Curated Videos page https://www.tromsite.com/tools/videos and it works wonders!
Tio
This TROMland service is so useful for meetings and polls https://tromland.org/framadate/.

Framadate is an online service for planning an appointment or making a decision quickly and easily. No registration is required. It's a community free/libre software alternative to Doodle. Here is how it works: create a poll, define dates or subjects to choose from, send the poll link to your friends or colleagues, discuss and make a decision.
Tio
The trains are still working well: tromsite.com with its curated stuff and tromcast. Yeh, no time for other stuff like books, other videos and such. But still, a shit ton of content. Trade-Free Directory TFD is still updated, hundreds of entries there. VideoNeat keeps on posting courses and doco and movies. TROMjaro the 1 app a day is still a thing. Every day a new app. That's super cool. Now TROMland with the new services :) - i am so happy about it. In like 2 weeks I will add more stuff to VN and TROMjaro + I will release a new TROMjaro ISO soonish - whenever Manjaro pushes more updates. I love to not do many (if any) changes to each ISO release. I want TROMjaro to be stable and nonchanging as much as possible. I want it to be a barebone trade-free OS and then let people install trade-free apps from our apps section. For the past several months that has been the case. From now on only visual things maychange to TROMjaro, like new wallpapers and stuff. Or a few tweaks to Firefox. But overall it will be the same. Tomorrow I hope to get back to TROM 2. I was distracted these days with other things from the other trains :).
Tio
Added a new podcast to our curated podcasts: Full Fact https://www.tromsite.com/tools/podcasts/ - thanks Xa for recommending their website https://fullfact.org/
Tio
By my last post I mean a Two-Factor Authentication, which is used by many websites nowadays.
Tio
If you want an Authentication in the browser, so no need to install an app for that, use our trade-free service https://tromland.org/gauth/
Tio
This is the kind of trades that are going to completely destroy the "money" currency https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXOJSUpJz1w - social credits. This video is made, no surprise, by the Chinese Government. In the near future people will trade their attention/data/behavior in general for food, accommodation, entertainment, etc., without the need of a currency. Or, with the help of something like these social credits, these scores. So, people, please forget about accusing "money" as the problem. Money is an old fart that is blown away by the other torandoe-trades. Be ready. Those tornadoes are here and they become powerful. That's why the TROM project is really keen at explaining why trade is the source of most problems, and not money.
Tio
I added TROMland and all of our services to https://www.trade-free.org/directory/ - took a bit of time but they are all there :)
Tio
The "race" to be the first to create a vaccine for COIVD19 is yet another sign of our trade-based society, where tribes compete with each other on the world stage of the game of Monopoly. Who has more stuff, who does it first, who can sell more. If tribe A is first at developing a vaccine, then it can sell it to other tribes and gain more "confidence/power" points in the game of trade. All of these at the expense of safety. Science is the best tool in such situations if we want make decisions, but it is misused and rushed for the sake of trades.

Imagine if, us humans, could collaborate and create a vaccine that's safe, without wanting any trade out of it, but simply to make the vaccine to stop the pandemic. As long as you want to make a vaccine in order to get something else in return (a trade), then you will fuck things up.

Lets make a vaccine to get more currency/data/power/stuff in return = rushed and unscientific decisions, because you want the currency/data/power/stuff

VS

Lets make a vaccine to stop the COVID19 pandemic = safe and scientific decisions, because that's what you want, to stop the COVID19 pandemic


We know how to make decisions today, is just that they are crippled by trades. Remove the need for trade, to have scientific decisions in place. Chat image
Tio
I added icons to all of our https://tromland.org/ services :). I love it! I edited them all and some converted to svg, so it was a bit of work. But am very happy with the result.
Tio
And this is Vicky, another wonderful human who also helps with the Spanish translations: In 2007, my brother bought a MacBook Pro that I’ve been using since about 2014. It was already 8 years old but it still worked great. But in 2016, I started to notice the effects of planned obsolescence: the CD-ROM started malfunctioning, it would suddenly turn off and emit a beep that could only be stopped by forcing the shutdown. The apps could easily take 5-7 minutes to open, and there were a few other problems.

The big surprise came when I decided to take the step and change to the TROMjaro (linux) operating system: My computer now works as fast as it did on the first day, it doesn't crash, the system is very intuitive and it didn't take me any time to get used to, since I have access to everything I used for my daily work and much more- for free and with much more privacy compared to other operating systems. :) Chat image
Tio
That message was from Rafa, the hermano who helps TROM with the Spanish translations! :)
Tio
Hola Amigos! I decided to try TROMjaro in February 2019 and I am very happy so far.

Installing an OS was something new for me, but I learned to do so and it was a fulfilling experience that I recommend. In fact I have installed it in 3 other laptops.

I use its many recommended apps to navigate the internet, chat, watch documentaries, films, read news, ebooks, listen to music, podcasts, edit documents, videos, images, organize my day to day… It is very easy to keep all my stuff safe and the system updated and if I have any problems, the TROM Support guys are there to assist, no charge. Better than free, trade-free. Overthinking is malo, just try TROMjaro. Chat image
Tio
Want a trade-free search engine that's better than Google? Use our own https://tromland.org/searx/. Visit the link and in Firefox simply click those 3 dots on the URL bar, then "Add Search Engine". Go to Firefox' Preferences - Search and make it default. That's it.

Now you have trade-free access to scientific articles, documentaries and all kinds of files, images, etc.. Want to download a documentary? Simply search for the name of the documentary, then select the "files" tab and you can download it from the BitTorrent network.

Are you searching for a scientific paper? Search for it, then select the Science tab to access it.

Give SearX a try - we use it for our TROM books and all of that.
Tio
Latest TROMcast available here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_242,0s (53. TROMland and other digital lands). And in audio format here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/
Tio
And great tromcast. I really enjoyed it. Thanks to Amolith and Chris for participating and a BIG thanks to Alexio for creating tromland.org. This guy is amazing and so kind! And thank you Codes for always being there for TROMcast, dealing with everything! :)
Tio
Ive gone through all of these websites https://libreho.st/ and I added all of their services that are trade-free, to our directory :D - tens of them. Thank me later :)
Tio
Live here https://youtu.be/lYn14Y2460Q in a bit. And join here if you want https://meet.jit.si/tromland (pass is "trade-free").
Tio
We are supper happy to release yet another TROM project today. TROMland.org is our digital land of trade-free services.

A trade-free search engine that can make use of most popular search engines, and thus it is as good if not better than any of them; it also has several distinctive search tabs such as "files" that lets you find any file on the p2p (bittorrent network); videos to search for videos; science for scientific articles that are also devoid of paywalls wherever possible; IT for when you need some help with IT issues; images, maps and more. We have services such as file uploaders for anyone to upload and share files with their friends, a BitTorrent client in the browser, a tool to let you subscribe to so many service via RSS (without needing to login and such into any of them), private and encrypted notes, tools to anonymize your browsing, to schedule appointments, or to test your internet speed.

And these are the tip of the iceberg. We are testing many more services. And we will add more and more with time. A huge thanks to the ever-present Alexio who not only has set up all of these and manage them, but he even pays for them from his own pocket.

In a few hours we will discuss about TROMland and similar projects in our TROMcast. See you there!
Tio
I worked a bit on tromland to prepare it for tomorrow's release. Me and Alexio fixed some stuff with our SearX search engine instance. Now is almost done. Works great and I will probably make it the default search engine in tromjaro. Great to have such trade-free tools. After tomorrow's tromcast I'll get back to TROM 2.
Tio
Spencer is doing a fantastic job with the TROMjaro icons he helps redesign. Super great! So happy to see people getting involved and doing something that benefits everyone. Even if is not a huge deal, it is something really nice that anyone can use, in this case a trade-free icon pack.
Tio
TROMcast: 53. TROMland and other digital lands. On 12th (Wednesday) at 7PM Madrid time. I invited a bunch of people from similar projects. People who never heard of TROM before. So, lets see how it goes. :)
Tio
Today I'll oragnize the next TROMcast. I'll send some emails and stuff. I will also post some photos with Vicky and Rafa and their tromjaro laptops :) since they use tromjaro daily :). Very nice people. Very nice! So kind. We spent the last 4 days together. They help, whenever they have the time, with the Spanish translations for TROM or ourminds.
Tio
Here's a nice TROMjaro review http://jacque-fresco-edu.net/blog/9. Thanks!
Tio
Noel and Spencer are helping with the TROMjaro icons. Great! So happy! :) In a vew weeks time I shall schedule a lot more tromjaro apps on tromjaro.com/apps ;).
Tio
The next 4-5 days I'll be veery busy. The great friends Vicky and Rafa will come to visit us. They help with the TROM Spanish translations ;). I may post photos/videos from our "meeting". After that I'll get back to TROM 2 and the next tromcasts ;).
Tio
We are inviting more people to the next tromcast about tromland. Excited about that ;).
Tio
We will do tromcast not this week, but the next one ;) - all about tromland and similar projects. I am trying to invite some people.
Tio
2 potential new helpers with tromjaro icons. yes! cool! great!
Tio
ALso, TROM 2 work flows very well these days. I am basically making a monster out of all of TROM books + more. Like a mindfuck kind of journey haha. HUGE one. We might also postpone tromcast for the next week since I want to invite some people who made similar projects with our tromland and I need more time for that ;).
Tio
Ì am testing our mastodon https://mastodon.social/@trom - maybe could be a good idea to start using it and give up the other trade-based social networks. IDK. I'll see. :P
Tio
great great work on TROM 2 today. Very happy. Also, based on today's approach this documentary will probably be 20-30 hours long hahaha....anyways....i dont care. I make it so I can show the world how the world is ;). If that takes 30 hours, be it.... However after Ill be done with TROM 2 ill make a 1h long one about this trade idea and post on trade-free.org. Ok, great job today. Now lets go sleep :).
Tio
I am going through the entire AUR directory of apps https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/List_of_applications and install and test them one by one. I tested hundreds probably by now. There are over 150 new trade-free apps on the "to add" list. A lot. And some 50 more scheduled already daily. Mind you I already went through most of KDE's https://kde.org/applications/ list of apps. Gnome's lost of apps, Over 50% of the https://www.appimagehub.com/browse AppiMages repository, a lot from https://flathub.org/apps/ and https://snapcraft.io. Plus almost all of the apps from Manjaro's repos...so....a selected a lot of them, but only kept the good ones that are trade-free. Lots of work. We need people who can create icons for these new apps....
Tio
I added our "dissecting TROM documentary" TROMcast to the Documentary playlist ITSELF https://www.tromsite.com/documentary/ :). I think it is best to make it as obvious as that.
Tio
Next TROMcast will be about our TROMland ;) - stay tuned. Probably same day same hour. I will try to invite some new faces. TROMland will be released soon. Alexio did a great job with it!
Tio
If you are familiar with making vector images/icons, we could use some of that help. We have around 90 TROMjaro apps' icons on the pipeline that wait nicely and quietly to be remade to fit our default icons theme. You help TROMjaro, TROMjaro educate people about why trade is bad. TROMjaro is also a tool that allows people to have a trade-free operating systems and apps. And you help the open source community. Let us know if you can help. It is as easy as creating a vector image. ;)
Tio
Books loading fixed https://www.tromsite.com/books !!!! Finally. Now all books are optimized for web and load dynamically. Which means, if you want to jump to page 800 or 10, it should load as fast. To put it in perspective, for the past months, if someone wanted to load The Origin of Most Problems from tromsite, and jump to say page 900, it would take somewhere between 5 to 15 minutes to load. Which is ridiculous. Now it should take between 5 to 15 seconds maximum. Basically I optimized all books with https://github.com/hkdb/Densify - available in tromjaro's app center (add/remove software) and soon on our apps library. Select optimize as ebook. I also reduced their size by some 60% or more. Great!
Tio
Tomorrow ill take an IDGAS ;) - I really need one. :P - I hope nothing will blow up tomorrow with our websites ;)
Tio
The new tromsite trailer slightly edited https://www.tromsite.com/ - we need to do other subtitles for it :P
Tio
Large TROM books load super super slow for the past weeks or so. Like if you jump from page 1 to 400 it takes minutes to load. I contacted the developers of the plugin that we use and they are aware of the issue. So lets see if and when they will fix it. We need to fix this to make the books readable
Tio
Thank you Kurt for becoming a Patreon! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Latest TROMcast here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast ;)
Tio
ask us about how or just use the jitsi link and password
Tio
If you want to participate go here tromsite.com/chat
Tio
TROMcast will be here live today https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=CY-ytuXXiWY&feature=youtu.be - invidious is a trade-free version of youtube ;)
Tio
Aaron had a copy of that book. I am saved! :) - awesome!. I deleted most of my backups by mistake 1 year ago thats why i didnt have proper backups for these...
Tio
I realized our book "The Science Vaccine" is messed up (pages are missing and such). Our only backup dates just 1 year ago and that too is messed up....any of you may have an older copy? Thanks!
Tio
Today and yesterday I spent a lot of time discussing with jen primarily about human behavior at tromsite.com/chat. I think there is some good info there if anyone wants to have a look and/or particulate. I could not do much else :D- I hope these days I get back to TROM 2 work.
Tio
On Wednesday at 6PM Madrid time we will have a TROMcast (live) about "Collaborating with similar organizations". If you want to join, we will post the links to our Jitsi Meet call a few minutes before the live at tromsite.com/chat. The discussion will focus more on Alex's approach, since he contacted us about the topic. Alex is part of the Venus Project and he is at their research center. He wants to see us all collaborate, so lets' see what he has in mind ;). However, we also want to hear from others that are behind similar organizations like TROM, so if you can, please participate.
Tio
Ok it was an issue with the DNS from our provider and affected many servers. Including all of our websites not only TROMcloud. All seem to work now.
Tio
TROM Cloud doesnt seem to work....strange....DNS error. Will look into it in a bit...
Tio
Today was quite a productive TROM 2 day ;) - wrote a bunch. Making progress. I'm also working on remaking a little bit the tromsite trailer to not only promote the documentary the the money game book, and to also change a few words. Seb recorded the voice. I'm almost done with it, Probably tomorrrow Ill finish it. Happy that I got again in the mood for TROM 2. ;)
Tio
Chnaged the hover for the apps section https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - the previous one was a bit annoying with that sliding up thing :D. Also, not very active here for the past days. I am trying to get into the documentary mood but I am also finding it difficult with the heat over here, the holiday season where so many tourists come here, and such. I am trying...I don't want to update on this much, since I want to first do more work.
Tio
Our ACT page transformed into GET INVOLVED https://www.tromsite.com/get-involved/ and it is updated now with more stuff to help with ;)
Tio
Here's a beautiful example of how human beings are NOT naturally this or that (social, or greedy, or competitive, or compassionate and so on), they are whatever the environment pushes them to be. And second how humans CAN be humane. Helpful, useful, calm and relaxed, full of life, and kind. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=2Zm3siNdKSI - This man seems not to need any social recognition or relationships, he is perfectly fine living by himself. He also helps others trade-free: to clean the environment, to put a helping hand when natural disasters devastate communities, and so forth.
Tio
Bit busy with some offline stuff, but tomorrow I'll start working again on TROM 2. No TROMcast this week, but next week for sure. ;)
Tio
Another big thanks to Roma who again donates 100 Euro via Paypal....this guy...Roma my dear friend please take care of your needs first ;). Do not go bankrupt because of TROM :D. In any case, huge thanks again! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
btw, do not forget, that our Cody man was always there for TROMcast. He streams it on 2 platforms with 2 OBS instances. Keeps an eye on the streams, the chats, the everything. So this guy needs a medal ;). Thank you so much Cody, he took responsibility for TROMcast's streaming 100%! Despite his personal struggles and issues he has to confront. Many thanks!
Tio
There you go, a new TROMjaro release - basically to push manjaros updates, but also a few changes (minor) https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - it is still uploading to archive.org
Tio
Alexio still works on that tromland project ;) - so you know. It is something we will release as soon as we have some solid core trade-free services there. Big thanks to Alexio who is in charge of this and is doing a great job! Great human.
Tio
I added the tromcast on the documentary page in the details section as a "warning" :D - so that people know there are some things about the documentary that are eitehr not scientific or we do not stand behind those. I think that's ok for now.
Tio
Latest TROMcast available here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_238,0s and as audio here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/ - great cast!
Tio
Look at this we have a random post for our trade-free directory https://www.trade-free.org/directory/random/ - if you are bored, click "throw the dice" :) - in our future tromcasts we will make a brief section where we throw the dice for a trade-free good and service to discover new stuff and tell the world about it. it is also a way to make people more aware of the directory!
Tio
Join TROMcast here https://meet.jit.si/tromdocumentary pass is beskeptical. We'll get live in 10 minutes.
Tio
I replaced the trom logo for all of our books and their covers https://www.tromsite.com/books/
Tio
TROM-Cast: 51. Dissecting TROM Documentary - in about 1h from now. Shownotes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/BzpxAxbYMNqxkJD
Tio
Here's the next TROMcast schedule https://www.facebook.com/tromproject/live/ and https://youtu.be/ZFiDKYvqN60 - i apologize for sharing fb and youtube links to it. For now we have to use these platforms for streaming, but I will work in the near future to move away from them. It is difficult to find anything really...but peertube seems to be implementing such a feature in the next months so lets see...
Tio
And I thought Aaron donated 280 Euros for 5 months in total...but the bloody guy donates 280 euros A MONTH, for 5 months. Jezus Christ. Look, this is amazing and it means we could probably be fine this year, but I have to be honest I feel really bad to see Aaron and a few others supporting this project. Lifting the big weights. it is super stressful for me since I know these people. They are not bloody rich. They work their asses off and make some money and they then doante to TROM a shit ton. I always tell them, and insist, to NOT be worried. TROM will always exist regardless. But well...I can't thank them enough. I can keep on working on TROM 2 more relaxed now and for the next year I'll start a campaign to finish TROM 2, for around 12 thousand euros. A year of work. I have many plans and I will do another live soon about "All I want to do". Keep you posted here. Aaron....you bloody amazing human with all you do.
Tio
We have 84 new tromjaro apps that need icons - tested apps by me. Ready to be added to TROMjaro as soon as we have some icons for them. We'll see if we get some help with that. 60 TROMjaro apps are still scheduled daily on tromjaro.com/apps. Lots. Lots. I love TROMjaro.
Tio
So, Friday, 6PM Madrid time, we will have another TROMcast. Dissecting TROM Documentary. Interesting one ;). I will criticize my own work. Every. Time. This is how you grown and learn ;).
Tio
Here's an email we got recently: "Your TROM project is something from another world!!! Such an Informative and Beautiful work!!! Thank you very much!!! You are one of these people that will change this world - 100%!!! You give hope to Humanity."

Thank you anonymous human :).
Tio
Here are the next 4 TROMcasts https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast:

1. Dissecting TROM Documentary;
2. Why don't we collaborate with others?;
3. Our experience with TVP;
4. Did we live better in the past?.

Probably in this order, we will see. Very interesting ones. Some people from TVP will participate to some of these. So stay tuned and follow tromsite.com/live ;).
Tio
Aaron the man who helps all the time... :) - thank you my friend!
Aaron
So, I'm going to donate 280€ for 5 months to TROM via liberapay (https://liberapay.com/TROM/). Not because I'm rich (well compared to poor people in other tribes, yes), but because I worked in switzerland last winter as a waiter and made some money this way. But I want to let all of you who read this know, that the project shouldn't rely on few people with big donations, but rather more people and smaller donations. 1000€ is what TROM needs per month, that's 100 people with 10€ per month, or 50 people with 20€ per month, or 200 people with 5€ per month. That's not much. I mean if you think about it, many people drink a coffee or more per day. 5 Euros are how many coffees? 2 or 3 maybe (I don't drink coffee so I don't know ;) ). Or I know of people that smoke a package of cigarettes per day for 5 or 6 Euros. So you get me in saying that 5 or 10€ per month is not much. But on the other hand these small amounts help to sustain a project which is not only incredibly relevant and important, but also enables other people to use trade-free goods and services: TROM-Jaro, VideoNeat and all other TROM projects are available for everybody without trading anything in return. Think about saving the entrance fee for a cinema with a nonsense hollywood movie, you can watch fantastic and mind blowing documentaries on VideoNeat trade-free and consider to donate a bit to the project. And lastly there are human beings behind these projects, like Tio who never had a job but basically worked his whole life and created something amazing. If that's not worth it to support, then I don't know. I know the situation might be difficult for many people right now (with the COVID-19 pandemic) - I also probably won't be able to keep donating such an amount on a monthly basis after these 5 months. So if you have some cups of coffee left, you can consider to donate to the project. It really helps. https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Very happy to see Aaron, Jen, Dima posting on https://www.ourminds.online/ - great stuff!
Tio
This video https://archive.org/download/20191027141701/abundance.mp4 is the perfect example of why focusing on scarcity as the problem. and abundance as the solution, is a really bad idea in today's world. This guy is perhaps the leading figure in the world when it comes to "creating an abundance". He is a millionaire and released 2 very influential books talking about how we can create an abundance in this world and fix today's problems.

In his and many people's minds, abundance means very cheap, almost free access to stuff. Phones, books, media, healthcare, etc.. Like youtube that is abundant with videos. And he is right, these things can be, or already are abundant. But all of these come with trades attached. They are not trade-free. You trade your data, attention, or other currencies to these "free and abundant" services.

Thing is, we already have more stuff than we need in the world. An abundance of them. Scarcity is rarely to be found. Yet this abundance is all locked-up behind trades. All of those cars and apartments, food and toys, digital stuff, are mainly accessible if you give your currency, data, attention, and so forth away.

This is why focusing on trade cuts through this bullshit of "abundance" and all kinds of data mining and such "free" services.

1. We already have an abundance of stuff today, and there is little to no scarcity of anything
2. This abundance is mainly available if you trade for it

That means, if you really want a world of abundance, we need to make trade obsolete. So then, this abundance is available as trade-free. Simple. Focus on trade as the issue.
Tio
You think I'm lazy? I'm not! I am working on TROM 2. Was kinda efficient these days ;)- I am still playing around with styles and ideas. But already made some edits and written some stuff. Here's a screenshot - I blurred some parts cause I don't want to give too much :D - for my own sanity. I need to focus on it without divulging too much about it. My idea right now is this: present the world that I know :D. Who am I, how I got to think the way I did, and what I know about the world. It will be heavily based on The Money Game and The Origin of Most Problems books. But ofc, with footage and new stuff, and all that, will be unique. But it can be like 20 hours long :(. In any case. I'm working on it. I'll give you more details as I go along with it. Chat image
Tio
A new TROMjaro ISO is out https://www.tromjaro.com/07-07-2020/. Grab it from here https://www.tromjaro.com/install/. Just a few minor improvements + the ability to install flatpaks from our APPS library directly ;). TROMjaro keeps on being a trade-free operating system. No nonsense. No BS. It simply works and we tweaked it so no users would be tracker online, or see ads, or sue trade-based services. You can share unlimited files with anyone, talk (video/audio), convert, edit, watch, whatever you can do o a computer. ALL, Trade-Free! If you appreciate this work, we would appreciate if you can support us financially here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - we really need more support.
Tio
A new TROMjaro ISO is ready. Will publish it tomorrow. Not many big changes, but the most important is teh ability to install flatpaks from the web. Thus, form our app library. Now you can install AUR, Flatpaks, and from REPOS. Basically covering almost all Linux packages. Plus Appimages that work by default in TROMjaro. THis way if there is an app for Linux, it should be available on TROMjaro.
Tio
Thanks to Manjaro's team now I can incorporate the installation of flatpaks from TROMjaro's apps library ;). Which is great since it opens up more options for us in terms of what software we can recommend. I will incorporate that into the next TROMjaro ISO. I hope soonish. If I am in the mood today I may release it today ;).
Tio
Added 2 very good source for TROM curated stuff. Aaron recommended them. https://noyb.eu for news and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTcr7MRatEPF8uwwVKoGGIg. Aaron is on fire :) - he is so active and adds new stuff to the project. He deals with the trade-free directory too. Not to mention that he created the TROM Curated world into german, with german sources https://www.tromsite.de/werkzeuge/
Tio
had more or less 1-2 days off....ill get back to work tomorrow ;)
Tio
Thank you Michał for the 10 EURO donation! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
btw, and probably no surprise, I am building all of the TROM 2 documentary with trade-free software. TROMjaro, Libre Office, Kdenlive, and more. I trade nothing for these. They work great. Very happy! :)
Tio
If you wonder why not any new TROMjaro ISO, is because for one Manjaro didn't push any new update, and second is that TROMjaro is good as it is already. Only a few plans ahead like creating a package for our icon pack, allow installation of flatpaks from our web library, and a few other very minor tweaks. TROMjaro works perfectly fine and the idea was to not add too many changes over time. I think having a stable, working and great OS is our best bet for the long term ;).
Tio
We have enough funds for about 3 and a half months to run TROM. If anyone can support us, please use this link https://www.tromsite.com/donate/. If you want to know what you are supporting, see this video https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_236,1s - thanks!
Tio
Great tromcast. Thank you Brandon for participating! You can watch the cast here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_237,0s and in audio format here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/
Tio
TROM-Cast 50: The Zeitgeist Movement. Live here https://youtu.be/59-HNtuUVL8 and here https://www.facebook.com/tromproject/live/ - in about 10 minutes or so. Some TZM people will also participate. You can ask questions in the chat at tromsite.com/chat. To participate use https://meet.jit.si/zeitgeistmovement - password is "movingforward".
Tio
Thank you Brandon for the 15 EURO donation! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
I am video editing stuff for TROM 2 ;) - I'll tell you more details as I go along with the work.
Tio
Brandon from TZM will participate. If anyone else wants to, they are free to join ;)
Tio
So, next TROM-Cast on 1st of July, 6PM Madrid time. We will talk about Zeitgeist. The movement. The documentaries. On top fo that we will discuss some TROM Cudated news ;).
Tio
I've been slacking a bit these days. I got a present from my family. A kayak, Inflatable one. Cheap but great. So I've been going with sasha to explore some places here near by. Sea creatures, islands and stuff. Super cool. Sometimes I feel guilty for such "pleasures", but well...I live my life you know :D. TROM 2 is still the most exciting thing on my list, but these "escapades" haha, are also good to keep me sane and relaxed. I am lucky that my father came as a slave in this town, as random as it can get, and now all of my family migrated here. Now things are much better for us all, so we take advantage of teh nature here (since it's trade-free ;) ). Small town, lots of water, some islands and cliffs. People should live in these environments not the concrete jungles made for trading purposes. Anyways, this week we will do another TROMcast. I am excited since I enjoy doing it from time to time. We will probably discuss some news and documentaries. Maybe we will discuss Zeitgeist. The documentaries. The movement. I will let you all know in 1-2 days ;).
Tio
Scheduled 10 more documentaries/series for VN. Need the links for TROM 2 scrip :P
Tio
Vicky, carrino, thank you very much for the $4 a month patreon contribution. Muchas gracias! :) https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
I implemented translation for the big farts https://www.tromsite.com/tbf/ - scroll at the bottom if you want to translate. For this tool it is ok to implement translations since it makes sense in any language.
Tio
Not that many updates from me lately.....I am trying to get into the mood of TROM 2 but I am still on my way there :D - I am watching stuff and taking notes but I need more than that. I really want to do another TROMcast next week ;) - with news and stuff. I miss that. Maybe is also that "summer is coming" and this town I live in is getting into holidays mood and I kinda hate that- Many people. Noises and hot weather. Makes me a bit like a snail :D. My "office" (desk) is on teh 1st floor heading to the main road in the town. A busy cafeteria is literally in front of me as I work and beneath too. So.....noises all the time except at night. I will adapt but just saying....I feel like it is getting me some time to truly get into documentary mode. I didnt "announce" anything about TROM 2 yet, in the sense of making a video about it, since I want to have something started before doing it. In any case, my work continues for all projects. I'm still here. Still active. ;) Still in the mood for these kind of things.
Tio
Aaaand I made a new article: Share files Trade-Free https://www.tromjaro.com/share-files-trade-free/ - you see!? So many trade-free ways to share files. Fuck Dropbox or GDrive :D
Tio
I updated th2 "communicate trade-free" article on tromjaro https://www.tromjaro.com/communicate-trade-free/ - 3 new apps. As you can see, there are plenty of ways to communicate with others without trading anything: money, data, attention, etc..
Tio
I removed Tribler from tromjaro's apps. Great tool for decentralized torrents. But damn they pushed their own cryptocurrency there like nuts. Bad incentive. No bueno. Out! There are other alternatives. I am working on an article for tromjaro about "trade-free file sharing". In parallel with my TROM 2 work.
Tio
We make custom icons for all of the trade-free TROMjaro applications that we recommend here https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - we made hundreds thanks to Gia and Sofie. Can you help us? It is as easy as sending you the files (icons) and you let your creativity flow and create them in the same flat-washed-out style that we use for our Operating System. All of the Open Source community will benefit from your work. If you want to help please email at contact@tromsite.com. Cheers!
Tio
Seems to be working npw. Thanks Alexio for the help ;)
Tio
The curated illustrations do not work properly. Tracking the issue here https://github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge/issues/1617
Tio
more work on TROM 2 today ;) - I may take an IDGAS tomorrow
Tio
Highly recommend this great article by Aaron I quit Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp – here’s why: https://www.ourminds.online/2020/06/20/i-quit-facebook-instagram-and-whatsapp-heres-why
Tio
Today it was a productive day for TROM 2. Watched a big documentary. Took notes. Wrote a bit.
Tio
I made a front page for TROMland ;) - I hope to release soon and we will make a tromcast about it.
Tio
The latest stream that I did is available here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_236,1s ;)
Tio
The stream was very good. The fuckin dust slowing my computer like that.....trust me i am quite clean and neat haha. I vacuum clean every day, even on tables and desks hahaha. But is dustry here and my desk is near the window....anyways. Im happy that was the issue :D - now all works fine.
Tio
Live again here https://youtu.be/4eWbeNvDam8 - I think I know what the issue was....seems to be workiing now!
Tio
I think the NVIDIA fucks things up. I am not in the mood to do it now, but I may try later ;). I got interrupted so many times. In any case.... :))
Tio
fail haha. i may record it tonight and post on tromsite. i may not :D - lets see
Tio
im live now
Tio
Tio: All that I Do!

Livestream about all of the work that I do. In an hour or less.

Streaming here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZCl4mhZXtE and you can interact with me at tromsite.com/chat.

If you want to stay up to date with everything we do for this project, you can check these live updates from any tromsite.com page.
You can also click people's names to go to their personal online places (websites). If you want to talk to us, use our chat.

Tio
I want to make it automated to whenever we post something new to TROMsite it goes into an RSS feed....so that people can keep up with what we do. It is true, for the past many months there's been nothing that new except a few videos and tromcast, but we need to have such an RSS feed since I want us to release more and more stuff.
Tio
I will test Mastodon and "promote" it for the next 1-2 monthsm then I'll decide where to go with it ;). It is for sure an amazing platform and they way it works is just awesome in the sense that it is decentralized - you can move from one instance to another anytime. You can follow from other activitypub/feediverse platforms such as peertube and so on. We will see...for now the main updates about the work we do for TROM will be posted here in the TROM Live. Mastodon is a feed of our most important news + tromjaro + traed-free directory + videoneat that automatically post there whenever something new is added to any of these websites. Plus whatever we schedule on Twitter via Hootsuite it goes on Mastodon too. I'd say, if you want to "follow" us, use Mastodon from now on. You can contact us there to and all that.
Tio
Fixed many VN trailer links today, thanks to Alexio who is rechecking them all again...damn this guy is a machine :)). Also replaced the last page for each of our books (with the new handprint logo and stuff) and optimized them and replaced the books on tromsite.com. Now all of the trains are up and running. Time for TROM 2. Need to do some rethinking about it and such these days. Will keep you posted here for sure.
Tio
Finished replacing all trailers on VideoNeat with the archive.org ones. Still a few tens to "fix" - some trailers are private or IDK. In any case, we are pretty much done with that. Most of this is because Alexio is a wonderful human being who is so active when it comes to our projects. Don't forget, he is the one maintaining tromland.org. So....big big thanks to this guy! And he pays for tromland....I would really love to get enough funds for the TROM 2 documentary and pay for tromland or even buy a better server so we can host a nextcloud installation, invidious, and more. So you people have access to many more trade-free tools.
Tio
Added 4 more Podcasts to our curated podcasts https://www.tromsite.com/tools/podcasts/ : Science Rules!, Cochrane, Hackaday Podcast, and Your Undivided Attention. In the near future we will try to implement a player that can showcase all of the episodes from all of the sources, by date. Anyways, go and listen to some good podcasts!
Tio
We are getting more and more active on Mastodon, the trade-free alternative to Twitter and Facebook. We post there daily. Make sure you follow us here https://mastodon.social/@trom. In our next TROMcast we will discuss how it works and why we will only focus on it from now on.
Tio
We could not make any other Jitsi Meet instance work properly. BUT, for the next cast we will test ahead of time for sure. We should make one work properly ;). The main Jitsi Instance is add-based, meaning trade-based. Sad.
Tio
Live stream here https://youtu.be/-pVcIcuQ-2A ;)
Tio
https://meet.jit.si/idiocracy pass: electrolytes - participate ;)
Tio
And damn, I still have a bunch of trailers to replace on VN....this took a lot longer than expected. I did many bulk-changes for VN for the past years, that took me weeks. But VN got better and better in the sense that it is trade-free and relies on magnet links.
Tio
TROMcast: Idiocracy. Tomorrow at 6PM Madrid time. Shownotes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/Q42A6YWMp9se94o . Basically a cast about how idiotic our society is.
Tio
Yah....that stream was at best an ad for their Netflix documentary. Good documentary. Watch it on videoNeat for free. But their stream....a nothing thing. Answered only 3 questions in the last 5 min of the stream. Stupid questions. They are also very confused and unaware of the problem and solutions to teh problem. Lost rich people who are integrated into this society...anyways. Continuing with my work that I still think is very relevant. Much more so in today's charlatan environment.
Tio
Ok so those people from The Social Dilemma are starting the live in 30 min here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtjpnPXp8LM&feature=emb_title - lets see if they will read through our questions and such....
Tio
I've added back to our curated news, VideoNeat, TROMjaro, and our Trade-Free directory. I think it is fair to get all of those as "news" into one place ;) https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/
Tio
By me:

Hey people. So tonight the producers from The Social Dilemma documentary that you can watch as trade-free on VideoNeat here https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/20858/the-social-dilemma/ will have a Live Stream and they encourage people to ask questions. We have sent a few questions about why trade creates these issues with facebook, google and the like, where they collect your data and want your attention. We have also told them about our trade-free directory and TROMjaro, as alternatives to these "monsters".

So, we encourage you to go on and contact them and ask them such questions. Do so here https://virtualpremiere.splashthat.com/

Maybe we can get their attention to "trade" as the origin of most problems and to the work that we do.
Tio
I could not do much work today....I'll try tomorrow to finish that webapp article for tromjaro + deal with VN trailers. To then get back to TROM 2. In 10 days or so I should release the fundraiser for the documentary. If I don't raise the money I have no plans hahaha. Will see...
Tio
82 scheduled apps on tromjaro.com/apps. Brand new. Super cool. 1 a day. Until 5th of December :D. So cool. Lots of work to create screenshots (5-10 per app), optimize them, upload, get a proper description, make sure the install works, link to the original project, tag them, put them in categories, etc.. Plus, making icons. Thanks Spencer for making so many cool icons, and for keep on making more :). Ok, so now I am done with TROMjaro apps for the next months. Tomorrow I'll make an article (maybe) about webapps on TROMjaro + deal with VideoNeat to make sure we replace all trailers. So then I can deal with TROM 2 again.
Tio
Since Jitsi Meet, the main instance, posts ads now.....luckily, since it is open source, we can simply use another instance from here https://www.trade-free.org/directory/tag/jitsi-meet-instance/ - a trade-free instance. Easy peasy. Tomorrow I'll deal with tromjaro and videoneat. To add the remaining apps to tromjaro and maybe make a new article + maybe update the iso with the latest updates from manjaro + videoneat to replace all youtube trailers with archive.org ones. Alexio is nuts. He already took all the trailers from youtube and organized them on a new archive.org account so basically i only have to replace them on VN. So we make VN 100% trade-free.
Aaron
Hey, usually I post on tromsite.de/live but I thought I might post here once in a while as well :) So basically, my routine is to keep the translations on tromjaro.com updated. You know, we post a app each day which means I also translate each day an app. Another part of the routine is to keep the websites updated. tromsite in spanish + in german (plus its curated tools), the trade-free directory in english + german and my personal website. And then as you know, I might make a video, write an article once in a while for ourminds and add trade-free goods/services to the directories. Sometimes I also share what we do with other people.
Tio
I have been working in parallel these days for tromjaro and TROM 2. I have been listening to many debates/videos/podcats about the nature vs nurture argument for TROM 2. Anyways, not gonna say much about it. But I also added 67 new apps to our TROMjaro.com/apps (drafts, I need to schedule them 1 per day). I need to post 18 more before taking a break for that for 3 or so months. TONS of apps for TROMjaro. TONS. And thanks to Spencer for helping with the icons. Also, Alexio went through all of VN website and made a list of what items have trailers so that we grab them from youtube and post them on archive.org and replace that on VN. He did a lot of work with that. Still, a lot more work to do to replace them all....anyways. Work as usual.
Tio
I improved the SearX instance's results a bit. News, Social Media, and Videos results are much improved now. A lot more relevant ;). I love it. https://tromland.org/searx/ is my default search engine now ;)
Tio
Today I fixed a bunch of broken VN links for some documentaries, and I scheduled 29 more documentaries/series. One a day! If you want to get a notification every time we post something on VideoNeat, go here https://www.videoneat.com/notifications/. We have over 1 thousand documentaries/lectures/movies on VideoNeat. ENJOY!
Tio
Part 2 of Alex's interview with me, here https://www.spreaker.com/user/allreal/tio-pt-2-creator-of-trom - thanks again Alex!
Tio
tromland.org works again thanks to Alexio ;)
Tio
Latest TROMcast available at https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_247,0s and audio version here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/- Thank you Archive.org! Trade-Free unlimited hosting and streaming for our videos and audio files :D.
Tio
TROMcast: Gift Economy, live here https://youtu.be/wDBGg8iplfM and here https://www.facebook.com/tromproject/live/ - you can participate here https://meet.jit.si/gifteconomy (password is: gifts4joo) and you can ask questions here https://www.tromsite.com/chat .
Tio
I chocked tromland.org :D. Waiting for Alexio to bring it back to life. Sorry.
Tio
TROM-Cast: Gift Economy, at 6PM Madrid time today. Participate if you want! :) - links at tromsite.com/chat or tromsite.com/live, a few minutes before the live ;)
Tio
A new TROMjaro ISO is out https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/. Almost entirely about Manjaro's updates...and 1 single change.
Tio
I am releasing a new TROMjaro ISO today with updates and a very few minor changes :P.
Tio
Our TROMland SearX is now listed here https://searx.space/# - among all of the other instances. Great!
Tio
Wednesday, 7PM Madrid time, TROMcast about the Gift Economy. Anyone is invited to participate. A few minutes before or after 7PM Madrid time, check out tromsite.com/chat or tromsite.com/live for the Jitsi Meet link if you want to participate ;).
Tio
correction: we are NOW supported by ourselves basically
Tio
The sad thing about TROM and what we do here is that it is fading away in terms of getting the message out there. For two big reasons.

One: because the Internet world has become a circus that is too loud and too much. We can't keep up with that. You need hip stuff. Short videos, made for mobile, targeting certain demographics. You need to TikTok, instalive, or patronage with your patreons. "engage" with your "fans", like the modern prostitutes do. You see, pornhub and the like are also fading away. The new trend is "personal hores" - your girl. You talk to her, pay her to get naked. Personalized bitches. Like all are. Youtubers, Instafamous people, tiktokians, patreoneurs, and the like. You pay me, I show you mi tits kind of thing. So you get them hooked. You pay me and I'll give you premium content, or you get to see my tits first. I name your name in my stream kind of thing. That0s the world we live in. You have to be aggressive and jump on any hype train to get yourself heard, for a bit...and rinse and repeat. We, at TROM, are the opposite. We don prostitute over any such things. We just do stuff. Books, videos, translations, curate stuff, etc.. And we don't scream and jump into any hype train…

Two: We, at TROM, are sick of these instabullshits. We hate social (ad) networks and the like. So basically none of us is motivated to do "social networking". When we release a video, normally in this world, you have to share it on FB, Youtube, maybe TikTok, add hashtags, keywords, a click bait title, a link to your patreon and so forth. We do NONE of that. We are not motivated...IDK...it is what it is.

So, despite we having so much content and we working daily to curate the world and keep all of our projects alive....also do new things...despite all of that, we get less and less of our message out there it seems to me. Also, the financial support is dropping....we are not supported by ourselves basically. It is sad....it is sad because we do stuff, we just dont market it, and thats why it is fading away.

I asked for the past years if anyone wants to help us with spamming our content on these bs platforms...but none have really helped except Sasha who still tries to keep some of these networks alive…

In any case, we continue....maybe TROM 2 will put more life into all of this once is done. But, with the current tsunami of bullshitism online, is hard to see that. We may do a TROMcast all about these....at least TROMcast is our little escape to directly let our brains complain and say stuff, live....it is therapy at times :P.
Tio
New TROM Voices: Tristan Harris - How your brain is getting hacked https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ . Chat image
Tio
I also gave up the google drive subscription to backup my backups online. Fuck them. Wont pay 10 euros a month for that. It is also super slow to upload and sync. I will use syncthing and make a server at my parents house. I mean I am moving my server there. In case our apartment may get robbed or burn down haha. But you never know....At least I have backups in 2 separate places: my laptop at home, and an external HDD at my parents house :P. Faster....better...
Tio
We are proud to announce a TROM Silly project: The Yearly Best https://www.tyb.earth/. Every year we compile a CD of the best that humanity could offer, and send it into space from a different location than the previous launch, with the hope that an alien species will get to know us better. We think that what people watch, share, and like, are the most telling measures of our culture. Chat image
Aaron
The past days I was working on the trade-free directory in german and I am happy to share it with you now: https://www.handelsfrei.org/verzeichnis/
why did I clone the directory? Well, I am thinking about less friction. Less friction for people to get involved with that project. If I think about my parents, it is not likely that they start to submit or rate stuff in the english directory and they have to manually choose german as the language, but then they are not even able to submit and comment, since we can only accept comments and submits in english and then people can translate them afterwards.
Even though I still doubt that my parents will get involved with the TFD in german now, but I think you get my point. Less barriers for only-german-speaking people. Speaking of barriers: We made it so easy for anyone to get involved and there are literally no barriers to help this project grow. You can submit and rate goods/services without even having to create an account. We added hundreds of trade-free goods/services already, but there are thousands out there. Help us to create a useful tool for everybody out there. https://www.trade-free.org/directory/ Chat image
Tio
Today I made a silly project haha cause I got pissed at our retarded society. It is a funny project. You'll see. I'll tell you more these days. It is 95% done. 1 day of work. haha. Oh, and next week we will do a tromcast about the Gift Economy and I'll invite some people to the cast. And, ofc continuing my work with TROM 2....as much as possible. Tomorrow is IDGAS for me!
Tio
Thank you Uwe for the 20 Euros donation! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Listen to the first part of AllReal Podcast with me as the guest https://www.spreaker.com/user/allreal/tio-pt-1-creator-of-trom :)

Thank you Alex for the opportunity. Alex does a great job with his podcast. You can listen to all of the episodes here https://www.spreaker.com/show/all-real. I am keeping an eye on his podcast since I want to add it to our curated podcasts ;)
Tio
I am working on a TROM 2 part about "sexuality and attraction". Reviewed a lot of scientific articles. Basically a combo between our books about teh subject and lots new info. WIll be a super long part. It is part of the chapter about human behavior. Because if we don't know who we are, we dont know what world to create for ourselves ;). I hope to finish that part (the first draft) in a few days. Maybe evne tomorrow?! IDK well see....
Tio
Spencer is making TROMjaro icons like a boss! :) Awesome! Great help! Amazing. Today I was a bit busy with some offline stuff. Tomorrow getting back to TROM 2.
Tio
Back into TROM 2 mood. Damn I am so grateful for sci-hub and searx! I can find any scientific article, trade-free. In TROMjaro all of that is integrated by default. Wonderful!
Tio
Thank you Savadey for the 30Euro donation! And to our monthly contributors that keep TROM alive. Still alive :). We have enough funds for 80 or so more days https://www.tromsite.com/donate/. It is getting easier to calculate our finances since they are less and less :D. In other words, in 80 or so days we will not have enough money to run TROM. The websites will still be up and running, but not much new content if at all. Any donations are important, so if you can help us....
Tio
A new TROMjaro ISO is out https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - we have added a trade-free VPN to it so that you stay safe and access geo-restricted content ;). It is one of the rare such VPNs out there. Read the release notes if you already have TROMjaro and you want to set up this VPN on your current installation.
Tio
I failed at the webapps things....I could not integrate them proeprly into tromjaro. Also, I need to stop myself from trying to make TROmjaro cluttered by default :)). We need only a few basic things, the rest leave people do them! I will make a short article about webapps and how to simply create them in TROMjaro. But that's all for now. I will release a new ISO in a few hours. Compiling it. Then uploading it. I am a bit tired....I need to go back to TROM 2.
Tio
Now our file-share service https://tromland.org/jirafeau/ allows for 4GB file upload and up to one week storage. Take that WeTransfer :). Double the space and time for our service. And it is trade-free.
Tio
Basically the new tromjaro iso is ready but i wanted to integrate some webapps...or deal with them in a neat way...ill let you more tomorrow. i worked a lot but could not do it...
Tio
Spent all day trying to somehow implement a tromjaro webapp for our apps page. Also for our releases and support chat....and i failed...but at least i know why....will see if this is worth teh effort or not...
Tio
I worked like 4 hours on the tromjaro website :D - trying to get it ready to also become a webapp library to add it to TROMjaro ISO....I may keep on working on TROMjaro today, maybe ill release a new iso with several changes and updates these days....
Tio
Here's a Spotify trade-free alternative https://www.tromjaro.com/nuclear-player/ - access millions of songs. trade-free. no account needed. Here you can find so many trade-free alternatives for pretty much any piece of software https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - we are posting a new app every day.
Tio
I also updated the translation page https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html#HOME:HOME - with the latest tromcasts and the latest voices video. I doubt anyone will translate our tromcats :), but well....just in case, they are available for that.
Tio
Hey, a new TROM Voices: Tristan Harris - the race for attention https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_244,0s - Aaron said he may make more if he has the time. Great video. And very relevant for today's ad-networks that are masked as "social" networks. Chat image
Tio
jezus christ i did that typo again....in my last update. i am going crazy. NOW not NOT hahahaa
Tio
hhaha i meant tromcast is NOW on tromsite not NOT on tromsite, One of the typos I often make are: teh instead of the; adn instead of and; and now instead of now. the latest one is the most confussing haha
Tio
TROMcast: Future Predictions is not on https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_243,0s - great tromcast. I really enjoyed it. Much fun :)
Tio
https://tromsite.com/chat you can also appreciate here
Tio
Join our TROMcast here https://meet.jit.si/futuresight if you can predict the future. Pass is "hivemind". We will go live in a few min.
Tio
Don't forget, today is TROMcast: Future Predictions. 7PM Madrid time. Here are the shownotes https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/aCSQZXsj9Df2NQM
Tio
Since TROM 2 will be a massive project with hundreds of GB of materials, then I need to make sure I backup everything very well. Right now I have 1 single backup to a tromjaro home server. Same house. But, who knows, what if we get robbed one day?! :D. Very slim chances, however if that would happen and my laptop and the tromjaro server gets stolen then I lose everything. All of the TROM and TROM 2 files, projects, personal files, backups, everything. So, I always wanted to also backup to a remote location. But they are of course not trade-free. I wanted to do it via our TROMclpud (nextcloud installation) but I need to backup around 2-3TB of data, and our server only has 120GB in total. With only 20-30GB free. I tried several options to buy some external storage somewhere and then attach to our TROMcloud....but they are all super charlatans. They are like "it costs 5$ per TB of storage", but then they charge you based on how many files you delete and upload or download from their servers....and it is hard to know wtf the price is....I tried google driver, dropbox, wassabi, mega, and some 10 more. In the end I have to accept that this will come with a trade, so I regard this as a secondary backup "just in fuckin case". So, I am choosing the cheapest. And that is, of course, google drive. 10 euros a month. Going back to google it seems...at least for now. But well...what are options are there!? I am thinking in the near future I can talk to some friends and buy for them and external hard driver and with syncthing i can make the backups to their computers. One time payment. No monthly trades. But it means that this friend has to have a good internet connection to sync 2-3TB of data...in any case, I am not saying ill stick with google drive, but for now i am syncing my encrypted backups to it and we'll see in a few months time...
Tio
If you want a trade-free note-taking app, use our tromland one https://tromland.org/encryptic/ - encrypted and easy to use.
Tio
Really good work on TROM 2 today. In september i plan to do a live about my future plans, then at the end of september a donation campaign for TROM 2. To tell everyone about my plan. This is going to be a mammoth of a documentary, but an epic journey I'd say ;). I don't want to give away too much, but it will be epic. At least in my view :D. At the beginning of sept I plan another TROMjaro release with some goodies.
Tio
NONONSENSE FORUM, for those who nedd a forum for whatever reasons :). Trade-free! https://tromland.org/forum/
Tio
Fixed the translation module not working on any of our websites. Now it works. Anyone can translate any of our websites ;)
Tio
Here's how a simple trade-free internet speed test tool looks like https://tromland.org/speedtest/. No data mining, no ads, no premium accounts. TRADE-FREE. This is how an honest world should look like. Bit by bit.
Tio
One of the key parts of TROM 2 is again about the environment. Are our behaviors all created by the environment? Well, we have a bunch of books on that and I will rely on it, but I am doing more and more research now. Reading scientific articles and such. Enjoying it. Similar to writing TROM books :).
Tio
If you can't access a website because it is blocked in your region, try this TROMland service https://tromland.org/oranjeproxy/ ;)
Tio
Here's a little trade-free service that we have at TROMland.org - https://tromland.org/libreqr/ - to create QR codes for anything text-related. Including links. Can be very handy. Scan this QR code to see how it works :) Chat image
Tio
A plugin messed up tromajro.com and other websites. Took me a bit to fix it. In other news, Aaron may have found a trade-free VPN and thats so so cool. Testing it now. So far so great. We may ship it with tromjaro :D. Imagine having a trade-free vpn in tromjaro on top of the many features we have. I am also going to remove any "promotion" of our materials from tromjaro. Despite them being relevant i want tromjaro to not be a vessel of promotion. I will let there only the stuff that is relevant for the OS.
Tio
Last night i removed cloudflare from all websites except tromsite.com and videoneat.com, to see how it goes without it. Cloudflare is a server, widely used, that manages the traffic between the user and your own server, but they are a bit fucked up. They collect a lot of data and can block access and such. I enabled it because we were under attack by bots and our server was really beaten up. Since then I implemented a bunch of security measures so lets see. If all goes well I will disable it for vn and tromsite too. Speaking of that, doing it last night i messed up some stuff and ourminds.online was redirecting to musikwave and so forth....i fixed it now.
Tio
You know when you want to send a file to a friend and you are forced to use services like WeTransfer....full of ads, mining your data or asking for premium accounts!? Now you have a trade-free alternative through our TROMland https://tromland.org/jirafeau/ - see how simple it looks like and efficient? That's because it is an honest service: it lets you upload and share files. Period. Doesn't want anything in return. So that's what it is. No ads, no data mining, no premium features.
Tio
Funny how the Facebook retards blocked this video of ours that was a little segment from TROM Documentary containing an original script + free NASA footage with earth + free background sound from NASA depicting the sound of Earth. I submitted a claim using the same retarded language, maybe theyll get it. Not that I give a shit but Sasha does struggle to keep these social ad-networks updated for those who still use them and it is shitty for retard fb to ban these. Chat image
Tio
If you want to send encrypted notes to anyone use https://tromland.org/privatebin/ - another TROMland trade-free service! It can be super useful if you want to quickly send private or even public notes to anyone with a browser ;).
Tio
Here's another TROMland trade-free service: https://tromland.org/btorrent/. In case you want to download torrent files, and you want an in-browser client. Alternatively you can share any file, any size, with anyone using btorrent. Give it a try. it is awesome.
Tio
We plan for the next tromjaro release a suite of TROM webapps. VideoNeat, TROMjaro APPS library, TROM books, the trade free directory and more. They will be preinstalled in TROMjaro and will looke like any other app ;). I wanted to do this for so long and now I can with a little app, in seconds. You'll see. It is the next cool thing for tromjaro! :P. Like imaigne you have a VideoNeat app in TROMjaro. Click any documentary and play in webtorrent. Yeah it is like the browser experience, but is cool to have it separated as an app! Or open the TROMjaro APPS and slect any and install, without opening the URL in a browser. SUper cool. Will come soon!
Tio
It is possible that the translation module for all websites is not working properly. I reported it here https://wordpress.org/support/topic/wp-5-5-update-kills-transposh/#post-13271391
Tio
Ok, TROMjaro ISO done. That was fast. This is how I want TROMjaro to be, easy and simple to update to a new ISO. I am uploading it now and I will release it a bit later on. Not many changes at all, like usual ;).
Tio
Yesterday I worked a bit on TROM 2. Today Manjaro pushed a big update so I want to update TROMjaro too. Tomorrow I will go back to TROM 2. ;) - No TROMcast this week.
Tio
This RSS Bridge trade-free service that we offer via TROMland is so awesome https://tromland.org/rss-bridge/. It lets you use the ol' RSS to susbcribe to youtube accounts, facebook pages, twitter, and so so many other services that do not provide an RSS. Meaning, you can get updates from them all via an RSS reader, without ever visiting these trade-based websites. We use the RSS-Bridge to pull youtube videos for our TROM Curated Videos page https://www.tromsite.com/tools/videos and it works wonders!
Tio
This TROMland service is so useful for meetings and polls https://tromland.org/framadate/.

Framadate is an online service for planning an appointment or making a decision quickly and easily. No registration is required. It's a community free/libre software alternative to Doodle. Here is how it works: create a poll, define dates or subjects to choose from, send the poll link to your friends or colleagues, discuss and make a decision.
Tio
The trains are still working well: tromsite.com with its curated stuff and tromcast. Yeh, no time for other stuff like books, other videos and such. But still, a shit ton of content. Trade-Free Directory TFD is still updated, hundreds of entries there. VideoNeat keeps on posting courses and doco and movies. TROMjaro the 1 app a day is still a thing. Every day a new app. That's super cool. Now TROMland with the new services :) - i am so happy about it. In like 2 weeks I will add more stuff to VN and TROMjaro + I will release a new TROMjaro ISO soonish - whenever Manjaro pushes more updates. I love to not do many (if any) changes to each ISO release. I want TROMjaro to be stable and nonchanging as much as possible. I want it to be a barebone trade-free OS and then let people install trade-free apps from our apps section. For the past several months that has been the case. From now on only visual things maychange to TROMjaro, like new wallpapers and stuff. Or a few tweaks to Firefox. But overall it will be the same. Tomorrow I hope to get back to TROM 2. I was distracted these days with other things from the other trains :).
Tio
Added a new podcast to our curated podcasts: Full Fact https://www.tromsite.com/tools/podcasts/ - thanks Xa for recommending their website https://fullfact.org/
Tio
By my last post I mean a Two-Factor Authentication, which is used by many websites nowadays.
Tio
If you want an Authentication in the browser, so no need to install an app for that, use our trade-free service https://tromland.org/gauth/
Tio
This is the kind of trades that are going to completely destroy the "money" currency https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXOJSUpJz1w - social credits. This video is made, no surprise, by the Chinese Government. In the near future people will trade their attention/data/behavior in general for food, accommodation, entertainment, etc., without the need of a currency. Or, with the help of something like these social credits, these scores. So, people, please forget about accusing "money" as the problem. Money is an old fart that is blown away by the other torandoe-trades. Be ready. Those tornadoes are here and they become powerful. That's why the TROM project is really keen at explaining why trade is the source of most problems, and not money.
Tio
I added TROMland and all of our services to https://www.trade-free.org/directory/ - took a bit of time but they are all there :)
Tio
The "race" to be the first to create a vaccine for COIVD19 is yet another sign of our trade-based society, where tribes compete with each other on the world stage of the game of Monopoly. Who has more stuff, who does it first, who can sell more. If tribe A is first at developing a vaccine, then it can sell it to other tribes and gain more "confidence/power" points in the game of trade. All of these at the expense of safety. Science is the best tool in such situations if we want make decisions, but it is misused and rushed for the sake of trades.

Imagine if, us humans, could collaborate and create a vaccine that's safe, without wanting any trade out of it, but simply to make the vaccine to stop the pandemic. As long as you want to make a vaccine in order to get something else in return (a trade), then you will fuck things up.

Lets make a vaccine to get more currency/data/power/stuff in return = rushed and unscientific decisions, because you want the currency/data/power/stuff

VS

Lets make a vaccine to stop the COVID19 pandemic = safe and scientific decisions, because that's what you want, to stop the COVID19 pandemic


We know how to make decisions today, is just that they are crippled by trades. Remove the need for trade, to have scientific decisions in place. Chat image
Tio
I added icons to all of our https://tromland.org/ services :). I love it! I edited them all and some converted to svg, so it was a bit of work. But am very happy with the result.
Tio
And this is Vicky, another wonderful human who also helps with the Spanish translations: In 2007, my brother bought a MacBook Pro that I’ve been using since about 2014. It was already 8 years old but it still worked great. But in 2016, I started to notice the effects of planned obsolescence: the CD-ROM started malfunctioning, it would suddenly turn off and emit a beep that could only be stopped by forcing the shutdown. The apps could easily take 5-7 minutes to open, and there were a few other problems.

The big surprise came when I decided to take the step and change to the TROMjaro (linux) operating system: My computer now works as fast as it did on the first day, it doesn't crash, the system is very intuitive and it didn't take me any time to get used to, since I have access to everything I used for my daily work and much more- for free and with much more privacy compared to other operating systems. :) Chat image
Tio
That message was from Rafa, the hermano who helps TROM with the Spanish translations! :)
Tio
Hola Amigos! I decided to try TROMjaro in February 2019 and I am very happy so far.

Installing an OS was something new for me, but I learned to do so and it was a fulfilling experience that I recommend. In fact I have installed it in 3 other laptops.

I use its many recommended apps to navigate the internet, chat, watch documentaries, films, read news, ebooks, listen to music, podcasts, edit documents, videos, images, organize my day to day… It is very easy to keep all my stuff safe and the system updated and if I have any problems, the TROM Support guys are there to assist, no charge. Better than free, trade-free. Overthinking is malo, just try TROMjaro. Chat image
Tio
Want a trade-free search engine that's better than Google? Use our own https://tromland.org/searx/. Visit the link and in Firefox simply click those 3 dots on the URL bar, then "Add Search Engine". Go to Firefox' Preferences - Search and make it default. That's it.

Now you have trade-free access to scientific articles, documentaries and all kinds of files, images, etc.. Want to download a documentary? Simply search for the name of the documentary, then select the "files" tab and you can download it from the BitTorrent network.

Are you searching for a scientific paper? Search for it, then select the Science tab to access it.

Give SearX a try - we use it for our TROM books and all of that.
Tio
Latest TROMcast available here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_242,0s (53. TROMland and other digital lands). And in audio format here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/
Tio
And great tromcast. I really enjoyed it. Thanks to Amolith and Chris for participating and a BIG thanks to Alexio for creating tromland.org. This guy is amazing and so kind! And thank you Codes for always being there for TROMcast, dealing with everything! :)
Tio
Ive gone through all of these websites https://libreho.st/ and I added all of their services that are trade-free, to our directory :D - tens of them. Thank me later :)
Tio
Live here https://youtu.be/lYn14Y2460Q in a bit. And join here if you want https://meet.jit.si/tromland (pass is "trade-free").
Tio
We are supper happy to release yet another TROM project today. TROMland.org is our digital land of trade-free services.

A trade-free search engine that can make use of most popular search engines, and thus it is as good if not better than any of them; it also has several distinctive search tabs such as "files" that lets you find any file on the p2p (bittorrent network); videos to search for videos; science for scientific articles that are also devoid of paywalls wherever possible; IT for when you need some help with IT issues; images, maps and more. We have services such as file uploaders for anyone to upload and share files with their friends, a BitTorrent client in the browser, a tool to let you subscribe to so many service via RSS (without needing to login and such into any of them), private and encrypted notes, tools to anonymize your browsing, to schedule appointments, or to test your internet speed.

And these are the tip of the iceberg. We are testing many more services. And we will add more and more with time. A huge thanks to the ever-present Alexio who not only has set up all of these and manage them, but he even pays for them from his own pocket.

In a few hours we will discuss about TROMland and similar projects in our TROMcast. See you there!
Tio
I worked a bit on tromland to prepare it for tomorrow's release. Me and Alexio fixed some stuff with our SearX search engine instance. Now is almost done. Works great and I will probably make it the default search engine in tromjaro. Great to have such trade-free tools. After tomorrow's tromcast I'll get back to TROM 2.
Tio
Spencer is doing a fantastic job with the TROMjaro icons he helps redesign. Super great! So happy to see people getting involved and doing something that benefits everyone. Even if is not a huge deal, it is something really nice that anyone can use, in this case a trade-free icon pack.
Tio
TROMcast: 53. TROMland and other digital lands. On 12th (Wednesday) at 7PM Madrid time. I invited a bunch of people from similar projects. People who never heard of TROM before. So, lets see how it goes. :)
Tio
Today I'll oragnize the next TROMcast. I'll send some emails and stuff. I will also post some photos with Vicky and Rafa and their tromjaro laptops :) since they use tromjaro daily :). Very nice people. Very nice! So kind. We spent the last 4 days together. They help, whenever they have the time, with the Spanish translations for TROM or ourminds.
Tio
Here's a nice TROMjaro review http://jacque-fresco-edu.net/blog/9. Thanks!
Tio
Noel and Spencer are helping with the TROMjaro icons. Great! So happy! :) In a vew weeks time I shall schedule a lot more tromjaro apps on tromjaro.com/apps ;).
Tio
The next 4-5 days I'll be veery busy. The great friends Vicky and Rafa will come to visit us. They help with the TROM Spanish translations ;). I may post photos/videos from our "meeting". After that I'll get back to TROM 2 and the next tromcasts ;).
Tio
We are inviting more people to the next tromcast about tromland. Excited about that ;).
Tio
We will do tromcast not this week, but the next one ;) - all about tromland and similar projects. I am trying to invite some people.
Tio
2 potential new helpers with tromjaro icons. yes! cool! great!
Tio
ALso, TROM 2 work flows very well these days. I am basically making a monster out of all of TROM books + more. Like a mindfuck kind of journey haha. HUGE one. We might also postpone tromcast for the next week since I want to invite some people who made similar projects with our tromland and I need more time for that ;).
Tio
Ì am testing our mastodon https://mastodon.social/@trom - maybe could be a good idea to start using it and give up the other trade-based social networks. IDK. I'll see. :P
Tio
great great work on TROM 2 today. Very happy. Also, based on today's approach this documentary will probably be 20-30 hours long hahaha....anyways....i dont care. I make it so I can show the world how the world is ;). If that takes 30 hours, be it.... However after Ill be done with TROM 2 ill make a 1h long one about this trade idea and post on trade-free.org. Ok, great job today. Now lets go sleep :).
Tio
I am going through the entire AUR directory of apps https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/List_of_applications and install and test them one by one. I tested hundreds probably by now. There are over 150 new trade-free apps on the "to add" list. A lot. And some 50 more scheduled already daily. Mind you I already went through most of KDE's https://kde.org/applications/ list of apps. Gnome's lost of apps, Over 50% of the https://www.appimagehub.com/browse AppiMages repository, a lot from https://flathub.org/apps/ and https://snapcraft.io. Plus almost all of the apps from Manjaro's repos...so....a selected a lot of them, but only kept the good ones that are trade-free. Lots of work. We need people who can create icons for these new apps....
Tio
I added our "dissecting TROM documentary" TROMcast to the Documentary playlist ITSELF https://www.tromsite.com/documentary/ :). I think it is best to make it as obvious as that.
Tio
Next TROMcast will be about our TROMland ;) - stay tuned. Probably same day same hour. I will try to invite some new faces. TROMland will be released soon. Alexio did a great job with it!
Tio
If you are familiar with making vector images/icons, we could use some of that help. We have around 90 TROMjaro apps' icons on the pipeline that wait nicely and quietly to be remade to fit our default icons theme. You help TROMjaro, TROMjaro educate people about why trade is bad. TROMjaro is also a tool that allows people to have a trade-free operating systems and apps. And you help the open source community. Let us know if you can help. It is as easy as creating a vector image. ;)
Tio
Books loading fixed https://www.tromsite.com/books !!!! Finally. Now all books are optimized for web and load dynamically. Which means, if you want to jump to page 800 or 10, it should load as fast. To put it in perspective, for the past months, if someone wanted to load The Origin of Most Problems from tromsite, and jump to say page 900, it would take somewhere between 5 to 15 minutes to load. Which is ridiculous. Now it should take between 5 to 15 seconds maximum. Basically I optimized all books with https://github.com/hkdb/Densify - available in tromjaro's app center (add/remove software) and soon on our apps library. Select optimize as ebook. I also reduced their size by some 60% or more. Great!
Tio
Tomorrow ill take an IDGAS ;) - I really need one. :P - I hope nothing will blow up tomorrow with our websites ;)
Tio
The new tromsite trailer slightly edited https://www.tromsite.com/ - we need to do other subtitles for it :P
Tio
Large TROM books load super super slow for the past weeks or so. Like if you jump from page 1 to 400 it takes minutes to load. I contacted the developers of the plugin that we use and they are aware of the issue. So lets see if and when they will fix it. We need to fix this to make the books readable
Tio
Thank you Kurt for becoming a Patreon! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Latest TROMcast here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast ;)
Tio
ask us about how or just use the jitsi link and password
Tio
If you want to participate go here tromsite.com/chat
Tio
TROMcast will be here live today https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=CY-ytuXXiWY&feature=youtu.be - invidious is a trade-free version of youtube ;)
Tio
Aaron had a copy of that book. I am saved! :) - awesome!. I deleted most of my backups by mistake 1 year ago thats why i didnt have proper backups for these...
Tio
I realized our book "The Science Vaccine" is messed up (pages are missing and such). Our only backup dates just 1 year ago and that too is messed up....any of you may have an older copy? Thanks!
Tio
Today and yesterday I spent a lot of time discussing with jen primarily about human behavior at tromsite.com/chat. I think there is some good info there if anyone wants to have a look and/or particulate. I could not do much else :D- I hope these days I get back to TROM 2 work.
Tio
On Wednesday at 6PM Madrid time we will have a TROMcast (live) about "Collaborating with similar organizations". If you want to join, we will post the links to our Jitsi Meet call a few minutes before the live at tromsite.com/chat. The discussion will focus more on Alex's approach, since he contacted us about the topic. Alex is part of the Venus Project and he is at their research center. He wants to see us all collaborate, so lets' see what he has in mind ;). However, we also want to hear from others that are behind similar organizations like TROM, so if you can, please participate.
Tio
Ok it was an issue with the DNS from our provider and affected many servers. Including all of our websites not only TROMcloud. All seem to work now.
Tio
TROM Cloud doesnt seem to work....strange....DNS error. Will look into it in a bit...
Tio
Today was quite a productive TROM 2 day ;) - wrote a bunch. Making progress. I'm also working on remaking a little bit the tromsite trailer to not only promote the documentary the the money game book, and to also change a few words. Seb recorded the voice. I'm almost done with it, Probably tomorrrow Ill finish it. Happy that I got again in the mood for TROM 2. ;)
Tio
Chnaged the hover for the apps section https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - the previous one was a bit annoying with that sliding up thing :D. Also, not very active here for the past days. I am trying to get into the documentary mood but I am also finding it difficult with the heat over here, the holiday season where so many tourists come here, and such. I am trying...I don't want to update on this much, since I want to first do more work.
Tio
Our ACT page transformed into GET INVOLVED https://www.tromsite.com/get-involved/ and it is updated now with more stuff to help with ;)
Tio
Here's a beautiful example of how human beings are NOT naturally this or that (social, or greedy, or competitive, or compassionate and so on), they are whatever the environment pushes them to be. And second how humans CAN be humane. Helpful, useful, calm and relaxed, full of life, and kind. https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=2Zm3siNdKSI - This man seems not to need any social recognition or relationships, he is perfectly fine living by himself. He also helps others trade-free: to clean the environment, to put a helping hand when natural disasters devastate communities, and so forth.
Tio
Bit busy with some offline stuff, but tomorrow I'll start working again on TROM 2. No TROMcast this week, but next week for sure. ;)
Tio
Another big thanks to Roma who again donates 100 Euro via Paypal....this guy...Roma my dear friend please take care of your needs first ;). Do not go bankrupt because of TROM :D. In any case, huge thanks again! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
btw, do not forget, that our Cody man was always there for TROMcast. He streams it on 2 platforms with 2 OBS instances. Keeps an eye on the streams, the chats, the everything. So this guy needs a medal ;). Thank you so much Cody, he took responsibility for TROMcast's streaming 100%! Despite his personal struggles and issues he has to confront. Many thanks!
Tio
There you go, a new TROMjaro release - basically to push manjaros updates, but also a few changes (minor) https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - it is still uploading to archive.org
Tio
Alexio still works on that tromland project ;) - so you know. It is something we will release as soon as we have some solid core trade-free services there. Big thanks to Alexio who is in charge of this and is doing a great job! Great human.
Tio
I added the tromcast on the documentary page in the details section as a "warning" :D - so that people know there are some things about the documentary that are eitehr not scientific or we do not stand behind those. I think that's ok for now.
Tio
Latest TROMcast available here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_238,0s and as audio here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/ - great cast!
Tio
Look at this we have a random post for our trade-free directory https://www.trade-free.org/directory/random/ - if you are bored, click "throw the dice" :) - in our future tromcasts we will make a brief section where we throw the dice for a trade-free good and service to discover new stuff and tell the world about it. it is also a way to make people more aware of the directory!
Tio
Join TROMcast here https://meet.jit.si/tromdocumentary pass is beskeptical. We'll get live in 10 minutes.
Tio
I replaced the trom logo for all of our books and their covers https://www.tromsite.com/books/
Tio
TROM-Cast: 51. Dissecting TROM Documentary - in about 1h from now. Shownotes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/BzpxAxbYMNqxkJD
Tio
Here's the next TROMcast schedule https://www.facebook.com/tromproject/live/ and https://youtu.be/ZFiDKYvqN60 - i apologize for sharing fb and youtube links to it. For now we have to use these platforms for streaming, but I will work in the near future to move away from them. It is difficult to find anything really...but peertube seems to be implementing such a feature in the next months so lets see...
Tio
And I thought Aaron donated 280 Euros for 5 months in total...but the bloody guy donates 280 euros A MONTH, for 5 months. Jezus Christ. Look, this is amazing and it means we could probably be fine this year, but I have to be honest I feel really bad to see Aaron and a few others supporting this project. Lifting the big weights. it is super stressful for me since I know these people. They are not bloody rich. They work their asses off and make some money and they then doante to TROM a shit ton. I always tell them, and insist, to NOT be worried. TROM will always exist regardless. But well...I can't thank them enough. I can keep on working on TROM 2 more relaxed now and for the next year I'll start a campaign to finish TROM 2, for around 12 thousand euros. A year of work. I have many plans and I will do another live soon about "All I want to do". Keep you posted here. Aaron....you bloody amazing human with all you do.
Tio
We have 84 new tromjaro apps that need icons - tested apps by me. Ready to be added to TROMjaro as soon as we have some icons for them. We'll see if we get some help with that. 60 TROMjaro apps are still scheduled daily on tromjaro.com/apps. Lots. Lots. I love TROMjaro.
Tio
So, Friday, 6PM Madrid time, we will have another TROMcast. Dissecting TROM Documentary. Interesting one ;). I will criticize my own work. Every. Time. This is how you grown and learn ;).
Tio
Here's an email we got recently: "Your TROM project is something from another world!!! Such an Informative and Beautiful work!!! Thank you very much!!! You are one of these people that will change this world - 100%!!! You give hope to Humanity."

Thank you anonymous human :).
Tio
Here are the next 4 TROMcasts https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast:

1. Dissecting TROM Documentary;
2. Why don't we collaborate with others?;
3. Our experience with TVP;
4. Did we live better in the past?.

Probably in this order, we will see. Very interesting ones. Some people from TVP will participate to some of these. So stay tuned and follow tromsite.com/live ;).
Tio
Aaron the man who helps all the time... :) - thank you my friend!
Aaron
So, I'm going to donate 280€ for 5 months to TROM via liberapay (https://liberapay.com/TROM/). Not because I'm rich (well compared to poor people in other tribes, yes), but because I worked in switzerland last winter as a waiter and made some money this way. But I want to let all of you who read this know, that the project shouldn't rely on few people with big donations, but rather more people and smaller donations. 1000€ is what TROM needs per month, that's 100 people with 10€ per month, or 50 people with 20€ per month, or 200 people with 5€ per month. That's not much. I mean if you think about it, many people drink a coffee or more per day. 5 Euros are how many coffees? 2 or 3 maybe (I don't drink coffee so I don't know ;) ). Or I know of people that smoke a package of cigarettes per day for 5 or 6 Euros. So you get me in saying that 5 or 10€ per month is not much. But on the other hand these small amounts help to sustain a project which is not only incredibly relevant and important, but also enables other people to use trade-free goods and services: TROM-Jaro, VideoNeat and all other TROM projects are available for everybody without trading anything in return. Think about saving the entrance fee for a cinema with a nonsense hollywood movie, you can watch fantastic and mind blowing documentaries on VideoNeat trade-free and consider to donate a bit to the project. And lastly there are human beings behind these projects, like Tio who never had a job but basically worked his whole life and created something amazing. If that's not worth it to support, then I don't know. I know the situation might be difficult for many people right now (with the COVID-19 pandemic) - I also probably won't be able to keep donating such an amount on a monthly basis after these 5 months. So if you have some cups of coffee left, you can consider to donate to the project. It really helps. https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Very happy to see Aaron, Jen, Dima posting on https://www.ourminds.online/ - great stuff!
Tio
This video https://archive.org/download/20191027141701/abundance.mp4 is the perfect example of why focusing on scarcity as the problem. and abundance as the solution, is a really bad idea in today's world. This guy is perhaps the leading figure in the world when it comes to "creating an abundance". He is a millionaire and released 2 very influential books talking about how we can create an abundance in this world and fix today's problems.

In his and many people's minds, abundance means very cheap, almost free access to stuff. Phones, books, media, healthcare, etc.. Like youtube that is abundant with videos. And he is right, these things can be, or already are abundant. But all of these come with trades attached. They are not trade-free. You trade your data, attention, or other currencies to these "free and abundant" services.

Thing is, we already have more stuff than we need in the world. An abundance of them. Scarcity is rarely to be found. Yet this abundance is all locked-up behind trades. All of those cars and apartments, food and toys, digital stuff, are mainly accessible if you give your currency, data, attention, and so forth away.

This is why focusing on trade cuts through this bullshit of "abundance" and all kinds of data mining and such "free" services.

1. We already have an abundance of stuff today, and there is little to no scarcity of anything
2. This abundance is mainly available if you trade for it

That means, if you really want a world of abundance, we need to make trade obsolete. So then, this abundance is available as trade-free. Simple. Focus on trade as the issue.
Tio
You think I'm lazy? I'm not! I am working on TROM 2. Was kinda efficient these days ;)- I am still playing around with styles and ideas. But already made some edits and written some stuff. Here's a screenshot - I blurred some parts cause I don't want to give too much :D - for my own sanity. I need to focus on it without divulging too much about it. My idea right now is this: present the world that I know :D. Who am I, how I got to think the way I did, and what I know about the world. It will be heavily based on The Money Game and The Origin of Most Problems books. But ofc, with footage and new stuff, and all that, will be unique. But it can be like 20 hours long :(. In any case. I'm working on it. I'll give you more details as I go along with it. Chat image
Tio
A new TROMjaro ISO is out https://www.tromjaro.com/07-07-2020/. Grab it from here https://www.tromjaro.com/install/. Just a few minor improvements + the ability to install flatpaks from our APPS library directly ;). TROMjaro keeps on being a trade-free operating system. No nonsense. No BS. It simply works and we tweaked it so no users would be tracker online, or see ads, or sue trade-based services. You can share unlimited files with anyone, talk (video/audio), convert, edit, watch, whatever you can do o a computer. ALL, Trade-Free! If you appreciate this work, we would appreciate if you can support us financially here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - we really need more support.
Tio
A new TROMjaro ISO is ready. Will publish it tomorrow. Not many big changes, but the most important is teh ability to install flatpaks from the web. Thus, form our app library. Now you can install AUR, Flatpaks, and from REPOS. Basically covering almost all Linux packages. Plus Appimages that work by default in TROMjaro. THis way if there is an app for Linux, it should be available on TROMjaro.
Tio
Thanks to Manjaro's team now I can incorporate the installation of flatpaks from TROMjaro's apps library ;). Which is great since it opens up more options for us in terms of what software we can recommend. I will incorporate that into the next TROMjaro ISO. I hope soonish. If I am in the mood today I may release it today ;).
Tio
Added 2 very good source for TROM curated stuff. Aaron recommended them. https://noyb.eu for news and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTcr7MRatEPF8uwwVKoGGIg. Aaron is on fire :) - he is so active and adds new stuff to the project. He deals with the trade-free directory too. Not to mention that he created the TROM Curated world into german, with german sources https://www.tromsite.de/werkzeuge/
Tio
had more or less 1-2 days off....ill get back to work tomorrow ;)
Tio
Thank you Michał for the 10 EURO donation! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
btw, and probably no surprise, I am building all of the TROM 2 documentary with trade-free software. TROMjaro, Libre Office, Kdenlive, and more. I trade nothing for these. They work great. Very happy! :)
Tio
If you wonder why not any new TROMjaro ISO, is because for one Manjaro didn't push any new update, and second is that TROMjaro is good as it is already. Only a few plans ahead like creating a package for our icon pack, allow installation of flatpaks from our web library, and a few other very minor tweaks. TROMjaro works perfectly fine and the idea was to not add too many changes over time. I think having a stable, working and great OS is our best bet for the long term ;).
Tio
We have enough funds for about 3 and a half months to run TROM. If anyone can support us, please use this link https://www.tromsite.com/donate/. If you want to know what you are supporting, see this video https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_236,1s - thanks!
Tio
Great tromcast. Thank you Brandon for participating! You can watch the cast here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_237,0s and in audio format here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/
Tio
TROM-Cast 50: The Zeitgeist Movement. Live here https://youtu.be/59-HNtuUVL8 and here https://www.facebook.com/tromproject/live/ - in about 10 minutes or so. Some TZM people will also participate. You can ask questions in the chat at tromsite.com/chat. To participate use https://meet.jit.si/zeitgeistmovement - password is "movingforward".
Tio
Thank you Brandon for the 15 EURO donation! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
I am video editing stuff for TROM 2 ;) - I'll tell you more details as I go along with the work.
Tio
Brandon from TZM will participate. If anyone else wants to, they are free to join ;)
Tio
So, next TROM-Cast on 1st of July, 6PM Madrid time. We will talk about Zeitgeist. The movement. The documentaries. On top fo that we will discuss some TROM Cudated news ;).
Tio
I've been slacking a bit these days. I got a present from my family. A kayak, Inflatable one. Cheap but great. So I've been going with sasha to explore some places here near by. Sea creatures, islands and stuff. Super cool. Sometimes I feel guilty for such "pleasures", but well...I live my life you know :D. TROM 2 is still the most exciting thing on my list, but these "escapades" haha, are also good to keep me sane and relaxed. I am lucky that my father came as a slave in this town, as random as it can get, and now all of my family migrated here. Now things are much better for us all, so we take advantage of teh nature here (since it's trade-free ;) ). Small town, lots of water, some islands and cliffs. People should live in these environments not the concrete jungles made for trading purposes. Anyways, this week we will do another TROMcast. I am excited since I enjoy doing it from time to time. We will probably discuss some news and documentaries. Maybe we will discuss Zeitgeist. The documentaries. The movement. I will let you all know in 1-2 days ;).
Tio
Scheduled 10 more documentaries/series for VN. Need the links for TROM 2 scrip :P
Tio
Vicky, carrino, thank you very much for the $4 a month patreon contribution. Muchas gracias! :) https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
I implemented translation for the big farts https://www.tromsite.com/tbf/ - scroll at the bottom if you want to translate. For this tool it is ok to implement translations since it makes sense in any language.
Tio
Not that many updates from me lately.....I am trying to get into the mood of TROM 2 but I am still on my way there :D - I am watching stuff and taking notes but I need more than that. I really want to do another TROMcast next week ;) - with news and stuff. I miss that. Maybe is also that "summer is coming" and this town I live in is getting into holidays mood and I kinda hate that- Many people. Noises and hot weather. Makes me a bit like a snail :D. My "office" (desk) is on teh 1st floor heading to the main road in the town. A busy cafeteria is literally in front of me as I work and beneath too. So.....noises all the time except at night. I will adapt but just saying....I feel like it is getting me some time to truly get into documentary mode. I didnt "announce" anything about TROM 2 yet, in the sense of making a video about it, since I want to have something started before doing it. In any case, my work continues for all projects. I'm still here. Still active. ;) Still in the mood for these kind of things.
Tio
Aaaand I made a new article: Share files Trade-Free https://www.tromjaro.com/share-files-trade-free/ - you see!? So many trade-free ways to share files. Fuck Dropbox or GDrive :D
Tio
I updated th2 "communicate trade-free" article on tromjaro https://www.tromjaro.com/communicate-trade-free/ - 3 new apps. As you can see, there are plenty of ways to communicate with others without trading anything: money, data, attention, etc..
Tio
I removed Tribler from tromjaro's apps. Great tool for decentralized torrents. But damn they pushed their own cryptocurrency there like nuts. Bad incentive. No bueno. Out! There are other alternatives. I am working on an article for tromjaro about "trade-free file sharing". In parallel with my TROM 2 work.
Tio
We make custom icons for all of the trade-free TROMjaro applications that we recommend here https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - we made hundreds thanks to Gia and Sofie. Can you help us? It is as easy as sending you the files (icons) and you let your creativity flow and create them in the same flat-washed-out style that we use for our Operating System. All of the Open Source community will benefit from your work. If you want to help please email at contact@tromsite.com. Cheers!
Tio
Seems to be working npw. Thanks Alexio for the help ;)
Tio
The curated illustrations do not work properly. Tracking the issue here https://github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge/issues/1617
Tio
more work on TROM 2 today ;) - I may take an IDGAS tomorrow
Tio
Highly recommend this great article by Aaron I quit Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp – here’s why: https://www.ourminds.online/2020/06/20/i-quit-facebook-instagram-and-whatsapp-heres-why
Tio
Today it was a productive day for TROM 2. Watched a big documentary. Took notes. Wrote a bit.
Tio
I made a front page for TROMland ;) - I hope to release soon and we will make a tromcast about it.
Tio
The latest stream that I did is available here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_236,1s ;)
Tio
The stream was very good. The fuckin dust slowing my computer like that.....trust me i am quite clean and neat haha. I vacuum clean every day, even on tables and desks hahaha. But is dustry here and my desk is near the window....anyways. Im happy that was the issue :D - now all works fine.
Tio
Live again here https://youtu.be/4eWbeNvDam8 - I think I know what the issue was....seems to be workiing now!
Tio
I think the NVIDIA fucks things up. I am not in the mood to do it now, but I may try later ;). I got interrupted so many times. In any case.... :))
Tio
fail haha. i may record it tonight and post on tromsite. i may not :D - lets see
Tio
im live now
Tio
Tio: All that I Do!

Livestream about all of the work that I do. In an hour or less.

Streaming here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZCl4mhZXtE and you can interact with me at tromsite.com/chat.