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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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New TROMjaro ISO kinda ready :) - did a lot of work today. All seem to be fine. I need to update the main tromjaro.com page cause i changed some sutff to the default install ;) - and then a few more things and very likely tomorrow i will release a new iso ;) - cool! love it! i also have a "surprise" in store - a new little project that will give a voice to trom people in a more direct way :)
Tio
Starting today we are adding 1 new trade-free app to our TROMjaro app library https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - every day, you'll get some goodies there ;) - stuff to watch, play, create, edit, browse, explore!
Tio
Tomorrow, TROM-Cast: Infected. We do it at 22:00 Madrid time so that Yoann can participate to tell us his is it to be infected with COVID19 :D. yeah, the guy got infected...in Barcelona. Poor beautiful soul :). But yeah, let's hear from him and from others who want to join. Anyone can join!! So please do! Chat image
Tio
Worked a lot on tromjaro today - the new iso. I hope to release it soon.....maybe tomorrow? that'd be great! :)
Tio
Working on the new TROMjaro iso. So far so good. Making a few changes and such ;). Roma works on something too for it ;). For those who know we want to enable the installation of flatpaks from our website like we have done for apps from repos and AUR. These are like the "exe" files for Windows. Different package systems. Right now we rely almost entirely on AUR and Repositories - these alone account for hundreds of thousands of packages. On top of this we added appimages that can be installed easily via tromjaro.com. Adding flatpaks too we will increase the amount of apps that can be easily installed in tromjaro. Mind you, people cna already install flatpaks but we want for them to be able to install them via our website :P - easy peasy.
Tio
For TROMjaro users please read this about the latest updates https://www.tromjaro.com/update-tromjaro-to-gnome-3-36/
Tio
Made a tutorial for how to update tromjaro since this gnome update breaks some stuff. It is a few minutes thing, simple, no worries ;). I will release it with the release notes of the new tromjaro iso. Hopefully I will release that in a few days time. I am working on it ;).
Tio
I reorganized all of our apps https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ so they better fit every category - still difficult, but i think is better now
Tio
I scheduled tromjaro apps for almost 5 months :D - still 20+ more to add when Gia and Sofie are done with the new icons for them. From now on I'll add them little by little, more and more. The big apps-work is DONE! Also, the apps page is a bit redesigned https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - now it is easy to sort through categories ;) - I have to work more on categories and which app fits which. It is way more difficult than you may think....anyways, my next mission now is to release a new TROMjaro iso - need to fix some stuff and so forth.....All of these are very positive things in teh light of the current pandemic-events. At least they relax me and put some positivity out there - sounds like hippy-shit, but is not meant to be like that :P - it simply is positive work (a tool, tormjaro, apps, and such). To create, enjoy, educate, and more!
Tio
Very good TROM-Cast I'd say ;) - I enjoyed it! Now available here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ and here in audio format https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/. Episode 44. 44 weeks = 10 months. Meaning it is a 10 months, week by week. Of course we didn't make it every week so we started it longer than 10 months ago, we started a year + ago. Anyways, I am happy to see that we still do this ;)
Tio
Participate here https://meet.jit.si/covidlockdown password is saveusjeebus
Tio
In 30 minutes we will go live on youtube and facebook to talk about the COVID19 quarantine - our experiences and such. Plus more. We invite you all to participate if you can. See here how https://www.tromsite.com/chat
Tio
You can listen to my interview with Alex about the COVID19 lock-down in Spain, here https://www.spreaker.com/user/11088958/covid-19-lockdown-firsthand-account-of-t - you can see the All Real podcast here https://www.spreaker.com/show/all-real. Thanks Alex. We also did a lengthier interview about TROM, that's more than 3 hours long. It will be posted in a month or so, I'll let everyone know. Alex is also going to try and join our TROM-Cast tonight and hopefully in the future too ;)
Tio
110 apps added in total to tromjaro....40 more to go....i can add them in a few days time ;) - then i have to release a new tromjaro iso and such...al fine, i like this kind of work. it relaxes me. it is positive ;)
Tio
Tomorrow, TROM-Cast: Quarantined. We will discuss how it is to be quarantined because of the recent pandemic. We would like to hear from people about their experience so please participate. Use https://tromsite.com/chat if you are not sure how to participate. Chat image
Tio
Finished my interview with Alex ;) - we will let you know when is out. ALex does a great job at interviewing ;) - really relaxed, professional I'd say, and overall great host. I improvised a mic thing with my lav one :) - i think the audio was great. So, probably he will release it next month. Tomorrow we will do another one about the situation here in spain with the pandemic and how it "feels" being part of that. The main interview was about me, TROM, tvp and such. Alex may participate to tromcast from now on ;) - come there buddy! Chat image
Tio
103 apps so far ;) - progress!! I may take a break for a few hours or the entire day, will see ;) - in 3 or so hours or less I have an interview with Alex from https://www.spreaker.com/user/allreal - looking forward to that ;) - we will talk about TROM and stuff. Will let you know when he publishes it.
Tio
Whoever has TROM-Jaro please do not update your computer for the next week or so. There are some important updates from Gnome that will mess your desktop a bit (in terms of how it looks). I need to figure out how you can do it in a proper way....will let everyone know ;)
Tio
93 apps added to tromjaro, around 60 more to do! :D - Georgi makes icons like nuts haha
Tio
A new FAQ https://www.tromsite.com/faqs/ was submitted to tromsite: Why focus on trade (a behavior) rather than the environment which induces behavior?

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

I highly recommend TROM-Jaro because it works great, it’s neat and simple, and it’s trade-free! Chat image
Tio
Testing a lot of new apps for tromjaro...that's my mission now ;)
Tio
A new version of TROMjaro is out: TROM-Jaro 08.03.2020 https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - Thanks to Dave who left behind a great amount of work that I was able to kinda get it and build a new iso with a few changes here and there. Now I am confident enough that I can manage this ;) - at least the "essence" of it. This release is really just about updates. For new users. That's all. Enjoy!
Tio
I just realized people could not register with Videoneat. Probably I disabled that for security reasons. It is back now. Register here https://www.videoneat.com/wp-login.php?action=register. Registration is just so you can add documentaries to your fav list. You can do it without and account but is better with one.
Tio
Currently TROM gets almost 600 Euros a month. 60% comes from monthly donors (around 60 people) and the rest comes from just 3 yearly donors. A few comes from direct donations by a handful of people. If we could reach 1.000 Euros a month then I won't need to make a new donation campaign for the upcoming documentary that I want to make. So, please, if you can donate here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/. Even 1 Euro a month helps. Currently I am working on releasing a new TROMjaro ISO (just with some updates for newcomers + to get used to take control over TROMjaro after Dave left). So this TROMjaro update is important for me. Then I will create a few articles and videos for TROMjaro and start to add new recommended apps to it. In the same time I will update VideoNeat with new stuff. In essence to try and have tromsite.com, tromjaro.com and videoneat.com trains up and running so that I can then start the work on the new documentary. I will give you a lot more info in a few weeks or less. Without the support of these amazing people, TROMjaro, TROM, VideoNeat and so forth would either take a lot more time to make or won't exist at all. This small army of 70 or so people are behind these TROM projects. They are part of TROM.
Tio
I Don't Give A Shit Friday, sorry :)
Tio
I'll update the translation page tomorrow. Today I am trying an IDGAS Fridat. I Don't Give A Fuck Friday. My day off. :D
Tio
New TROM Snippet: 11. How old is planet Earth? https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_213,0s great one! Great job Aaron!
Tio
Very good tromcast. Great to hear James' ideas. The audio was kinda bad tho but....still fine. I'll post it on TROMsite tomorrow + a new snipped by Aaron ;) - my favorite so far!
Tio
To participate use the password "cube" for Jitsi
Tio
Join our TROM-Cast about Manufacturing the Future here https://meet.jit.si/Manufacturingthefuture Or watch it live here https://youtu.be/jhqd2JPzyDk we start in 10 minutes.
Tio
Today, TROM-Cast live at 8PM Madrid time. Subject: Manufacturing the Future With James Jones TEDx Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFhWx6bYlBc&feature=emb_title from CubeSpawn Project https://cubespawn.com/ More about the CubeSpawn project, here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZMauUCVlNgjyNdFVR7W-nZ0V1oNhjn92XFB2JkhwTA/edit
Tio
Thank you Krom for becoming a TROM Patreon! Donating to TROM allows us to keep this project, and its babies, alive and relevant. Thank you so much https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Ok so my tests with TROMjaro are going from good to great. I am now better understanding the great work that Dave did. I made a few more ISOs. These days I will release a new ISO for update purposes ;). Tomorrow we will have a new TROMcast. We invited someone for teh cast. He confirmed. I need to make sure he will come so Ill give you more info tomorrow if he will for sure. Then Ill tell you what we will talk about.
Tio
I am trying to get back on dealing with tromjaro....i built a new iso for testing. tomorrow ill build a few more to get used to that and eventually these days to release a new iso. Without Dave is bloody difficult since he made so many custom changes that i simply cannot understand. I mean teh guy was the "pro" when it came to these and helped lay the groundwork for tromjaro that was built in the right way. Before Dave, i built tromjaro in an old fashion - still ok, but lacked customization for the boot/login and such + a few bugs here and there. In any case, we will continue with tromjaro but will be a battle....alone i wont be able to maintain it like Dave did, but with the help of Roma we might be able to do it. I will ask people if theres anyone who can help us...will send a newsletter and such. Anyways, happy that I could build a new iso for testing. Will continue teh work tomorrow. I/we need to take control over tromjaro now that Dave is done. DAVE, come back! :D
Tio
Let me tell you how stupid I am: So my computer has 2 graphics cards: 1. is from teh CPU itself (the processor) - it is an integrated graphics card; this one is not that great; 64MB of memory (sure, cna use the ram for more but...). and another one is an Nvidia with 4GB of memory and overall a lot of times more powerful than the other one. Nvidia doesnt play nice with the open source community so there are always issues with it. Especially when you have 2 graphics cards. For the past 2-3 years since I had this laptop I barely was able to use the graphics card because of that. I tried and tried and tried. I either worked awful (super slow and sluggish and buggy), or not at all. For the past 1-2 years it didn't work at all. Basically I used this laptop at only 50% of its power. Recently Nvidia started to play nicer with Linux and I tried again. But damn, all of my tries failed. As soon as I was using the Nividia graphics card (GPU) the computer worked fine for like a minute, then so slow I could not use it. I asked around, I read online, I could not figure what to do. I was kinda assured that there is a physical issue with the card since DIma has an identical laptop as mine (100% identical), and for him it works. So I was sure the GPU was fucked and I got very sad. I was looking online at buying a new computer/laptop but I am broke so....I thought the card mught overheat and some other duded told me that's posisble. But I thought it is still fucked since probably the cooling doesn't work properly. I said I'll give it ONE MORE TRY. I opened the laptop and took apart the entire cooling system. It is true it was super dusty. I vacuum cleaned it and I almost jokingly said that this might have fixed it. I had little hope. I booted the computer and guess what? Everything worked 100% fine! FUCK ME! 2 years I wasnt able to use the bloody thing and it was because of some dust? Jezus! This was ridiculous since I kept an eye on the temperature for the GPU and it wasnt going above 80 degrees. Also, it is ridiculous to be so buggy if it is overheating at 80 degrees. Usually it says if it goes over 98 it is going to be slower....I had graphics cards that went well above 85 degrees and they were fine. So, in a sense I'm not stupid, even tho I feel like that....Anyways, finally, my laptop works 100% with TROMjaro now....JEEEZ hahahaha
Tio
So Dave, who was the one who made tromjaro what it is today from a technical perspective, cannot help us with tromjaro for personal reasons. And I want to die :D. Because I will have to learn what he did there and to maintain tromjaro now. I was super concerned this day will come and it came very briefly and soonish. A massive thanks to Dave who helped a shit ton and such a great guy. He showed us how to do it from now on and I really fuckin hope he will get back to TROM ;). In the meantime I will take a few good days off everything trying to focus on learning how tromjaro works from what Dave did and to try and play with it to create a new updated iso. It is going to be a HUGE challenge for me and I feel like a whale just landed on my chest. But I will figure it out. We also have Roma and Alexio who are there to help with this. SO let's see....I'll update you here....let's take control over tromjaro and learn how to tame the beast ;)
Tio
All TROM-Cast are not available in Full HD here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast - except maybe 1 or 2 that were not recorded in Full HD. I love you archive.org for allowing us to host all of our videos as trade free ;)
Tio
I rebuilt https://www.trade-free.org/. Why? Because the way we built it before made it quite a challenge to translate it. Roma did a great job to make it easy, however I observed most people felt it was super difficult. So we need less friction here if we want for people to translate this website. Now anyone can start translating directly from the website itself. Click a language then edit it. That's all. And the main video? Translate via amara. From the website click teh subtitle and make a new one. That's it. No need to ask us anything and host anything. The website should be almost identical with the one before. We were using webtorrent to stream the main trade-free video from peer to peer, which was super cool. However this was not 100% reliable to the point of where some guys had to set up a server to act as a peer in order for us to have that video working all the time. The tech is fantastic and I hope it grows and we will still try to use it in the future, maybe for videoneat. Will see. In any case, now anyone can translate trade-free.org so easily. The few who translated it like before, no problem. Keep it the same ;). You can still download this version of the website and host it yourself and replace the archive.org video with your own.
Tio
I am in the process of changing a bunch of tromcast episodes. So, it may take a few hours to do so. On tromsite.com you may not be able to see some epsiodes in this meantime :P
Tio
Thank you kind anonymous donor for the 100 Euros donation! :) You always help! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Now in Full HD the last tromcast. There are 6 or so otehr episodes that are not full HD. Ill fix them tomorrow ;) - ok back to my "free" day haha
Tio
TROM-Cast: Prison Earth here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_211,3s and audio here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/ - the video for tromsite.com is not HD but I'll improve it these days. Could not grab a full hd one that's mp4 for streaming...anyways I'll put into action the IDGAS Friday today. I Don't Give A Fuck Friday....a thing I'm testing to take 1 day off everything each week. For my sanity :D. Let's see how it goes
Tio
Join TROMcast here https://meet.jit.si/prisontime password "saveme" or watch it here https://youtu.be/UvFQz41G9uM
Tio
So TROM-cast will be in 2 and a half hours. Don't forget. 19:00 UTC: Anyone can participate. Shownotes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/PDpGaAZ4pt9BHWT
Tio
Ok my blog post is here "Why I got married?" https://www.tiotrom.com/2020/02/why-i-got-married/ and the shownotes for tromcast are updated - big long post....but I had to take that off my chest
Tio
TROM-Cast shownotes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/PDpGaAZ4pt9BHWT - missing my blog post but should be done in a few hours
Tio
Finished my blog post. It is huge....I will go over it one more time tomorrow. Damn. Finally. Tomorrow I'll go through some trom news and make ready the shownotes for tromcast. See ya tomorrow ;)
Tio
Tomorrow, as usual, TROM-Cast: Prison Planet. We will discuss how much of prisoners we are on this planet. I know, it sounds negative and it is. But we may even make fun of it cause what can you do :D. It will be based on the blog I am struggling to finish today + Sasha's blog about teh topic. More info later on or tomorrow.
Tio
Imagine in 2011 telling people I will make a 14h documentary divided in 37 parts using a text-to-speech software. I bet all would have said it is a bad idea. But it ended up as an original "thing" that I loved doing and that eventually reached hundreds of thousands of people. I didn't want to reach any audience...or not to reach. I just want to make something that I think is important and I enjoy doing it. So, after thinking a lot about many kinds of documentaries (styles) now I lean towards a TROM 2. Part 2 of TROM documentary. In any case I should think more about this after im done with my blog and I update tromjaro (with new apps) and videoneat (with new doco).
Tio
I thought and thought and likely I will make a TROM 2 documentary out of that documentary I wanted to make. Would be 10 years later, not that it matters that much, but like a part 2 of TROM. I'll tell you more about that ;). Same style. Long. Detailed. I will think more these days/weeks but I'll tell you something for sure very soon. I think I'd enjoy taking on this challenge. I want to present too much to fit into 1-2 hours documentary. I know bunch of people are telling me to do it this way or that way, make it no more than 2 hours long, make it personal, make it with warm colors, make it with a different voice, make it with original music, present this or that or the other. I was bombarded with such messages all teh time when I brought this idea of making a documentary into discussion. Indeed such people have good intentions and want to help. But in truth their ideas are as valid as mine. So I'd rather make it teh way I think is best to present a subject, nit to follow a particular script or style for the sake of "reaching more people" or go with this other guy's idea or whatever. I've heard lots of people with so many ideas about how to do things. But very few, if any, who do things. I'll take suggestions into account for sure, but I feel like a TROM 2 would be an awesome idea :D. I am super excited even thinking about it. Anyways, back to my blog then some tromjaro and videoneat work, then focus on this idea.
Tio
Updated the Translation Template for tromsite https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html with the new video. Ready for subtitles. Also, answered some emails. Now back to my blog post!
Tio
A new TROM Snippet: https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_210,1s 10. Why are humans changing the Earth's climate? - thanks Aaron. This boi' works like nuts to make money now (so he has a full time job) yet he still continues to do such videos for TROM + translating stuff. What a guy!
Tio
I added all of the TROM files as DAT here https://www.tromsite.com/save/ - basically you can access them all via the DAT Decentralized Network. Still kinda experimental...but try it for the fun of it :D
Sasha
I scheduled more memes for TROM social media :)
Tio
Since this Coronavirus seems a bit more tricky and people need to be informed, I set up TROM News to pick up the latest news about the virus. Mainly Euronews in Europe, PBS in America, and ALJazeera in Asia. So you get a global coverage and stay properly informed. See here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/ (it updates with new information automatically).
Tio
Today I re-setup the TROM home backup server with TROmjaro + transformed the Microsoft surface into a media center (again with tromjaro). I'll push myself to make a video about them all. I filmed already a bunch of stuff for the tablet...you see I'm doing stuff (like testing tromjaro a lot) so it is difficult for me to then take the time to do a videoa bout all of this. But I will really try to.
Tio
Thanks Raimondas for the 1 Euro donation and the message "Great and fast fix after reporting the Tromjaro bug. Awesome!". Even small donations count. https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
TROM-Cast: Climate Change https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_209,14s On TROMsite! :) and in audio format https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/
Tio
TROM-Cast: Climate Change here live https://youtu.be/NKQJbCdEmk4. Participate here https://meet.jit.si/climatechange (password: everyonesonfire) or participate via tromsite.com/chat.
Tio
The surface pro 8 tablet works so wonderfully with TROMjaro. I fixed and improved a few things today that we will implement by default in the next tromjaro release. I still have to test a few more things. Once all is great I will finish that video about it ;).
Tio
TROM-Cast, tomorrow at 19:00 UTC. Subject: Climate Change. Shownotes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/qDEZ9B2rcKTjAaR . Anyone can participate via Jitsi Meet (decentralized, open source application). A few minutes before the cast we will post the ink to Jitsi at tromsite.com/live or tromsite.com/cast
Tio
So me and Sasha went through a hell of an emotional roller-coaster because of teh visa bullshit. Not with each other but with this bs system. Basically we realized (based on what we've read online on official websites and asking around) that Sasha has to leave Spain. So we bought plane tickets for today to go back to romania....to then try one more time going to the immigration office to be told that yeah is no issue she cna stay in spain "forever" .... so it is amazingly great news now but very stressful 2-3 days for us here. I am getting back to my work starting tomorrow. We are in spain, we are very good. We lost 200 Euros on the plane ticket...it is what it is. We will make it. I cant wait to finish my blog post about all of this fucked up adventure of ours. You will see. Then some tromjaro stuff and updating videoneat, then the big plan with the documentary. GOO!
Sasha
I released an article about climate change: https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/2020/02/15/why-were-changing-the-climate-but-not-ourselves/
- it includes the basics, some feedbacks, some impacts, a bit about today's so called "solutions" and why they're not working, then I tried to analyze the situation from an outsider's (alien) perspective and eventually linked to TROM (to the Money Game book and the Origin of Most Problems). I would like to add more to the article and turn it into a TROM book but I don't have time right now, if anyone else is interested in doing that, you can let us know :)
Tio
I hope tomorrow or these days anyways to release a video about that microsoft surface pro with tromjaro to show how tromjaro can be used with touchscreen devices. I filmed today some stuff too.
Tio
A new TROMjaro iso is released! Grab it from here https://www.tromjaro.com/install/ and read the release notes from here https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/. Massive thanks to Dave for helping a ton with this. Previous TROMjaro users please read the Release notes - not much to do, but some stuff to do. We will try to release a new iso monthly just to keep the iso up to date.
Tio
I hope tomorrow we release a new TROMjaro iso and then I am able to focus again on my blog post. To get that done to then focus on adding new stuff to tromjaro (new apps, new articles). To then add a few documentaries to VN + some videos to tromsite (i have some TROM Voices videos from the past that I want to add). ONLY when all of these are done I can focus on the "documentary" thingy. I am getting there ;). Huge thanks to Dave who deals with TROMjaro iso entirely now. Super helpful guy.
Tio
2 new reviews of tromjaro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DE29WIvIT8 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDVWrUerBXI - they are ok in the sense that they attract attention to this trade-free idea. the guy missed a bit the point but i commented on the video to address some of his criticisms ;)
Tio
I also realized that I can see how many hits we have on websites. I thought it is interesting to share with you. For me it does not really matter. So (unique visitors a month): musikwave.com has ~8.3k. tiotrom.com ~9.7k. trade-free.org 3.8k. tromjaro.com 15.5k. videoneat.com ~20k. tromsite.com ~18k.
Tio
For the past months several websites like tromjaro, tromsite, musikwave and such were under attack. Probably nothing "directed" at us, but simply spambots. So much so that they brought entire server down a bunch of times. Because of that I had to enable CloudFlare for them all. This service basically filters these spambots or crazy requests. Since then it's been much better. Of course CloudFlare now collects some data for this reason. In any case, this is a trade-off that we need in today's world. Basically they have to keep track of IP addresses and block suspicious activity. In any case, we've been attacked by again these 2 days and now tromsite.com is "under attack" protection from CloudFlare. You may see the website being a bit more slow or you have to wait a few seconds before it loads. At least we have that. It is good. Hopefully all is fine for now.
Tio
Dave works on a new TROMjaro iso. Great stuff ;) - maybe tomorrow we will have it ready for download (public). Old tromjaro users don't have to do much ;).
Tio
I am impressed at how great tromjaro works on a microsoft surface tablet. maybe i'll make a video about it tomorrow ;)
Tio
No tromcast today ;) - I am playing with a microsoft surface pro 8 and tromjaro. so far so great. maybe ill make a video about it ;). we will release a new tromjaro iso these days ;)
Tio
Slight improvement for embedding trom videos. Now you are embeding 1 single video rather than the entire playlist. I think it makes more sense this way. Looks more clean and all :P. Anyways, now we have a perfect video-hosting solution. Unlimited storage thanks to archive.org and people can share any video section, any videos (individually), or even embed them directly from tromsite.com. More than that, you can embed any video and make it start at any minute/second you want. All of this info is here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ - click details
Tio
These days with my trip back to spain i wasnt able to do much if anything. But starting tomorrow I'm back with my work! ;)
Tio
I won't be done with my blog post this week....I worked on an interactive map to showcase a bit how slaves adn prisoners we are in this society. Maybe I should have written a book for TROM about it. But is ok. A blog post is fine ;). In 2 days we go back to Spain so I'll be busy with that a bit. There a Mircosoft Surface waits for us :D - a 2013 one. Sasha's old "computer" basically. Sent from Russia. I CAN'T wait to test TROM-Jaro on it. I'll make a video about it and all. And ofc after I'm done with the blog psot I'll update TROMjaro with new apps and release a new iso for it. VideoNeat, TROMsite, TROMjaro, and TIoTROM trains must work well and me to manage them in an easy manner before I start my next thing ;). They are all basically fine! I just have to keep them updated while at the same time working on a new thing. Probably a documentary or a video series. Let's see.
Tio
Thank you to everyone who still donates via Patreon and Liberapay every month https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - TROM keeps producing new stuff and keeps everything up to date. Your financial help keeps it that way. Thanks a lot!
Tio
Live here https://youtu.be/LzECbt1rhLs - participate here (video/audio) https://meet.jit.si/trombots (password: noscrubs) or via chat here https://tromsite.com/chat
Tio
This way we are 100% independent on big corporations when it comes to our videos ;)
Tio
Super great, now you can embed any TROM video into your own website https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ - basically it embeds the entire playlist but it starts with the video you want ;) - super easy and cool. And on your website it looks like it is the only video embedded not the entire playlist, but if you scroll down the video, you can see the other ones too ;) - now our video part of the website is complete! Anyone can link to any video from tromsite (even to the second), anyone can embed a video/playlist, anyone can download any video, anyone can share any playlsit with # like https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#poems - super COOL
Tio
Tomorrow we are back with a new TROM-Cast episode. Live. Subject: "Robot Doctors, Smart Cities, and Virus Outbreaks" https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/3QgfKqo8pSr6WHT - anyone can join via Jitsi Meet (video/audio) or our TROM-Chat https://tromsite.com/chat (text) - we will post the Jitsi link in TROM-Chat a few minutes before the live ;). Participate! :D
Tio
This week I'll work on a blog post for my personal website, to tell you a thing or two about my life experience for the past 2 or so months, trying to battle the "hidden" trades of our primitive culture. I'll update you all here since it is also TROM-relevant.
Tio
Roma my friend thank you one more time for 100 Euros donation...damn man, you are always helping. And again great message "Thanks for all the recent work on TROMsite, TROMjaro, VideoNeat and many more. . Miss you, TROMsquad! " - thanks a lot! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Ok so my website is done https://www.tiotrom.com - I had to fix a bunch of stuff, redo the video/photo gallery (moved from vimeo to archive.org), and so forth. You can even see a new video from our TROM meeting in may if you are curious (video gallery). Now I'm focusing on updating the tromsite.com translation page with whatever it needs to be updated with.
Tio
Thank you georgios for the 1 Euro donation and the message "Keep up, don't stop, be a wave, change the world ". Every donation counts, even 1 Euro. If most people would donate small amounts monthly, we could sustain this project in a less stressful manner for us and not put a toll on anyone's financial situation - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
A new TROM Snippet: How fast is the inequality increasing? https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_207,0s
Tio
Great news, we now have tromsite.com in Greek thanks to Pantelis! Here it is https://tromsitegr.hashbase.io/#:HOME ;) - and if anyone wants to translate the entire tromsite.com in their own language (including books, videos, and so forth) then see this page https://www.tromsite.com/act/. Anyone can find these translated tromsites at tromsite.com (select language).
Tio
Btw, me and Sasha are all good now ;) - VISA issue kinda solved ;). So we cna focus on some useful stuff. I am dealing a bit with my website these days and I will write an article about my experience here in Romania on my blog. That's on my to-do list now.
Tio
Now you can access all of TROM-Cast's Show Notes here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/kkJg3j7wYGJW96Z - and directly from here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast - which is very cool since we many times talk about all kinds of news (sources) and people should have easy access to these links. Thanks to TROMcloud! ;)
Tio
today my tromjaro stopped working properly. in all honestly i never had tromjaro, but manjaro with a ton of custom stuff done to it. is no wonder it didnt work eventually. so i freshly installed tromjaro. what i love about linux is that despite me doing lots of custom stuff to my system and installed a ton of packages, i can quite easily redo all of that from scratch. im almost there ;).
Tio
These days I'll deal a bit with my own personal website before jumping on the tromjaro train to add new apps and released a new iso + maybe make a few new articles. on top of that ill release a few older trom voices videos on tromsite + update the tromsite translation page. then ill simply add new stuff to VN, tromjaro, tromsite and sometimes my blog while working on the script for the new documentary ;).
Tio
I am super super happy of the new curated page - like see here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/ you now have all of the "curated world" in your face. easy to access. So instead of linking to videoneat for movies or documentaries and such, you can now see a stream of these directly from tromsite. Same goes for tromjaro apps. And you click any and go to videoneat or tromjaro. Easy. Simply. And very well integrated with tromsite.com. All are automated so if we post a new documentary on VN you can see it here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/documentaries - or a new app on tromjaro, you can see it here https://www.tromsite.com/tools/software - how cool! I really love it!
Tio
Made an update to the curated pages https://www.tromsite.com/tools - click any. Will update and tweak them more a bit tomorrow and explain my line of thinking. Bed time now :)
Tio
Finally the Curated Podcast Page is DONE - https://www.tromsite.com/tools/podcasts/ and I LOVE it! :) - now anyone can listen to any podcast from tromsite.com directly ;). No need for any podcast app. You can sort the podcasts by categories, you can have control over any podcast in terms of speed, search through episodes, read the description for each episode, subscribe via RSS or visit their website. And is all ready for both dark and light tromsite.com skins ;). On top of that I added new podcasts to the list. Enjoy!
Tio
Almost done with the podcasts page. Tomorrow I'll release it for sure!
Tio
I made the TROM Curated Podcast page. It is awesome you can listen to any podcast from there and a lot more. You'll see cause I only have to fix the design for the dark theme. So it is not live yet. probably tomorrow ;)
Tio
Thank you גבאי for the 26 Euros donation :D - I do not understand these letters at all, but big thanks for helping TROM ;) - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
New TROM Snippet: 08. How big is the social inequality? https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_206,0s - great job Aaron!
Tio
Also, we will post new trom snippets - one tomorrow, one next week ;) - Aaron made a bunch more ;)
Tio
I find it hard to properly focus on TROM work while here in Romania. Nevertheless I'll try to finish the podcasts page for tromsite tomorrow then continue with the work as much as possible. I'll make a blog post about the bullshit that we had to go through (and still have to) with the VISA thing - like how much of a prisoner you are in this worldwide society.
Tio
idk about doing a tromcast tomorrow lets see....i am too busy mentally here. tired. not in a trom-like mindset ;)
Tio
I worked for the past 2 hours to implement a comment system for videoneat. I did. But I am not that comfortable with it :D - dont know....for now it is not enabled for any documentaries. Will see ;). VideoNeat got super spammed in the past in the comments section by bots, so I'm concerned it will happen again.
Tio
A message I sent to people:

VideoNeat is a different kind of educational website based on videos (documentaries/movies/lectures) - all of the materials are hand picked (curated) and they are all decentralized (no server, no restrictions, nothing like that). But we need people¡s help to make it stronger and more reliable. And it is simple as hell: SEED. Download any materials from the website and simply seed them.

For those who are not familiar with it: use a BitTorrent client such as Transmission Torrent https://transmissionbt.com/ -> go to any VideoNeat page (documentary/lecture/movie) -> click the "magnet" -> choose to open with the BitTorrent client (like say Transmission) -> the download will start. That's all. Now whenever you have the BitTorrent client opened on your computer, you help "seed" whatever you have downlaoded.

This way we spread these materials on multiple computers and whenevr someone else wants them, they take them from all of us, the ones who share them. The more we are, the more reliable this system is.

Help us please!
Tio
Thank you very much Carl for the 55 Euros donation! :) https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
I was busy these days with the massive bullshit visa issue. I'll make an article on my blog about that to showcase the immensity of this bullshit. Need a recovery from this bullshit....a massive one. I feel like we are trapped in an immense idiocracy. I mean I knew it already but now I felt it entirely...will try to focus on the projects as much as possible, but here in Romania dealing with this massive pile of poop (documents, rituals, all) make me unable to function like a human. My brain and time is infected with these idiotic things.
Tio
My next "mission" - I will make it so that anyone can listen to our curated podcasts straight from tromsite.com ;) - and they will update with new episodes automatically and I will add new podcasts too. I'll do it these days. I also have some older TROM Voices videos I should post these days too. Then, after that is done, I will update the tromjaro train with new apps and a new iso release that's mainly about updates so new users wont have to update a lot after the install. Then I will deal with tiotrom train - I will manage a bit my personal website: videos and galleries, and updates here and there. After the tromsite, videoneat, tromjaro and tiotrom trains are all working (after these updates), my focus will be the documentary. That's what I want: work on the documentary and aside from that update the trains with new stuff ;).
Tio
Great TROMjaro review from LinuxInsider https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/TROMjaro-Updates-Deliver-Lighter-Better-Manjaro-86459.html - with the focus on trade. Awesome!
Tio
https://www.videoneat.com/ DONE! I rebuilt the entire website with elementor and fixed a TON or broken links and descriptions, sources, whatever....updated all series too. Massive work but it is DONE. Jeez I am so happy :D. I also scheduled more documentaries, daily. The VN train is up and running. I will kickstart an experimental VN app thingy these days but won't focus a ton on that for now ;). I may also enable comments for all items on VN. These are future plans. But right now VN works. I still have to babysit like 60 or so magnets to make sure they work. So I may have to work here and there a bit. But all is DONE with VN now :) - happy!
Sasha
It turns out that more than half of my blogs/pages on bigworldsmallsasha.com link to TROM so I spent the whole day fixing links from the deleted Vimeo videos to internet archive (plus some old links for the books ). Now they all work :)
Tio
Ok so I dont know what to do about embedding TROM videos....for now you can embed the entire playlist of a category, like say Poems or the entire Documentary. I contacted the developers of teh plugin to ask them to add something to their code to allow people to embed specific videos. For now it is what it is :(. I need to focus on VN to be done with that soon.
Tio
I made it easier to download all of our videos form here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ - now the "download all videos" button directs you to the archive.org page listing all videos and it is as easy as right click any then "save link as" - or click any video from there then right click and save video as. Like with photos ;). It is easier than before. So, if anyone wants to download all of the videos TROM made, go to https://www.tromsite.com/videos/ - it is easy!
Tio
on tiotrom.com many videos wont work - my gallery and such. ill fix them after im done with VN and TROMjaro trains ;)
Tio
All videos from Vimeo deleted. Except the trom documentary trailer. I thought to leave it there. Also, didn't delete teh videos I used for TROM ebooks. I will replace them at one point with Archive.org videos, but for now is fine as it is. I am working on a solution for people to be able to easily embed videos from tromsite.com into their websites....
Tio
Today our Vimeo account subscription expires. We will lose more than 300 videos from vimeo since they will delete them. It is fine, we have them all on archive.org (tromsite.com) so we dont rely on vimeo anymore. Thing is, I hope they wont delete some that we gosted there for trom ebooks....else ill have to replace those links. It is a constant battle to preserve the internet (webpages, videos, photos, etc.) since they get deleted/moved all the time. Luckily there is archive.org.....so far they saved our ass, trade-free ;) - I'll donate to them each year or month a little bit. They deserve it!
Tio
I also spent some 1-2h reading through tromnews for the next tromcast - to select some news, filter some, add others. This also takes time ;)
Tio
Follow that link to see the behind the scenes photos ;) - also help translate and share it :). More, I added a link for each video on that page so you can share them directly (no need to scroll down). Right click the title of any video and copy the link if you want a direct link to any video ;)
Tio
And the last of the "trade-free means", TROMjaro series of videos - 06. Trade-Free means you are free https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/#youarefree

For this video we filmed Sofie using Sasha’s laptop-tablet, in tablet mode. TROMjaro works very well with touch screen devices, making it perfect for digital drawing, for example. The pen also worked out of the box with TROMjaro. Although Sofie helps designing icons for TROMjaro, she doesn’t yet use TROMjaro for the job, but iOS. The illustration that you see in the video is actually made by Sofie, but again in iOS. She uses Krita in the video, which is a trade-free and professional digital drawing application. In this regards, although Sofie doesn’t use TROMjaro for digital drawing, we showcase that TROMjaro is more than capable for this job, using a touchscreen device + pen and Krita as an example. Sofie does an impressive job when it comes to digital drawing!People who worked on the video: Tio, Sasha and Seb.
Tio
The internet connection here is so painfully slow it is frustrating :D - but hopefully ill be back to spain very soon ;)
Tio
87% done with VN :D - I am kinda sick of it haha, but will finish it in 2 days or so... ;)
Tio
Like I said I see these projects as trains: TROMsite Train, TROMjaro Train, VideoNeat Train, and even my personal blog TioTROM Train. I want these trains to be functional and running so I can simply add new materials to them. TROMsite is up and running. All goo there (except I need to rebuild the podcasts page - wont take long). We are adding videos there and whatever else we make. I keep it in check with our curated tools and such. I hope new books will follow this year (will see, the focus will be the documentary). TROMjaro Train is up and running bit is lagging a bit behind at the moment with it being updated since I focused on fixing the VideoNeat Train. TROMjaro will be constantly updated wit new apps and articles. VideoNeat Train is the one that's not fully functional yet but it is a few days away from that. Then this train too will be up and running and I'll keep on posting stuff to it. I'll deal with my personal website when all of these 3 trains are going well ;). SO: TROMsite Train: manage our curated tools + add new videos, books and stuff like that. TROMjaro: add new apps and create new articles. VideoNeat: new documentaries, lectures, and movies. Personal website: add new blogs ;). These while I will work on the new documentary ;). That's the plan.
Tio
A new TROMjaro review with a focus on the trade-free idea. Great review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh1Zf5FPi1g. We are reaching new minds through TROMjaro, which is what we wanted to do. Great!
Tio
No tromcast this week. I and Sasha are still in Romania trying to hack this messed up society in terms of visas....we hope to be done this month or at the beginning of the next. Not a pleasant environment to work on TROM. I can do mostly mechanical work on VN, then on tromjaro to add new apps and maybe release a new iso with just updates, and such.
Tio
81% done with VN....making lots of progress ;)
Tio
76% done with VN. Working working....cant wait to be done with it. Also, a surprise for our curated podcasts page. You'll see once I am done with VN ;)
Tio
Answered some emails. One particularly very hopeful in the sense that a tromjaro user got to read our Money Game Book! :) - continuing my work on VN now! go go
Sasha
I scheduled all the snippets on "social" ad-networks. Great work Aaron for making them :)
ok now I'm back to my own blog :P
Tio
New TROM Snippet by Aaron: How can we make trade obsolete? https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_205,0s
Sasha
hahaha :P
Tio
Sasha worked like a honey badger today. Fearless - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg - she helps TROM a lot :)
Sasha
I also scheduled social media posts until March. Memes + short clips that Tio made for the books and documentary a while ago. I took a bunch of memes out of the thousands that Tio made for TVP Magazine and edited them to show that this material can now be found on TROMsite :)

There are many more that need to be edited so if anybody else wants to help with this and/or posting on social media, we can use your help! Tio made a new page to show you how- https://www.tromsite.com/act/ (click "Share")
Sasha
I made English subtitles for all of the TROM-jaro videos that we filmed- https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/
Now it should be easier for anybody that wants to translate them ;)
Tio
Half way through the VN stuff....now is getting faster and faster....I wasnt able to do much work for the past 2 weeks or so. I am trying to do as much work as possible and finish this month for sure!
Tio
Another big series on VN updated https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/4672/trust-im-doctor/ - not easy....find every episode, test if works, update, add description, seed, etc...
Tio
New TROMjaro video: 05. Trade-Free means you are in control https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/ - ready for share and translate ;)
Tio
I fixed Season 3 of Adam Ruins https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/4505/adam-ruins-everything/ - it was only in Russian. Now in english too ;)
Tio
I am back to my computer environment ;) - these days i get back to work on VN. I want to be super efficient and finish with VN in a week or less so then I focus on new things like the documentary! :)
Tio
Wont have access to my computer today and tomorrow - hope all is ok with the websites ;)
Tio
No tromcast this week ;)
Tio
Yah Aaron and Seb as nuts :D - these guys help so much.... I am continuing my work on VN as much as I can. Unfortunately I am busy and distracted here in Romania....I'll try my best. I also have to update documentary series with new stuff, so it takes a bit longer. In any case, I'm still here, still active as much as I can....
Aaron
So a few days ago I sent these 2000€ as a donation to TROM. And now Seb who does these awesome videos and who supports TROM for such a long time in many ways decided to donate the other half. So basically now 1000€ are from Seb and 1000€ are from me. Just to clear things out :) huge thanks to Seb! I'm basically doing fine, but in the moment it's difficult to work on more Snippets. However I will definitly do more of these but let's see when I have more time. Greetings to all of you and much love
Tio
Thank you to Liberapay and Patreon donors who keep donating monthly! We are now at 610 Euros a month in total (with the last big donations that are spread monthly for this entire year). This is so great thank you so much! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - of course the goal is still a bit higher to be able to sustain myself for the entire year and pay for everything we need for TROM. So, any donation counts and if I ever "exceed" the minimum I need, then I can save that money to "prolong" the sustainability of this project.
Tio
A new section under Act page https://www.tromsite.com/act/ called "share" - it is about how people can help TROM get more traction online. If anyone can help let me know ;)
Tio
The internet here in Romania is 10 times slower than in Spain, despite being good for most uses....but for me is slow :D. I'll try to deal with that the best I can. I am now continuing the work on VN, to rebuild all pages in Elementor...so, the work continues people! I am still here, 10 years later ;) doing the same things :D
Tio
New TROMjaro video is up https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/ :) - 04. Trade-Free means we ask nothing in return - ready for share and translate ;)
Tio
The latest TROM-Cast available now https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast + the audio version https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/
Tio
archive.org is in maintenance mode ;) - as soon as thy fully get their services back ill upload tromcast and a new tromjaro video ;)
Tio
I got distracted these days, i didnt even post the friday tromjaro video, but starting tomorrow im getting back to work. To finish the videoneat rebuild and add new apps to tromjaro. And very soon to start teh documentary script and more. ill update everyone here!
Tio
Live here https://meet.jit.si/holidays password is "santaisreal" - and you can chat over here https://www.tromsite.com/chat and you can watch it here https://tinyurl.com/wpvl7tt
Tio
Chat image
Tio
We plan to make a tromcast on Friday called "Holidays". ;) - lets talk about the nonsense of holidays, the "good" part of it if there is any, and how can these "holy" days look in a saner society ;)
Tio
I am in Romania and I'll get back as soon as possible to my work. I was busy these days and romania-lagged. I'll update you all here ;)
Tio
Ok so we are about to leave in a few hours to the airport and I checked my bank account and I saw another huge donation. Jezus Christ....Markus, this guy, donated every year for the past years this huge amount of money and thanks to him I was able to continue the work on TROM. I am so amazed I have a smile on my face despite the fact that I have to interrupt my work a bit now cause we have to go to Romania for a bit. 870 Euros from Markus! Wow! With that and Aaron's money I'll have guaranteed 240 Euros a month for the next year. So amazing! Let's see how the monthly donations stack-up, since this is of course not enough to sustain myself, but now it makes it a lot better. A lot! Like I need some 300 or so euros monthly to "make it". And if there is anything more than that I will prolong my existence :D - guys I cannot thank you enough. This year we should make a lot more noise about TROM - with the documentary, perhaps new books, tromjaro, videoneat.....you'll see. My work continues! Thank you! See you in 1-2 days!
Tio
For the next 2 days I'll be mostly offline. I have to go to Romania with Sasha to solve a VISA issue....you know, on this planet you are a prisoner and you are not allowed to live anywhere unless you trade to whoever "owns" that part of earth...you have to respect their rules in order to live there. Anyways, we hope to fix the issue and go back to spain in about a month or so. These 2 days I'll be in "traveling" mode. But then I'll get back to work. Can't wait to start the work on the documentary ;)
Tio
"Sam Livingstone just became a $5 patron!" - Oh Sam thank you so much! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
So Aaron, who is helping translating pretty much everything TROM related into German (even my personal blog), is the one donating 2 thousand Euros....this was such a surprise I had to contact him to make sure he didnt want to send 200 and sent one more zero by mistake. I also asked if I can return him the money since it is too much. You have to understand that Aaron is the most gentle human you'll meet. We lived together for half a year or so, then he decided to go work for a few months to make some money and now the guy sends me 2.000 Euros and working to make these money....I felt like crap knowing this, but I always make people aware that they should prioritize themselves and their families first before helping TROM financially. Aaron is one of my best friends and I told him that many times. People who know me understand very well that I dont like people in general. I simply dont. I like living alone and working on TROM. So it is hard for me to have friends. I am antisocial. However, with Aaron and a few others (say 5 or so TROM people), I am getting along super well and I care about them a lot. They are special people and I really hope to see them soon. So, Aaron helps TROM is a lot of ways and thanks to him (mostly) I can now be a lot more relaxed and work on the new documentary. I'll update you all about that in the following days/weeks. Thank you my friend Aaron, the gentle-human.
Tio
Ok so we've got a 2 thousand euros donation from a very kind human being who is also helping TROM in other ways, a lot. This is a massive help. Due to this I can start focusing on the documentary! It is a life saver for at least the next months. I will divide the money monthly, for the entire next year, and that's about 165 euros a month, which is a lot. Probably the monthly Patreon and Liberapay donations are around 300 to 400 Euros a month or could be less, I have to wait till around 5th of January to know for sure. So with 165 euros a month I'll need some 400 or so monthly to be able to "make it". It's achievable I'd say....but let's wait till next month when i'll know better how much monthly support i'll get. This 2k euros donation is the second largest I ever received and I cannot thank enough to the person who did it. My friend, you know very well how much of an impact this will have on my work and TROM. I can now focus on the documentary! Thank you so much!
Tio
Scheduled documentaries and series on videoneat.com for 1+ month! ;) - i also got a MASSIVE donation today that will allow me to focus on making the documentary that i want to make. i still need sustained monthly donations though but ill tell you more about later on. now i have 2 missions, and 1 main one. so, 3 missions. ill tell you more later on.
Tio
Vimeo subscription closed. I had it since 2012 or so. No need for it anymore. All videos are hosted with archive.org as trade-free. Vimeo will delete most of TROM videos from my account starting 17th of january. It's ok, they are all saved and already on tromsite.com ;).
Tio
It's Friday, it's a new TROMjaro video :)

03. Trade-Free means TROMjaro is yours https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-videos-trade-free-means/ (behind the scenes photos)"

This video we shot with Aaron who is using TROMjaro since TROMjaro’s inception :). Interestingly he uses a MacBook Pro from 2012, and despite that TROMjaro works perfectly. Seb, Tio, and Sasha worked on filming this one. Aaron translates all of the TROM project and its babies into German and he does it all on TROMjaro. On top of this he creates videos for TROM and for his own website with Kdenlive, that is featured in the video. For this shot we tried some new filming techniques that worked pretty well, namely filming from above with a slider. You can see in the photos bellow how we achieved that."

Translators can translate, others can share ;)
Tio
So i am almost done with scheduling/posting the new VN documentaries. Ill finish tomorrow for sure. Will be a month and a half of daily documentaries on VN ;) - one a day :P. After I am done with the new ones I'll get back to fix the old ones. Still a lot more to fix....but i have to do it.
Tio
Wont do a tromcast tomorrow :P - will see when the next one will be ;) - focusing on VN right now
Tio
Thank you Santa Claus for the 200 Euros donation https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ haha
Tio
I realize how in contrast the last 2 posts here are. But thats the flavor of reality in my case. I am happy most of the time and i have plans and i want to do a ton of stuff, because i forget about the money situation. Then i remember it....and hell breaks lose :D. Anyways, i'm still here. Will do stuff as much as i can. And if i cannot all of my work still remains there ;).
Tio
By my brief calculations I think I am minus 200 or 300 Euros haha. I am still thinking of freezing all projects, like I wanted to do a bunch of times, and put a popup on all of them saying: if you want me to keep these projects donate here. And ofc all of the old stuff we did will still be in place. But could be a way to at least finally give up until i have enough to continue. I'll only manage the websites to make sure they work and tromjaro and all, but no more updates maybe. And to search for ways to make some money. Heres the thing, i can put up with a lot of stress and shit, but then i explode and i take radical decissions when i reach my limit. I did that several times in the past with projects, like tvpmagazine. So, i am close to that point with all of what i do online and i may take such a radical decission. I was quite resilient with trom and its projects so far, bcs i care so much about them, but having no money, being unable to pay rent or food, makes it impossible. at elast if i give up till i get enough funds, ill be less stressed about getting enough funds and struggling month by month. will see. maybe i am too tired now and grumpy and depressed :D. i also cant rely on the kindness of a few people who supported me for teh past months. like 5 or so people donated me monthly more than the rest combined....i cant put that pressure on them anymore ;). will see. for now ill deal with udpating VN and making sure all trains are working.