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Get Involved

There are a bunch of ways for any of you to help this project. We are trying to keep TROM as a decentralized project and provide opportunities for anyone to help this project grow. We want you to know that whatever you do for the project is a direct contribution and you are a part of the project as much as any of us are. We want to thank you for helping, although there is no need for that since we work together to grow TROM and its baby projects.

  • translate / dub
  • proofread / review
  • make videos
  • make audiobooks
  • write books
  • curate stuff
  • webdev
  • help tromjaro
  • trade-free directory
  • decentralize
  • share
  • participate

1. TROMsite: Except for some of our TROM Tools, everything can be translated/dubbed. We have created a clone of tromsite.com that anyone can start to translate right away. This tromsite clone contains links to project files, subtitles, and everything you need to translate the entire TROM project and take full control and responsibility for it. You can access and edit the page from here. Before you start please read the instructions or see this video. If you need any kind of help don't hesitate to use our TROM Translation chatroom here (password is: tromtranslate). This other video is about how you can translate our TROM ebooks.

2. TROM Memes: we create images with snippets from our books to share on social networks. Here you can find all of our memes (TROM/TROM Promo/Memes). Use the "odg" file wherever is available. Open it with LibreOffice Draw and start translating the memes. After you are done, you can export to PDF and then convert the PDF to images. In that folder you'll also find many of our memes that are only available in image format - these cannot be edited that easily, but they are still available if anyone wants to add a colored block over the English text and translate them into another language. Make sure that you remove the TVPMagazine watermark where there is any, and replace (if you want) with a TROMsite watermark. These were memes created when TROM managed TVPMagazine.

3. Our Other Tools: tromjaro.com, trade-free.org, trade-free.org/directory, TBF and videoneat.com can all be translated in a very easy manner. Scroll at the bottom of any website, select the language, then after the page refreshes scroll down again and click "edit translation". The page will refresh and you can simply start translating. This is a video explaining the entire process for tromjaro.com, that is similar for all of the above tools.

 
 

 

 

The more eyes we have looking at our content, the more well-made our content is. If you want to help proofreading (spotting typos) then you can simply do that for any TROM materials or tools. If you spot a typo (website, books, etc.) simply use our contact page and send a quick email. It really helps a lot. If you want to help with proofreading our books or other TROM materials before they go public, use the same contact form and let us know about that, and we will set everything up for you!

Our TROM materials are very well researched but we would love to have more eyes looking at their sources/claims before they go public. If you think you have the time to check our books (or other materials) before they go public, let us know and we will set up everything for that.

Putting TROM's content in video format may be one of the best approaches if we want more people to be aware of our project. Currently there are 2 main categories that you can make videos for:

1. VideoBooks: We can transform any TROM book into a documentary/video. Take any book that is not done yet and you would like to transform into a video, and let us know so we can quickly prepare the script for the video format. Once that is done you can start making the video: record the voice + do the video editing based on the script. We have a TROM Video Group on TROMcloud, so if you are interested contact us.

2. Voices: "TROM Voices is all about highlighting interesting minds from all around the world by video editing their mindful words. Jacque Fresco, Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, or any other human with interesting ideas could be part of this series." - Anyone can give this one a try and send us the video. If we consider it in line with TROM, then we can add it to the website.

We have so many books and it would be fantastic if we can transform them into audiobooks. Audiobooks can be more accessible for people. To make audiobooks is as simple as reading the book while recording yourself. You should, of course, read them word by word as much as possible, so we keep the integrity of the books intact. Once you are done, send us the audio file so we can post it here.

If you think TROM should address a particular subject or you want to criticize/improve this project, the best way to do it is to write a book for TROM. This way you get our full feedback and the full TROM exposure.

The advantages of writing for TROM:

1. You learn how to present a subject.

2. You will learn how to face healthy criticism because we will ask questions about your book and put it under the microscope. The purpose is to make it bulletproof. No worries, everything is super friendly and meant to make your book much better. We will work together on this.

3. You will have your book proofread and designed. The proofreading is basic and you have the last word in any change that is made to the text (your writing style will be preserved). The design will enhance your book and you will also have the last word in regards to it.

4. Your book will be promoted like all TROM books are. We will make memes out of it and post on our social networks, and in the future, we will make videos out of it or an audiobook, or add it to our huge TROM quiz.

6. Your book will be available online as HTML5, plain text, and as PDF.

5. You own your book. After we post it via TROM, you can also post it anywhere you want to in any format you want to. You will have a copy of your book in PDF and plain text format that you can use any way you want to (of course).

Tips for writing:

1. Write about stuff that you consider super important. Please do not send books you already wrote. We want to post original content on TROM and we will check every book to see if it was posted anywhere else before.

2. Let us know please what the subject will be so that we can check to see if we covered it previously. Describe it a bit.

3. Write as if you explain it to a 10 year old - We always try to do that so everyone understands. TROM is not a scientific journal, by contrary, it is "something" that tries to explain complex and important topics in very simple ways (simple language).

4. If you can, use Libre Office Writer to write the book (it is an open source format based on trade-free software).

5. Use sources for your claims. If you claim something then try to make it as scientific as possible and source that claim. Wikipedia, scientific articles, governmental sources, are among the best to base your claims on. Try avoiding shady/controversial websites/sources.

6. Make the subject global: we don't focus on local issues or solutions since our problems are global and they require global solutions. You can start by explaining in detail a local problem/solution then expand it globally.

7. Always try to provide a solution if you present a problem.

8. Do not write for TROM, write for yourself, then send it to us. This way, if for some reasons your book is not approved, you won't feel like you wasted your time writing it. You can always publish what you wrote on your personal website or social network ;).

If you have any question just contact us.

We are curating anything from videos to news or podcasts. You can see our curated list here. It is important that people keep themselves sane and scientific in this very click-baity and pseudoscience society that is highly influenced by trades to become as such. If you know any good source of news (especially sci-tech news sources), or educational youtube channels, or great podcasts and such, then please send us some suggestions. Use our chat or email.

Most of our websites are created in WordPress, but we also use custom CSS and JS for these websites. If you are familiar with any of this, you can become part of our WebDev group on TROMcloud where we may ask for help from time to time. Contact us if you would like to join.

TROMjaro is a trade-free Linux distribution. Not only that it provides a great service for people, but it also educates them about this trade-free idea. There are a few things we could use some help with:

1. Test and report bugs with the Operating System.

2. Test the applications that we recommend here, and make sure they all work to be installed via our web-installer. In other words, if you use TROMjaro, go to that page and one by one click the "install" button for each apps, or as many as you can. If any does not work, please report it on its page.

3. If you are familiar with AUR packaging or in general with Arch Linux, you can join our TROMcloud group and help us with stuff: from adding new features, to fixing some bugs or to create AUR packages. Contact us for that.

4. Submit trade-free applications via our form, here.

5. Help us create custom icons for TROMjaro. These are the icons that we've made so far and we always have more to make, on a constant basis. It is very easy to help us with this, you only need to know vector design. Contact us if you can help, and we will give you more details.

We want to create a massive directory of trade-free goods and services but we need your help. And it is so easy to help with this. You do not need anyone's approval or to contact anyone.

1. Submit: First, see the "how to" page, and once you understand what a trade-free good/service is, use the "submit" page to quickly submit a good/service. It is extremely easy and your help can add up by a lot.

2. Review: You can help by reviewing any good/service from the directory. The more reviews we have, the better the rating for each of them.

We don't want to rely entirely on centralized servers (companies) for our content, so we are trying to decentralize it.

01. TROM: We are trying to decentralize all TROM files (over 150GB) but it is super difficult because we need to do it in a dynamic manner (so that our TROM Main folder can get updated very often and the updates can be pushed to everyone). We tried the DAT and the IPFS networks but none works properly. We will continue to try and whenever we find a good option we will post it here. In the meantime you can help decentralize all of our files that are available here, by uploading them to multiple locations. If you keep such locations up to date to reflect all of our changes to the Main TROM folder, then we will add that location to our Save page. Contact us and let us know.

02. VideoNeat: if you want to help decentralize documentaries/lectures or movies that are science based and hand-curated, simply go to VideoNeat.com and use the magnet links - download and seed. It will help a lot! If you want to do that in a more automated manner, contact us please.

03. TROM-Jaro: go to the install page, download TROM-Jaro and upload it to different locations. This way you can spread it over the internet.

Note: this is geared towards those who want to manage TROM’s social networks, but it is relevant for anyone who wants to spread our materials.

We all know these “social” networks are “ad networks” in reality, but we need them to “spread” TROM stuff to as many people as possible. We also must understand that if anyone is “free” to post anything they consider in TROM’s name, then little by little we may deviate from what TROM stands from. Our materials are very well researched before we publish them, and we create a lot of them, therefore the best approach is the following:

1. TROM creates materials (books, videos, curates media, etc.)
2. People share them on TROM’s ‘social’ networks (TSN)
3. People can also take bits of our materials (like quotes) and share on these networks directly

You can simply join us in several ways to keep in contact with us, help here and there with whatever you can, express your ideas, and so forth.

01. TROM-Cast: almost every week we are going live on several platforms like YouTube and Fecabook to talk about interesting subjects. We post all such TROM-Casts on tromsite too, so we don't rely on these 3rd party platforms. We stream using trade-free software and anyone can participate without the need of an account or special permission. We use Jitsi Meet for the video-call, and OBS Studio for everything else. At the day of the cast we post a Jitsi Meet link on our TROM Live and anyone can click and participate (it works as an app, or in the browser directly). We encourage anyone to participate. Alternatively you can write us live on our TROM Discussion chatroom.

02. TROM Discussions chatroom: we have a special chatroom where anyone can participate without an account or any special permissions or applications. Most of us from TROM are there, so you can meet us more directly and ask us questions or engage with us.

Live Updates

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

Tio
This TROMland service is so useful for meetings and polls https://tromland.org/framadate/.

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

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

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

VS

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Streaming here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZCl4mhZXtE and you can interact with me at tromsite.com/chat.
Tio
added the new logo to tromjaro https://www.tromjaro.com/
Tio
A new TROM Snippet: What is the trade-free directory? https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_235,0s
Tio
The most interesting is the idea of adding all continents (land mass of earth) into the hand print logo. That logo was originally from an icon pack of logos...not original. Now is a lot more original ;). I will have to replace it on all websites where we put the trade-free logo. Anyways, very happy with the results... finally haha. Chat image
Tio
So I think the logo is DONE :) - see it here https://www.tromsite.com - worked a lot on it. Ye...may seem simple or dk....but had to go through a bunch of styles and such. You can grab the SVG from here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/s/t9CR79ZfK9KmWy8 ;) Chat image
Tio
bloody logo hahahah....i keep on changing and tweaking....frustrates me :D - i know this is not as important....but i started and i want to finish it....
Tio
Testing a new trom logo :D https://www.tromsite.com - i was never that happy with the original oen since it was not...well...original...it was a font and a handprint that you can find online....now i designed it all manually. plus, the hand, if you look carefully, encompasses all continents united as one ;) - i'll see....maybe ill change it more....i was simply inspired today to do it. probably no livestream today. i cannot schedule things. whenever i feel doing something im doing it. i hate schedules :D - when ill do a livestream ill tell everyone some hours before or so....it will be reposted on tromsite anyways so....
Tio
Likely tomorrow I'll do a livestream. Myself. Me and you. Whoever you are. For hours. Talking about everything that I do. Going through all of the projects I made and what is my involvement with them. My daily routine and so forth. If not tomorrow then the next days for sure. But I will try to do it tomorrow. I don't know the hour because I hate scheduling things. But should be later on in the day (madrid time). I will call it "All that I do". And I will make a followup one "All that I want to do" where I talk about TROM 2 and some of the books I want to write and such.
Tio
I improved a bit our curated news https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/ - I will improve it more and more. I don't get any help really when it comes to finding new news sources :D - so I have to dig for them myself. Despite very little help or none at all when it comes to our curated tools, I keep on doing them.
Tio
Thank you so much Roma for yet another donation, 100 Euros via paypal https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - you keep on helping TROM all the time. Thank you so much!
Tio
I will make the trom curated news better the following days - as a side-work thing. TROM 2 is my priority. Today I'm trying the IDGAS Friday again :)) - won't be available much.
Tio
I re-watched Zeitgeist Addendum last night in "preparation" for TROM 2. Just to see how I interpret all of it many years later. And yah. I changed a lot. I will agree with the message there but I find it very incomplete and a bit all over the place and perhaps too "utopian" towards the end. Good job, but I think we need a very different approach. Not "bashing" Zeitgeist at all, is just that looking that Addendum I feel like it is not as "moving" as it was for me many years ago. And this is prob normal. Will watch the last Zeitgeist these days.
Tio
Oh wow I discovered this website https://3pic.github.io/money via our curated Finteresting section https://www.tromsite.com/tools/finteresting/. You can choose what billionaire to be and start buying stuff to see how much stuff you can buy. Insane.
Tio
Fixed a bunch of VideoNeat dead links or messed up pages thanks to our boii Cody who checked all VideoNeat page by page, link by link. A lot of work. Thank youuu Codyy!
Tio
Here's yet another example of why money is not the problem. Trade is. https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/06/07/brave-browser-caught-adding-its-own-referral-codes-to-some-cryptcurrency-trading-sites/ Money is just one way of trading. Cryptocurrencies are as awful as money. Plus, data trade, attention trade, and social credits, are all problematic. This is why TROM's focus is on TRADE and not MONEY.
Tio
I feel much better health-wise. I will take a few days break (at least some)....to do more offline stuff if possible... :P
Tio
Ok so....I worked a bit on our curated tools https://www.tromsite.com/tools/ and i removed from news all of the submissions from the other categories since it made little sense and that section was almost like an accumulation of the other ones....I will work to improve our news section with more diversify sources. In the meantime I added a new thing "FINTERESTING" https://www.tromsite.com/tools/finteresting/ :) - see what's all about :P
Tio
You know, there is a lot of good in the world. Like proper-good, not facebook-or-google-good. But most people only focus on the bad part of the world. We strive, at TROM, to showcase both parts since it is also important to know what's wrong with our society, but lately we focused a lot on the "good" part. Don't be one of those who just complain, do something to highlight the "good" in this world. We created a wonderful Directory of trade-free goods and services and anyone can submit any, in under a minute. Go here https://www.trade-free.org/directory/submit/ and start submitting!

Why is it important?

1. Because pretty much no one gets the trade-free idea and it is so important to get it, as it is the origin of most problems. So, learn more about what is and what is not trade-free by submitting and reviewing goods/services.
2. Because we can showcase to people that there are thousands of trade-free goods/services out there. Suck a duck no-sayers :) !
3. Because we can contact these organizations (the more we know, the better) and tell them about this trade-free idea and TROM. We are already inviting a few to future TROM-Casts and such. So help us find more such organizations.
4. Because you and I and your mother and everyone else, can use these trade-free goods and services and trade less as a result of that.

So. Do it. Instead of reading "bad" news in quantities that are not healthy, spend that time to do a bit of good.
Tio
TROM curated News may not work now - i am cleaning the sources for it today ;)
Sasha
I scheduled social media posts for the next two or so months. If you didn't know, there is a TON of fantastic material on TROMsite :) I scheduled: memes (btw, Tio has made like tens of thousands of memes! :D), promo videos, all of the TROM Voices (except a few that Faceshit didn't let me schedule), Seb's great TROM-Poems, and our TROM-Jaro videos. You can find all of this stuff on here on TROMsite :)
Tio
Now our curated videos page uses our own installation of rss bridge thanks to Alexio, to pull all of the stream! https://www.tromsite.com/tools/videos/ No more youtube API limits and bullshit. I also enabled search for curated videos and news. maybe i'll tweak the design a bit tomorrow and enable it for all curated categories. DK maybe is useful for some...
Tio
I am working on the curated videos page to switch from ytb to rss bridge. you may see it messed up for the next hours....
Tio
Big thanks to Mark who donated 400 Euros that we can use to pay for our server where all of our websites are hosted, for more than half a year! That's just great! We pay around 60 or so Euros a month for our server, so if you want to help us keep our server up and running, you can help donate here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - again, thank you Mark!
Tio
you wondering when ill work on TROM 2? i too haha. my excuse is that i felt sick and still do so i cant focus on writing for the script and such....but i will no worries!
Tio
Thanks to Alexio our curated illustrations page is working again https://www.tromsite.com/tools/illustrations/ and with NO Instagram Bullshit API. This one should work from now on ;) - also, Alexio is in charge of a new TROM project ahhaha. Yes a new one. You'll see. A bunch of great online tools for everyone. Thank you Alexio!
Tio
The curated illustrations are still not working....Instagram issue....the ones who made the plugin that we use for it, are trying to fix it....unfortunately idk from where to pull those images other than insta-shit. that's where theses "artists" post their stuff to...
Tio
A new TROMjaro ISO is out https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - mainly we tweaked Firefox even more in order for it to be trade-free. We removed a lot of Firefox nonsense. And I seem to feel better ;) - will start watching some documentaries for TROM 2 - to get into the mooood :)
Tio
I don't like not feeling normally-healthy because I just stay around not doing much and I love doing stuff. Feeling a bit better. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be much better and I'll do some work. I am waiting for manjaro to push another update and we may be able to allow people to install flatpaks from tromjaro.com. That's be great cause we lacked that. A while ago I proposed to Manjaro's team to allow applications to be installed from websites directly. Some people were really against but I insisted and with some help from there, then Roma's help, we made it possible. And we implemented it to tromjaro.com. Something unique. Now they are making their own online software center with the same idea in mind :D - well, maybe they got inspired by us....who knows. but is good to see this cause we will be able to use their tools that will probably work better.
Tio
Thank you to everyone who is still donating to TROM! We have enough funds to keep all of the projects alive for 115 more days. Or some 4 months. After that we will have no more funds. If you can please support us here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ it would be fantastic. Keep in mind the support is for multiple projects: tromsite.com, tromjaro.com, trade-free.org and the directory, ourminds.online, videoneat.com, musikwave.com, TROM Cloud and of course tiotrom.com if you want to support that.
Tio
I still do not feel that well today. I think i got food poisoned. Which sounds a lot worse than it is. I'll see if I can work on some of the projects today. Maybe the documentary!? I'll see :D - also, trom curated news does not work currently. I'll try to fix it in a bit....maybe later...
Tio
felt sick today....didnt do much work on anything.....ill reboot myself for tomorrow :D
Tio
Latest TROM-Cast here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_234,4s and audio here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/ - BIG thanks to the Internet Archive for providing such a great trade-free service. Also thanks to Colin for participating. It was a very good cast.
Tio
TROM-Cast: Sharing. Live on shittube https://youtu.be/fVF9ry7uusM and facepalm https://www.facebook.com/tromproject/live/ . Or participate via chat at tromsite.com/chat. If you want to join us video/audio click this link https://meet.jit.si/share-and-care (password is: notrade).
Tio
Spent 1.5 hours fixing some design stuff with our curated podcasts....the plugin we use got a big update...normal stuff for me to do...maintenance...
Tio
Here's a funny TROMjaro feedback from Matt :)

Torvalds our in Helsinki

Linux Unser,
The You are in the kernel,
Your swap file is open,
Your gnome is coming,
Your Bash-command be done,
As in red hat, so is suse.

Give us our login daily,
And forgive us our undersized memories,
Like we forgive you for your requirements.

And do not lead us to Microsoft,
but deliver us from Microsoft
and deliver us from Bill Gates!

For thine is the net
and the distributions
and the surfaces
and the hard disk
and the stability
Forever and ever!
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Tio
I removed Firefox from tromjaro apps since it is a trade-based app https://www.trade-free.org/directory/rejected/firefox/ - TROMjaro's version of Firefox it is trade-free tho. We keep on making things better for TROMjaro. We learn more and more about this trade-free idea. All of us.
Tio
Tomorrow (3rd of June at 6PM Madrid time), TROM-Cast Live about "sharing". We will discuss the idea of sharing and how it is similar or different from "trade-free". We will also have a guest, Colin Turner, who recently released sharebay.org, a platform where individuals can share without asking for anything in return.

Anyone can participate via video through Jitsi (we will share the link on tromsite.com/live a few minutes before the cast) or via text at [link src="tromsite.com/chat.

See"] you tomorrow! :)
Tio
In the next TROMjaro release we will remove the Firefox "pocket" feature that links to their trade-based service in every Firefox tab...more tweaks to keep Firefox close to being Trade-Free.
Tio
We live in a society where:

1. People are not offered an education (what humans are, how human behavior works, how our society works, and so forth). Humans are thought to obey and respect the rules of the educational system, and that their end goal is a "career".

2. Humans spend most of their lives trading. Jobs and loans, universities and servitude. They, at best, get specialized in selling themselves to the system.

3. Our society of trade only cares about trading. Thus, what people consume (from products to news) is likely produced of a bad quality for the sake of views, currencies, fame, data, and so forth. Humans fill their heads with clickbait misinformation.

4. The ones in power are the same creatures created by the same system, only that they have a lot of power and the only way they think they can solve problems ,is through punishment.

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = a society of simple minded (perhaps primitive) humans who do not know where the problems are, nor what to do about them. A society of primitive creatures busy with trading. A society of primitive abusers who may think that if you turn off the volume, perhaps the music won't play anymore. It is the perfect mix that will create combustion from time to time, yet no long lasting flames.

What to do? It is hard to say. But as long as people do not understand that the worldwide society we live in is solely based on trades and this insane game of moving shit from one place to another is completely eating their lives, transforming them into primitive creatures, then nothing will change. Understand the main problem, to be able to contemplate solutions. Else...combustion, but no flame. Lots of gagging, but no vomit. Chat image
Tio
We have a new TROMjaro ISO https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - is hot and tasty :). Grab it. Also subscribe to get notifications every time we release a new ISO. :) - awesome! I struggled a bit with this one, but is out now. Fresh!
Tio
When SpaceX sends astronauts into space and everyone labels that as an amazing achievement, maybe they should put the news title as: "A PRIVATE COMPANY getting a $7 billion contract to send AMERICAN astronauts into space." Company, money, americans. Not organization, exploration, humans.
Tio
If anyone is familiar with Arch-Linux we would use some help here and there with TROMjjaro. TROMjaro has reached many minds that we could not have with just our¡educational projects and we are actively developing this Operating System that is trade-free. But from times to times we may need some help to fix some bugs or create some packages for our distro. Please, if you have the time and knowledge, let us know https://www.tromsite.com/contact/ - cheers!
Tio
Really nice day yesterday - my day off :). Today I will release a new TROMjaro iso since Manjaro finally pushed the update we were waiting for. Then back to TROM 2. Aaron does a fantastic job with the trade-free directory. I am sooo hapy to see him understanding this concept so well and become a watchdog for what is trade-free and what is not. Also big thanks to Alexio who is always there on TROM Cloud chats helping with a lot of stuff here and there. paying attention to what we do, or have to do. Always there :).
Tio
So, I'll take a day off tomorrow and then I really hope I won't have to focus on anything else but TROM 2. I need to. I have to. I want to.
Tio
So. if you want to stay in touch with what we do, here are your options (automated emails to your email account, or rss feeds):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please"] help us grow this directory!
Tio
So I implemented a Notification system for VideoNeat https://www.videoneat.com/notifications/ - you can subscribe to our RSS feed or via email to get an email whenever we post new stuff to VN, or weekly emails with the latest from VN. Best way to keep'n'touch. Try it! I will implement this to all websites these days. maybe today if I am very efficient ;). I think it is super cool to have it all so automated in this way.
Tio
We will release the trade-free directory today ;) - and today I'll work on the newsletter and notification thing for all websites....sorry TROM 2, just wait a bit. Just a bit, and I'll get back to you! Also, we will deploy a better search engine for tromjaro ;)
Tio
Very cool flamingos. And other birds :). And I didn't work on TROM 2 at all... :( - I worked on something else. I can't contain myself haha. So basically I want to make our websites more easy to "follow" and I am working to integrate a system for them all so anyone cna subscribe via 2 methods: email or rss. Say you want to know when we release a new TROMjaro, you should get an email the moment we release a new ISO. Or, subscribe via RSS to that. Or, say you want to keep up with what we add to videoneat and you want to get an email every week with the latest documentaries or courses we add there. I already tested the system. Seems to work great. It is not as difficult to implement as far as I've seen. I think it may be important now that I will be busy with the documentary. So maybe let's finish implementing that first....then I can focus entirely on the documentary...TROMsite would be the hardest to do like that, or impossible...since we use different methods to add new videos and books and all that....so I'll see. That should probably be the only manual newsletter. The rest will be automatic. Anyways....I hope to do it in just a few days time :P. This is important in my view so....
Tio
taking a break, going to see some flamingos with georgi and sasha :) - we are lucky that here there is a natural reserve (a small one, but cool) - birds and stuff. did you know that flamingos are pink because of what they eat? if they change their diet, they change their color. search it! use https://peekier.com/ - the new trade-free search engine that we will use as default for tromjaro. I am using it now. duckduckgo can suck a duck, because they inject ads into your face. it will be removed from tromjaro. ok, i, later on ill do TROM 2 work. i hope! no more interruptions please! :)
Tio
Ok I think I fixed tromjaro.com.....damn, a few hours spent on restructuring the comment section and integrate all with the website design...no TROM 2 day for now...had to do this.
Tio
The bloody comments plugin for tromjaro, tiotrom, and bigworldsmallsasha got an awful update and added a bunch of crap :D - I will work on fixing it. Already moved tromajro to the default wordpress comment module and I'll do the same for tiotrom. I realized over time that in wordpress it is best to keep it as close to the core wp installation as possible, else with so many plugins the website is slow and difficult to manage.
Tio
I did some extra work on tromjaro (sent Georgi more app icons to do) + tried to fix the illustrations page for our curated tools, since we pull data from instagram (cause we don't find any other place to do so - these 'artists' pu their stuff on insta-shit so...) - anyways, it doesn't work to update with new posts from them. Insta-bs is playing not-very-nice. Alright....focus more on TROM 2. And I'll get back to emails tomorrow ;)
Tio
I am trying to record my voice to see if I can present the documentary. If it doesn't go well, there are a bunch of people with an amazing voice that will record a voice-over for TROM 2 ;). I am going to try and see if I can "host" teh documentary or make it like the previous one with a narration/voice over, without a presenter. In any case, trying...oh I'm using a 65 Euros mic. It seems pretty good. I tested 2 so far. This one seems ok. I don't need any pro mic probably, but the lav mic I have picks up too much noise from the room and outside. This one does excellent in that regards. Chat image
Tio
Day 1 of TROM 2. I am organizing my thoughts about it. I will start going through some "society-changing" websites and materials to get into the "mood". I may take it easy for a few days, thinking about what I'm gonna do and such. I will make a "trailer" (video) about TROM 2 soonish to announce it. Plus 2 livestreams only with myself about: 01. All that I do. and 02. All that I want to do. These will explain my "position", mental state, of what I want to do next and what I've done previously, and will also try to seek for financial help, else in 4 months I'll have 0 money. I will make TROM 2 regardless, but I will try to push a donation campaign for it too, since it is necessary. I wanted to make a donation campaign first, and say if I raise the money I'll make TROM 2, but that's shitty from a "creative" standpoint. I don't want to put a pressure on me or create expectations from people. Look, I will make TROM 2, now it depends how much it will take me to do it and how stress I'll be with very little money while doing it. But I'll do it. Now is different from 2010 when I started the first TROM. Back then I had way less responsibilities: financial or otherwise. Now there are a bunch of projects I manage and I have to take care of myself financially. It is going to be a much tougher challenge. But I'll take it!
Tio
Ok. So. I did some maintenance work on all websites. Fixed some VN links and removed some slight-trackers from some websites. You know, when you use so many plugins and such, there is a chance your website will have AIDS. Trackers. Anyways, all of the websites should be tracker free, which tiny exceptions where we use amara.org to subtitle videos. Next week, on 27th we do a tromcast about the trade-free directory. Aaron does a fantastic job with it. And the others who help out ;). We will release it that day probably. Then, the next tromcast will be about "sharing" and we have Colin as a guest. He is the guy behind https://freeworldcharter.org/en and he is releasing a website where people can share stuff with each other. Then, we may do a tromcast about the zeitgeist movement and one bout the tvp organization (our experience with tvp). BUT, the most exciting news for me is that I can officially say now that I have started the work on the new TROM 2 documentary. I am in the thinking and taking-notes and such phase. I'll keep you all posted. The trains: tromsite, videoneat, tromjaro, trade-free, tiotrom, ourminds, musikwave, and so forth are all working well. I will keep them updated and that's mostly it. Anyways. Exciting! :)
Tio
I am ready to release a new tromjaro iso but i am waiting for manjaro to push a update to fix a bug with the os installer. Else you cant install tormjaro, you can only test it in the live mode. As soon as they do that I'll push an update. Not a big one, but maintenance mostly.
Tio
Alexio is in charge with categorizing the stuff on our trade-free directory. Thank you my friend. He also helps with translating all of our websites in Romanian and tests tromjaro. Very nice guy!
Tio
In other news, MusikWave works... - so basically I want to finish with releasing a new tromjaro iso then fix some VN links, and then I'm done I hope. We will have to schedule some new tromcasts these next days/weeks. I'll let you all know here....
Tio
Today I worked on a new TROMjaro iso. All fine, except one bug that does not allow you to launch the tromjaro installer....so basically you cannot install tromjaro :). I tried to track the bug down and I think it has to do with the manjaro team. I reported it. Let's see....
Tio
Tested these days a virtual keyboard for tormjaro for the tablet mode...I have to figure it out if I work on release a new tromjaro now and then start the documentary phase, or start that adn deal with tormjaro later. probably I'll release a tromjaro these days....
Tio
And musikwave is again not working bcs of youtube....I will have to create yet another API....will see if musikwave is sustainable - I am looking for alternatives to recommend. So far I am testing one that looks super cool but at times it doesn't play some songs because of the same issue with youtube api but they want to change and not rely on that anymore. So...will see.
Tio
I added a few more icons to tromjaro apps - scheduled. And improved the pages for those that were already added ;)
Tio
The "economy" is nothing more than people trading shit. From one to another. And because humans made it so complicated (unnecessary complexity) then we think that this trading is as part of our lives as the fabric of the cosmos is. Too complex to even question it. Too massive to ever change it. Truth is, our "economy" is like a pizza. Pizza is nothing more than a bread dough + cheese/mushrooms and a few other ingredients on top. Basically a sandwich that we put into the oven. We came up with fancy names for this sandwich and we think it is different than a sandwich. But the reality is, the difference is little to non existent. Our economy is a sandwich. But we think it is a pizza. We should stop pretending and start organizing those ingredients in all kinds of ways to create better food. We can do it, is not that complex. We make it look like. We don't need to "reopen" the economy, we need to re-think it. We have more than enough for all of us, yet we still trade for it. So much nonsense. Chat image
Tio
I will stop sharing photos about our trade-free directory here since we may release it very soon :P - for anyone to see and test and get involved with ;)
Tio
So, perhaps the only things i ha to do now is to fix some broken videoneat pages for some documentaries that cody is checking, and release a new tromjaro iso with updates and a few minor bug fixes and additions - the usual ;). Not much.
Tio
I updated the Donation page to better reflect how we use money and how much we have and need. It was difficult the way I did it before with every big donation being split over a 12 months period of time. So, now, to reflect it better see how I did it here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/. I also updated the Liberapay and patreon pages with a new description and such. Basically we run out of money at the end of September :D. So, I will try to get more funds, a never ending mission for me. Let's see. I will make some videos about what I do and what I want to do next- Perhaps some live videos in a week or so. To also try to raise some funds. We are always on a very weak foundation with TROM and now that I am involved in doing so many things, far beyond just writing books, is getting a lot more challenging to find funds to sustain these projects. I also lack motivation to try and raise money. I am too busy doing stuff....anyways, thanks to those 50-60 or so people who keep on still supporting these projects financially! ;)
Tio
I improved a bit the tools page for each category to be look a bit better on tablets and stupidphones. And now that in Spain the covid lockdown is starting to fade away, honestly I miss the quarantine days. It was much quieter. Nicer. Could focus better on working on stuff. Outside was also nicer. Less cars, less noise or whatever else pollution :D.
Tio
I integrated the trade-free directory into tromsite ;) - but the content is not public yet. Now we have 10 curated sections. wow. https://www.tromsite.com/tools/ - so much stuff! My next mission is the redesign and rethink a bit the tromsite donate page. I will try to do that tomorrow. Once done, I may have to fix a few links from videoneat that Cody is checking. Thanks my dude! And maybe release a new tromjaro ISO with a few fixes and improvements. That's mainly it.