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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, not only here. From any page click the top TROM logo and arrow.

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Tio
Optimized our tromsite transaltion website by 50% - much better now and added the new trom poem there https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html#Where are you from? (poem):HOME VIDEOS [[Watch Videos]] POEMS [[Where are you from? (poem)]] - ready for subtitling. I love this translation thing. I am giving to people all they need for the job. And it is up to them to translate stuff 😉
Tio
cleaned up our server a bit - removed some 10Gb of unused files
Tio
Also, new adiobook "Volunteering around the world" - https://www.tromsite.com/books/audio/
Tio
New TROM Poem: Where are you from? https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_176,0s - awesome work by Seb!
Tio
now it is working again. still, no way to downlaod big files from tormcloud....those that take more than 9 min to download. ill say big files over 1GB in size....will continue our work tomorrow
Tio
we are working on tromcloud so some stuff may not work on tromsite. so you know
Tio
And Sofie may start some cool new videos about our life and work here, in spain, for trom 🙂 - lets see 😛
Tio
I am still restoring the trom files...may take a while... 🙁 - and we are still in the process of setting up tromcloud...there is a bloody error/thing when you download for more than 9 minutes a file, it simply stops downloading. so big files or slow internet speeds are out of luck with tromcloud. if we fix that problem, we get into another - namely we can't "steam" from tromcloud. and we need that to stream our books and audiofiles....it is super frustrating!
Tio
i optimized https://www.tromsite.com for all screens and i still hate people with phones....what can i do... 😀 - but now i deleted by mistake all of the TROM videos....from our TORM Main folder bcs of lack of online storage and such....luckly i have backups so im restoring them....bloody hell
Aaron
The video- & audiobook "rethinking education" is now available in german: https://www.tromsite.de/#Bildung neu denken (Videobuch) - I also optimized the german tromsite from 37MB down to 2,9MB -> www.tromsite.de
Tio
I finally managed to finish that blog post 😛 - I am too tired to do anything else now but tomorrow I'll update tromsite.com with the latest Seb0s goodies and I'll have the time to deal with stuff.
Tio
"The best/worst time of my life. " A new blog post about me, TROM, and more https://www.tiotrom.com/2019/09/the-best-worst-time-of-my-life/
Seb
Just finished a new audiobook on Tio's 'Volunteering around the world' - it will be released soon 🙂
Tio
bailed on tromcast again. i feel a bit sick so i dont want to push myself... 🙁 - sorry.
Sasha
Also, I forgot to share this one here- https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/2019/09/13/why-i-left-the-venus-project/ "Why I Left the Venus Project" The conclusion of this blog is that society changes through problem solving, not through envisioning or demoing a better world, and I embedded the origin of most problems at the end :).
Tio
oh and ill post the new poem on tromsite tomorrow cause i want to do it properly with tromcloud and such. amazing video by Seb. the guy is back-to-making-videos. so awesome! and maybe ill have time to upadte everyone about our new trom life cause a bunch of us moved into the same city...we have some plans to make videos about and such. anyways GO TO SLEEP!
Tio
oh, so you know i fixed a bunch of bugs by simply replacing that old-smelling theme 😀 - like https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/ now works properly. before the cards merged with one another.....ok. go to sleep tio cause you'dying 😀
Tio
ooooh booy....i think i am done with tromsite.com rebuilding and such....wow! 6am. tired as fuck. but damn i did a lot more than i thought. so: 1. the big switch; 2. the big cleanup; 3. the big adaptation; 4. the big uniformization. 1. Changing the MAIN tromsite theme: I paid for a custom theme in 2013 and in 2014 the developers dropped the support for it so basically for the past 4-5 years we were using a very old theme that was prove to lots of bugs and hacks - in fact we are lucky we didn't get hacked. to change the theme was anything but easy becuase we had so many things integrated with it. 2. our css and js custom code became a mess becuase we added so muchs tuff - i cleaned it up a bit and deleted big chunks of it. it still needs a HUGE cleanup. 3. we need to adapt this website for multiple screens (fuck you people with phones 🙂 ), and now it is a LOT easier - I still have to fix some stuff to properly adapt it but it is a lot easier now. i also changed the website builder so that helps a shit ton. 4. i finally managed to properly uniformize the entire website in a proper way (still may need some improvements) - but fonts, colors, and such, are kinda all great now. ok folks, so i am happy and tired. tomorrow is tromcast. will update more tomorroe about stuff... 😛
Tio
trying something new for the faq and contact page so you may see it messed up now
Tio
FAQs page done https://www.tromsite.com/faqs/ - also fixed a bunch of bugs for the previous pages that didnt work on chrome
Seb
New Trom Poem out - 'Where are you from?': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5MV4sQWzLw It's been a while but I'm back at it - excited to write and make more poems with more authentic footage. It'll be uploaded to tromsite later today. Some may prefer to just read them, so I will make that available on my website soon 🙂
Tio
worked a bunch on teh faq page, wanted to build a new better one but i kinda failed....anyways...i really hope tomorrow im done with tromsite.com rebuilding 😀 - im tire...
Tio
now the books are working....but downloading big files from tromcloud does not work....like over 2GB in size. like tromjaro...we need to fix this but we may not be able to...damn...lets see
Tio
Books do not work on tromsite.com because they load from cloud.tromsite.com and we are debugging something. Hope it gets fixed super duper soon
Tio
some issues with some new tromsite pages on bloody chrome....damn....design wise....ill fix them but fuck you chrome!
Tio
Save page done! https://www.tromsite.com/save/ now we are adding "islands" there 🙂 - want to know what a TROM-island is? go there, see the details 😉 - ok, so the only pages left to do are: donate, FAQ, live, and contact. easy peasy :). as soon as it is done ill talk a bunch about our tromcloud. and the translations thing. i love tromcloud :D.
Tio
act page done https://www.tromsite.com/act/ - i also updated a bit the content there and fixed some typos
Tio
TBF and TROML pages cannot be rebuilt for now because, again, too complex. It's fine! I tried but too complex and I can break them. But is no problemos!
Tio
i would love to also improve the quizzes themselves....teh pages for them...but too many custom things we did there and im afraid ill fuck them up 😀 - so, for now...they'll have to wait..
Tio
the new curated search engine page is done https://www.tromsite.com/tools/search/ - simple. neat. to the point. hope you enjoy it 😉
Tio
today i was too tired....not much work...hopefully these days ill get more sleep and work more. i want that! 😉
Tio
I finished the curated news, videos, and podcasts. check podcasts. completely new thing 🙂 - much much better. elementor is really awesome. i am also gonna make a separate page for our curated search engine and make it a bit better ;). curated news defaults to the cards design bcs of compatibility issues and other design issues. still the old one can be accessed via the old url. i also removed the description for the news cards since for one i dont think anyone read, and second it messed up the layout all the time. i may improve a bit the news section tomorrow. but check all of the 3 curated sections on our website. now they look a bit better and more alike. tomorrow i need to also make the quiz a bit + troml, then the contact form, faq a bit (not much or ill redo it ill see 😀 ), the donation page and the get involved page. not super difficult tbh. but i like doin them!
Tio
One day i'll also have to clean up our JS and CSS custom code cause thats a totally mess....we do so many custom things that I don't even know what can be removed and what not....
Tio
I remade all pages with elementor except: curated news, videos, podcasts; quiz main page, contact, faq, save, act, donate. Should not take me more than 1-2 days to finish them all. I absolutely love elementor! check the new tools page + the other ones. the logo on top, the one on the frontpage. are a bit different. after im done with it ill also check it on the bloody mobile and tablets since now it is much easier to fix the design for these tiny and awful screens 😀
Tio
So I was using wpbakery builder to build all of the website i've built - in wordpress. it was great. and expensive. and now i found one called elementor. it is not trade free because they push "pro" features, but for teh free features (trade-free) they offer it is 10 times better than teh other one. i am so impressed by it that i am already rebuilding tromsite.com with it haha. im crazy i know. but i cant help it. so thats what im gonna to these days. the great thing is that it is super easy to do it. i may even finish it today. i already done the homepage and now it is massively easier to design for all screens - to make the website responsive. i have more news folks, but i dont have much time to talk about what we are doin' 😀 - but i will soon. more and more. stay tuned.
Aaron
So finally tromsite.de is online. I was working a lot on the german tromsite but it was super easy with tiddlywiki. Now you can share tromsite.de with any german speaking person you know 🙂 We will improve that page for sure, probably add curated news (in german) and so forth but let's see. Now at least the basic structure is built. I will also make 1 more video in german and then start making videos in english. The first ones will probably be about translating trom-materials + the website and then let's see.
Tio
The memes for the For-Profit Entertainment book scheduled for the next 2 months 😉 - super helpful that Dima made them!
Dima
I've upload a video about For Profit Entertainment book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsFHpzaxVdQ
Tio
So. If anyone wants to translate tromsite.com we made a fucking great tool for that. See this https://www.tromsite.com/act/#translate-dub ! Want to trsnalte trade-free.org? Another great tool, see here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/index.php/s/wQKGbgYtmZyJxk6 (oh wow thats from tromcloud... haha). I did so many things these past days I didn't have the time to update you all. But I'll spam you these days no worries ya cunts! :))
Tio
No tromcast today but we'll do it tomorrow or next week!
Tio
New AudioBook: "The Problem with Mental Illness" https://www.tromsite.com/books/audio/ - we are working on producing a lot more audiobooks now. Faster, clear and cleaner, and better recorder. All thanks to Seb! Fantastic job with this book!
Tio
So we made a TROM Cloud thats awesome - it is for our files and to collab better....i ma making the new transaltion thing for tromsite public tomorrow....we well talk about these all in the next tromcast this week! super awesome stuff but i am too tired to express my excitement.
Tio
Well I made a bunch of things these past several days. Super cool ones. But was so busy I can't even write about what I've been doing. Will post about the updates soon. I'd rather focus on doing more 😀
Tio
Here's a cool illustration made by Sofie for TROM-Cast! 🙂 If you want to be part of future illustrations, join our TROM-Cast every Thursday via Jitsi! We post the link at tromsite.com/live ! Chat image
Seb
Finished the audiobook on 'The Problem with Mental Illness' - we will release it soon. More audiobooks to come... also working on new poems 🙂
Tio
I finished adn released the translation thing + something super cool....i'll tell you tomorrow 🙂
Tio
I am done with the tutorial for the trosmite translation thing. It is mainly done. Let' see tomorrow if I can release it. Also more updates about more things tomorrow 😛 - tired.
Tio
Latest TROM-Cast added https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#tromcast + audio version
Tio
Join our tromcast here https://meet.jit.si/TROMSC password is insertcredit
Tio
Well, some 580 a month now...this guy....ok...thank you man
Tio
Thank you for the monthly/weekly support that we are still getting from Liberapay and Patreon. TROM gets around 500 Euros a month. The money goes to me (Tio) since I am managing everything since 2011 and the project relies on me. The way I am trying to spend the money per month: 55 to 60 Euros the server where all of the projects I manage are (sometimes I have to renew some domains so it costs a bit more) + 35 Euros for Pixton (to create TROM books cartoon characters and scenes) and Dropbox (online backup of TROM files + file sharing of TROM files) and Hootsuite (managing TROM social networks) + 50 Euros or so for my private medical insurance (I closed the 'contract' but I still have to pay for almost 1 year). That is around 140 Euros a month in total. Now, I pay 150 Euros for the rent, 15 Euros the Internet, 70 Euros electricity + water. In total another 240 or so. Combined that's some 380 Euros. The rest, some 120 Euros are for food. For me, 120 Euros a month for food is not nearly enough to buy food. I may also have other needs so I may need to spend money on gas and other things. Luckily some people also donate directly, and not via these platforms, and thanks to this combination I can still make it. However I will have to, again, ask if people can support me more so I can keep on doing what I'm doing. Of course now that things have changed for us at TROM, and 3 of us live in the same apartment sharing the costs, is both a great thing and a bit tricky because I would now like to for example pay for this apartment entirely if I could, and help others too....if TROM would get some 1 thousand euros a month it would be a decent way to at least help pay for the costs of living (rent, internet, bills) for 3 of us + all TROM needs paid for (like the server and such). If anyone can help, would be fantastic https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - we would need new people to try and help out, with perhaps small donations monthly, if possible. In any case, thank you so much all of you for helping TROM for so many years!
Tio
Translation page done. I cleaned it. TEsted it. I need to add the "how to" tomorrow and also send to Alexio for a final check. Very good!
Tio
50 Euros donation "To a trade free future for all- Anon" - thank you! So much! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Thank you fantastic-Roma for the donation, help, message, and being an amazing friend: 133 Euros donation via Paypal - "Thanks a lot for your hospitality and being so friendly! It was really a joy to spend time with TROM people, the best people of entire world. Hope to see you soon again! Love everyone. " https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Thank you Matthew for the 10$ Patreon monthly contribution! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
What I want is to become a "creator" again and not a "manager" 😉 - yes, these projects need management but if I make it super easy for people to get involved and help, with very little to no input from my part, then I can focus more on creating stuff. I want to create a LOT of stuff: 3 big books on my list (science, shapes, and human behavior). I want to make more TROM Voices, and of course to start that documentary based on The Origin of Most Problems. On top of this I really want to create the trade free directory and the trade free media website. So. First I need to set up the translations for tromsite.com and trade-free.org in a way that would not require any of my input again 😉 - power to the translators! 🙂
Tio
Ok so I need a bit more work on that translation page. Thing is that page acts both as a guide to translate the entire project (except a few things like tools), and also as a full website that anyone can host anywhere. So I want it to be really well made. Because once is done all translations will be removed from tromsite.com (main site). From subtitles to the international pages. This new translation thing will be the main and only tool to translate tromsite.com, cause is teh best. So....I will continue the work tomorrow....

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.
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Tio
Optimized our tromsite transaltion website by 50% - much better now and added the new trom poem there https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html#Where are you from? (poem):HOME VIDEOS [[Watch Videos]] POEMS [[Where are you from? (poem)]] - ready for subtitling. I love this translation thing. I am giving to people all they need for the job. And it is up to them to translate stuff ;)
Tio
cleaned up our server a bit - removed some 10Gb of unused files
Tio
Also, new adiobook "Volunteering around the world" - https://www.tromsite.com/books/audio/
Tio
New TROM Poem: Where are you from? https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_176,0s - awesome work by Seb!
Tio
now it is working again. still, no way to downlaod big files from tormcloud....those that take more than 9 min to download. ill say big files over 1GB in size....will continue our work tomorrow
Tio
we are working on tromcloud so some stuff may not work on tromsite. so you know
Tio
And Sofie may start some cool new videos about our life and work here, in spain, for trom :) - lets see :P
Tio
I am still restoring the trom files...may take a while... :( - and we are still in the process of setting up tromcloud...there is a bloody error/thing when you download for more than 9 minutes a file, it simply stops downloading. so big files or slow internet speeds are out of luck with tromcloud. if we fix that problem, we get into another - namely we can't "steam" from tromcloud. and we need that to stream our books and audiofiles....it is super frustrating!
Tio
i optimized https://www.tromsite.com for all screens and i still hate people with phones....what can i do... :D - but now i deleted by mistake all of the TROM videos....from our TORM Main folder bcs of lack of online storage and such....luckly i have backups so im restoring them....bloody hell
Aaron
The video- & audiobook "rethinking education" is now available in german: https://www.tromsite.de/#Bildung neu denken (Videobuch) - I also optimized the german tromsite from 37MB down to 2,9MB -> www.tromsite.de
Tio
I finally managed to finish that blog post :P - I am too tired to do anything else now but tomorrow I'll update tromsite.com with the latest Seb0s goodies and I'll have the time to deal with stuff.
Tio
"The best/worst time of my life. " A new blog post about me, TROM, and more https://www.tiotrom.com/2019/09/the-best-worst-time-of-my-life/
Seb
Just finished a new audiobook on Tio's 'Volunteering around the world' - it will be released soon :)
Tio
bailed on tromcast again. i feel a bit sick so i dont want to push myself... :( - sorry.
Sasha
Also, I forgot to share this one here- https://www.bigworldsmallsasha.com/2019/09/13/why-i-left-the-venus-project/ "Why I Left the Venus Project" The conclusion of this blog is that society changes through problem solving, not through envisioning or demoing a better world, and I embedded the origin of most problems at the end :).
Tio
oh and ill post the new poem on tromsite tomorrow cause i want to do it properly with tromcloud and such. amazing video by Seb. the guy is back-to-making-videos. so awesome! and maybe ill have time to upadte everyone about our new trom life cause a bunch of us moved into the same city...we have some plans to make videos about and such. anyways GO TO SLEEP!
Tio
oh, so you know i fixed a bunch of bugs by simply replacing that old-smelling theme :D - like https://www.tromsite.com/tools/news/ now works properly. before the cards merged with one another.....ok. go to sleep tio cause you'dying :D
Tio
ooooh booy....i think i am done with tromsite.com rebuilding and such....wow! 6am. tired as fuck. but damn i did a lot more than i thought. so: 1. the big switch; 2. the big cleanup; 3. the big adaptation; 4. the big uniformization. 1. Changing the MAIN tromsite theme: I paid for a custom theme in 2013 and in 2014 the developers dropped the support for it so basically for the past 4-5 years we were using a very old theme that was prove to lots of bugs and hacks - in fact we are lucky we didn't get hacked. to change the theme was anything but easy becuase we had so many things integrated with it. 2. our css and js custom code became a mess becuase we added so muchs tuff - i cleaned it up a bit and deleted big chunks of it. it still needs a HUGE cleanup. 3. we need to adapt this website for multiple screens (fuck you people with phones :) ), and now it is a LOT easier - I still have to fix some stuff to properly adapt it but it is a lot easier now. i also changed the website builder so that helps a shit ton. 4. i finally managed to properly uniformize the entire website in a proper way (still may need some improvements) - but fonts, colors, and such, are kinda all great now. ok folks, so i am happy and tired. tomorrow is tromcast. will update more tomorroe about stuff... :P
Tio
trying something new for the faq and contact page so you may see it messed up now
Tio
FAQs page done https://www.tromsite.com/faqs/ - also fixed a bunch of bugs for the previous pages that didnt work on chrome
Seb
New Trom Poem out - 'Where are you from?': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5MV4sQWzLw It's been a while but I'm back at it - excited to write and make more poems with more authentic footage. It'll be uploaded to tromsite later today. Some may prefer to just read them, so I will make that available on my website soon :-)
Tio
worked a bunch on teh faq page, wanted to build a new better one but i kinda failed....anyways...i really hope tomorrow im done with tromsite.com rebuilding :D - im tire...
Tio
now the books are working....but downloading big files from tromcloud does not work....like over 2GB in size. like tromjaro...we need to fix this but we may not be able to...damn...lets see
Tio
Books do not work on tromsite.com because they load from cloud.tromsite.com and we are debugging something. Hope it gets fixed super duper soon
Tio
some issues with some new tromsite pages on bloody chrome....damn....design wise....ill fix them but fuck you chrome!
Tio
Save page done! https://www.tromsite.com/save/ now we are adding "islands" there :) - want to know what a TROM-island is? go there, see the details ;) - ok, so the only pages left to do are: donate, FAQ, live, and contact. easy peasy :). as soon as it is done ill talk a bunch about our tromcloud. and the translations thing. i love tromcloud :D.
Tio
act page done https://www.tromsite.com/act/ - i also updated a bit the content there and fixed some typos
Tio
TBF and TROML pages cannot be rebuilt for now because, again, too complex. It's fine! I tried but too complex and I can break them. But is no problemos!
Tio
i would love to also improve the quizzes themselves....teh pages for them...but too many custom things we did there and im afraid ill fuck them up :D - so, for now...they'll have to wait..
Tio
the new curated search engine page is done https://www.tromsite.com/tools/search/ - simple. neat. to the point. hope you enjoy it ;)
Tio
today i was too tired....not much work...hopefully these days ill get more sleep and work more. i want that! ;)
Tio
I finished the curated news, videos, and podcasts. check podcasts. completely new thing :) - much much better. elementor is really awesome. i am also gonna make a separate page for our curated search engine and make it a bit better ;). curated news defaults to the cards design bcs of compatibility issues and other design issues. still the old one can be accessed via the old url. i also removed the description for the news cards since for one i dont think anyone read, and second it messed up the layout all the time. i may improve a bit the news section tomorrow. but check all of the 3 curated sections on our website. now they look a bit better and more alike. tomorrow i need to also make the quiz a bit + troml, then the contact form, faq a bit (not much or ill redo it ill see :D ), the donation page and the get involved page. not super difficult tbh. but i like doin them!
Tio
One day i'll also have to clean up our JS and CSS custom code cause thats a totally mess....we do so many custom things that I don't even know what can be removed and what not....
Tio
I remade all pages with elementor except: curated news, videos, podcasts; quiz main page, contact, faq, save, act, donate. Should not take me more than 1-2 days to finish them all. I absolutely love elementor! check the new tools page + the other ones. the logo on top, the one on the frontpage. are a bit different. after im done with it ill also check it on the bloody mobile and tablets since now it is much easier to fix the design for these tiny and awful screens :D
Tio
So I was using wpbakery builder to build all of the website i've built - in wordpress. it was great. and expensive. and now i found one called elementor. it is not trade free because they push "pro" features, but for teh free features (trade-free) they offer it is 10 times better than teh other one. i am so impressed by it that i am already rebuilding tromsite.com with it haha. im crazy i know. but i cant help it. so thats what im gonna to these days. the great thing is that it is super easy to do it. i may even finish it today. i already done the homepage and now it is massively easier to design for all screens - to make the website responsive. i have more news folks, but i dont have much time to talk about what we are doin' :D - but i will soon. more and more. stay tuned.
Aaron
So finally tromsite.de is online. I was working a lot on the german tromsite but it was super easy with tiddlywiki. Now you can share tromsite.de with any german speaking person you know :) We will improve that page for sure, probably add curated news (in german) and so forth but let's see. Now at least the basic structure is built. I will also make 1 more video in german and then start making videos in english. The first ones will probably be about translating trom-materials + the website and then let's see.
Tio
The memes for the For-Profit Entertainment book scheduled for the next 2 months ;) - super helpful that Dima made them!
Dima
I've upload a video about For Profit Entertainment book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsFHpzaxVdQ
Tio
So. If anyone wants to translate tromsite.com we made a fucking great tool for that. See this https://www.tromsite.com/act/#translate-dub ! Want to trsnalte trade-free.org? Another great tool, see here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/index.php/s/wQKGbgYtmZyJxk6 (oh wow thats from tromcloud... haha). I did so many things these past days I didn't have the time to update you all. But I'll spam you these days no worries ya cunts! :))
Tio
No tromcast today but we'll do it tomorrow or next week!
Tio
New AudioBook: "The Problem with Mental Illness" https://www.tromsite.com/books/audio/ - we are working on producing a lot more audiobooks now. Faster, clear and cleaner, and better recorder. All thanks to Seb! Fantastic job with this book!
Tio
So we made a TROM Cloud thats awesome - it is for our files and to collab better....i ma making the new transaltion thing for tromsite public tomorrow....we well talk about these all in the next tromcast this week! super awesome stuff but i am too tired to express my excitement.
Tio
Well I made a bunch of things these past several days. Super cool ones. But was so busy I can't even write about what I've been doing. Will post about the updates soon. I'd rather focus on doing more :D
Tio
Here's a cool illustration made by Sofie for TROM-Cast! :) If you want to be part of future illustrations, join our TROM-Cast every Thursday via Jitsi! We post the link at tromsite.com/live ! Chat image
Seb
Finished the audiobook on 'The Problem with Mental Illness' - we will release it soon. More audiobooks to come... also working on new poems :)
Tio
I finished adn released the translation thing + something super cool....i'll tell you tomorrow :)
Tio
I am done with the tutorial for the trosmite translation thing. It is mainly done. Let' see tomorrow if I can release it. Also more updates about more things tomorrow :P - tired.
Tio
Latest TROM-Cast added https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#tromcast + audio version
Tio
Join our tromcast here https://meet.jit.si/TROMSC password is insertcredit
Tio
Well, some 580 a month now...this guy....ok...thank you man
Tio
Thank you for the monthly/weekly support that we are still getting from Liberapay and Patreon. TROM gets around 500 Euros a month. The money goes to me (Tio) since I am managing everything since 2011 and the project relies on me. The way I am trying to spend the money per month: 55 to 60 Euros the server where all of the projects I manage are (sometimes I have to renew some domains so it costs a bit more) + 35 Euros for Pixton (to create TROM books cartoon characters and scenes) and Dropbox (online backup of TROM files + file sharing of TROM files) and Hootsuite (managing TROM social networks) + 50 Euros or so for my private medical insurance (I closed the 'contract' but I still have to pay for almost 1 year). That is around 140 Euros a month in total. Now, I pay 150 Euros for the rent, 15 Euros the Internet, 70 Euros electricity + water. In total another 240 or so. Combined that's some 380 Euros. The rest, some 120 Euros are for food. For me, 120 Euros a month for food is not nearly enough to buy food. I may also have other needs so I may need to spend money on gas and other things. Luckily some people also donate directly, and not via these platforms, and thanks to this combination I can still make it. However I will have to, again, ask if people can support me more so I can keep on doing what I'm doing. Of course now that things have changed for us at TROM, and 3 of us live in the same apartment sharing the costs, is both a great thing and a bit tricky because I would now like to for example pay for this apartment entirely if I could, and help others too....if TROM would get some 1 thousand euros a month it would be a decent way to at least help pay for the costs of living (rent, internet, bills) for 3 of us + all TROM needs paid for (like the server and such). If anyone can help, would be fantastic https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - we would need new people to try and help out, with perhaps small donations monthly, if possible. In any case, thank you so much all of you for helping TROM for so many years!
Tio
Translation page done. I cleaned it. TEsted it. I need to add the "how to" tomorrow and also send to Alexio for a final check. Very good!
Tio
50 Euros donation "To a trade free future for all- Anon" - thank you! So much! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Thank you fantastic-Roma for the donation, help, message, and being an amazing friend: 133 Euros donation via Paypal - "Thanks a lot for your hospitality and being so friendly! It was really a joy to spend time with TROM people, the best people of entire world. Hope to see you soon again! Love everyone. " https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Thank you Matthew for the 10$ Patreon monthly contribution! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
What I want is to become a "creator" again and not a "manager" ;) - yes, these projects need management but if I make it super easy for people to get involved and help, with very little to no input from my part, then I can focus more on creating stuff. I want to create a LOT of stuff: 3 big books on my list (science, shapes, and human behavior). I want to make more TROM Voices, and of course to start that documentary based on The Origin of Most Problems. On top of this I really want to create the trade free directory and the trade free media website. So. First I need to set up the translations for tromsite.com and trade-free.org in a way that would not require any of my input again ;) - power to the translators! :)
Tio
Ok so I need a bit more work on that translation page. Thing is that page acts both as a guide to translate the entire project (except a few things like tools), and also as a full website that anyone can host anywhere. So I want it to be really well made. Because once is done all translations will be removed from tromsite.com (main site). From subtitles to the international pages. This new translation thing will be the main and only tool to translate tromsite.com, cause is teh best. So....I will continue the work tomorrow....