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Tank you Uwe for the 10EUR paypal donation monthly! Although most people don't see/feel such gestures, I do and they help me stay focused on TROM and create honest and useful tools and content. https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
So the tromjaro.com home is done, the about is done, the apps page is done. i need to work tomorrow on the install and support page, then contact page and thats it. now i am compiling tromjaro iso - is not the final iso because i still have to do a few little changes and i am still thinking if i should wait for gnome release. anyways lots of progress folks! - btw takes about 30-40 min to compile tromjaro iso and i have a core i7 cpu with 8 cores and is working at 100% capacity....
I will also have to do a donation campaign for a 4TB HDD to buy to help me with backups and seed TROM and VN stuff. My 1TB is full. It costs some 150Euros such a HDD but I definitely don't have the money to spend on that. So, will do the campaign, and whenever I reach the goal I'll buy it and I'll be able to improve TROM backups and file storage + the entire VN ;)
We have a new big and great book about the Entertainment industry and we need help with designing it. We are in a very busy state at the moment, with working on TROM-Jaro, The Origin Of Most Problems massive book, trade-free.org website and more, so we are relying on a handful of people for that. We design our books in LibreOffice Draw (very easy to use), so if you are knowledgeable and can help (of course as trade-free) please let us know. We will give you more details about that if you are able to help. Contact here - https://www.tromsite.com/contact/
thing is that as ive heard these days the gnome gets a big update these days and this is not good for tromjaro release. so gnome is like the desktop environment for tromjaro and we also use gnome extensions. now, the extensions are made by volunteers from around the world and when gnome updates, these extensions may not work. developers need some time testing and fixing them after such a release. thats why in the linux world the updates go from testing, to unstable, to stable. so say manjaro has a testing version where they get all updates almost immediately. they test them, and send their tests to their unstable. there they test more and only when things are fixed and stable they move the update to stable. this entire process takes some 2 weeks in manjaro. anyways i am so tired i barely write....basically i would like to have gnome update on my system to make sure all extensions work properly before we release tromjaro...i am continuing the work on tromjaro.com of course and maybe everything will be done this week. then ill wait for gnome update to test everything and only after that i plan to release it, else people will email me that tromjaro doesn't work. shoild i complain that i have so much work to do? nah, ill go to sleep!
I am also helping a bit the guy who makes an awesome linux icons pack that we are officially using for tromjaro. really nice pack of icons. he works for free and like us relies on donations. i am making some icons for him and will try to keep on helping. seems like a really nice guy, random nice guy from the linux world :)
tromjaro.com homepage is taking shape! it is a bit difficult to do it because I want to explain tromjaro in one single page, for MOMS! like explaining it for those who don't know anything about Linux. difficult! i am making gifs to explain it bit by bit....if tomorrow im in a good mood, design-wise, ill finish it. then we probably need: an FAQ and Support page (i want to make them combined), a contact page, a download page (where ill add a how-to install and set up). and probably thats it.
Hello! First post here. I will try to keep you guys updated of what I do to help TROM. I just added English subtitles to the last TROM Poems made by Seb, Homelessness. I will add Spanish very soon. If you want to understand more about the issue you can check in the site the related book and video book, "Homeless? Book a Prison Cell!" :)
Just posted this weeks TROM Poem about homelessness: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG60mUXDirFbCT4SaumWpyA - mainly inspired by and based on the trom books about this subject :) Also half way through proofreading Tio's book and it's a great/exciting read. Occasionally reading through the published origin of most problems to gain more context - insane how much clarity it gives me!
last weekend i´ve been on a meeting from this organization: https://www.ecogood.org/en/ to present TROM. I tried my best, but it´s really difficult to approach people like that. They are in their own bubble and know very little about the world. Since last year, i´ve been to many such events from different groups, maybe i reached some of them, maybe not. From now on, I will focus completely online on TROM and do my own stuff. btw I wrote an article about TROM in this Magazine (it´s german): https://www.ökoligenta.de/2019/02/16/das-trom-projekt/
A bunch of organizations contacted TROM for the past months to collaborate with us and with each other. This is perfect timing since we are about to release the same approach in a month or so. We will do a lot of trom-casts about this, discussions, etc.. Sounds very promising. Now I am under pressure to finish things up quickly. I am working now on tromjaro.com homepage (intro page). Still plan to have tromjaro done in say a week...lets see....
Vicky (hi), Rafa's girlfriend was saying something about talking like a "motorreta" (motorbike) or being as such (when i met them in spain) - in a sense that you may be hyperactive as I understand :D - and yesterday when I was watching the last tromcast a little to check the audio before uploading to tromsite, i felt like i am going into motorreta mode sometimes and talk so fast that it really makes me laugh when i watch haha. i will try to calm down the motorreta next time but cant promise :( - also, i never wrote lol ever in my life and i dont plan to replace the funny haha with it, but i really wanted to write it once. lol - are people laughing when they write lol? because when i write haha i actually physically laugh a little bit - haha is almost like an interpretation of my laugh. ok i think is late :D - need to inject some sleep into myself. more trom work tomorrow!
Like I said, watch me! I finished adding the apps to tromjaro.com :D ! Well I still have to add like 10 more tomorrow, but these are themes and icons and maybe cursor themes. Some 80 apps added so far. May not seem much but this is the beginning! These apps are tested on TROMjaro mind you! So tomorrow I'll add a few more themes then design the other pages - lets see how that goes :)
Also, when I wake up I'll reply to emails! Sorry about the delay! I also have to send a newsletter because we need help with book designing. You see Dima's book the "For Profit Entertainment" is done but I am unable to focus on designing it now since I have so much to do and I need to finish up with what I have on my plate. Would be fantastic to have someone help with designing that book. It is a very good book! So, we need to ask for help. I doubt we'll find :D - but will try. Ok, have to go to sleep....so so tired
Ok so I worked a lot today on tromjaro.com - there isa good chance that tomorrow I'll finish up with adding the applications (recommended ones) to the site (all of them). When that's done I can focus on the other pages. Adding applications is a tedious work because....well hard to explain but I need to take screenshots for each (multiple of) and have to link to their parent source code and stuff like this. Also, really enjoyed the tromcast - i re-watched a bit and have to say that i am fully aware that the way i talk can be difficult to understand for others - i too (at times) cannot understand myself if i listen to me :D - thats because (as i said before) i have so many thoughts in my head that as soon as i open my mouth they spill out like water from a failed dam and i have the tendency to pack a lot of words at once. even in my native romanian language people at times have difficulties understanding what i say. hell, i have at times difficulties understanding me thinking.....anyways ill try to speak more rarely and pay more attention to this.
Added more and more apps to tromjaro.com - first I want to add all apps and packages I have on my installation (I think 2-3 days and I am done), then start to build the other pages (homepage to present TROM-jaro, FAQ, Contact, and maybe a support page). This may take me a few days to get it done. Then rebuild a new version of TROM-jaro iso with the latest Manjaro updates and a few tweaks here and there. And basically we are done. My aim is to release this month. Then focus 100% on designing The Origin of Most Problems, latest part. Maybe trade-free.org will be dealt with after the book is published. I need to finish everything up until May when us, the "TROM folks", meet and we'll spend 3 weeks together - then I won't be able to focus a lot on the online part of TROM so I need all done until then. Perhaps then I will work with them on trade-free.org....hm that sounds like a good idea. We could brainstorm about that website when we meet and about the new documentary that will be posted on that website I guess.
Just finished proofreading Dima's book called 'For Profit Entertainment'. It felt like my brain was being cleansed with a better understanding of most of today's entertainment industries. A fantastic read! Really pumped to see the final version designed :-)
You can follow us on Mastodon now https://mastodon.social/@trom - I will try to post there and maybe anyone from TROM can keep it active. Such social networks that are decentralized are amazing. The only problem is that very few use them and are willing to move past the facebooks, twitters, and instas....
Starting to add the apps on TROMjaro.com - takes a bit of time but I love it :) - I want to add all of the apps I have on my computer, then in time we'll add more and more like I do with VN and documentaries!
Ok so I did a lot of work today - solved so many things from my to-do list with tromsite and other stuff. Like for example I added 2 more pages to each trom book - one page with author, proofread, year, etc. and one page with summary and chapters for each book https://www.tromsite.com/books/ - that was something i really wanted to do for the past months!
I finally fixed the link to faq answers issue that we had for the past year with tromsite. now i can link to direct questions like so https://www.tromsite.com/faq/where-are-my-translated-trom-books/ (not tested on mobile). but thats awesome because i can easily manage questions from people - like if someone asks something and i already answered in our faq, i can send the link ;) - not optimized for the light theme for tromsite so you know
Made a page for the translated books that are not part of a tromsite.com dedicated page https://www.tromsite.com/translated-books/ - so that we don't ignore that work made by kind volunteers! it is very difficult for em to manage all of these btw and I always encourage people to transalte TROM stuff and publish on their own websites. However if anyone has lots of materials translated then we can make a tromsite.com page for that language. that's be amazing!
I thought I'll go to sleep 2 hours ago but then I thought "i want to finish with the book" - so i did. i archived the links and all that and sent to Seb for proofreading! finally i am at that point....feels amazing....and i am tired....off to bed
ooooooooooooo I can finally say I am 100% DONE with the book! WOW! This was intense! But that's it folks! That's it! Over 33k words for this last part. I wish I could share my feeling with you after months of battling this I am finally done with the writing part. Now I am adding some links to it and archiving all of the other ones, then send for proofread...and then the fun begins with me designing it and finishing tromjaro.com adn trade-free.org!!!!!
Finally, I've edited and made audio enhancements for all our past TromCasts! It was taking me so long because as soon as I start to edit it, I got into the topic and I keep listening to our talk:) The job itself should take me 15-20 min for 2 hour stream, but at the end I was listening most part of it :) anyway it's done, next thing will be to finish translting TIo's "Evolution" book. I already finished translation, now I need to add text into the book itself in Draw.
Why in the world am I so tired these days?! Damn! I could not finish today with my final review for the book - I wrote some more thoughts and I don't think I'll write anything else. Thing is I've read this one so many times it becomes boring and weird to read more and more and it gets confusing if I should change anything or not. I wont! Tomorrow is the last read and I will try to archive all links so it is ready to send for proofreading! This book is just our beginning with the trade-free approach through tormjaro trade-free.org, trom, etc.......so even if the book is not "perfect" , its main purpose is to give rise to something new and very important!
So TROM-Cast is now all in the hands of Dima haha - like we established from the get-go, since I don't have the time to deal with it :D . I am only going to "participate" :P - I need to deal with lots of other stuff. I ended up getting more and more involved with TROM-Cast, cause that's my "nature" I get attracted to these sort of things. But now is all up to Dima :) - man I love when others are involved and take responsibility like this!
Half of the new book checked. All good. Second half almost all checked and I want to add just a few things. Will do that tomorrow. I am still gonna finish it this week. Takes a long time to check it all.
Heh so I think I am done with my book! JEZUS! In theory all is done I just have to give it one more read and see if there's anything to add. Too tired to do that now and tomorrow I am kinda busy all day but will do it tomorrow night. I won't celebrate until I give that one more read! :D
I am having great difficulties managing TROM now haha. Too much stuff to do lately. How to handle it properly? I don't know. I am forgetting things - like if I have to reply to someone or what should I do next :D - emails? riot? the book? decentralize trom videos? fix typos in trom books? tromjaro? trade-free.org? trom curated news? tromcast? damn! - ok on another note since the restructure of tromsite the books page does not contain the description and the translated books anymore. i simply cannot add that the way i created that page now. so ill make a separate page on tromsite with all the transalted books in categories - for those that do not have a transalted parent page. ok, so more work!
Proofread another 10 pages of Dima's FPE book today and I'm really enjoying that. A very entertaining read for me ;) Also getting a lot of new ideas for future Trom Poems. Beside that I managed to complete a Trom poem today that I have been working on for the past week or so called 'Social Media Prostitutes'. Think it's a funny one as well - perhaps not for everyone though!
Hey, a new update about me - yeah, I´m still alive :D Right now I´m working for money so I can´t focus on TROM as I want to... however I keep translating some posts by Tio from his blog, so you can check them out here: https://aaronboos.de/blog/ There are many useful tipps about FOSS for computer and phone and very interesting posts about different topics - now available in german :) in 4 weeks I´m done with my current job, so I can focus more on TROM. I might start with Dimas book "OverTourism" or TROM Documentary - let´s see.
Good news, this month our donations increased overall - we jumped from 42% funded to 48%! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ We increased a lot on LiberaPay https://liberapay.com/TROM/ to some 100 Euros a month. We are one of the most supported organizations there even if we only have 3 supporters :D - our supporters are so kind :D - Thank you so much! If more and more people would support us financially we could maybe rent a place somewhere and make a sort of "TROM office" where a bunch of us can stay and work full time on TROM. We are so active lately - it is wonderful! Anyone who donates to TROM is as much part of the project as we all are here working on it.
Spent some 5 hours with Cody over Jitsi and we set up our stream to go to multiple locations at the same time. So, we will be live on youtube, facebook, periscope, and twitch at the same time! Awesome! We may be able in the future to add bit.tube and dtude as well. We also learned about this new kind of Internet that is distributed and both tested it. It is amazing and it does not rely on servers. I will write a bit in this last parts of the book (the end of it). Basically we can share endless files/apps/websites and are distributed all around the world and impossible to censor. If I give you this QmeiUEXZGvSwxa11RNcVhhuucFmpMwAkMMXe4E6eiPfLmG then it is all you need to access a particular content. Imagine that! And it is everywhere! We'll talk more about such things in tromcasts as well. I also kinda FINALLY decided how to approach with tromjaro.com. I wanted to make it cool for people to be able to install apps from the website directly and I made it work but only for like 10% of all Linux apps available in Manjaro (from their repositories) and not from AUR. I know it may be eild language for some and you don't get it, but basically I decided to do it in a way that is both easy for the user and easy for me. I am not going to change my mind on that. Now I need to work on it to finish it. No work for the book today. Tomorrow all day work! This week I will finish it!
Just posted my first TROM Poem this morning - 'Daily Hustle' - and am looking forward producing more of such videos and releasing them Mondays. I actually finished that video about a year ago, but had too many other things in life distracting me from posting until now! Also managed to proofread 13 pages of Dimas for profit entertainment book the past couple days, which is a fantastic read and hope to maybe help make a videobook out of it one day. Excited to finish reading it soon :)