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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.
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Tio
Participate video/audio here https://meet.jit.si/tromcuratednews (password is nofake). Or participate in the chat here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/call/n7x3vx38
Tio
The videos at https://www.trade-free.org/ are now seeded by 2 servers too :D - thabks to Dave and Stoic :P - and to Alexio for providing some server power :)
Tio
Today is tromcast. We will discuss a bunch of important trom curated news that i've gathered for the past 3 weeks or so. Chat image
Tio
Actually the drop is 21%. From 560 euros a month we get 440 euros a month. 120 euros less. Which is a lot, but well....we'll see... :(
Tio
12% drop in donations this month. Still, a big thank you to all who donate via Patreon and Liberapay and to those who support via Paypal or other means https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Changed the magnet link for the tromjaro bittorrent https://www.tromjaro.com/install/ please downlaod adn seed. it is different from the archive.org link since i want to use multiple different sources. the last magnet (torrent) was still from archive.org, same as another one on the page. so 2 from archive.org. english fails on me a bit. anyways. this.is.an-update :D
Tio
Ok so I worked 2 hours to fix a big mess with the big farts search engine https://www.tromsite.com/tbf/ - when i restructured the website some 2 months ago I deleted by mistake a plugin that was dealing with teh search engine content. Basically the millions of items that the search engine searches through. Deleting it was a huge mistake adn I only now realized it...I also thought that by deleting it I deleted the database of all items. I had a moment of depression, panic, and anger. After I searched for old backups (months old) I finally found that plugin (which is btw a paid one that you cannot find anywhere anymore) and activating it showcased that the database entries are still there. YES! But then I had to index them again and tweak the search engine and all that. in any case, it is WORKING NOW. Man if I lost that would have been a HUGE disappointment for me. I worked so hard for that search engine....Ok, next!
Tio
1-2 hours of news filtering for tomorrow's tromcast that will be all about some important/interesting news that happened in the past 3 weeks. these are news from trom curated news. ok, now im going to do some maintanance work for tromsite and tromjaro.
Tio
Finished the telescope part for tromjaro. Much better than I expected! Great footage. One more scene to film: Sofie! :) She arrives tomorrow so we will film these days.
Tio
Thank you for 100 Euros donation anonymous donor that I know you :D - man you helped so much all the time! Thank you! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
OpenOs.at review of TROMjaro:

With the code base of Manjaro Linux and the graphical user environments GNOME, KDE and Xfce, this distribution represents a stable and powerful operating system from the Arch family. What distinguishes TROMjaro from its origin (and all other distributions) are the ethical principles to which the development team is committed. The way of thinking which goes beyond software is described with the attribute Trade Free and explained in detail on the website tromsite.de (the official German information platform of the TROM project).

In TROMjaro, inclusions with commercial contact points have been consistently removed, which is why support for Snap (Snap Store) is missing. However, the Arch User Repository (AUR) is activated by default and the project offers some self-developed and promising applications for free use. After installation, TROMjaro presents itself in a modern and uniform design. While tools for system maintenance and adjustments are completely available, there are only a few pre-installed applications. In this respect, users have unrestricted freedom of choice, supported by an excellent graphical installation tool. The project’s website provides a wealth of information and instructions, mainly in the form of videos.

http://openos.at/pages/distro/distrolist.php?s=recent&v=16&t=recent&i=_#tromjaro
Tio
Today we went to film with the telescope for tromjaro, to showcase how easily you can use tromjaro to grab video stream from a cam attached to the telescope and manipulate that. Was on top of the mountain. Very cold. Very dark. Very rushed :D. Didn't get the footage I wanted to but I'm trying to make the best out of it. Maybe we will redo it. Thanks to Seb, Sasha and Gia for the help :D Chat image
Tio
TROMjaro feedback from Raimondas: "I am using Tromjaro OS and the apps for the work. Creating and editing pictures with Gimp. Making collages with Photocollage. Sending emails with Criptext. Backing-up files and sharing the with Syncthing. Using Freetube to watch ads free clips and kids movies and listening my favorite music with Clementine." Chat image
Tio
And the great poem by seb is now on https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_190,0s too :) - amazing one
Seb
New Trom Poem out called 'Look Up': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLzs8zA2nDs&feature=youtu.be - Really enjoyed writting/making this one :D
Tio
I finished editing my tromjaro part. Now basically we need another part with Sofie and maybe another one with the telescope...but man look at the timeline. The first aprt of clips are the selected and edited parts and I will have to shrink them to fit that audio (music) part. After the other parts are filmed I will have to shrink everything 3 times over...thats crazy...it is a lot of work and I'm sure people might be like: yeah, cool. But it is a lot of work and I learned a lot in terms of filming and then editing. I never had equipment to do any of these. Imagine how many people out there could create amazing videos/movies but they will never have the chance of using the abundant world of stuff that we live in, or the time to do them. Chat image
Tio
Thank you dear Roma best-guy-ever :) for another 100 Euros donation via Paypal and the awesome message: "Привет, Друзья! :) New Tromjaro release is fucking best! Good luck with upcoming video. Looking forward to it! Miss you all." You man have helped TROM so much I can't thank you enough. Also, Seb my dear friend your continuous support is a big chunk of why TROM keeps on being TROM. Thank you all! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Next we will film Sofie when she comes back - with a microsoft surface 2013 that I will install tromjaro on. And then something with the telescope to show how to connect a tromjaro device to a laptop. Then we will have a ton of footage. I will also start filming some otehr stuff with the same devices and more, like a series of videos. I want like 10 or so videos about tormjaro to be made before I start the work on videoneat and my furious and curious video. A lot to do. But I enjoy it a lot!
Tio
Today it was filming day for me :D - big thanks to Sasha who helped a ton with the filming. She did almost all of it. And to Gia for helping out and also taking a ton of behind the scene photos :) Chat image
Tio
Also the video is here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_189,0s - amazing video by Seb!
Seb
New TROM Poem out called 'Planet Earth' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWglQnNZ9-k&feature=youtu.be - a bit of a bleak outlook but hope u guys enjoy it ;)
Tio
Added Internet Archive Blog to our Curated News + I donated them 5 Euros. Why not. We host all of our videos there. I will donate more. Everyone should.
Tio
New TROM video by Aaron https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_188,0s - about how to translate tromjaro.com. Great job man! Simple and great.
Tio
filmed georgi today :) Chat image
Tio
no tromcast tomorrow, cause i still work on the tromjaro video :D
Tio
I scheduled 1 tromjaro app per day on social shitholes....networks...for this entire year (1+ month). And one goes on tromjaro.com every day for the same period of time.
Tio
And here's Seb, same place :) Chat image
Tio
Filming Aaron and his mac and tromjaro :) Chat image
Tio
did tests for when we will film me :D at the computer, using tromjaro :) - getting used to the gear. i mean is nothing expensive. the tripod is 27 euros, the slider is 62 but is massive. you dont need that unless you make some crazy videos. sliders are usually half that size. i only used those two in these photos. not even 100 euros and you can make great videos. ofc, is all about that camera. sasha's baby haha. Chat image
Tio
I managed to combine the shots for the first scene. Super super cool. Looks really great. Luckily Sasha has this great camera so we can use that + a great great lens. And we have some camera sliders and stabilizers that I bought from amazon and I'll return them cause for one I don't need them after I'm done with the video, and second I can't afford them. It is like I rented them :D. And about the video, man it takes a while to figure out how to film in this kinda movie-like way from so many angles and then to make the footage combine well between the angles. But is great I love it. Chat image
Tio
First one to film is Sasha writing her book :) Chat image
Tio
First day of shooting for the tromjaro video. 1 part done. 6 more to film! I really like it. The footage is great. I'll post updates here about the progress and behind the scenes ;) Chat image
Tio
ok so it seems our curated videos work now ;) - thats good!
Tio
today the video gear came from the mighty amazon. The charlatans. Anyways, I will return most of it back to get my money. It is like a rental. You can return them - it is how the law requires...anyways, i did lots of filming tests today for the tromjaro video. Now I know how to do it. Tomorrow I'll start filming. This week I kinda have to do most of the filming for this video. I am too busy to push updates here about the work, but I'll try do to more of that :D
Tio
So maybe I "fixed" the curated videos thing that google restricted. Basically we made more than 30k requests to google's API a day, and that's the limit (30k). We generally have our module set up to check for videos every hour, and that's for over 100 ytb channels and palylists. Now I made it so it checks every 6 hours. I hope that reduced the api requests by a lot. Every 6h should be fine. You may not even notice any difference. Let's see.
Tio
Spanish language added to tromsite.com :D - thanks RAFA man! you great man! :)
Tio
Hey guys, TROMjaro is available on the DAT network. A decentralized Internet. But we need your help to seed it. Install Beaker Browser from here, then simply paste this link "dat://ca85cb3c20ad37649e72b274fc47be5586bd75815b7a90aa19de4a4e7e441908/" into the browser and click top right corner the "share" icon, then accept to seed it. And keep the Beaker Browser open as often as possible.

If you can't figure how to do it asks us at tromsite.com/chat. Together we are smarter than big companies with a few servers :D
Tio
Youtube is messing with our API limit and our curated videos get restricted. Basically cannot update....need to look into it....it sucks...
Rafa
Hola amigos de TROM! I am very happy to announce that tromsite.es in now available :) There's still lots of things to do but you already can access to: 1) TROM Documentary with default Spanish Subtitles. 2) TROM ebooks in Spanish (5 translated so far). 3) TROM project trailer dubbed in Spanish. I will let you know when new content is added :) ¡Hasta pronto!
Tio
only half of IDGAS Friday for me today :D - i worked on stuff for tromjaro-video. Maybe Ill take a break for the day ;)
Tio
I am still brainstorming about the tromjaro video....i want to make a video to showcase how tromjaro works on so many devices. we have an asus laptop that transforms into a tabled, a gaming laptop, a normal laptop, half a laptop conencted to a tv, a macbook, an old computer....and maybe soon a microsoft surface 8 :D. I filmed a bunch of stuff as a demo. I also bought a bunch of gear for the camera we have so we get soem super cool shots, and ill return them to get the money back after we are done :D. i am in a rush with the video mainly because aaron is leaving in a week or so (and he has the macbook) and seb in 2-3 weeks and he has to record some voice for it....anyways ill keep you all updated here. screenshots, maybe some videos behind the scene and such :D
Tio
Added the DAT network option for tromjaro downloads https://www.tromjaro.com/install/ - 4 options right now. good! :D
Tio
no tromcast today :) - i dont want us to force it if we dont have a particular subject to talk about. like is pointless to make tromcast for the sake of streaming our faces live if there isnt something important to talk about :D - im also working on 2 tromjaro videos so im busy :P
Tio
I meant Lithuanian language haahaha sorry Raimondas!
Tio
And thanks to the recent donations we jumped from 42% in donations support to 56%! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - thank you!
Tio
tromjaro.com will be translated into French soon :) - We have 6 languages so far: Spanish, German, Latvian, Russian, Greek and Romanian. And anyone can improve any of them - go to the website, scroll to the bottom, select a language you want to improve. Then scroll down again and select "edit" - then simply translate the website. If you want to translate into a new language let us know (send an email), and we will enable that language. Beautiful!
Tio
Thank you so much Darwin for the $15 Patreon monthly donation! It is super helpful when we get monthly financial support since it means it is a sustained support. Thank you very much again (honestly) - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
i replaced the photos examples on how customizable tromajro is https://www.tromjaro.com/ - from "very" customizable to "extremely" customizable :)
Tio
A new tromjaro.com page https://www.tromjaro.com/articles/ - a big step forward that will allow us to make tromajro even better by creating all kinds of articles. i will create articles about how toe dit videos, photos, audio files. how to make websites, how to decentralize communication and so forth. tutorials, how to's, and so much more. it allows me to now create such articles on the website. i hope to make tromjaro a big name in the linux world :D - this move and the first 2 articles posted are also about my video idea for presenting tromjaro to the world :D
Tio
Still working on that tromjaro video - mostly preparing for it. Testing tromjaro on a touchscreen device. Mostly all works great. We want to also improve that out of the box.
Tio
by the last post i meant i rebuilt how the "apps" pages for the themes we post on tromjaro.com/apps look like...maybe some may think im designing the tromjaro operating system theme, which i am not :D
Tio
Rebuilt all current and future tromajro themes templates so now they all look similar and better. way better to distinguish between the themes now :) - like heres a model https://www.tromjaro.com/canta-theme/
Tio
I'm working on what I hope to become a SUPER awesome video about tromjaro. Unique. Interesting. Funny. But will need a few days to finish. I think is worth it. I hope so. Let's see. Tomorrow is IDGAS Friday . I Don't Give A Shit Friday. My weekly day off. It's an experimental thing...to keep myself sane. So I won't work on anything tomorrow!
Tio
Well not quite months since we post so often haha....maybe 1-2 months...anyways.
Tio
Updated the live updates to now show the last 200 posts instead of only 60 as it was previously :P - just so if people want to read through a ton of months of updates
Tio
Last TROM-Cast episode at https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast and audio version at https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/ - nice one :)
Tio
We are live . Participate here: https://meet.jit.si/tromspiracy password is illuminaughty or you can watch it here https://youtu.be/D7aQg4zfXUU
Tio
Tonight TROM-Cast 35: Conspiracy Theories. Participate if you want ;) - we will post the Jitsi Meet link on tromsite.com/live before the cast. https://youtu.be/D7aQg4zfXUU
Sofie
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Sofie
Just uploaded by 50th icon for Tjaro! Woooo, dis goin smooth!
Tio
Thank you Anonymous donor who donated 100 Euros to TROM :D - thank you! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - fascinated about the latest financial support that we've got!
Tio
trom curated news are updating now ;) - whenever there is a new news you can see the notification. thanks to dave. was a little silly think that i had to change to work :D - but dave spotted it. dave, the man :)
Tio
Updated teh magnet torrent link for trom documentary since the old one was missing some files. anyways is here https://www.tromsite.com/ - go download and seed! :)
Tio
Youtube limited our API request quota - maybe is something they do globally. What this means is that our trom curated videos were using this API to pull videos from youtube in our feed, and youtube is like: "your quota is 30k requests per day". But we use 35k or so. That means many of the youtube channels/users/playlists in our list are not updated. Not sure how this will affect us in the long tun...is funny how in the "old" days you could use RSS that basically was reading a website's updates and you can use that to pull the updates into your own RSS reader. Like we do now with trom curated news. But this motha'fuckers invented the "social networks" and "API" so if you want to read the updates from these websites you need their permission and they will limit you. At least thats what I understand from it. ANyways....one more thing to deal with. dont like.
Tio
Newsletter sent https://mailchi.mp/d610573afa7f/a-bunch-of-big-updates - I hate sending them since we already have this live updates thing where I post constantly and we have a lot of work to talk about....but well...ok...
Tio
Updated https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html with the latest 2 tromcast videos + the latest "other" videos. All ready for translation!
Tio
Thank you Raimondas very much for the 20,00 EUR Paypal donation and the message: "Let's spam this planet with a trade-free idea! And don't give up, please!! All the best!" - thanks man! :) https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
4 great "how to" videos by the amazing Aaron are added here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#other - how to translate stuff from the master of translations! Now part of TROM gallery ;). Tomorrow I'll send a newsletter about the latest TROM updates and a few emails about TROMjaro to some youtubers and websites. After that I will deal with VideoNeat and some things that need to be fixed for tromsite.com ;) - and maybe I'll deal a bit with my personal website. I hope in 1-2 weeks to be done with all that and then start the work on the new documentary. GO!
Tio
And thank you to everyone who helps translate https://www.tromjaro.com - it is so easy to do it. Scroll down at the bottom of the website, select a language, then after reload scroll down again and click the "edit" translation button and start translating. If you want to translate a new language just contact us so we can add it to the list.
Tio
A new TROMjaro ISO is out today! Thanks to Dave we made TROMjaro very professional in terms of how it is managed and distributed :). A massive thanks to Dave! Such a great human!

So, what's new? See our new homepage https://www.tromjaro.com/ to discover the entirety of TROMjaro. A Trade-Free operating system with a plethora of features!

See what's new about this release here https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/. And please support TROM if you can https://www.tromsite.com/donate/. Soon we will make a video about the new TROMjaro ;)

For "previous" users there is not much to do, except tehy MUST update the TROM Repository! Instructions on the releases page.

Big thanks to Sofie and Georgi for making custom TROMjaro icons for many many apps and continuing to do so. And to everyone who is testing it ;) Chat image
Tio
TROM-Jaro iso is done I'd say. I am finalizing teh release notes and uploading the new iso ;)
Tio
We keep on getting closer to release tromjaro. I'd guess tomorrow :D. All is ready. :P - too alte now to try and release it. I wrote the release notes already.
Tio
The latest TROM-Cast is now available at https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast and the audio version at https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/
Tio
Jaroslaw wow thank you so much! Jaroslaw just became a Patreon with $40 a month, which is incredible! A lot of financial support recently thank you so much I can't tell you how much confidence this generates for TROM https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Thank you Juozas for the 5$ Patreon monthly contribution https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - you awesome! :)
Tio
TROM-Cast live here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iklsj6k0rA&feature=youtu.be and participate via Jitsi here https://meet.jit.si/tromcast34 (password: noprofit). Or via our public chat here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/call/n7x3vx38
Tio
Today last health checkup for a while. All is good with my health. I'll write an update on my blog post soonish ;). TROMjaro.com comment section (the cool one) was disabled for now bcs ublock origin blocks some modules from it and fucks teh website up - reported here https://wordpress.org/support/topic/ublock-breaks-it. TROMjaro new iso is tested and kinda done. But need some time to write the changelog ;) - more updates in tromcast overall
Tio
TROM-Cast 34: Not-For Profit Organizations, TROM-Cloud, TROMjaro, and more ---- is tomorrow's TROM-Cast ;)
Tio
Thank you so so much Savadey for the 100 Euros Paypal donation! And the message "Keep up the good work. Much love," Wow that's amazing! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
Ok so I'm over the moon cause Dave finished the tromjaro iso :D - tomorrow we'll have a chat about soem stuff and will very likely release it. the guy is amazing! true!
Tio
Oh Roma....you fuckin' human :D - you are always there to help. Thank you for the 100 Euro donation man! And the message "Hope you’re all doing ok, miss you all guys as fuck! Best of luck and thank you for keeping the fight for our trade-free future! Much love❤️ " - take care of you Roma and I hope to see you soon. You know, I'm not that "social", but I really liked you I told you many times when we've met. You are such a great, calm, and wonderful human :D
Tio
This month I have 200 Euros. That's all. Luckily I paid the rent and insurance already. That means pay internet, electricity, and food for this month with 200 Euros. Luckily, again, I have some great parents who (from their own money - very few off) kinda feed me from time to time. That's the situation and I was always transparent with it. Anyways. It is what it is. Will see... ;)
Tio
150 rent + 15 Internet + 50 electricity + 50 health insurance + 60 servers + 20 other like hootsuite, domain names, etc. Total of 345 Euros a month for me. 75 Euros money for food. That's great :). I'll eat just bread haha. Damn this is shitty haha.
Tio
Thank you to all of you who continue to support TROM via donations - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/. Our donations are dropping every month. This month 10% drop in donations. We get around 420 Euros a month. 60-70 go to our server, the rest to rent, electricity, food, living. Meaning, trying to survive with around 350 Euros a month. This is impossible. We work a lot on many projects but it is not sustainable unfortunately. We will release a new TROM-jaro iso, and make VideoNeat "great" again with more documentaries added to it, and then when all of these sites are up and running (I'll say a month) I (Tio) have to take some decisions in regards to this. I can't work every day for these projects but be unable to live in this society. And now things go so bad is simply impossible to get out of it unless we get sustained monthly donations. I want to make a new documentary about "trade", a trade-free portal, and trade-free media to share lots of free to use footage. But none of this will happen (at least not soon at all) without a big increase in donations. So, if anyone thinks what what we do (videoneat, tromsite, tromjaro, musikwave, and more) is important, please consider a donation here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - I know, it is tiring to hear me complaining about the lack of support, but so it is for me :(. Let's see if we can get more financial support.
Tio
Dave worked so much on tromjaro and we are so close to release it. the release is a lot more important than just a release. for the end user is not much, for us is a lot. bcs it is a new way of managing tromjaro. i cant explain how much work dave did for the past days. we also have this live chat now (thanks to tromcloud) to provide support for tromjaro and dave also helps with that a lot. dave, what a guy :) - :D - we'll plan for the next tromcast too, and i also added more apps to tromjaro.com (scheduled). Gia continues to make icons for tromjaro...work...work guys...
Tio
I think I am done with tromjaro.com. Tomorrow we may release the new iso :P - mostly up to how much of dave-awesomness we have tomorrow haha. I love tromjaro.com ;) - when/if distrowatch will post about us, then we will get a lot of attention to it and the trade-free idea!
Tio
A new tromjaro install page https://www.tromjaro.com/install/
Tio
Added a submit feedback for tromjaro page https://www.tromjaro.com/feedback/ ;)
Tio
added an app submission form to https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - i hope i wotn get spammed :D - also restructured a bit that page. i feel like it is done now :P
Tio
a, and tromcloud helps a ton now! so glad we use it! ill present it to everyone soonish! ok. go tio friend and relax for a day. ok, ill do! thanks.
Tio
Here's the new tromjaro.com home page https://www.tromjaro.com/ - tell em you dont like it!? :D - i love it. it explains tromjaro much better. it is designed for the next tromjaro release tho as some apps are not preinstalled as the homepage mentions. nevertheless...great! new iso coming soon! Dave is such a mate! The guy helped with tromjaro recently like crazy. The guy is such a human! I love him :) - i need to redo the tromjaro install page and add back teh doante button. but tomorrow is IDGAS Friday: I Dont Give A Fuck Friday. My day off. I'm experimenting with it...so...no work for me tomorrow :P - bye
Tio
tromsite small design errors fixed. today tromjaro again. no tromcast. let me deal with tromjaro first and tromcloud, then next week we can talk about them and otehr stuff :P
Tio
CARL thank you so much for the 20 Euros donation! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - you great!
Tio
ok i think i fixed tromjaro. tromsit.com not a lot to fix except some buttons...will do so tomorro
Tio
Some updates to some plugins broke several things in terms of design for tromsite and tormjaro...fixing tromjaro now....will take 2 hours or so....
Tio
and tromcloud helps HUGELY! improved it too....lots of stuff happenin'
Tio
Too busy and too much work to update on what we did today :D - tromjaro work!! Dave....this guy is amazing. He helps with tormjaro so much i cant describe. I'll tell you more. But there will be a new cool page for tormjaro + new iso soon :D
Tio
New book: OverTourism https://www.tromsite.com/books/audio/ - almost 1h long. Great job Seb!
Tio
Ok so I ended up creating categories for tromjaro apps and improve the search engine. have a look https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - i think is an awesome one! see two of the biggest linux online "stores" from ubuntu https://snapcraft.io/store and redhad (flathub) https://flathub.org/home - I think in terms of design we are slick as fuck haha. Maybe I'm biased but I love it. And, ofc dont see it on mobile you mannaik. No good website looks well on mobile :D - this is for desktop where websites should be browsed on :P - anyways, I love it. And now it is automated so whatever apps I add goes into the respective category + featured list + search engine. GOOD
Tio
A brand new TROM-Jaro support page https://www.tromjaro.com/support/ :) - we are getting better at this. Dave is also cooking some interesting stuff with TROM-Jaro :)
Sofie
Another 12 icons done! I like to work in bulks, so a bunch at a time and then none/my own stuff for some time. I’m mostly 0% or 100% :-)
Tio
Now we have a "featured" apps on tromjaro https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ - I think that's cool to have. They are mixing randomly so every-time you refresh the page you see new ones and in different order. I tried to add categories and such but too much of a headache...right now I think is fine ;)
Tio
I updated the curated news and videos module and right now you wont get a notification when there is a new post there...needs to be fixed.... :P
Tio
It was a nice day :) - I still did a little work but still a nice day. Maybe I am more productive today. I am all VideoNeat today. Le'Go!
Tio
Yesterday was ID-GAS Friday: I Don't Give A Fuck Friday. Something new I am trying. we'll see if it gets implemented :D - basically I want to force myself to take 1 day off from any online activity, every week.
Tio
So several of our websites got massive amounts of hits making ours server lazy and restarting it. Very likely bots. Working on fixing it. Some websites might not be available for the next hours sicne I'm activating soem security features for them.
Tio
We did not do a tromcast today :D - I work on some stuff and I didn't want to interrupt my brain-flow. Anyways, now more mechanical work: videoneat. Let's get that puppy back on track. ;)
Sofie
Hello out there! My very first live update..
I had the idea of engaging a bit more with those following the TROM instagram; show more of the people who create this project and allow for a more personal affiliation with the project.
Anyway, long story short with some back and forth - the instagram will keep being about the project and not personal. More people have been given the instagram login and they will mainly be posting on the stories if they do TROM work to show what they are doing for TROM. Besides that the TROM instagram will remain as before.
Tio
Dave is now gonna deal with TROMrepo, which is a FANTASTIC news! Massive help for me! I can focus on other stuff more. So, for example, I want in the near future to make articles on tromjaro.com showcasing what apps to use to edit photos, videos, and so forth. To build websites, to watch and listen to media, to do this, that, and the other. I think would be helpful for people :). Lots of new apps and themes/icons added to tromjaro.com recently - but is "one per day" scheduled ;) - I don't want to spam people with them.
Tio
SciTechDaily is a good source of info but they post a lot, taking most of our tromnews "slots". So I see they have a youtube channels and I added it instead. Videos are also easier to follow ;)
Tio
Scheduled even more tromjaro apps, icons and themes :P - Georgi makes more icons now, which is great, Dave helps with TROM-Jaro a LOT (great guy!), and I just upgraded the server to 4GB of ram again .... 60 dollars a month. Everything was shitting the bed with 2GB of ram...we could not even work on websites...need to do a donation campaign asap to pay for it else im fucked :D
Tio
Scheduled a lot of tromjaro apps ;) - good ones. nice! gia and sofie are also making new icons for other apps so when they are done with them I'll add more ;)
Tio
Toady was kinda teh IDGAS Friday, something new I am trying. I Don't Give A Shit Friday :D - went well. Just that this "free" time made me realize I am so broke I can't explain. By my latest calculations I only have 100 Euros so far, for this month. I will for sure ask for more help these days in terms of donations but I am kinda sick to put the pressure on others to donate. Will see. I wanted to start making this new documentary but is kinda hard to take on this challenge. I will perhaps make a donation campaign (or "appeal") for this. Like if I raise enough money I'll do it, if not will see. So, the great thing is that my health is ok. I care about that the most. The rest will see...may or may not happen ;).
Tio
TROM-Cast last episode here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast and the audio version - enjoy!
Tio
TROM-Cast about Loneliness here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtUjOV9EY5s&feature=youtu.be in a few minutes. Join us here meet.jit.si/tromlonely (pass is friends). You can also join our public discussion room here https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/call/n7x3vx38
Tio
I was kinda busy with life these past days....I needed some of that :D. I'll get back to my working routine from now on ;) - still adding apps to tromjaro. One more week and I'll be done with them for a while.
Seb
Video I made of the drone footage from our meeting in May: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYHnKpdz2ew - will be making more of such videos (drone, music & narration)
Tio
Adding more and more apps to tromjaro ;) - and Gia and Sofie help make super cool icons for these apps - for the ones that do not have an icon that matches our theme. We basically not only do that for tromjaro, but for anyone who uses the Zafiro icon theme in the open source world ;)
Tio
Small update about my health https://www.tiotrom.com/2019/09/the-best-worst-time-of-my-life/ - all good! great actually. Now let's continue my work! These next days/weeks I will focus on adding a lot of apps to tromjaro.com. That's my current mission :).
Tio
I think I fixed all broken links with the new ones from tromcloud. Plus I updated the translation page https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html. On top of that I added a "select language" button on our homepage.
Tio
Will do that tomorrow :P - will fix all links
Tio
Next: update all links based on these latest changes....may take a few hours. Well....welcome to my life :D
Tio
Now lets see how many times the server will reboot per day bcs we don't have enough RAM hahaha. I checked the RAM usage for the past days and seems that we cloud do it (tho this is the average use): Chat image
Tio
ok made some changes and maybe im finally done (for a while at least) with managing the fuckin files :D. Too stressful to explain everything but basically I tried to make it sper easy and cheap for me to manage them all and I failed because we are abnormal and we have more needs than most "clients" out there - we stream video, pdfs, audio, images. We have dynamic folders and what not. Not easy to make this happen unless you have a shit ton of money. Ok, so we provide access to our files this way https://www.tromsite.com/save/ as it is the most reliable. And thats that. And I reduced the costs from 80 Euros a month to around 30 a month. Our server operates at half the power as before so let's see how it goes. I am sick of this already.
Tio
Latest TROM-Cast available here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#cast and the audio version https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/. We stream from archive.org. Thank you so much archive! I'll donate to you every year :D - a little bit. I hope others do too!
Tio
Thank you wonderful Roma for the 55 Euros donation via Paypal and the super awesome message: "Thanks for all you do. New TROM-Jaro release is just awesome. Congrats! Hope can join back to development soon. Please take care of youself and get well! Much love, brother." https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
TROM-Cast live here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBkIOycwW9I&feature=youtu.be. Join with Jitsi over here (audio/video) meet.jit.si/tromhealth (pass is "meteors")- or text via our public discussion room - https://www.cloud.tromsite.com/call/n7x3vx38
Tio
Also, today TROMCAST folks! :D - Unless there is a very unforeseen meteor shower haha. Very likely it is clear weather and a calm sky. We talk about health. Interesting topic. You'll see. And we'll make sue of our TROM Discussion Room for this cast. Stay tuned. 4 more hours till the live ;)
Tio
HA! Aaron you amazing creature hahahaa...you man are working so hard too, I know it too well :D. Thank you! For everything. ;) - and I'm less stressed now I added Syncthing on the Save page https://www.tromsite.com/save/ and I am working on some stuff. I hate when things are unorganized, so I am obsessed to have everything perfect at TROM :D - this craziness is part of my life. It is me. I am it. We are both.
Aaron
Ohh Tio, at least I have good news for you: https://www.tromsite.de/ is now released and online. Yes, we worked the last days also on that and now the german tromsite is exactly like the english one, except for some tools like M.O.M., curated news and so forth. But well, it's a beginning and let's see what I'll do in the future. There are also live-updates, so I'll post there in the future. However I can post here too of course if something really interesting and important happens.
Tio, I want to thank you so so much for everything! 2 years ago I never thought that I would ever meet you - it was kind of a dream and you were kind of a role model for me. Now I'm writing this just next to your room :D sometimes I can't believe that, but well - it's real :) you are the most amazing human being I've ever met and it is a pleasure and joy for me to able to work with you and other wonderful human beings on our projects. This is the most amazing time in my life and I'm excited where things develop. I will always support TROM and the ideas nomatterwhat. Thank you very very much!
Tio
im thinking to entirely give up making the main trom folder public in this dynamic manner. bcs is simply crazy. i cant. i tried a lot. it would be so fuckin sane to be able to share a fuckin folder with the world in a way that i can dynamically update it. like, update a pdf, and automatically goes "online". BUT, on top of this to use this online medium to stream files to tromsite.com so we cna stream out books from there. yes, dropbox and google drive can do teh first one, not the second though. tromcloud cna do teh second and partially the first with a ton of errors...so i end up uploading the files on archive.org for stream (videos), on tromcloud for streaming the books, on tromcloud for some downloads, then somewhere else for other downlaods cause tromcloud cant fuckin let people downlad for longer than 9 minutes....and so forth. it is a mess. the problem is that we are not the normal "customers" or "users". we need something more than that. but thats it. fuck it. ill go to sleep and ill see tomorrow. maybe ill try to dont give a fuck about anything anymore but trom and the projects i manage. no translation (updating that page and the links tehre and all), no social networks, no "management" of stuff. nothing. i want to be alone and work on making new stuff: videos, books, etc.. not to "manage" this, that, and teh other. reply to messages and emails, deal with people's nonsense and so forth. i need a firewall. and i will try one these next months :D - someone to be in between me and the world so i dont interract with the world enymore :D - i just create stuff and put it out there. fuck i really got pissed off today. like really bad. i wanted to punch something haha. ill try to sleep and i wish tomorrow when i wake up there is a global disaster and the internet wont work anymore for the next 6 months. id be happy as fuck :D
Tio
this fuckin file hosting sharing is making me sick. i am tired and stressed and angry to the point of giving up on it entirely. fuck it. i love tromcloud and cutting the costs, but fuck me man is painful as fuck. i simply cannot take it anymore. i want to delete everything and forget about trom and all at this point. is ridiculous. i have to manage 2TB of files that need to be constantly updated, deleted, changed, shared, streamed, collaborated on. how. the. fuck. to. do. that. ? - im getting into errors and errors and errors and errors that i cannot handle anymore. my backups were butchered, my files were messed up, the share links 90% do not work anymore....im tired and i feel sick. my face is red bcs of my deramatitis (it flares up when im stressed), my stomach hurts, i have a headache, and i will explode soon.
Tio
as a fun fact my computer backups (files and settings) clock at 800GB, and websites backups at about 100GB - i also reduced those in size. so, both under 1TB. videoneat files are 1.2TB. TROM public files over 100GB. System backups some 300GB. over 2.5TB from more than 3TB. I reduced them in size. So instead of storing websites backups for 60 days as i did before, I now store them for 20 days. Same reduction for system and computer files backups. Time to "cut the costs" people!
Tio
oh let me tell you it is a struggle with moving the files to wasabi....so basically all is moved now except my personal computer backups (those will take a week or less) - but those are not as important for now. also, some 5 files are not uploading to wasabi....they are huge and fail....ill try to fix these these days but is not a huge deal. tomorrow ill try to clean up the main drive from tromcould and migrate to a less expensive plan to see how it goes. plus replace a bunch of links since we are now moving to a different location with the files - still tromcloud, but now from an external storage (wasabi) from tromcloud. i really want to be done with this once and for all :D - and focus on tromjaro.com + videoneat.com for this entire month. then done with them and start the documentary (that would be my plan) - lets see.
Tio
Adding more tromjaro apps to tromjaro.com. I want do add tens of them and I am scheduling them daily ;) to go on the website and trom curated news. I'm tired... :D - sleep. pls. :)
Seb
New Trom Poem out: 'Cities of Trade': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t0haadFq34 - The trade game’s epicentre seems to be these mega cities where millions of humans are jammed into tiny spaces to compete with each other over resources and status.
Tio
So, the next 2-3 days or so you may see broken links for our files (is possible) - like shared folders via tromcloud and such. Patience! I am moving them. Tight on money brothers ;) , I need to be smart about it and cut the costs by half ;) - for me cutting from 80 euros to 40 euros a month is a huge thing. For many people might not be a thing, but well....I don't have money so.... It's ok. I'll do it ;)
Tio
I am starting the "great money saver" migration. I am now moving all of my files to Wasabi (external storage for tromcloud) and will reduce the VPS by half: 2GB of RAM and 60GB of storage. And will remove all of TROM files from internal TROMcloud storage except our books that will be streamed from it. Basically all of our TROM files will reside on tormcloud through wasabi - people wont tell the difference. But since Wasabi cannot "stream" files then I need to do a bit more work and have our books hosted internally on our server through tromcloud to be able to make them available on tromsite.com. All of our viddeos and audiofiles will stream from archive.org. We will rely on archive.org fo streaming. Our files will be available for download via TROMcloud and other trom-islands. Will take 1-2 weeks to migrate everything to Wasabi because I also migrate my backups. But since I want to cut the costs with everything I want to keep Wasabi at around 5-6 Euros a month (1TB storage) so the rest of the backup files like videoenat files (some 1TB) I will backup on my tromjaro server locally. Anyways, I will try this month to reduce our costs from around 80-90 Euros a month to around 40 Euros a month or less. Do it!
Tio
I won0t use criptext as my main email bcs then Ill have to use it when I reply to people and so forth. I'm using ut in parallel. It is a great one btw. But I am a bit concerned when they'll introduce "pro-bro" features. We'll see.
Tio
Im only going to buy a wireless dongle for my old computer that i made into a server and use old hard drives to backup up locally twice ;) - i cant back everything (i dont have as much disk space) but i am ok. ill make it. i make take some websites jobs these months.
Tio
Ok, Pixton canceled. Dropbox canceled. Bye bye trom superhero :D and trom backups haha. No worries I can susbcribe to pixton adn recreate the trom superhero if evr needed. And for backups im trying wasabi at half teh price of dropbox. Will set things up. But I need to pay as little money per month as possible!
Tio
Thank you for supporting TROM Monthly/Weekly on patreon and liberapay. We are still bleeding slowly with donations decreasing by month, but without them we will be fucked :D - our expenses increased these months with the new server (we were forced to upgrade) and we will have to give up to some services these days like online backups, pixton, dropbox, and such. Else we cannot make it realistically. TROM continues to produce valuable tools and media, but of course in today's world it is not important. Since we don't go for clicks and fast-food-content, or engage into any trades with our content, then we are losing the battle slowly but surely. Unless we will find ways to get more financial support or we may try to work for money, here and there, to support this project and its babies. This month we dropped 50$ https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - we shall see. TROM will always be available as trade-free and all of its tools. We will figure out how to do it.
Tio
ya so a few manjaro admins are too triggered so they closed our topics on the forum. i'll make a blog post about it and we'll also discuss in the next tromcast :D - it is sad, but predictable. we will continue our work uninterrupted ;) and underfunded.
Tio
I am using this https://www.criptext.com/ for emails for a bit to test it out...this seems hella'good. Like encrypted email that uses no server. How bloody cool. I redirected all of my emails to [email protected]criptext.com - let's see how it works. It is by far a lot easier to sue than Thunderbird and more modern. I'll add the app to tromjaro soon. It is already scheduled. I am scheduling one app per day. ;)
Tio
On a positive note Georgi helopwith making TROM-Jaro icons using the trade-free https://vectr.com/ - really cool little app for making vector icons. So now we have Sofie and Georgi making TROM-Jaro icons. I need to learn how to integrate them with TROM-Jaro properly - for now I'll integrate them with tromjaro.com.
Tio
I had a long discussion again with people on the Manjaro forum :D - it starts here https://forum.manjaro.org/t/trom-jaro-a-trade-free-manjaro-build/93739/66?u=tiotrom after I posted about our updated iso :D - some people are so triggered. But is ok, I'll keep calm and explain. Some used this argument that we ask for donations for tromjaro (bcs we have a donate button on the site) in order to kinda dismiss our trade-free concept. I explained why this is stupid, but just so to close their misleading paths that they were opening, I removed permanently that button from tromjaro.com. Let's see what excuses they'll use now. Anyway, it is nuts how you can create such a tool for free (from your own time, energy, and focus) without asking anything in return, and to see how others "attack" you for that. It is amazing to me.
Tio
all is working now...my old blog teoretic.com experienced some weird trafic.....i think hack-attempt :D. but i parked it. is an old website i cant deal with it at the moment. i may give up on it entirely. i didnt post there in years anyway. and its content can be seen through teh wayback machine. anyways...i hope ill manage things with these so i dont have to be a server admin, but a "creator". i want to create stuff. enough with teh management. im sick of it :D. ill add more and more apps to tromjaro these days - this is on the creative side tho. i like it. is new stuff. then ill tell you whats next
Tio
you see, I'm pretty much the only guy in charge of several websites - tons of plugins, files, backups, custom code, and more...so then I also have to make sure all works fine. Hard work. Very. And constant. And on top of that I also have to release tromjaro, curated apps for it, test them, etc...and so forth :( - but I'll do it!
Tio
Server CPU at 100% dont know why. the websites may not work... :( - again on the chat support with the server admins
Tio
A new TROM-Jaro release. Smaller in size, faster, and with support for installing apps dirrectly from tromjaro.com! Grab it from here https://www.tromjaro.com/install/ and read the release notes from our newly created page https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ If you already have TROM-Jaro installed there isn't much for you to do except the tips from the release page. From now on when we will release a new TROM-Jaro the changes will be minimal since TROM-Jaro is the "base" and the rest (how to customize it, the apps to install, etc.) can be found on tromjaro.com. We are continuing to improve TROM-Jaro and keep developing and testing it ;).

Enjoy! And please, if you can, support our work here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
Tio
So I woke up and the trom curated news didnt work....when this happens in means that one of the sources fucks things up. but which? i had to disable them one by one and test....and it was the last one. in total 1h of work just right after i woke up. today should have been ID-GAS Friday (i dont give a shit friday), but thats fine ;). at least it works now
Tio
I also removed the trom documentary audio version. someone did that a while ago but i honestly never saw the meaning of it....who would listen to the documentary? that's abit crazy :D. i was dragging that all along...is gone now. ;)
Tio
I worked on making tromjaro more ready for "release". Still have to build the template for apps in Elementor. Getting closer to finish it. I am tempted to redo all of the apps pages in elementor....would be a bit crazy....but would be cool to do it. Tho that would ruin the past translations so probably i wont....or will I? Will see. In case I do it I'll ask all translators to first save the text for the previous apps so they can add it again after I'm done. Tho probably I should calm my tits down and only do it for the newly added apps. :D - will continue my work tomorrow ;)
Seb
I will be posting it on Monday - so stay on the look out for that :) - Also working on some new poems & audiobooks
Seb
Just finished a poem called 'Cities of Trade' yesterday - I
Tio
Replied some emails. Time to sleep! :D
Tio
Also, no tromcast this week. Let me recover a bit, would you!? :D
Tio
So I was betting on moving all of my files + backups to an external storage that i can attach to tromcloud and from there use the files to stream our books, some videos, audio files, etc. After many days of uploading files there and being almost done with it, I realized that this external storage does not support "partial content loading". What is that? Well, it means that if we try to stream a 600MB book from there, meaning one you may tread form tromsite.com, it will wait till the entire 600MB will be downloaded and only then you can raed the book on tromsite.com, which is nuts. Right now it only has to download like 2Mb to be able to read it, then downlaods the rest dynamically. It is like trying to watch a video but you can only watch it after the entire video downlaods. I emailed the cloud hosting company to see if they can fix that. If they don't then I'll use that only for backups and keep on using our own server for file delivery too - streaming. We have enough space for that now...so we'll see ;) - I'll deal with tromjaro tomorrow I am tired today ;).
Tio
Of course I ended up in ER haha. What do you think!? A lot of pain. From 2am to 12pm I stayed there. It is super likely I am pissing out that metorite so it will be painful as fuck. But I have painkillers that I can take every 4h. That's good. If all is fine today I'll officially release TROM-Jaro and do some important work for tromcloud ;)
Tio
The idea was to kinda release publicly tormjaro today but guess what? another big kidney pain. im at home on painkillers.....probably the kidney stone that takes 1-3 weeks to get through the atmosphere...will see. lets hope i wont have to experience the same pain like before. im ok at the moment. will see if i can do some work today or not
Tio
Added teh latst videos: poem and tromcast - to https://www.tromsite.com/translation#:HOME ready for translation ;)
Tio
The new TROM-Jaro iso is out https://www.tromjaro.com/install/ you can read more about it here https://www.tromjaro.com/releases/ - I am tired now but I'll announce tomorrow all about it :) - and I'll add more and more apps to tromjaro.com starting tomorrow. Can't wait! Love it!
Tio
Hey a new Poem! https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_178,0s The Lottery - Seb is unstoppable! :D
Aaron
The video about how to translate the trade-free website is now online: https://youtu.be/uzbnBItnl_s
Tio
And as soon as we fix tromcloud to work perfectly, I'll make a video about it all to showcase it ;) - it is our home now and to me it feels cozy :)
Tio
Tomorrow I'll release a new TROM-Jaro iso ;) - it is done but too late to release today. I'll explain tomorrow what it is all about. Interestingly been efficient these past 2 days after the crazy health experiences I've had. I really love doing what I'm doing friends ;). If my health is my friend, then I'll do a lot ad for a long time ;).
Tio
Thanks Raimondas for the recent paypal donations of about 10+ Euros ;) -every donation counts.
Tio
A new audiobook is out "Eating the World and Ourselves" https://www.tromsite.com/books/audio/ ;)
Tio
Latest tromcast episode, here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/#fvp_177,5s (how cool that we can share it directly from tromsite? :) ) + the audio version here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast-audio/
Aaron
Another video I made about how to create + improve subtitles for the TROM documentary is online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FzZSOijqOs
Tio
I have ready the next TROMjaro iso folks! testing tomorrow on a laptop. In a virtual machine all looks great. So, basically I decided to go for: bare-bone. Like super minimal installation ready for use. But almost no apps instaleld by default. Why? Because we rely on tromjaro.com/apps for that. Anyone can go there, select any app they want, and simply click install. That's it. Like...you know how many distros install say libreoffice so people have a document viewer/editor at their disposal from the get-go...but then why not have a great video player too? what about a photo album app? a torrent client? a music player? and so forth....we can add a ton, but better not. Let people decide, especially sicne we have now this great way of installing any apps from our apps section. And I will tag some recommended apps with "recommended" and make people aware of that on theb apps page so if anyone wants to see only our recommended apps just type the word in the search box. SIMPLE! :) - if my tests go well tomorrow I'll release tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. We still didn't fix the settings thing so it is this "bug" that whatever language and keyboard and such you select on install, they will be overwritten with some default english ones....is too complicated for me to set this up properly. Except that this new iso will be updated and super light. Like from 2.1GB to 1.6Gb or so....ok, trying to go back to my work. I am still a bit reluctant to call this a come-back, since I am concerned my health problems will continue and I may feel sick again till we know 100% the cause of my problems. But well, I am feeling ok now so that's good. Let's see.... ;)
Tio
And I am getting back to my work little by little ;) - hopefully I won't be interrupted by my body ;)
Tio
Update about my health https://www.tiotrom.com/2019/09/the-best-worst-time-of-my-life/ giving birth to a meteor (almost)
Aaron
I made a new video about how to translate a TROM book into another language: https://youtu.be/DVjd6SFcIxo I also add these videos to my personal website, so in case you want to watch the english videos I make not on youtube, you can watch them here too: https://www.aaronboos.de/english/
Tio
Awful days these past 2 days. Been to emergency twice. Good news is that I gave birth to a kidney stone and that might be what caused me so many problems for teh past months. I have to go tomorrow again to check my kidneys, like they suggested. In any case, I'll get back to my stuff soon and I'll post a more detailed updated on my blog soon :P. I feel ok now (in this moment) but today since last night I was in extreme pain :D
Aaron
Link for jitsi : meet.jit.si/trom DOIT password: something
Tio
Taking 1 week off from everything. Peeing blood again and did no physical exercise. But I was super tired and stressed. So. I may post updates about my health here but taking a week or so off.
Tio
ya, 7:30 am worked more than expected :D - and i also kept an eye on the server and uploads. I made sure over 70% of the TROM Main folder will be uploaded before I wake up. Damn lets hope the server doesnt crash again :D. If it does well so what...but maybe tomorrow the entire TROM Main folder will be moved the the external hdd and I can change all of teh links form tromsite, tromjaro, and tromsite translation, to the new location. Thatd be great. Because I had to do that, so I make a lot more free space on teh VSP so that then I can sync the rest of teh backups and files to tromcloud external hdd. Bye.
Tio
also trom quiz does not work :( - it is based on an old plugin and custom code....ill try to fix it these following weeks....not a priority right now honestly
Tio
I'll add the new audiobook tomorrow or in 1-2 days cause is a bit tricky to add it no to the trom main folder while is being moved...
Tio
Am doing this mass migration of the main TROM Folder from our own internal server ssd to the external disk that is attached to tormcloud. Because else we simply don't have enough storage space left on the server :( - I'm trying to do some magic tricks with the resources we have...so the big migration of all files is still in full swing...i am concerned that if I leave the migration going then tomorrow the server will be down again bcs the storage space will be full :(....but then if I don't let it upload it will take a lot more time. So, now here's what I'm doing: I have 2-3TB of backups + other VN and personal files. Plus 130 GB that's the main TROM folder where all of our files are. Our server hard drive (ssd actually) is 120GB. All of our websites take about half of that. The rest I maanged to put the main TROM Folder there except the video files - some 60 more GB. We need the TROM main folder to be both available for downlaod and for stream, form the cloud. We stream our books and videos from it, and some videos for books. But, in order to have everything well organized I have this X folder on my external hard drive now, that contains both the backups and VN files plus personal files, plus now teh TROM Main folder. And this X folder is now being synced to this new external tromcloud hard drive. All of it. 2-3TB. I will then remove the TROM Main folder from the server disk so I free up 60GB, and leave all only on this external one cause this external one is "infinite" - as much money as you can pay :D. I'll try to limit it to 2-3TB. I will have to pay no more than 20 Euros a month for it I hope. I'll remove my dropbox + pixton accounts that are both around the same amount a month. So that I don't spend more money because I am still broke :D. But if all works well, and it should, then I'll die of happiness seeing all of my backups being stored in 2 places: offline and online. And the online place to be tromcloud. Plus the main TROM folder to be easilly synced and access from tormcloud. We are getting there....but so many files it takes a while to upload...
Seb
Just finished the audiobook 'Eating the world and ourselves' by Tio - another really great book. It will be released a little later. Definitely improving the quality of the auiobooks - even though there might be some imperfections at times :)
Tio
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Tio
Added Aaron's channel to TROM Curated videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixI-MHsSya0 ;) - he's gonna do some cool videos! And helpful for TROM!
Tio
Oh yeah, and the same sync contains all of our website's backups (so, both online and offline storage) + tromjaro iso + more. Yah! :) - i need simplicity in my life, 'alright!?
Tio
I have begun a massive restructuring of my backups and tromcloud files. Basically I am gonna change dropbox for tromcloud + external storage. Around 2-3TB in total. I want my computer to have backups to my external 4TB HDD + these to sync with TROMcloud. So, to have them all in 2 locations. Plus, because of the external HDD that I'm adding to TROMcloud I'll be able to share the FULL TROM Main folder with all of our files. We still didn't solve the issue with tromcloud downloads :( - but maybe we will. I don't know what else to do honestly....but anyways it will take 2-3 weeks for all of the migration to happen bcs there are TB of data to sync. I wanted to do this for a while now. I like simplicity and "smartness". Like I have my computer with all of my files (everything) - that backups to my external HDD as encrypted files, and then it also goes to tromcloud. And is automatic. Plus all of the TROM Main folder shared via tromcloud and the books and audio files streaming on tromsite.com from the same folder, same tromcloud. Same tromcloud and same single sync of my external 4TB HDD allows me to share the trade-free website's files, the past translated books, and more. ;) - COOL
Tio
Starting the work on tromjaro is not as easy....i need to set up my brain to that :( - I got into some errors with the new iso and such. Well, when you are a one-man band then you have to play all of the instruments, manage the band, and organize concerts. So, I have to do a lot alone. I wish we had the resources to bring Roma back :D and keep him here so he can deal with tromjaro full time. With a few thousand euros a month TROM could do a shit ton of stuff, fully sporting a bunch of people to work full time on making awesome trade-free services. Many people in this world spend thousands of euros a month on shitty things. At least if we had a few boxes to live in, a bunch of us, cause then we could pay for the rest. Just a few out of millions that are empty out there. But we don't....so I have to struggle to play all of the instruments at the same time, and then whoever can help, whoever can have some free time, to help play some instruments from time to time.
Tio
WOrking on tromjaro now. :P
Tio
ok. all is back now. should work. but our issue with tromcloud is still there. downloads that take more than 9 min fail :(
Tio
We work on the server. Some books and audiobooks may not work. Patience ;) - trying to fix the tromcloud issue...
Aaron
So I am starting to make english videos from now on. I just finished the first one today and it's about how to translate the entire tromsite with this cool tool called tiddly wiki: https://archive.org/download/howtotranslatetrommaterials/how to translate tromsite.com.mp4 I will also upload them on my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbAMmNh0j-_Tg6g6xPOspNA
Tio
My plans right now: release a new tromjaro iso with a few fixed bugs + new apps + a few features; then add several apps to tromjaro.com. And try to create new pages for apps with Elementor - I can't redo the entire website because we would lose all of the translations. It's ok. Once tromjaro is released and we add a bunch of apps to the site, I am focusing on videoneat: I'll reconstruct it with Elementor and add new documentaries and lectures to it. Can't wait. So, I want to "fix" and improve these two projects before I move on to new projects, like the trade-free directory ;) - le'go!
Tio
Replied to a bunch of emails :). Why so early in the morning tho? I had a visit to the hospital today but they canceled it. So...I'll go to sleep now. Hospital visit another day :). All good.
Tio
New FAQ "Why are there no subtitles for videos?"

Answer: We removed all of the translated materials (including subtitles) from tromsite.com because we created a special tromsite page that is designed for translators. Anyone can start translating the entire project and its files now. Go here https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html to read the instructions, and here https://www.tromsite.com/translation.html#Instructions:Instructions you will find that special page. There is little to no use to add some subtitles for some of our videos for our English based website, and it was also a very time consuming task. And, if anyone wishes to see our videos with subtitles, then they can visit the translation page where all of the subtitles from amara.org are displayed automatically.
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 ;)