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I really have to add more doco to VN but since I don't have a good internet connection I cannot seed them properly. Need to get back to my "routine" with my workflow in order to manage such things properly. But I need my good internet connection.
We are getting ready to release tromjaro.com and if you want you can help us translate to multiple languages. It's extremely easy. Let us know (email or comment) and we'll give you access. Then is as easy as click and translate. There will be an automatic translation in place so it is mainly a task of editing to make sure the automatic translation is ok. Aaron and Rafa are already translating tromjaro into Spanish and German! :)
Paypal donation from Roma 100,00 EUR - thank you so much Roma! You are such a great guy and you already help us in many ways! :) https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ Message from Roma: Trade-free to live long! Thanks for all the dedicated work on TROMjaro, books, documentaries. The Faith in Humanity officially restored!
tromcast in 1h 30 min :P - lets see how we do this. we are a bunch of people streaming from one single placeñ maybe wont be a long tromcast just some updates and talk about the trade-free concept and logo. tromjaro is fully done - already have the official iso :P. lets see when to release since i want to do a live to showcase it all. maybe these days. tomorrow? will see :)....
So finally tested the last package i needed to be updated before we release tromjaro and it works! so, that means i am ready with tromjaro - waiting for this update to officially migrate to the package itself since the developer sent it to me directly for testing. awesome! now im looking at a great plugin to allow people to translate tromjaro.com in multiple languages :P
I agree 100 % with what Rafa said! Since the german book of "the origin of most problems" is online, I will focus on promoting it + making memes for the 'social networks'. But first I read every book to check for errors. Also, anyone out there who speaks german and wants to help can contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello people! While enjoying so much the meeting I still continue working on this project I really like. I have finished translating into Spanish the last part of The Origins of Most Problems books and start editing 200 more memes for this last part which I will share in https://www.facebook.com/tromhispanoparlantes/ withing the next months (thanks to Vicky who's helping me posting them <3) I am also uploading to vimeo (tromsite.com) our latest subtitles, meaning in any language, for TROM voices and poems. I am also very excited because by the end of the meeting I think I will have ready my personal website and probably will be released to the public in june. These guys are really awesome and are helping and teaching me a lot about trom-jaro (which I love so far), the many trade-free app tools, creating my website, eating more healthy, breathing techniques... I am really enjoying the company of these lovable people and both them and this place create such an environment that really reinforces me to be more active and stay focus on the Trade-Free project, which includes not only TROM but any organization or person who would create value to society without asking anything in return. So this is big. That's how I see it and I am really happy to be part of it. :) If anyone is interested in helping me with spanish translations, proofreading, editing for the books or posting on our fanpage, please let me know (email@example.com)
So, here's the "TROM Team" (or a part of it). This is the first time we meet in person and I have to say it is the most interesting time of my life :D. To be surrounded by so many amazing people - smart, sharp, funny, friendly. We created several videos and will create more - and will post them soon ;). We kinda decided about the Trade-Free logo and some future plans for a trade-free yearly event and the trade-free.org website. Although is hard to be super productive when surrounded by so many awesome people with whom you can discuss for hours, we still did a lot of thinking and working. We will do a live next week, all of us, to explain som stuff and share some thoughts with all of you. We have a shit ton of stuff to do with TROM and the Trade-Free project. In the photo (from left to right): Seb, Sofie, Tio, Rafa, Yoav, Gia, Aaron, Sasha, Cody, Dima, Mara.
The last days/weeks/months, I´ve been working a lot on the german translation of our book "the origin of most problems" and I finally made it! Here´s the link to this fucking awesome book: https://www.tromsite.com/de/#dflip-df_8496/
No updates in a few days :D - very unusual for me, but is because of our meeting ;) - bunch of TROM-people came to my city and we spend a few weeks together. Hard to focus on online stuff. However I am still active online with a few things: for TROMjaro i am waiting for the developer of a package to update it and then i'll release tromjaro. He said he will do it lat week if he can, if not very very soon (i really hope this week). I CANNOT wait to release TROMjaro. Everything is pretty much ready! Also, we talked about the trade-free.org stuff and the idea is for that website to "stand on its own" like a simple explanatory page about what trade-free really means and it will be the page where we'll post the documentary we want to make. Then, we will make another website where we suggest trade-free goods and services. Also, we kinda have a new better idea for the trade-free logo :D - you'll see. Dima is also working on a great short video a bout TROM volunteers and he interviews TROM-folks here ;). I will try to post more and more updates here + photos and videos! :)
I am very excited about the Libre phones (open source software and privacy oriented), but they are charlatans too with their .99 prices and they will slip down the slippery slope with offering paid services....don't get fooled by "open source" stuff or "privacy oriented" stuff. If it is not trade free, is very likely a charlatan "thing".
Francesco sent me like a 3 pages notes about fixing stuff with the latest TROM books - thank you Francesco! I did all the changes to Draw and then exported to PDF, but then I realized I lost the changes to the Draw project (dont ask me how!). So, I had to redo them again this night :D - done!
Starting tomorrow (well, today) TROM folks are coming over and I am excited like a kid haha. Some come now some in a few days :P - we have a ton to discuss, plan, and do. I may not be as active online in May. My focus will be TROMjaro then trade-free.org, and of course to release the book Dima wrote. We need to design it. I'll help Sofie when she arrives here :). The first TROM "meeting", I hope one of many! And We will try, as I said, to keep you all posted here (with photos, videos, thoughts) about our meeting.
Richard Stallman is half-way there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c3sv30w158 if only he would embrace the trade-free concept things would become a whole-lot clearer! Imagine, Richard, talking about trade-free software instead of explaining in 70 sentences that you don't want for software to track you, collect data, spy on you, etc.. Just say we need trade-free software. That's all! :)
Hey guys! Finally our Romanian page for tromsite.com is done. I'm more than half way there with the Romanian subtitles for TROM documentary and the TROMsite trailer is now dubbed into Romanian. Yeeey I'm so excited!! :) https://www.tromsite.com/ro/
Made a few changes to tromsite.com to make it prettier :) - basically changed the main green color everywhere so it is not that bright. maybe not very noticeable but i think is better now. Also removed some green stuff cause it was a bit greenish here and there. Anyways, some 3 hours of working on fixing and improving some design stuff on tromsite ;) - i like working on it. is my thing! :)
Last tromcast here https://www.tromsite.com/videos/trom-cast/ - it sucks that we still rely on Vimeo and Dropbox for our files....to stream, to store. But honestly we have tried other decentralized ways and is not working well at all. I don't know what we should do. There is a workable solution for streaming videos via torrents and webtorrent. But storing files in a dynamic way is so painfully difficult. The best bet was teh DAT neytworks and teh Beaker Browser. But We cannot establish connections between peers. So is not sharable. I mean here's the DAT link "dat://bf6e6a2b89aa57f155193c4d35c6719ef6925e9ede5a5a9879614f8239fe3282/" copy what's in between the "" and open with the Beaker Browser https://beakerbrowser.com/ (in tromjaro you'll find it in the software center). Can youa ccess the fikes? I am seeding them all day long and pretty much no one can see them....
The only thing keeping me from releasing TROM-Jaro is a small package that allows for automatic backups before any update.Super useful and super needed! The developer has to fix some stiff with it as I reported a bug. Once that is fixed we release. The site is 100% done! And man TROM is getting busier and busier. That's great! I created a "collaboration" Riot room where I am inviting other organizations to talk with us. So far 4 or so accepted to talk, and need to make them want to participate to Riot to keep in close contact. Will update you all here about all that ;) - trying to organize stuff here :P
Ziad worked like a mad-man today trying to make our trom live updates work flawlessly. Like is this little thing: we post a message here and that tiny arrow on top bounces up and down to let you know there is a new message. Then, if you click it and see the message, it stops. Sounds like a trivial thing, bit IT IS NOT. Hard as fuck it seems. Well, the guy probably did it because he is a wizard. We shall test it more these days but I love the guy's passion and the fuckin' smartness. Like I cannot do such things! Now way! Is beyond my knowledge. Ziad is such an important part of this website! Awesome guy!
This is inception, but we made a trom live page - just to have a separate page for those who find it easier like that https://www.tromsite.com/live ;) - this update also goes to that page. weird. haha. but to me the best feature of this trom live updates is that it can be accessed via any tromsite.com page by clicking the top logo and arrow.
My computer is now pretty much functional as before, which is damn great! I still have to set up Dropbox properly....basically to reupload the almost 1TB of data to Dropbox. I want to focus more and more on tromjaro these days and next week to release. I am also kinda tired maybe after all of the recent work on the book and other stuff. So I feel like taking it a bit slower these days. Probably is normal... ;) - I am very very happy I will get to meet a lot of TROM creatures very very soon and for like 3 weeks we will live together and I want to focus on the documentary and new stuff like that ;) - and in general to meet them and see how everything evolves. I am deeply rooted into the web where I have to manage a shit ton of stuff on a daily basis so it can get me extremely tired. I may have to focus on 10 very different tasks a day, for hours, and it is confusing at times. Anyways, from time to time I need to take it a bit slower and in May I will be more offline oriented brainstorming with the trom creatures. We will try to amke videos about our meeting and post about it ;). Stay tuned!
There are a few bugs to fix with tromsite.com btw. like to make the notification for trom live news a bit better in terms of reliability and a few other bugs. like i had to disable our cache plugin because some parts of the website didn't work properly. so, the site will load more slowly now. but this is not a massive issue ;)
Ok so I start to feel the sun on my face again. It was a very cloudy time here with my computer....usually installing tromjaro is a 20 min process and everything works. On my computer, because of my particular nvidia card, is not at all easy. I managed to restore pretty much everything. Now syncing Dropbox again. Almost 1 TB of data sync. In the end I need to congratulate Linux and Manjaro or designing an operating system that, with a bit of knowledge, you can control. The fact that I have lots of daily backups helps a ton. All done with trade-free software. Btw I want to release tromjaro next week if possible, even if it is not 100% the way i want it, is 98%! Let's release and will work on it on the fly, no problem! Roma is helping with trying to make several applications ready for it - they are appimages and the like, but we want them in a native tromjaro format (arch). Emails answered, memes scheduled, talking to other orgs about collaborating with trom. life is better today! i really love when my computer WORKS. and i hate when it does not.
Finally figured out what the issue was with not being able to post on here :) Worked/wrote future TROM Poems today - many based on "The Origin of Most Problems" book. I feel like it's kind of impossible to run out of content/videos to do, as there is so much amazing trom content and a lot to come! From now on I'll also be sharing my scripts for proofreading as well before I make videos out of them, incase there are errors / things to be sourced. Also, hope to finally get the motivation to finish the TROM Videobook on Planned Obsolesence in not too long. Posted a new trom poem today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB8VSvRdRMs
I tried to reinstall tormjaro on my laptop bcs i had to encrypt my main hard drive...a complete mess! thats so weird since it seems to only be my computer + tromjaro....i installed it on 6+ laptops and it is a 20 min job. not on my own laptop! because of the nvidia graphic card which is owned by the asshole nvidia company who doesn-t play well with open source. basically i broke my installation completely and i could not solve the issue in any way....i am doing this since like 5pm and it is now almost 8 am. imagine that. i am so tired. at least i managed to restore my old installation but even that is weird as shit. some things work some dont. tomorrow the battle continues....i will have to ask for help on manjaro forums becuase this is getting ridiculous with my laptop. i will never ever buy any nvidia graphics card from now one. ever. and when ill have a bit of money and ill sell this laptop, ill buy one with amd or intel directly, no nvidia crap because i am sick of it. man i hope to fix it somehow.
ooooooookeeee I scheduled ALL memes. For the next 2.5 months we have scheduled memes. 2-3 a day. Social networks will be busy! Also, I added our instagram to our curated news so you can see these images on tromsite too ;) https://www.tromsite.com/tools-2/news-list/ (or choose cards layout). Tomorrow I can finally say I am done with The Origin of Most Problems book and I can do other stuff. I will focus on tromjaro so we can release it soonish I hope. Let's see how it goes.
On super cool thing about manjaro that ill share now: it will create an automatic backup of the system every time people update their system. so, updates coming, people click update and tromjaro creates a backup and then updates. i LOVE that because is so useful. it means that people only have to know how to restore their backups in case something really bad happens with any update. i love to make it super easy for people to use tromjaro. you should not ask people to take care of their system, the system should take care of itself! thats the goal here: make this operating system so simple and awesome to use, that it puts windows and macos in the "ugly" corner :D
Ziad worked a lot today to redo our live updates. so far so amazing! i love it! there is one bug though and the animation for new updates goes on continuously it seems, when the live updates are opened. but i love the implementation. when new updates are available now the little top arrow animates in a way that is a lot more obvious. hopefully people understand to click that to open the live updates.
So do you like the new tromcast layout? because it will look better next time ahha. Cody added the wrong filter so some of our videos are cropped weirdly. But think of it as a feature: a cool new effect! Anyways, great tromcast! We'll make more on the topic no worries! Also, back pains and headaches....from sitting down too much. I still have to finish up the memes for the new book. Will do these days. Tomorrow I have a meeting with Roman about Tromjaro. Can't wait to release that puppy! Lots of stuff to do!
Thank you Roma so much for the 150 Euro donation via Paypal! And here's the message he sent: "The origin of most problems book is tromendous work. Hope to have a chance to read it all through soon, so excited! And thank you for all your hard-working days and nights! " - Not only that Roma is helping TROM financially, he is also a Linux programmer and he will help with TROMjaro! :) Wonderful people! https://www.tromsite.com/donate/
I updated the origin of most problems book last night. fixed a bunch of typos and a few design things. i didnt check it all gain page by page. i have backups in case something went wrong with it :D. but well it takes 1-2 hours to update this book so let's hope i dont have to do this often! :D
Ok so I massively underestimated the memes thing for this book...I already made enough memes to schedule for like 2 months and I am half way through....so will take me 2 or so days to finish....damn....is alright. At least we will have tons of stuff to post on social networks. I would like to make it in a way to share on tromsite.com too, like on trom curated news, but that would mean linking our insta with it or something like that....hm.....maybe I'll do that?¿ Will see!
Ok so we made it now so that when we post an update is more obvious because people missed that. At least the ones who are not aware of our live updates. Now the logo arrow goes red and the logo "shakes" or "bounces" from time to time, like a proper notification!. i hope is not annoying and we can tweak it, but i feel is way more obvious now. we'll try not to spam you here with the updates no worry. thanks to Ziad for this!
Recently I was interviewed by a german online magazin. Today the Interview is online. It´s basically about TROM, who we are, what we do and what our plans are. You can read it here (it´s in german): https://www.rubikon.news/artikel/eine-neue-welt
btw never forget that there are some people at TROM that you don't get to see or hear from, like Ziad. He is helping with tromsite all the time. Fixing stuff doing things. So all my respect for the guy, helping TROM for the past years. Always being there. Much respect!
I also finished another TROM Voices. These are not new videos but remastered videos. I would love to have the time to make more videos and maybe I will. I don't lack motivation, only time and at times money. But really is time. Even if I had thousands of euros at my disposal I won't be able to do more personally, because is impossible. But I would support other people to do other kind of work so I won't have to.
Mission aborted for today. I could not boot into the live usb....apparently my computer is retarded :D. I got into this kind of issues before. Will try more tomorrow. Let's do some memes out of the book and get to my to-do list!
I am going to reinstall tormjaro on my own laptop since whne i did it months ago i forgot to encrypt it and no way i stay with my system unencrypted :D. thing is i have so many custom stuff on my tromjaro....let's see if i can bring it back to life in a few hours or a few days :))). then ill deal with memes for the new book and other stuff