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Thanks to the brilliant @Rokosun we now have a script that checks all of our apps from tromjaro.com/apps library (our trade free selection) and alerts us when it finds broken packages or those that need to be moved from AUR to repos and such. Brilliant work! This guy is not only brilliant but such a great human. I am so happy he found TROM and me. He is the most active now when it comes to TROM. Helps a lot. Also the other wonderful one, @Alexio who is always helping!! Wonderful beings. #tromlive

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Thank you my friend 😃

You know I like writing scripts to automate things :blobcatgiggle:

@alexio @roko

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TROM Presentation at Atlantykron 2022 https://videos.trom.tf/w/rToaoUqGZATe2Knewcbtvw

@Alexio gave a presentation at https://atlantykron.org and showcased the many tools that we have.

"The Atlantykron Project is a living experiment of education in nature. The academy brings together world leading experts, the latest learning tools and technologies, and youth from many countries. This combination of teaching, learning and living in a natural and wild environment creates an educational and life experience like no other. "

Unfortunately the presentation is only in the Romanian language. We have added subtitles in different languages but they are auto-translated so they are likely not that great. In any case, the important thing is that Alexio did the presentation. We need more Alexio's!

Anyone can present TROM everywhere they can. This helps us spread the core message of the project, that trade is the source of most problems. And to also showcase the many trade-free tools that we have.

Thank you Alexio!

#tromlive

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Alexio is simply awesome! 😃
@alexio

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Thank you so much for your kind appreciation!

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Today/Tomorrow we will upgrade our TROM.tf and all of its services to the new Debian and Yunohost release. It may take hours and things may not work. Please be aware of that! #tromlive

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Do you want to run your own #fediverse instance without having to deal with all the technical jargon of setting up and maintaining servers ?

https://webape.site is a new service that offers managed #hosting of #mastodon and #peertube instances. They also offer #nextcloud installations and #wordpress websites too. Their price is really cheap compared to other similar services.

You can find them on the fediverse at @webape

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TROM.tf updates:

- We've added https://tasks.trom.tf/ - a complete Trello trade-free alternative.
- We've added https://sketch.trom.tf/- a simple and useful online sketch whiteboard. Draw together with others and share your drawings.
- We've added another one https://scratch.trom.tf/ geared towards learning programming and creating animations.
- We moved yt.trom.tf to the original ytb.trom.tf. Do not worry, they are linked so it does not matter which one you use.

As you can see we are adding new trade-free services. Thanks to the people who donate to TROM. Now we have 27 trade-free services that are well maintained. So if you can, please donate to TROM here https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ to keep these services alive and relevant, and add more in the future.

We will make some "info" pages for some of these newly added services, soon. Enjoy! #tromlive

Keep on tromming, you guys rock ! 😃

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These days/weeks we will add a few new services to https://trom.tf/ - stay tuned! ;) #ŧromlive

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Daily reminder that if you are not allowed to live on planet earth, unless you trade for that (your time, energy, skills, attention, etc.) then you are a slave to the trade system. You are as free as an inmate is, bounded by the rules of the prison. Stay furious! #
You got the hashtag wrong, lol 😁

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Thank you so much Florin for the 100 Euros donation! Such a great help. Any money that flows to our TROM project, is used for our project one way or another. You support over 30 websites. https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ Much appreciated for your support Florin! #

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Well done, I wish you the best of luck!

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Oh nooooo DuckDUckGo is doing shady things and lets Microsoft track you via their Ad Partnership...so shooocked! https://www.reviewgeek.com/118915/duckduckgo-isnt-as-private-as-you-thought/

I kept on saying to people that DDG is a potential risk simply because it engages into TRADES. They wanted you, the user, to click their ads. And all of the "but hey we don't track you at least..." was of course a marketing strategy. Selling their search engine to these "privacy oriented" folks. Privacy-washing. Even tho I was not aware of this practice I was kinda sure they will eventually fuck things up, simply because whenever you engage into trades, sooner or later you will fuck things up.

So yeah, it seems this theory of trade, it being the originator of most problems, still holds very much true. I do not trust any trade-based service. Period. #
Missleading clickbait title. The article is about DDG Browser, not the search engine...
It is basically a browser for their search engine. And yes they do these shady things and more.

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Our TROM.tf server's diskspace is getting kinda full. We have a ton of services so this is to be expected. We are trying to be more restrictive with our Peertube instance so that we may be able to remove more content that does not fit the thematic. When we reach 80% diskspace full we will need to do something about it.

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We can migrate our Peertube storage to an object storage. Maybe we will do a campaign to raise the funds for that. May be as low as 250 Euros for a year of 2TB storage. That is twice as much as we have for Peertube right now. And we can free up some space on the server for Nextcloud and other services. Right now Peertube takes up about 70% of the storage on the server.
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I really enjoyed this new documentary about George Carlin https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22838/george-carlins-american-dream/ - I was waiting for the release for a year now. Carlin, towards the end of this life, started to stab the society more and more, making really good points about the retardation of it all. A few people that I really liked and had an influence on my views are Jacque Fresco, George Carlin, Carl Sagan and Richard Feynman. I 100% recommend this documentary! #

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I finally had the time to release a new TROMjaro ISO https://forum.tromjaro.com/t/tromjaro-2022-05-19/74 - enjoy #

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We re-installed TROMjaro on @Sasha 's laptop. She was using the old Gnome version. All worked great. So smooth. Only 2 errors that were not as important but we fixed them and seem to be related with calamares + BTRFS. This and this.

But yeah. TROMjaro is still maintained and improved. And works great.



Our trade-free operating system. I encourage you to try it too! :) #

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The ice melting cult


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Newly added to the Trade-Free Directory:

Pencil2D

Pencil2D is a free and open-source 2D animation software for Windows, macOS and Unix-like operating systems. It is released under the GNU General Public License and uses the Qt framework. It is used for making cartoons using traditional techniques (tracing drawings, onion skinning etc), managing vector and bitmap drawings.

It allows saving the animations in its own native file format, as well exporting it as a sequence of images in PNG, JPEG, BMP or TIFF format, and also in a video file in AVI, MP4, WebM, GIF or APNG format.

#2d-animation-software

More here:

https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/pencil2d/

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The trade-free app of the day:

Peazip

https://www.tromjaro.com/peazip/

PeaZip free file archiver utility, open extract RAR TAR ZIP files


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I think I finally cracked that part of TROM II that got me stuck for like 2 days :D . Tomorrow I shall continue the work.



And Kdenlive works great so far. Smooth and all that. #tromlive

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Call me crazy but I still think that these morons, all of them, created a very tense situation with the war in Ukraine and it is likely to blow up into something significant.



I predict WW3 in the coming months/years :D .

But hopefully I'm very wrong. I am continuing my work on TROM as usual tho. Despite these thoughts that I have. I, for sure, want to make a TROMcast about the situation and we are trying to invite some people who are close to the conflict. Let's see.

#tromlive

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I was starting to miss watching TROMcasts, so it would be nice to see one these days 🙂

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The role of trade in war


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TROMcall is officially added to https://trom.tf/ . This is a trade-free replacement for Zoom. Here it is https://call.trom.tf/ . Right now it may not work well with Firefox. Seems to only work with chrome-based browsers. #tromlive

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I wonder why its not working properly on firefox. Does anyone else here had issues with jitsi meet on firefox ?

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Probably a yunohost packaging issue. Some ports are not open and such....we are discussing this on a github issue.

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What can we do, individually, to better distinguish factual news from fake news?

https://www.tiotrom.com/2017/06/dealing-fake-news/

Very well written article that goes deep into all the important points. I read this a while ago, thought I'd share cause its a vital thing to know in today's society.

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Our custom searches for TROMjaro - https://forum.tromjaro.com/t/custom-searches/50

From the menu or app finder, you can easily search for news online, images, videos, scientific articles, or even to download files. All trade-free. check it out! #tromlive

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Today we're excited to release a very first beta release of the new Briar Desktop: https://briarproject.org/download-briar-desktop/

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Just like the now deprecated Briar GTK, it supports private chats via the Internet. It's currently only available for Linux, but more platforms will follow in the future.

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We're also planning to supported more features from the Android client: disappearing messages, private groups, forums, local network communication, and more!


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Anyone knows some cool cartoon-flat like avatars that are free? We want to add them to TROMjaro by default :) #tromlive

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Ah yeah I know this we use for our Friendica. I will consider. Thanks!

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At least future generations will know that not all of us were self-destructive, shortsighted fools. Knowing folks like this exist gives me hope.

https://www.trade-free.org/

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#TradeFree
Thank you @ar.al ! Maybe we should have a chat via our podcast in the near future so I understand more what your projects are about. I have it on my list to invite you to our podcast. But I was very busy the past months and we haven't done any.

It makes me so happy to see people sharing that project.
@Tio and @aaron are doing an awesome job!

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Here it is a quick TROMjaro release with the awesome Layout Switch:



Six layouts:

- Windows
- MX Linux
- Unity
- Mac OS
- Gnome
- TOPX

The switch is much faster and reliable than before. Thanks again to @Future is FOSS !!

From now one we hope no more big changes. Keep TROMjaro stable and awesome. The only big changes will be:

- Maybe moving from Firefox to Librewolf
- Adding a few webapps for videoneat.com and such
- Creating packages for all of our scripts (4-5 or so packages)

Enjoy a trade-free Operating system! #tromlive

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Its librewolf, not librefox, haha 😁
Ah yes corrected. Thx

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We are working on making our TROMjaro Layout Switch app even more awesome. Thanks to @Future is FOSS mostly. Here's how it is starting to look like:



Click a layout and switch. Unity, Gnome, Windows, ChromeOS, MacOS. You choose :) . #tromimg

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there are two additional special layouts I could suggest, especially given we are talking about xfce. The first is a purely vertical dock, no top or bottom bar at all. This is used in MX linux.The other is a variant on gnome 3, where there is only a top bar, no dock, and the dock set live instead on the left side of the top panel. Typically the panel is only 24-26 pixels. So it's kinda like the windows view you have, but with a much thinner panel, and at the top.
I could also suggest a third one, where you have a thin top and bottom panel, ala gnome 2... Then it can be a 3x3 :).
can you send us some screenshots? we will happily add other layouts :)
this conveys what MX does with a pure vertical panel, and why it can be desirable for vertical space, much like global menus in the panel.
https://www.distroscreens.com/2017/12/mx-linux-170-screenshots.html
We may try to add this. Added to my todo list.
Here is an example of classic gnome 2. This layout would be very easy to recreate with 2 xcfe panels...

https://fossforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/gnome-2-32-525x328.png
this was my take on vertical xfce desktops early last decade when we produced a customized Debian GNU/Linux distro for our tribal use.

The MX layout is similar enough so we can go with one or the other.
Will see about this. We may do it but we also do not want to overwhelm people with so many layout types. thx
here is an example of the third kind

What is this one from?
that one is from when I was experimenting with cinnamon.
Ok. I was looking for a name for that layout....I am calling it TopX for now because idk how to call it - would be nice if we find a known OS that has a similar layout
I often use it with a very skinny top bar to maximize my screen area, so I might have suggested compact. But I think TopX works.
there is an old xfce theme called microdeck which used really thin window title bars to do the same. So in that sense it is to me the whole desktop equivalent of microdeck... Some classic X11 window managers also often had top panels, such as fluxbox. TopX probably is as good choice as any.
oh, I forgot about this one...this was the other xfce layout we made for tribal use around that time...

yes, that is a neutral translucent xfce panel that works with either light or dark monochrome icons. I think the base panel color was a purple...maybe 80% alpha.
added to my list let's see
my earliest desktop experiences were with amigaos and X on bsd on early sun workstations, back when it was still "just" #bsd at Berkeley.
#bsd
so I probably have a different perspective on aesthetics and what I want out of desktops than most... for example, I love the convenience of opening an X window anywhere there is a display and separating compute from display that modern toolkits may break and #Wayland fundamentally rejects. I would love to iconify on one system and re-open the X session up on another. We used to have a lot of capabilities that are lost following windows very limited desktop concepts.
every year I look at #gnome in particular I find ever greater breakage and destruction of what was once possible in free desktops.
Wow, you may make me switch with convenience like that:). Looks great!
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This is an awesome comic, well done! :) Here is our take on the ongoing crypto wars: https://tutanota.com/crypto-wars/

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