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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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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

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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://social.trom.tf/photo/media/2614505
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!
@futureisfoss

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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thank you. I am somewhat engaged in this subject last 2 years. Looking for articles, resources and trying out various secure services.

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TROMjaro 2022.01.17


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Can't say I agree with this 100%, but certainly some provoking and poignant thoughts here. 👍
The capitalist system is inherently hostile to an open and free internet, as it has trouble monetizing it. NFT are it's tool to enforce artificial scarcity in a place where it doesn't belong

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"the last NY Times article only cost .001 Bitcoin to access, but 10 bitcoin were deduced from my legally mandated internet wallet by the times for the month..."

Yes, I see where this will go...
> NFT are it's tool to enforce artificial scarcity in a place where it doesn't belong

So much this. I often say it, or something similar, and it deserves frequent repetition.

I'll add that it's not just that scarcity doesn't belong, it's irrelevant. It simply does not exist when a resource can be infinitely or near infinitely replicated.
@tio
@Tio

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Web: scientist trying to link two documents together

Web 2.0: greedy fuckers trying to make a billion dollars

web3: greedy fuckers trying to make a billion dollars while burning down your habitat

web0: a timeless and ongoing attempt to unfuck things and move forward in a way that enables individuals to seize the means of communication. If we succeed, no one makes a billion dollars but we protect these fragile things we call human rights and democracy.

https://web0.small-web.org

#web0
web0 manifesto

web3 = decentralisation + blockchain + NFTs + metaverse
web0 = web3 - blockchain - NFTs - metaverse
web0 = decentralisation
web0 is the decentralised web.

In other words, web0 is web3 without all the corporate right-libertarian Silicon Valley bullshit.
From your advocacy and what you've presented, all I know about #web0 is that it's #web3 except being pushed by cynical and miserable people who presume malicious intent in others by default and start social movements in order to surround themselves with other such people.

I'll pass, thanks.
Our loss, I’m sure.

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A new TROMjaro ISO is out with some great changes/improvements. The post is huge - https://forum.tromjaro.com/t/tromjaro-2022-01-17/58/1 . New and more modern theme, new Layout Switch with 5 layouts and a fix for the stupid libadwaita. Plus @Future is FOSS made our terminal super duper cool. Tomorrow I won't be home most of the day so I hope all of the release notes are ok, but I doubt....I had way too many things to keep an eye on and take notes about..

Also I changed the TROMjaro.com homepage a bit to reflect the new changes - https://www.tromjaro.com/

And the entire website's colors....was difficult. To reflect the new theme because our website and OS are having the same design.

Lots of work today :D. Ok. I love TROMjaro. Bye. #tromlive

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your always finding further improvements...
Yeah i hope to calm down with the changes tho....let's see

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Brain Health.


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I belong to the UK depression community(for curiosity). I will introduce them to this mental help ;) let's see go it goes.
I agree with these points. But let's not forget we can't change people by naming and shaming. I'm Dutch, so I'm used to direct criticism, it's part of our culture. But some people tend to shy away when you address their ways as bad (such as not using open-source). I hope I'm wrong of course and we can just tell people to use something that aligns with our RBE goals without drama. But humans are emotional beings :)

How many people are involved with TROM? You're doing a lot!
impressive that you are able to do all this with a handful of people!

forum.tzm.community and meet.tzm.community are my efforts to change TZM more towards open-source. Practice what we preach. The server also runs on renewable energy.

I think activism is luxury. People need to have the time and energy to work on it. For some it's a bridge too far to switch to open-source software and decentral platforms. It's very sad. Also since some people stick to Discord. We should do better.
Oh that's very nice! We should then keep in touch. We do a lot in that regard. We have a ton of tools and such. We can help each other ion that regards ofc. I like that you have Jitsi Meet on your server, it is something we do not have. We are on Matrix so if you wanna join our Discussion chat here https://matrix.to/#/#chat:matrix.trom.tf - we can give you some tips if you want, and help here and there to setup some open source services on your server.

We see the value in the open source not simply because it is open, but because many such projects are trade-free. They do not want anything in return from you, the end user. And that creates better incentives overall.
hi! Sorry for the late response. I was super busy with work.

Let's indeed keep in touch! I'll install a Matrix client this week so that we can chat. I now use Element, which uses the private server from work. Multi account is not yet supported, so I'll use a GNOME Matrix client to connect with the regular Matrix network I guess.

I agree on what you say about open-source. But let's not forget that much work is done by Intel, RedHat, IBM, etc. It's not purely trade-free :) It can be though
For example we contacted TZM, Peter Joseph, and others to ask them to move from the ad-networks to the networks we have that are trade-free. But no response. And I think they do not see the value in this. We have to showcase to the others that there are trade-free alternatives out there and maybe we can build more of them. But if you guys and others fighting this nonsense society, feel it is difficult to merely change your online presence to a saner alternative, how can we change this society? I am glad to see you on the Fediverse. What is the TZM Community Forum?

So in essence if we bring people to these alternative networks we also make a point about how facebook and the like are "bad" and why they are "bad" (because you have to trade with them - your data, attention, currency - and this incentivizes them to do a lot of "bad"); and at the same time we showcase that we can create trade-free social networks that are decentralized. We showcase how alternatives do work. Not to mention that we can keep people a bit more sane by nit having to use those ad-networks.

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You should watch this great documentary by Brian Cox https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22492/universe/ - really well made. So cool. #tromlive

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TROM Documentary – https://www.tromsite.com/documentary/


Content: Image/photo

The TROM documentary is trying to present, in a simplistic way, the world in which we, human beings, live. We try to present the world that was discovered so far through the lenses of science: from the evolution of everything (including us) to the monetary system (the game we currently play), to a different kind of world that we could build for the benefit of us all, then back to Earth. We are trying to present alternative solutions to current problems and take into account the future, which promises to be more than interesting. An informative documentary, perhaps shocking and disturbing to many, depending on how you digest the information. The documentary is divided into chapters and sub-chapters due to the documentary’s excessive length (14 hours) and all the parts are connected so we recommend that you see them in order.
https://www.social.tromsite.com/archives/4106

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Is this also on your peertube instance?
Also, watch the other version of TROM Documentary (robot voice) - https://videos.trom.tf/w/p/gW47FSX1hBDbs8fPXP4pv4
If you follow the link https://www.tromsite.com/documentary/ then it is embed from peertube ;)
Both versions are being live streamed at https://trom.live/ :)

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We are releasing a new experimental feature for VideoNeat.com - The True Smart TV https://www.videoneat.com/tv/ - Designed to make people smart, not to collect their data or steal their attention.

All of the VideoNeat library condensed into a single thing. Enjoy growing a human mind, so we can prosper as a human species and move beyond this primitive trade-based society.


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Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston's Casebook (trailer)


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Romania and COVID, a case of mistrust perhaps.


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IMPORTANT !

Folks we are going to update our social.trom.tf at around 00:00 Madrid time, on 20th. meaning in a few hours from this posts. We advise you to not use much any of our services in that period of time since they may be down or we may have to restore some server snapshots in case the update and restore of our social.trom.tf will fail. #tromlive

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On 14th at 21:00 Madrid time we will have a very interesting live:


In this TROM-Cast we will discuss The Internet. What is the Internet and what does it do to our lives? Is it just merely a reflection of our trade-based society, but this time we trade more with our data and attention rather than our currencies?

We are thrilled to have Cory Doctorow. From his Wikipedia page: Cory is a "blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who served as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licences for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, and post-scarcity economics."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Doctorow

Visit his websites at https://craphound.com/ and https://pluralistic.net/

The live will be available here https://www.tromsite.com/live/ - and now we have a livechat!

#tromimg

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A new tromcast - 70. TROMjaro XFCE! https://link.trom.tf/0pf1dfX5 #tromlive

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Big thanks to @Future is FOSS@Xantulon and @Alexio who helped with the release of TROMjaro XFCE! They test it, help us create custom scripts, and more. All about the release here https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-xfce-beta/

#tromlive

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Haha. That taking a shit example was really a joke, but I understand what you mean. If you look through a certain perspective, everything becomes interesting and curious.
Here's an interesting video about farts 😁 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt9rvaijpPY

But what I really meant to say with the previous post is that we usually get caught up doing something in life and its normal to forget about stuff like this. Those goosebumps come and go, they're not constant.
Yup I knew it was a joke but I wanted to make a point haha. And oh look, when Vsauce was doing great videos. What happened to him...thx for sharing ;). And I get your point for sure.

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The New Church of Crypto-Economy


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Our Invidious instance https://ytb.trom.tf now has an anti-captcha integration which should make it pretty resilient from being blocked. Youtube is the largest video platform out there, so we need a way to access it trade-free. https://ytb.trom.tf lets you do that. You can even create an account in seconds and subscribe to any youtube channel. No ads, no bs, no trackers. Pure video watching! That's the beauty of trade-free! ;)

And as a reminder, for those who do not use TROMjaro (why aren't you!? :) ), you should install this awesome browser extension https://github.com/SimonBrazell/privacy-redirect#get which will replace youtube, google maps, google search, twitter, instagram, reddit, google translate, with trade-free alternatives automatically. And our instances are already added to the list. Take care of your brain because it is the one controlling you ;).

#tromlive

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Businesses do not care about people. Period. They care about profits. Period.