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What fact about reality blows your mind if you were to pick one? For me is the entangled particles. Basically you can have 2 particles in different galaxies. Tweak one, and the other one also changes. Instantly. And this is proven. Watch this mindblowing documentary https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/18789/einsteins-quantum-riddle/

That's something that blows my mind. It makes 0 sense. How is the information transmitted!? Like...wow.... #tromlive
I’m guessing there’s no information to be transmitted. At least not anything we understand in classical or relativistic physics.

Could this be controlled and used for instant communication somehow?
They are researching this, yes. And by "information" I mean the fact that you tweak one and another gets also modified, that's "information".


Me and Sasha tested negative for COVID19 today. Yes! Finally. We are over that shit. I still feel not very good but that's because I have a throat infection and hurts like shit. I blame COVID for interfering with that. Anyway....in a few days time I hope to be back to normal in all regards.

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I knew you would kick his ass Tio, that small virus ass 😛


Made a new video showcasing TROMjaro https://videos.trom.tf/w/bE5Rw3pc5WvmLgSao8V8nw Enjoy! #tromlive

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Screaming into the abyss


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btw, we will pierce through this...we will be ok and trick the society as much as we can to be able to do what we want to do; we are together, stay together, and will continue to do so. There will be more positive news the coming days about TROM. ;)

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Emojis


!Friendica Admins So, how can we do the emoji thing properly in Friendica? What can I, as admin, enable? I tested all addons but they seem to not work. Only the Smiley Unicode transforms certain text into emoji. The rest seem to do nothing.

Smiley Pack - I do not understand what it does.
smileybutton - Shows me a list of emojis (this is the best approach in my view) but I cannot select any....seems broken
Adult Smilies - again idk what it does.

Would be great to have a way to let users select emoji's from a list. Maybe there is a way, but am not aware of!?

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Yes but a smiley picker could be very useful 😁

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@Tio@Roland Häder there should be something ready to steal... sorry I meant reuse, or not?
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I am starting to feel better. Fuck you covid. Anyway, I worked several hours today to upgrade some websites and stuff like that. My plan: see what money we have this next month and based on that decide if I should start working on TROM II again. Sasha managed to get some "job", tho is not 100% sure. If it is we can push our existence to the next year. I will try to get new websites for WebApe to make, tho is quite impossible to it seems.

In any case, there is a good change I will restart my TROM II work....but I need a few days to recover, do some otehr things like I want to make another TROMjaro video, and so on. Then I can decide. I may create a page for TROM II on tromsite and showcase there some samples from the documentary and ask people to donate if they wanna help out...

My brain is not at the sharpest right now so yeah let's see.... #tromlive

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The contact form from https://www.tromsite.com/contact/ has been restored to the original one. The new one was kinda shitty and flagged most emails as spam. So we would not get any email....the weird thing is that, believe it or not, it is damn impossible to find a good, simple and non-google integrated contact form for WP. This is crazy.

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What websites? Because the contact forms we have are on https://www.tromsite.com/contact/ and my website https://www.tiotrom.com/contact/ - these use a smartish spam filter in the background. I wish I could find contact forms with simple question based spam filters....
Oh I meant the simple question based spam filter on https://directory.trade-free.org when you try to submit a new post, I thought you guys were using similar methods for all your websites.....
Ah yeah thats different....yeah I wish we could do that for contact forms....
And somehow we still get a lot of spam reviews for TFD....I have no idea how....
Are they spam bots ? If you want a more powerful captcha then maybe you can use this open source one - https://github.com/daniel-e/rust-captcha
I believe this is what @LemmyDev uses for account creation and stuff like that.
Probably spam bots....as for implementing that is not as easy ofc....not for me at least. I use WP for a reason: I won't code any website from scratch. I use plugins. I install, tweak, customize. That's my power. Not more than that :D
Its OK, I just wanted to let you know this exists, is fine if you can't implement it now :)


Fuck you COVID. I got COVID a few days ago and yeah it is like a bad cold. For me it is mostly about having fever daily. A bit of a soar throat and stuffy nose. Am also starting to cough a bit. I am double vaccinated and boosted. But yeah, those are to prevent severe disease. I was not particularly tired tho. In any case I've heard that anyone gets it really and no one cares anymore. It is part of society now. And I've heard experts saying that 2 years ago. Anyway, I am preparing some stuff to announce in like a week or less in regards to TROM. Depends how my COVID manifests.

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Get well soon!
Its like we talked about on the matrix room - corona small, hooman big 💪, go kick his ass Tio, you can beat this tiny virus 😀

Don't hesitate to take rest when you need it, you can work on all the TROM stuff later :)



#Tromjaro linux has a nice little thing that I believe is useful for all linux users, this is it - https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/

You can find hundreds of Trade-free linux apps there, all of them are GUI programs and there are screenshots attached for each one. Even though TROMjaro is not my daily driver I sometimes use this service to search for apps like photo editors, video players, etc.

The install button on these pages may only work on TROMjaro, but its very easy for me to find the package name.



Here's the only "philosopher" I like haha - Karl Pilkington.

Watch these two series: An Idiot Abroad and The Moaning of Life.

The guy is so funny and quite genuine :D - and I think I am kinda like him in many instances, complaining about shit haha. He says some interesting things at times. You can grab them from here.

These are some of the funniest things I've seen. 100% recommend :D.

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Sounds interesting, I'll look into it, haha 😀

BTW, for those of you facing censorship, open Tor browser and use this onion link instead - http://piratebayo3klnzokct3wt5yyxb2vpebbuyjl7m623iaxmqhsd52coid.onion/description.php?id=36504072


So idk why I haven't used the Wordpress Gutenberg editor more. Seems more legit, almost no ads and bs freemiums, tons of blocks....I have used Elementor to build most websites by now....and that is really useful but tons of "freemium" BS everywhere in the backend of WP. Thta's one thing I dislike about our websites that are built on Wordpress but with many trade-based tools...Maybe in the future I should do a massive cleanup and rebuild all websites using only Gutenberg and trade-free plugins. Maybe I should create a demo WP site and play with that....hm....yeah....

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From Fireworks to Drones


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On a positive note, I'm happy they're getting rid of fireworks, I hated the loud noise, the smoke and everything. I've never seen a drone show before, so it'd be nice to see that one day.

But yeah I knew trade would get in the way, #TradeRuinsEverything - this is why we can't have nice things. So does this mean I have to watch ads in the f**king sky now ?! Why is no one talking about this ?


I was watching this video https://ytb.trom.tf/8eRsbv-rsU8?t=204 and I just saw something that tells us a lot about our society. Click it to see the exact moment. Got it?

I bet @Nick @ The Linux Experiment won't say any "bad" words in his family-friendly videos, but is completely ok to showcase a brutal murder/stabbing in a realistic-game. That's fine. Boobs, genitalia, bad! Even if they are in the same digital game-like format. Killing? No issues.

Mind you I do not blame anyone. I am fine with the naked body, and I am not put off by brutal games. But in our society, somehow, nakedness, sex, and the like are so taboo. Youtube will probably take his video down if that scene would have been a sex scene in a similar game.

I wrote 3 short digital books about this subject if anyone is interested:This is not about the guy behind the video. He makes very nice Linux videos, although a ton of ads and sponsored content overall :D. Anyway I thought I should mention this because it is both hilarious and shocking. #tromlive

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It's a zombie in a video game ;) I have 0 issues with that, just like I have 0 issues with bad words or nudity.

The youtube algorithm, though, is absolutely not OK with the last 2.
I get you. But this is more directed to the way society views these. I am glad to hear you do not see any issues with bad words or nudity. I am sure many need to censor these for not having their videos taken down or demonetized.
OH yeah. It's a big issue on youtube.
Its a weird society we live in right ? There are so many such unexplained cultural things in our society, and when you think deeply about such things you understand that there's no real reason for it to be like that except cultural upbringing. I hope that people be more tolerant about these things in the future.


TROMjaro: All about properly customizing a Linux Distro


TROMjaro: All about properly customizing a Linux Distro

https://videos.trom.tf/w/gsVhyEnuVyCFFG2gbLXVTa

In this video series we will explore TROMjaro in more depth. Today we are looking at how easy it is to customize TROMjaro with just a few clicks. Our Layout and Theme Switcher apps make it quite straight forward. We are also talking about why the theming is broken in Linux and how we kinda fixed it for TROMjaro. #tromlive
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You're not a professional linux youtuber or anything, so I think you're doing fine for a distro maintainer 😄

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Yeah well I don't want to be a youtuber for sure hahah. I can for sure make much better videos, but I do not want to spend too much time on this. I'd rather work on TROM II. Anyway. Can be interesting for others to watch them.



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, the are linked 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!


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Here's a wonderful documentary! I wish to see more of these. Instead of nonsense Jurassic Park, how about such documentaries that are based on reality? You know...reality is mind-blowing...and it is, well...real! #tromlive

Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Prehistoric Planet

The documentary follows dinosaurs recreated with computer-generated imagery living around the globe in the Late Cretaceous period, 66 million years ago (Maastrichtian). It set out to depict dinosaurs using current palaeontological research such as feathered dinosaurs.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22891/prehistoric-planet/


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Here's me telling people again why Friendica is awesome:
  • Connect with pretty much anyone on the Fediverse: Mastodon, Peertube, Pleroma, Lemmy, you name it!
  • Works with pretty much any Mastodon App since it uses their API.
  • You can connect your Wordpress with it, and cross post to your blog. I do that regularly. And works great. YOu can also do the other way around: take any "source" you want and tell friendica to repost new posts to your profile.
  • You can schedule posts too.[[i]]You can follow any website that has an RSS.
  • You can connect with Twitter and follow people from Twitter and interact with them like you do on Twitter.
  • You can compose huge posts with inline media + do basic text formatting.
And a lot more, but these are the very cool ones I can remember now. Here's a more in-depth presentation https://trom.tf/social/ and here you can join our instance https://social.trom.tf/ . We have custom themes :). That's all! #tromlive

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Tromlive should be a hashtag.


Whenever I'll have some money to buy a new laptop I will never ever buy one in a plastic case. I am tired of gluing it everywhere...I need a metal, durable one. It is a huge waste to make these devices so poorly built because then people throw them away simply because of the casing, not the hardware. My laptop is open 24/7 and I use it at max, so it stays in 1 single place. I almost never close the lid. If I do, I am afraid it will break. It cracks and bends and all that....really shitty quality.

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How about metal body, but only the screws, LMAO 😆
Yeah...well...you know ads, marketing....these people are not stupid when it comes to selling shit. They are excellent at that. That is, idiots in general, but smart merchants. :D


Here's a positive documentary. Fixing aging is something I am fascinated with. It is perhaps the biggest problem for any human, since we are all dying...the somewhat positive thing is that some humans are working on fixing aging, and there are some very interesting results. I recommend!

Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

More life – Decoding the secret of aging

Can the aging process be reversed – or even halted, altogether?

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22879/more-life-decoding-the-secret-of-aging/


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Improved a bit the About page for TROMjaro https://www.tromjaro.com/about/ :) #tromlive

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Improved https://tromnews.com/photos/ and https://tromnews.com/finteresting/ - hopefully now loads better. I was using rdt.trom.tf for reddit RSS sources but I switched to rss.trom.tf. Seems to work better. TROMnews is such a great tool. News, Videos, Photos, and so on. The best and most interesting of the web. #tromnews

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Improved the Contact form on https://www.tromsite.com/contact/ - now it is mandatory to select a project because many times we get emails and they are confusing since people go on this page from any other of our projects. We only have 1 contact form for all of our projects so it makes sense to have a way for people to select what project they are contacting us about. #tromlive

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Yup that makes sense, I've never seen someone being involved in as many diverse projects as you do, lol 😄


So if you work 8h a day, but well you wake up 1h in advance, come home 1h later. 10-11 hours a day with everything else....then wtf life is this? This trade-based society is pure insanity. To force humans to work all of their lives, and for what!? Unless we decouple people from trading for their existence, nothing will change. No bullshit "mandatory X hours max a day". No one can respect that when you are hungry and you will make compromises. Fuck it. Forget about these nonsense ideas. Paperwork.

You wanna give people some sort of power to make choices for themselves? Provide them with their basic needs as TRADE-FREE. Either directly or give them a UBI sort of thing. Else the slave humans cannot say "Uhm...I do not accept you working me 12h a day for 5 Euros an hour!". No one can say that. Only those decoupled from reality and not understanding what poverty and abuse is, think that humans have choices in today's world. They do not.

Insane trade-based society. #tromlive
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Well most jobs are either not essential (as proven with COVID lockdowns) - as if it was not obvious before that - or being kept for the reason of employing people (think of how much we can automate still).

In any case, humans should NOT be forced to trade in order to live, in a society of tremendous abundance and waste. This is pure evil.
Exactly so true! I think they keep it this way to prevent from the ruling class elites to fall.


The TROMsite server is up for now.... together with all of the websites. I still got no answer from Contabo (the hosting provider) about the cause of it....will wait and see.... #tromlive

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Our main server is down. Many websites are not working. Very likely an issue with the hosting provider.

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I wish I'd work on TROM II....

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At times I get annoyed, even angry, because of so many things that I have to manage. I really don't like when there are so many things I have to deal with. Over 30 websites/projects....Something does not work with Jitsi, maybe Friendica doesn't send messages, hey the server's email may not work....fuck Matrix is slow, damn an update broke 10 worpdress websites at once :D ....

Today I have to fix a few of these, and update VN, and more...I want in 2-3 days max, to deal with my TROM todo list, to then focus more on WebApe. Then at the end of this month I need to plan ahead about TROM II. This also pisses me off so much....I worked like crazy for TROM II and had to interrupt it...I WANT to get back to it. #tromlive

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Yeah I hope you can get back to working on TROM II soon :)


Fast Fashion (trailer)


Look at the craziness of "clothes". Such a waste. So unnecessary.

By the way, shared directly from Peertube via the new Sharing plugin.


The way I make my Friendica profile be more relevant: I choose to let anyone follow me by default (why not), but I only follow whoever I want. Before I only accepted friend requests. If I approved they could follow me and I could follow them. But then I ended up accepting them all and my feed was full of things I was not interested in. So yeah, anyone can follow me, but I am gonna follow manually whoever I find interesting. Choices! :)

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Anyone can follow me here without me having to manually accept their requests, I think that's how mastodon is by default. Now I try not to follow too many people because its difficult for me to keep up with my timeline, I miss a lot of posts. So I've made some lists in mastodon to categorize accounts into different types of interests like FOSS, privacy, science, photography, etc. This feature makes it easier to browse through these posts, on Friendica they call it groups instead of lists.


We are trying to move our Invidious instance from https://ytb.trom.tf to https://yt.trom.tf - from YTB to YT basically. @Alexio hosted YTB for many months now because of a failure to run smoothly on our trom.tf server. So we are testing it once again and probably keep it on the trom.tf server. Test it if you want. #tromlive

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Did you know that TROMjaro is optimized for touchscreen devices too? Here are 2 tips to improve a bit the experience https://forum.tromjaro.com/t/two-tweaks-to-improve-the-usability-on-touchscreen-devices/79 :) #tromlive

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New TROMjaro ISO is out! A big release! See the release notes here. The main superstar is our new Theme Switcher. Look at it in action here (works with gtk, qt, even libadwaita, even with flatpacks!! - the ones that accept system theming):



A huge thanks to @Rokosun who made the code possible and always checks every release with a microscope to make sure there are no bugs and such :D. Awesome human.

I hope there are no bugs or anything like that. We've tested it but you never know.

Other important additions: we've added a new app to send files to anyone, p2p and encrypted + a remote desktop control app.

Enjoy and please please, if you think these projects are worth it, consider a donation! #tromlive

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Also homepage updated a bit https://www.tromjaro.com/ - to reflect the changes.

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Finally a Teamview trade-free alternative RustDesk https://www.tromjaro.com/rustdesk/ - and it will be part of default TROMjaro because it is important to have such a tool, to be able to remotely control other desktops. I imagine helping other fix some bugs and such, directly from my computer. Awesome! And anyone can host a relay for this. #tromlive

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Upgraded friendica to the latest stable. So for the next months we should be alright. Thanks @YunoHost for giving this package more attention recently! Hopefully all will work on. #tromlive

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I worked a LOT on TROMjaro today, and these past days....but I perfected the Layouts for the layout switcher and we made a great Theme Switcher. We need to test it tomorrow. This will be a big release :D - but well we improved some things. #

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I'm just installing now and wanted to comment on what an excellent user experience it is, everything is straight forward and logical. I'm using the ISO you just uploaded today:) I will report back on my experience. One last thing ... I'm always so impressed with how fast a Linux install is compared to windows!
Heh you should have waited for an updated version of that :D - I rushed a bit and uploaded this ISO but we wanted to fix some small things. We will properly release it in a day or two I'd say. Maybe even tonight...but yeah I am happy to hear all of those! :)
that's fine, I'll reinstall in a few days, thanks!
please announce it when you release it:)
cool, thx for letting me know:). I can't wait!


Rarely some app does not work for some reason. I try to debug it and report to the devs, but installing the flatpak version of the app almost always fixes any such issues....just saying...luckily in TROMjaro you have access to flatpaks by default, alongside repos and aur.

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Now I am getting too many "friends" on Friendica. I will have to ignore a lot of them as much as I can, else the newsfeed becomes a mess. But it is good to know there are so many people in this fediverse.

I think the worst by far are the accounts that post in more than 1 language. It becomes a mess. With the Friendica's language filter this can be more manageable. A translator could also be helpful.
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Birthdays


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Me and a lot of people I know lost our interest for birthday celebrations after reaching a certain age, its not weird at all. At home sometimes if we feel like it we might buy a cake on birthday, but we won't invite anyone and there won't really be any other celebrations. Also I had a high school teacher who used to say that he doesn't understand the point of celebrating birthdays because it just means we're getting one year closer to death, lol.
@bigworldsmallsasha
> Phones, clothes, houses, cars, online fame....are a scam. Happiness is a state, not an object. Chase the state, not the object(s).

I think a lot of people would find this helpful. Try to figure out what brings you to the state of happiness, it could be simple things like listening to your favourite song, going for a walk, learning about something that interests you, spending time with your loved ones, etc. And it'll be different for everyone.
@bigworldsmallsasha

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Look at peak retardation https://ytb.trom.tf/watch?v=9Puu3IlhtZ0 - humans playing some retarded silly games on their phones, to earn some cryptocurrency, to then be able to buy some real stuff. This is real!

This is what happens when humans really believe that we have to always trade....there is no other way of distributing the amounts of waste or the abundance of shit we have produced...NAH. Better make humans do any fucking silly thing, to engage in trading, so that they can make it in this world.

Tellin' you again: trade is the origin of most problems. It is a religion. #
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The new video is online! You can watch it on PeerTube here:
https://videos.trom.tf/w/oeuSqTM1LioThzPf6kA6tB
and on youtube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bGqwn2qkIs

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