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My plans for this month:
  • Install TROMjaro on 2-3 more devices. Move them from TROMjaro gnome to xfce.
  • Move my main machine to the new TROMjaro and make a video about it to showcase how I do it.
  • Make 3 articles for tromjaro.com: one about how to backup your system and files properly, another about how to properly change the themes, and another about how to move form tromjaro gnome to tromjaro xfce.
  • Release a new TROMjaro XFCE ISO
  • Update Friendica and Peertube
Only after am doing these I'll be properly ready to get into TROM II mood and work again. But I also enjoy the above! ;)

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This is probably the same database sync error that I had, I've had the same problem on manjaro as well. One little trick to get everything work quickly is to run "sudo pacman -Sy" from the terminal, it only takes a few seconds to finish and is overall better than pacmac getting stuck.
Had a problem with the different themes in Manjaro about a year ago.

tracker reset -r && reboot solved that several times for me. And be aware it might currently have some problems with gnome extentions, or some of them.

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I will try to do an IDGAS Friday tomorrow - I Don't Give A Shit Friday basically. Haven't had these in a while...then moving to TROM II work finally! @Dima also wants to do a video with me like he did with @Sasha so that's great, we will record soonish. I am also planing to release a beta 2 for our TROMjaro XFCE. We are switching to as many XFCE defaults as possible, replacing Nautilus and the Gnome terminal with Thunar (with some configs) and the XFCE terminal. I still have to install it these days on 2 more computers, maybe 3. For testing and general use. So far the tablet works fantastic with XFCE. So fast so smooth.

Can't wait to also move my computer to it. Maybe I'll do it these days.

Everything else is ok. #tromlive


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The inconsistency in Linux https://videos.trom.tf/w/w9wyuNvfXP38MXcLwWHRJy #tromlive

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I did get to install tromaro, the only issue was in the installer it would not show my name capitalized, though it saved it correctly... I really liked that Cherokee was an immediate alternate option for US keyboard, too :).

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I upgraded our main server that hosts all of our websites except trom.tf. From 6 cores, 16GB of RAM, and 400GB SSD, to 8 cores, 30GB of RAM, and 800GB SSD. We were hitting the limit with this one, our processes were killed daily and the storage space was 95% full. We host all of our files here via our Nextcloud. So yah, happy!

Just 8 more euros a month, almost exactly as much as we paid for musikwave.com and since I will close that one in a month or so, then is all good. At least now our main server should be good for the next many years. #tromlive

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The Nextcloud Talk is disabled for drive.tromsite.com. It was good for as long as we used it, but now we use Matrix and that's far superior. #tromlive
Yes, but their Video Chat was good, it was p2p and encrypted. Their text chat was not. :(
I was never able to make it work properly with video chats....

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Our search.trom.tf was not working properly for the past week or so. I think that a ynh update broke it a bit. I did some "fix" and should be working better now. Will keep an eye on it. #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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The new tromjaro.com homepage is 98% done. I worked a lot today I felt like puking I worked so much.... I managed to highlight all of the awesome features of TROMjaro XFCE. Lets see what I'll do tomorrow. I want to finish the homepage, then remove some articles that are not relevant anymore for the XFCE version, plus remove some gnome apps from our library that require gnome shell to be installed alongside a lot of gnome crap, since is not ok with XFCE. And I want to make a new article explaining the move to XFCE, and maybe a short walkthrough and comparison with the gnome version. I shall not stress myself too much over it. I shall enjoy it!

I also need to fix a bug with the current XFCE version.

In any case getting so close. #tromlive

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what bug?
Something to do with the wallpapers and the login screen. Not a biggie.

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It's coming.... :)


Working on the new homepage. A bit unnecessarily stressed these days, but am still happy and very motivated to create such tools and push this trade-free idea. Whoever is with me, great. Whoever is not, whatever. :) . As soon as I will release TROMjaro XFCE am going back to work on TROM II.

These are the things that keep me awake at night and alive. To scream about the "matrix" of this society. Expose the underlying and dumb truth about our society + the mind blowing and wonderfulness of the reality we discovered through science. How else can I spend my life!? :P

The contrast between the above and how most people live and think, is what annoys me and makes me react immediately.

TROMjaro XFCE soon. TROM II work next. Update our Friendica soonish. TROMcast with @Cory Doctorow's linkblog in a week or so. I only hope to get enough financial support via donations to keep myself afloat and keep on doing these. #tromlive

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What will be different in TROM II? Oh, I also love that you are using #friendica , I used to run it last decade, and have thought of setting up an instance again...
It is going to be more of a personal touch to the documentary. Different from what I've done with the first TROM. It is hard to explain, but will try to be from a different perspective. Actually we call it TROM II: A Message to the Aliens. In a way, pretending to send a message to some alien species about how fucked up our society is, but also how amazing the reality we discovered so far is. But, we will also explain that we could, in theory, fix this mess. It is difficult to explain more than that and even I do not know exactly where the documentary is going. 45 minutes in, but probably 3 or more hours to make.
Simply living as a human being in this present world is so difficult. I suspect what I do could be described as trade-free telephony.
I think this should be thought of also as a message to future generations...

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I voluntarily asked for our Invidious instance ytb.trom.tf to be removed from the official invidious lists until we have a properly working instance. The Yunohost package that we use does not work properly, it crashes so often and at times gets stuck for hours until I manually restart it. It's ok and fair to remove it. #tromlive

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FIxing some last minute things with TROMjaro XFCE before the Beta release. And working on the website too...won't release today. As soon as I am able to I will. #tromlive

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This is TROMjaro XFCE on a touchscreen device:



As you can see, it works quite well with gestures and all that. #tromlive


After doing some tests, I'd say the global menus + HUD + topbar window buttons work with around 70% of applications. Is that good? Not ideal! But the good part is that the apps that don't work with these are small apps that either don't need to be maximized or have a complex menu. The vast majority of them are like that. So we think about if we should maybe add some buttons/options for users to enable/disable the global menus + top bar window buttons + HUD.

I am also uploading a video I made about how TROMjaro XFCE works on a tablet. Probably will post it tomorrow. These days I am pretty sure we will get it to the Beta version and will add it as official on tromjaro.com. #tromlive



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I managed to customize HUD for TROMjaro XFCE:



Is beyond me how this functionality is not in every Linux distro by default. I see no negative aspects of it, only positive. You either do not use it and you don't care, or you use it and care a lot. Press a single keyboard key and go through all of the menu of an app quickly, find what you need and apply. So damn useful! It is part of our distro for sure! Plus global menus.

I think we've done most of what is to be done for TROMjaro XFCE, but we have to polish it a bit here and there and test more. I plan to release a beta soonish, and beta will be added to tromjaro.com to the install page and we will change the main tromjaro.com page to reflect TROMjaro XFCE. Plus we will release it like we do with the main ISO, with release notes and such. So that people can already use TROMjaro XFCE as their daily driver. Excited! @tromlive
this again shows how effective #xfce can be. I wonder if this also offers new routes to achieving accessibility.
#xfce

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Our Invidious instance is simply not reliable - https://ytb.trom.tf/ . I am tired of trying to find a solution to be honest. And I reported the issue to everywhere I could report it, many many times. Could be an issue with the @YunoHost packaging according to the Invidious developers. "502 Bad Gateway nginx" that's the error and we could not figure what is causing it. We have added a warning a while ago to trom.tf about this, so is not like we are not aware of it. We want to provide trade-free services that are reliable, but invidious is not one of them. SearX misfires a few times too, but 99% is working. If anyone can help here's one of the issues I opened https://github.com/YunoHost-Apps/invidious_ynh/issues/53

#tromlive

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(From what I remember, we discussed this a while ago and concluded that the issue was in the Crystal language itself, c.f. https://github.com/crystal-lang/crystal/issues/9065#issuecomment-911660748 ...)
Yes but this was not the issue. I talked a lot with the invidious developers and they said the error is just a "display" error. I also commented that line and made no difference.

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What Is Trade Free? Interview with Tio from Tromsite.com
https://link.trom.tf/WqE-S

Unfortunately you have to trade your attention (ads) to listen to it (a bit ironical), but hey it is great that we can get to talk about these ideas with new minds. Thank you Joey for the invitation and for the good questions.

This is his website https://joeystotallytech.com

#tromlive

Yah you can contact Joey and tell hkm about. I'd like to see people moving to these trade-free platforms.



We are releasing TROMjaro XFCE Aplha 2 for testing, if anyone is interested.



We did a bunch of improvements for workspaces, global menus + maximized windows, backups, the default apps and how they work, sessions and more. If you think MacOS or Windows are cool, check out TROMjaro XFCE hehe :). And it is trade-free!

See our updates here https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-xfce-alpha/

You can grab the ISO from there.

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It wouldn't be wrong if I say the main purpose of TROM is education, right ? 🤔

Because in the end, I think that's what you're aiming for, to learn more about the world, share your knowledge with others, etc. TROM is for the curious minds :)

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Exactly!

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Here's TROMjaro XFCE with proper global menu that extend to to top bar + window buttons on the top bar, and HUD. All was so easy to setup.


I want TROMjaro to be both beautiful and functional! As someone who is obsessed with keeping things neat but also have them being efficient, I think global menus and top bar window integrations, plus HUD, are doing exactly that. I edit videos and photos and I want to take advantage of my screen as much as possible. And now I can. Window top bar makes no sense when it is maximized and you already have a top panel. Unity did it well. Fortunately I could replicate that on XFCE. And HUD I keep on telling everyone, is the most useful tool I came across so far.

Ok I need to go out a little I am getting too obsessed with XFCE hahaha. #tromlive

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We are releasing a new and different TROMJaro and we need people to test it. We want to give up Gnome and move to XFCE. Read more about it here https://www.tromjaro.com/tromjaro-xfce-alpha/ where you can also find the test ISO.

Basically it looks similar to the TROMjaro Gnome, but should be much faster, well built, has global menus, HUD, and more awesome stuff. Please give it a try and tell us what you think!

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Tomorrow I am invited to a radio/podcast to talk about the trade-free idea. That's very cool! Someone discovered our trom.tf and is interested in this trade-free approach. The episode should be out in about a week.

On another note I made progress with our TROMjaro XFCE version. So far so amazingly great. I am more convinced that we will give up Gnome and move to XFCE. Old users should not be worried. We will provide support for the TROMjaro Gnome indefinitely :D. We plan to make an XFCE version that is very similar to the Gnome one, to the point of not even being able to tell them apart. But, ofc, will be much faster and probably stable. Plus global menus and HUD. And a second version that will look and behave quite the same but will have almost no apps preinstalled, or some very light versions of those apps.

@Xantulon , @Future is FOSS and @Alexio are helping with these. Wonderful people! #tromlive

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!Friendica Support Is there a way to stop birthday notifications? :D And for that matter event notifications? I seem to be getting a few of those but I have no clue how to stop them.
Worth opening a github issue for this? Maybe in the future you could add such an option to allow users to stop such notifications.
Yes please!

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My favorite documentary, at least one of my most favorite, is available at https://videos.trom.tf/ #tromlive

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Here's the new TROMjaro XFCE I work on, with global menus and HUD:



How awesome! And is so easy to make it work. Tested the global menus for many apps, all work. Will test HUD more and try to style it to blend with the theme we use. It is 10 times easier to create an ISO with XFCE than with Gnome, and on Gnome I could never properly add global menus or HUD. It was always a hacking thing and never really worked.

I am blown away by XFCE! I plan to release 2 ISOs with TROMjaro XFCE for anyone to test, soonish. One is a default TROMjaro with all of the goodies installed and setup, and one is super minimal for older computers and such. Stay tuned! #tromlive

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I got so trapped with this XFCE thing haha....I need to take a break. So far it looks really great and maybe we will only release TROMjaro XFCE instead of Gnome. But this will be a months long process and a slow transition. I need to get out a bit haha. I lived in the computer almost exclusively for the past 3 days. Tomorrow, late at night, we will have a very interesting tromcast with @Cleo of Topless Topics - 23:30 madrid time. Here https://videos.trom.tf/w/ueH6HswHA1MKhdV2eYkBRQ

#tromlive

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Some updates. I managed to improve some stuff for the TROM II Kdenlive project and many videos work a lot smoother. But have to thinker more with it. That's great!

Also, got to play a lot more with our TROMjaro XFCE version and man o man....I had no clue how awesome XFCE is. And for the first time in 5-6 years of using Gnome, I am thinking to move there. Here's how my TROMjaro XFCE looks like:


Yes that is a proper left side dock back with window preview and ability to display opened apps per display or workspace basis. And YAS that is a global menu that I setup in like 5 minutes - I struggled to do that on Gnome since Unity left the scene. Works with many apps, but a few do not. In any case, fuck ton better than the Gnome hack I've been trying for the past year. The desktop is bloody fast even in a VM, and to customize it you hardly have to install anything. It is built in. What would I miss from Gnome!?....idk....

So I am really thinking to fully switch to XFCE for myself and TROMjaro by default....but have to test it more and more. #tromlive

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wow, you liked it so much that you're gonna make it default !
I wasn't expecting that 😀
it is a thought for now :D but am considering
I would say XFCE would be much better for TROMJaro. It already seems more integrated than the TROMJaro customization of GNOME. :)


The TROM II project is so huge, it takes Kdenlive around 40 minutes to open it....it's also because the files are hosted on a cheap HDD....it is super expensive to buy a big 4TB SSD. Hundreds of euros. Can't afford that. It's funny because resource wise an SSD uses far less of them compared to an HDD. I also feel like my internal SSD is dying...
Anyways... #tromlive
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I'd love to but that's even more expenssive. Maybe I'll buy a 500GB nvme and replace my OS one, and use my OS SSD for at least the proxy clips...when you are broke there are not many options :D


Some 45 minutes in with TROM II. So far so great. I personally love it. I cannot wait to work tomorrow all day on it. It is a personal documentary but with some very important messages. Maybe is not personal tho...but we do talk about ourselves and I showcase lots of footage from our past and such. It is a different documentary than TROM II but so far feels more "catchy", easier to follow and be trapped by it, by following some of our stories and such. In any case, I hope I will be done with the first part this month. And that would be around 1h or so long. Then I start a new kind of chapter. Yah so far so great....I really like it. #tromlive

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Testing a TROMjaro XFCE - maybe would be a good idea to also release a TROMjaro version for very old computers that can still be fast. I managed to make it look like the main TROMjaro (kinda):



In a virtual box for now. But in theory I could also release such an ISO with basically no apps installed except maybe a video player, and an image/pdf viewer. Super minimal. I think could be a great idea...is just that I am adding so many things to my list...I wish I could get help with these....but well...

So, will see...but it is a possibility. #tromlive
well @Xantulon said he could help out so lets see that'd be great!



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So take advantage of that! 5GB of free storage + Only Office included + more. Read more about it here https://trom.tf/files/

And access it here https://files.trom.tf

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Our Peertube instance videos.trom.tf will become better and better. Here's how:
  • We are enforcing our thematic and thus most BS videos will be removed. So there will be better quality videos.
  • With the new Peertube update we will be able to expand the storage space by a lot, at a cost is true, but we should be able to afford a lot more storage space than we have now, and keep the instance growing.
  • With the new Peertube update we will be able to follow individual users or channels. This is super great. We can finally curate the videos now. We will take the time to unfollow all instances and just follow certain users/channels that post sane content. This way we cna enable again the trending, latest, and such categories, so that others discover new content.
We will try to also find new creators to join our Peertube. This is going to be a long journey I hope, so buckle-up! #tromlive

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Through a strategic combination of automation, access, open source, localization & the IoT - you don’t need money/trade. Trade is THE CORE problem System redesign. If there is demand for a guitar it can be facilitated through proper architecture based on democratic principles. twitter.com/robinisthebird…

https://twitter.com/ZeitgeistFilm/status/1435454890017390595


Peter gets it. #tromlive



We have removed over 100 accounts from our videos.trom.tf like we have said. These accounts did not fit to our thematic: science/technology/activism. All of the users were notified beforehand about the removal. We freed-up some 150GB of disk space and got rid of a ton of crazy videos.

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