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@PeerTube has released a new major version of their video platform software https://framablog.org/2023/11/28/peertube-v6-is-out-and-powered-by-your-ideas/ - these people are amazing and are making Peertube the best video platform software in the world.

We will try to get new creators to our instance https://videos.trom.tf from now on, because what we lack is content. Everyone flocks to Youtube because "everyone is there" and youtube allows them to make money off of their videos (a very bad incentive). Even the people who complain about how there is no online privacy anymore, and hate ads and data collection (basically hate these online trades and their side effects), are still in a bondage relationship with these monsters. They are enslaved to them. But they and us, have to find the willpower to ditch the old world and create the new one, be it online or offline.

Be brave people, have the guts, and prioritize Peertube over Youtube! Else we cannot change anything....

#tromlive

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Great documentary!


Newly added documentary on VideoNeat.com:

Earth: One Planet, Many Lives

Thereโ€™s nothing else like it. Chris Packham reveals the epic, 4.5-billion-year story of our home โ€“ from its dramatic creation to the arrival of human lifeโ€ฆ and whateverโ€™s next.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/25910/earth-one-planet-many-lives/




Easy Installer


The trade-free app of the day:

Easy Installer

https://www.tromjaro.com/easy-installer/

The Easy Installer is a desktop application which helps users install Android /e/ on supported devices.




GreenWithEnvy


The trade-free app of the day:

GreenWithEnvy

https://www.tromjaro.com/greenwithenvy/

System utility designed to provide information, control the fans and overclock your NVIDIA card




Our TROMjaro trade-free apps library now displays an excerpt for all of the apps in the library for the APPS main page:

This has been requested for years now and we finally did it. It is indeed super useful to know what these apps are about from the main page, without having to open them.

Enjoy over 650 trade-free apps https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ #tromlive

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We have removed Paypal from our donation options for our 200 for TROM campaign https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ because it was not working properly and because Paypal was not supporting recurring donations without a card anyway, therefore you were still forced to use a card for creating a donation. Therefore we are now relying one Stripe for the donations, which works perfectly fine. Anyone who has a credit card can donate to our ongoing campaign.

Those who are still donating through Paypal can still donate, so no worries about that. But if you can switch to Stripe it would be more reliable. Simple log in to https://www.tromsite.com/access and under the Donor Dashboard change the payment option. In case you need help contact us via https://www.tromsite.com/contact/

And a lot of thank-yous to those who support TROM via our campaign. We are still in need of a lot more support so if you can, please consider a donation.

#tromlive

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We have scheduled one new trade-free app a day for https://www.tromjaro.com/apps/ for the next 42 days. A lot of great apps. Keep an eye on it :). You can follow here too https://www.tromjaro.com/follow/

#tromlive

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> Aitana, an exuberant 25-year-old pink-haired woman from Barcelona, receives weekly private messages from celebrities asking her out. But this model is not real, she was created by her designers using AI.

The fact that people were asking her out means that they didn't disclose she was an AI generated image, so it's possible people started following her thinking she's a real person.

This is not an isolated case. I do not remember the exact documentary on VN about this, but should be there :). People follow these "AI models" even when they are told they are AI Models. Maybe the people you mention were not aware these were Ai Models.

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The Best Way to Celebrate a Revolution - by @Dima https://videos.trom.tf/w/pzRhcJhdUHgbA6qkSBktFN #tromlive


The Best Way to Celebrate Revolution


I went to this unique celebration in Czech Republic. Event took a place in small village of Kujavy. I think it's a brilliant idea to plant a tree for every person in the country.

Support me on Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/BeBraveToAct

Donate via paypal : https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=LVQ3AJVTA4WCW

Follow :
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/bebravetoact/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/bebravetoact
Twiter : https://twitter.com/BeBraveToAct
Friendica : https://social.trom.tf/profile/sober_pirate




The usual Manjaro updates plus pay attention to the dependency hell that has been happening for the past 2 or so months.


Thank you Adam for becoming a supporter for our 200 for TROM campaign - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - there are currently 38 people supporting us. We need 200 in total. It is just 5 Euros a month to support TROM forever basically. So please, if you can, help us.

You are supporting many projects: from a lot of trade-free content to many trade-free services like social networks, video platforms, and operating system and more.

#tromlive

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A lesson about why "free" is not free


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Video and Music, two pieces of media almost entirely owned by a few giant companies. And they only allow you to enjoy them if you trade your attention primarily (watch ads), or data, or currency. That in a world where the digitization of media allows us to copy and share them infinitely at almost no cost in terms of resources.

That being said, you can still access these via trade-free interfaces.

For desktop use:

FreeTube https://freetubeapp.io - to access Youtube without ads, data collection or limitations.
Nuclear Player https://nuclear.js.org/ - to listen to any song that's out there. Again no ads, no data collection, no bullshit.

For mobile (android):

NewPipe https://newpipe.net/ - for a trade-free Youtube
InnerTune https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.zionhuang.music/ - listen to any song you want without trading for it.

#tromlive

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The usual Manjaro Stable updates plus: @Rokosun managed to re-write from scratch our TROMjaro Theme Switcher and TROMjaro Welcome. He made them in a way that are a lot better in terms of the code but also how they integrate into the desktop.


@Rokosun has fully rebuilt our TROMjaro Welcome app from scratch. Now it is a lot more elegant in terms of the code, and opens up a lot more possibilities for us to integrate more features into it. Something that we will do in the very near future.

TROMjaro is a Trade-Free Operating System. No ads, no data collection, no free trials, no bullshit.

#tromlive


The trade-free app of the day:

HOME

https://www.tromjaro.com/

A Trade-Free operating system based on Manjaro Linux Designed for your brain, but you can install it on a computer.No more ads and trackers consuming you, no โ€˜freeโ€™ trials, noContinue readingHOME


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Did you know that you could install a Trade Free Operating System for your phone?

GrapheneOS, CalyxOS, /e/ OS and more are already available for hundreds of devices. For a quick list see our Trade-Free Directory.

Or read an in-depth look at the world of smartphones - https://www.tiotrom.com/2023/11/the-smartphone-world-and-how-i-cope-with-it/ - how they evolved into a pile of garbage and how we can clean all of that crap from our phones.

#tromlive

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Newly added to the Trade-Free Directory:

sga.legacysurvey.org

The Siena Galaxy Atlas (SGA) is a multiwavelength atlas of 383,620 nearby galaxies selected based on their apparent angular diameter.

#galaxyAtlas

More here:

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


Newly added to the Trade-Free Directory:

sga.legacysurvey.org

The Siena Galaxy Atlas (SGA) is a multiwavelength atlas of 383,620 nearby galaxies selected based on their apparent angular diameter.

#galaxyAtlas

More here:

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


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Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting TROM financially every single month!

We provide a lot of trade-free content and services, and we will provide more. Right now we are still far behind what we need to run this project in a sustainable way, but via our 200 for TROM campaign (see http://tromsite.com/donate) we hope that in time, with little steps, we will achieve that.

Thank you to all of you! #tromlive

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Our TROMjaro Theme Switcher has been fully re-written by @Rokosun in Nim and the owlkettle library. Our theme switcher is now made in a more sane way.

When you select a theme it will remain highlighted using the accent color of the selected theme. The notifications are also improved and you can see the theme icon in the notification preview.

Roko had to learn all of these from scratch, in order to make it. He is always improving our custom TROMjaro scripts and on top of that he is a proper human being: calm, nice, smart, down to Earth, and so friendly. How awesome that he is helping TROM so much without asking anything in return. That0s becuase he does not "work for TROM", we all work together to build something important and useful!

#tromlive

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Amazing job @Rokosun, looks fantastic! ๐Ÿ˜ Glad you fell for Nim so much, this powerful, yet simple language definitely deserves some love!

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@esh
Dude thanks a lot for telling me about this language, I feel like it would've taken me a long long time if I were to write this in something like C, but #Nim offers a very simple and flexible syntax without any major performance drawback, it actually compiles to C code which is amazing.
#nim @Roma

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Yeah, I wish to see more applications written in #Nim, and so happy that it's a part of #TROMjaro OS now. ๐Ÿ˜Œ I think, it might be a very good platform for promoting the performant and useful utilities like that. I think, I'll rewrite a welcome app in #Nim too someday.

@esh
> I think, I'll rewrite a welcome app in #Nim too someday.

You don't have to, I'm working on it as we speak, haha ๐Ÿ˜† @tio asked me if I could also rewrite our Layout Switcher in Nim, so maybe I'll do that too let's see. Overall I'm really glad to have found this owlkettle library, I'm forever grateful to the developers of that library because it is what made it possible for me to write GUI apps, the developer even made some tutorials on YouTube which were extremely helpful.

#nim @Tio @Roma
Oh I see. Great! Thanks @Rokosun ๐Ÿ‘
@TROM


We had to remove the donor wall from https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ because it was incorrectly displaying the donors. At times it was displaying the donors who donated for other campaigns, or displaying those that canceled their monthly support. Sorry about that. If we make it work we will add it back.

A massive thank you to everyone who goes out of their way and donates 5 Euros a month to support this massive project of ours. We will produce more content and projects for sure!

#tromlive

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I Volunteered for 25 Projects. Here's What I've Learned - https://videos.trom.tf/w/pthq2vPV4DeKoVkpEdmRZj - by @Dima

#tromlive


I Volunteered for 25 Projects. Here's What I've Learned


In this video I am showing 9 things which I've realized by volunteering for 25 projects. Most of them were about nature and wildlife protection and restoration.

Support me on Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/BeBraveToAct


Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/bebravetoact/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/bebravetoact
Twiter : https://twitter.com/BeBraveToAct

Friendica : https://social.trom.tf/profile/sober_pirate


00:00 Intro
00:23 Skills
01:27 Funding
02:27 Compassion
03:16 Other People
04:23 Enthusiasm
06:03 Time Waste
07:14 You Will Lose Money
08:08 Experience
08:54 Never The Same


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We in fact have 41 people subscribed for 200 for TROM campaign and not 38. See https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - our system did not work 100% well and we had to fix some stuff. Still fixing some other things. But 41 people are amazing for supporting TROM. A huge thank you! Maybe, eventually, we will reach the 200 goal. We need 160 more people and then TROM will be forever ok :) and we can keep producing more content, more projects. #tromlive

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So the donation counter on the website was not working correctly? Anyway, glad to see there are 41 supporters now ๐Ÿ™‚
Yes because some donations were not recorded as completed by our website....there are still some weird things going on but....little by little I hope to fix them.


The usual Manjaro Stable updates plus: Theme synchronization madness It is indeed difficult to make a consistent Linux desktop nowadays.

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Thank you Ioana for becoming the 38th TROM Supporter! :) - We need to find 200 people to donate 5 Euros a month for TROM to support us forever - see https://www.tromsite.com/donate/

Currently we are working on managing our backups a bit better because it has become quite expensive to backup TB of data. We work on a new release of TROMjaro too, and more such technical stuff.

However soon we will shift gears and do more TROMcasts and hopefully either start creating new books that are already in the making, or transform them into a long-term video series. If we reach the 200 for TROM goal, then it will be all of that, and more, plus no more stress. To be able to continue to fight, while not getting rich off of it.

In the long term, like we said before, we'd like to create a decentralized sharing platform where people can share from gadgets to food and everything in between.

TROM is active, and more so when we get new supporters! :) Thank you!

#tromlive

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Thank you to the 37th donor to our 200 for TROM - https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ - with little steps we are getting closer to our goal. That of finding 200 people willing to donate 5 Euros a month to support all of our TROM projects forever. #tromlive

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TROM Files (Nextcloud) provides 10 GB of storage space for everyone! And we can extend up to 20 GB to whoever needs more storage. All trade-free.

TROM Files is like Google Drive + Google Photos + Trello + more into one single package, but no bullshit subscriptions, ads, data collection.

You have access to Collabora (Libreoffice cloud) - a powerful Office suite that allows you to edit any documents and collaborate on them.

You have access to a Photo Gallery app and the ability to edit your photos directly in TROM Files:

You have access to a Notes app and a Music player. Plus "Deck" to organize your teams and tasks.:

Lastly you have access to a fully featured Calendar:

Please share so that everyone takes advantage of this. There is no catch if you understand what we do at TROM. We've been creating trade-free materials and services since 2011.

And please consider becoming one of the 200 people that we need in order to support this TROM project forever --->> https://www.tromsite.com/donate/

#tromlive

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Thank you Adam for becoming the 36st supporter of TROM! We need 200 people to donate 5 Euros a month in order to support TROM and all if its baby projects, forever. If you can, please join https://www.tromsite.com/donate/ #tromlive

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We are all humans. Atoms that make cells, cells that make us. We are not israelies, palestinians, americans, jews, arabs, europeans....we are HUMANS. And we have more than enough resources to share and live in a paradise on a beautiful and complex planet.

What a shame that the same brains who can understand how the universe works and the complexity that we have discovered so far, can be imprisoned by nonsense ideas and beliefs, and then kill each other because of these.

Shame!

#tromlive



Our next TROM big project will be a stuff sharing platform that uses the Activitypub protocol. So anyone can spin their own local sharing platform and connect with the rest. It is a long term plan, but we will try to do it. It is just an idea for now.... but the other TROM projects were ideas too.

#tromlive

Indeed. Sharebay is starting globally and I think that's bound to fail. I have stuff to share but there is no way I can do it via Sharbay since the closest people to me are hundreds of km away....I won't pay for transport and they may not either. It needs to be local for sure. Global in case someone is willing to pay for transport. Activitypub allows us to have both!


All of our TROM Files are again available via TROM Files https://www.tromsite.com/save/ - we make everything available for everyone, as trade-free. If more people would practice what we do, to create trade-free goods and services, the world would be a better place. It is tough of course, since the entire society relies on trade. But we must start something like this, despite being so difficult.

#tromlive

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The move of TROM.tf to the new server is now complete! As a bonus we have raised the storage for TROM Files from 5GB to 10GB for everyone, plus added Deck - an alternative to Trello, so that you can organize tasks and collaborate with others.

We've also increased the size limit for TROM Send from 5GB to 10GB.

The new server is more powerful and has a lot more storage space. But also a little bit more expensive. So please consider a donation to support TROM.

Cheers! #tromlive

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Our TROM Videos, Peertube, now runs from our new server! https://videos.trom.tf

Unfortunately for TROM Send we could not properly restore it so we have lost the temporary files. Mind you these shared files via TROM Send are temporary. To make up for this we increased the 5Gb limit to 10GB per share! :)

Only one that needs to be moved is TROM Social (Friendica). Which should be moved tonight!

#tromlive

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We moved all of our TROM.tf services to the new server except:

- TROM Social - Friendica
- TROM Videos - Peertube
- TROM Send - Lufi
- TROm Tasks - Vikunja

We will continue the move. So far so good.

#tromlive

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Ok folks the next days we will be moving trom.tf to a new server. Some services may not work for several hours. Be aware of that and keep an eye on https://status.tromsite.com #tromlive

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TROM Social: We are moving our instance to a new server, so for the next days (maximum a week) we have disabled the registrations there, simply because many email confirmations cannot be sent form our current server so most registrations will fail. #tromlive

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Newly added to the Trade-Free Directory:

OctoPrint

OctoPrint is an open source 3D printer controller application, which provides a web interface for the connected printers. It displays printersโ€™ status and key parameters and allows user to schedule prints and remotely control the printer.

#3DPrinterControllerApplication

More here:

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


Newly added to the Trade-Free Directory:

OctoPrint

OctoPrint is an open source 3D printer controller application, which provides a web interface for the connected printers. It displays printersโ€™ status and key parameters and allows user to schedule prints and remotely control the printer.

#3DPrinterControllerApplication

More here:

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


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The usual Manjaro Stable updates plus: QT6 QML apps breakโ€ฆ What we are trying to do in terms of syncing the themes across GTK and QT is not something that either of those officially support, so it is more of a hack that has worked for many years noโ€ฆ
well, KDE does it, but by adding a huge stack and layer of extra qml code via Kirigami which did not seem very useful for building pure cross-platform stand-alone generic Qt qml apps.
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an example of a pure qml app that does not theme is Linphone, which was recently rewritten in qml (it used a qt widget front end prior, maybe at one time way back even was gtk). It has white and bright orange background colors, everything looks identical (and hence wrong) while it ignores themes on all platforms it's on, and I cannot properly see or use it as a result.
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outside of a stack like kirigami, you would have to do all the code to make theming work yourself. It's not a feature of qml, by design. It is meant to design identical ui and appearance on all plaforms, to the application. You can define what a "button" is, how it behaves, in minute detail. But to then design one that can also be modified by existing themes is a big project by itself. To do it for all the kinds of ui elements you use is probably far more work than the app itself.
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qt qml does include standardish controls, like material design, windows, etc, but the problem there is that the app will use the same control set on every plaform. Imagine a mobile app with a windows-like ui ;). And they don't color or change based on platform theming at all. Or you could write multiple apps, each using a control set for each target platform. You can also define colors thru variables and then manipulate them yourself. I wish linphone had done that much.
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I see thanks for explaining. I have a bit of a better understanding now.
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