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7 Jedi Mind Tricks to Focus & Get What You Want
7 Jedi Mind Tricks to Focus & Get What You Want

For us complex brainy types, "finding motivation" is a lie. Here's why, with some REAL tools to help you get focused. (part 2/2) Click on the timestamps for on each topic below:
0:17 - Don't settle, Set Goals YOU Truly Believe In
5:25 - Work when you're most productive
6:18 - Block out time for both work and play
9:15 - Make a Giant TO-DO list, but shorten it to reasonable daily tasks (no more than 7 per day)
13:20 - No, you're not good at multi-tasking
17:50 - Teach others of your new schedule
19:30 - Realize your inner badass!
22:30 - What would you do if you could not fail?

Let me know! ^_^

Putting on Pants : The Moral Struggle
Putting on Pants : The Moral Struggle

Watch part II, "Learn 7 Steps to Jedi Mind Focus": http://youtu.be/Mrs6WX5yF9E Embark on the adventure of my crazy experiences in the working world, recorded live. Thanks for being patient about my videos, working on my health at the moment!

Open Source in the Mobile World
Open Source in the Mobile World

What device/OS are you looking most forward to? Comment below for a chance to win a Humble Indie Bundle game pack - and yes, it runs on Linux! Support the show: http://patreon.com/nixiepixel

Come join the chat! https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NixiePixel/posts

Why Samsung GearVR Doesn't Suck - Review
Why Samsung GearVR Doesn't Suck - Review

People automatically start hating on Samsung’s new virtual reality device that taps into the power of the Oculus Rift. Or perhaps the Rift taps into the power of the GearVR? You decide. Oculus Dev Blog with Updates: http://oculus.com/blog/introducing-the-samsung-gear-vr-innovator-edition/
Join the chat: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NixiePixel/posts

Mirrors Edge Demo on Oculus by Real or Virtual, Creative commons 3.0
https://youtube.com/watch?v=B_LleG3xdEg


Thanks to AT&T for flying me out to Vegas. Note: My views are my own, not AT&Ts.

Rescue Me, I'm Drunk!
Rescue Me, I'm Drunk!

Out of 42 teams at the ATTHack this year, I loved these guys the most. Their project was spot on, practical and hilarious. How they made it: https://github.com/octoblu/att-hackathon Join a Hack: http://bit.ly/1qgyRbf

All external clips are allowable via Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0-https://soundcloud.com/janx_chiptune/castle-in-the-sky-indie-chip
https://soundcloud.com/h5-audio-design/electro-ambient-loop

Thanks to AT&T for flying me out to Vegas. Note: My views are my own, not AT&Ts.

My First Hackathon Experience + Secret Device Demo!
My First Hackathon Experience + Secret Device Demo!

Keep your eyes glued to this channel - a bunch of hacks soon to come! Learn more about the Hackathon finalists: http://bit.ly/1qgyRbf Join the chat for the live stream next week, We're talking MOBILE tech: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NixiePixel/posts

Since a bunch of people have asked, the random dude behind me is a roommate. (That I didn't know was behind me. Ooh no!)
psst.. my views are my own, not AT&Ts

Hack for Your Life (Seriously.)
Hack for Your Life (Seriously.)

I get to play with arduinos... at my 1st Hackathon ever? Am I dreaming? Car Bon's project: https://github.com/ryantm/attcarhomehackathon Learn about AT&T's Open Development: http://bit.ly/1qgyRbf Most of these guys do incredible things with lasers, chipsets and circuits on a daily basis and it was such an honor to interview them.

All external clips are allowable via Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0
https://soundcloud.com/janx_chiptune/castle-in-the-sky-indie-chip
https://soundcloud.com/h5-audio-design/electro-ambient-loop

Vegas clip transformed : https://youtube.com/watch?v=TvK3m0wJutI

Any opinions are my own and not AT&Ts.

Creepy Things They Know About You
Creepy Things They Know About You

Think you're a private person? So did I. Let's learn how much dirt tracking companies have on you. (It gets really creepy at 2:13 ) How to block LSOs: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html
Turn off cookies: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/disable-third-party-cookies
EFF’s Panopticlick: https://panopticlick.eff.org
How search is tracked: http://donttrack.us/
Google history: https://google.com/settings/accounthistory
Samy’s evercookie: http://samy.pl/evercookie

Privacy and Giveaways! Live Show - August
Privacy and Giveaways! Live Show - August

Regular video coming this week, but first - a live show! (Skip to 15:52 to watch the privacy topic) I am sharing the love for another 3 days...comment on this video for your chance to win a free Humble Indie games Bundle for Linux, Windows or Mac!

All the Feels : Answering Your Questions
All the Feels : Answering Your Questions

Back to Linux vids after this one! You are watching one of the first live streams where I answer some tough questions, and talk about what I plan to do with my new Patreon campaign: http://patreon.com/nixiepixel Trust me, I picked up the pace in 9:26. ^_~

You are Not a Number
You are Not a Number

So I did this thing.. http://patreon.com/nixiepixel None of it would have been possible without you! Miss the live stream yesterday? Don't worry, I recorded it for you. It's a bit nuts. You have been warned: https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZTHkOjIhjrc

The Real Me
The Real Me

Over the last 6 years, I have learned your names and your stories. I think it's time for me to return the favor. Thanks for keeping it real. ^.^ http://patreon.com/nixiepixel

Top 5 Command Line Essentials - BASH Basics
Top 5 Command Line Essentials - BASH Basics

OS.ALT Viewers get free encrypted VPN: http://nixiepixel.com/go/secure If you run Linux, bash is the foundation of everything you do. Same goes for Mac OS X and there's even a bash port for Windows! Let's talk about some essentials in the terminal that you can't (and shouldn't) live without.

A fantastic message from Stallman Saint IGNUcius: ;-)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AR8mYFiTsIw

Hotspot Shield free download:
Desktop (Mac & Windows) http://bit.ly/UoqsVR
Android http://bit.ly/1n9Y7hn
iOS http://bit.ly/Q6Uueb

Oculus Rift No More - Now Facebook for Your Face
Oculus Rift No More - Now Facebook for Your Face

Fight against censorship & support the show: http://nixiepixel.com/go/shield || There have been stories around the internet explaining the "positives" of Facebook buying out Oculus Rift VR. This is not one of those stories.

Most of us wanted Virtual Reality to finally succeed, so we gave 2 million dollars to Oculus (most specifically, Palmer Luckey) to help pursue this dream. Two years later, with not a whole lot of warning, he sold the Oculus company to Facebook. Were we upset? Of course we were. Should we be? Let's find out.

Notable links:
Blog post on the Oculus - Facebook deal by Notch of Minecraft :
http://notch.net/2014/03/virtual-reality-is-going-to-change-the-world/

Hotspot Shield free download:
Desktop (Mac & Windows) http://bit.ly/UoqsVR
Android http://bit.ly/1n9Y7hn
iOS http://bit.ly/Q6Uueb



Photo credits:
FOP Map: http://nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/press_freedom_map.htm

Photo of Notch at GDC, Game Developer Conference : http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/Markus_Persson_at_GDC_2011.jpg

Suave gambler hat from Fallout: http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Suave_gambler_hat

Creative Commons Mark Zuckerberg: https://flic.kr/p/8TFGvW

Cash Reg. Sound FX:
http://freesound.org/people/CapsLok/sounds/184438/

The Most Important Thing You'll Learn in the Command Line
The Most Important Thing You'll Learn in the Command Line

Support the show with Flygrip! http://bit.ly/flygripnix || You'll use these commands a bagillion times a day. The most important aspect when using BASH; Shell navigation and making the most out of your console with options. Enjoy! ^.^

How to prevent accidental removal of files - use alias rm = rm -i
http://augix.com/wiki/A%20safe%20rm.html

Some great examples of combining options using bash: http://linuxnix.com/2012/04/learn-linuxunix-find-command-60-practical-examples-part-ii.html

Penguin Photo credit, adapted by me to love: http://flickr.com/photos/paulmannix/552345351/

Intro to the Command Line - BASH Basics
Intro to the Command Line - BASH Basics

Support free & open source browsers - bit.ly/UC4ME || We know it, we love it - Bash Shell! Whether you're an experienced programmer or new to the scene, understanding the basics of bash is a must to be more productive with Linux / UNIX .

Protect your Packets with SSH
Protect your Packets with SSH

Flygrip for charity! Learn more: http://bit.ly/flygripnix || Internet Security exists among unicorns and rainbows. All the ninja cats are using dynamic port forwarding. Seriously though, Proxy + SSH = great. Public Wifi networks are nasty; you have to always use protection. Forget telnet, I'll show you all about Secure Shell and more in this fun-filled tutorial.

Password Managers : Why You Need Them - Keepass
Password Managers : Why You Need Them - Keepass

Safe, free & open source mobile browser - http://bit.ly/UC4ME
Don't be fooled, it is NOT SECURE enough to use the default password manager for browsers Firefox / Chrome / IE. Encryption is the best way to keep your passwords safe and Keepass is an incredible free and open source solution. Let's learn more about it so you can get started with better password management and security.

Learn more about Keepass : http://keepass.info/

Why should I care about SteamOS?
Why should I care about SteamOS?

Ah SteamOS. Valve took their sweet time teasing us again, so I waited patiently until they made their entire announcement before sending this out to you. Steam Machines, Game Streaming, Family Mode... Let's do this!

For the 1st time in the history of Linux gaming, we have the trifecta. Hardware support, digital distribution, game engines all working together... I may be a bit excited. Are you?

* I got my tricked out XBOX 360 controller in the video from http://einsteinmodz.com/ *

Brute-forcing your Box : Password Security
Brute-forcing your Box : Password Security

Free and open source mobile browser - http://bit.ly/UC4ME
You may think you've outsmarted 1337 h4x0rz with your password. Probably not. XKCD said it best; "Through 20 years of effort, we have successfully trained everyone to use passwords that are hard for humans to remember, but easy for computers to guess." But what can we do about it, really?

Top 5 Linux Games of 2013
Top 5 Linux Games of 2013

(All games work in Mac and Windows too!) Support the show: $2 Domains - http://bit.ly/gonixie || Is it the best time ever to be a Linux gamer? With this amazing list of titles releasing so far this year, I think so. =)

5. Don't Starve (Survival "Horror"): http://store.steampowered.com/app/219740/?snr=1_230_linux__201_2

4. Anomoly 2 (Tower Defense, RTS) :
http://store.steampowered.com/app/236730/?snr=1_7_7_230_150_1

3. Gone Home (Adventure, Mystery) : http://store.steampowered.com/app/232430/

2. Trine 2 (Platformer, Puzzle) http://store.steampowered.com/app/35720/

1. DOTA 2 (MOBA) http://store.steampowered.com/app/570/
* Steamplay allows you access to all platforms (Win, Mac, Linux) in one purchase... yay!

Set Up a Secure Network / File Sharing Server in 5 Minutes
Set Up a Secure Network / File Sharing Server in 5 Minutes

Learn the best way to set up a secure network between Linux, Mac and Windows machines while protecting your data! This new tutorial will show you how to *safely* use Samba to share your files across the LAN. || Add me: bit.ly/nixgoogleplus

Note:
To add more shares you only have to change the permissions using properties, and add another share with the samba admin page, easy!

Samba not working in 13.04? Here's a fix that has worked for most: http://askubuntu.com/questions/288229/i-just-upgraded-to-13-04-and-samba-isnt-working-it-is-installed-but-will-not-o

Best Mobile OS - The Final Showdown
Best Mobile OS - The Final Showdown

Support the show & save money : http://patreon.com/nixiepixel || The Mobile OS war has been raging. After intense (and I mean intense) consideration and research, I finally reveal which platform wins the fight.

A Very Emo Update
A Very Emo Update

I don't usually talk about my personal life on here. But what happens when it affects my 'professional' life? (i.e- sowwy :( ) http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus

MadCatz MOJO Unveiled - A Better Android Gaming Console?
MadCatz MOJO Unveiled - A Better Android Gaming Console?

Watch out OUYA, MadCatz surprises us with their own open source micro gaming console, promising some steep competition at E3. ||
Friend me! http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus

OMG Look it's OUYA! (Finally)
OMG Look it's OUYA! (Finally)

Support the show & save money : $2 Domains - http://bit.ly/gonixie || This is what happens when technology doesn't cooperate. Cliff notes: It's open source, it's Linux based, it's OUYA! Now with bonus beer! http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus

The Revolution Will Be Televised -- OUYA, the $99 gaming console, powered by Android, designed by Yves Behar, where all the games are free to try.

4 Easy Steps to Better Time Management - Software and Hosts File Fun
4 Easy Steps to Better Time Management - Software and Hosts File Fun

Distractions be gone! Since there's so many solutions to help us work smarter, this video is a 2 parter. We start with productivity suites, then our beloved hosts file. Add me: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NixiePixel/posts

Ubuntu 13.04 Review - Raring Ringtail
Ubuntu 13.04 Review - Raring Ringtail

Support the show & save money : $2 Domains - http://bit.ly/gonixie || After 6 months of waiting, Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) is finally here! But is it worth the install? Watch my review to find outl. || Add me here: https://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel

Top 5 Network Tools in the Command Line
Top 5 Network Tools in the Command Line

Be careful, you might actually enjoy learning how to troubleshoot your network in the terminal. || Add me: https://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/ || Monitor performance, bandwidth usage much more using these five easy commands. Fun with IP Addresses!

One Music Player to Rule Them All : Clementine Review
One Music Player to Rule Them All : Clementine Review

Just because a program is free and open source doesn't mean that it's good. Unless you're Clementine that is; an intense media player for Windows, Mac and Linux. || Add me: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NixiePixel/ See how it stacks up to the competition!

Is Canonical Corrupt? Best Distros, Linux Gaming & Phones
Is Canonical Corrupt? Best Distros, Linux Gaming & Phones

I don't usually do the 'ask Nixie' type thing.. but here are some of your most commonly asked linux / FOSS questions and my replies because I luv you! || Add me: http://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/

Sailfish Mobile OS - Jolla Revives MeeGo for Phones
Sailfish Mobile OS - Jolla Revives MeeGo for Phones

My final review in the battle of open source operating systems; Sailfish. Many of you thought that MeeGo had a good thing going before it was canceled a couple years ago. Have no fear! Sailfish has risen from the ashes of MeeGo and proves to be even better still. || Add me: http://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/

Regex Howto : Dominate Your Code with Regular Expressions
Regex Howto : Dominate Your Code with Regular Expressions

Regular Expressions rock. They are an ultra-powerful search pattern language that almost anyone can learn, whether you are into programming or not. || Add me: http://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/

Useful bash commands in terminal:
http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/

GUI for Regular Expressions / Regex :
Kodos (geared towards PCRE standard; python, perl, php - free and open source)
kodos.sourceforge.net/about.html

Regexbuddy
more robust and open platform (but paid, NOT open source)
http://regular-expressions.info/regexbuddy.html

A Linux Gaming Revolution Begins
A Linux Gaming Revolution Begins

Linux gaming consoles are popping up, are we ready? || Add me here: http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus

GDC Intro music by Bill Kiley: http://billkiley.bandcamp.com"

Tizen : The Android Killer? - Mobile OS Showdown
Tizen : The Android Killer? - Mobile OS Showdown

Tizen claims to be more open than Android. Unlike it's peers Ubuntu Touch and Firefox, Tizen 2.0 was designed for high end phones. Versatile, high performance and open source? || Add me : http://facebook.com/nixiepixel This Samsung - Intel team is making a lot of promises, let's see if they can deliver.

Globbing in Linux - How to use Wildcards
Globbing in Linux - How to use Wildcards

As weird as it sounds, globbing is essential when using Linux. It will also make your life approx three million times easier! Here's how to use wildcard symbols and why you need them. || Add me here: https://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel

Firefox OS : Why Should I Care?
Firefox OS : Why Should I Care?

I continue the battle of open source OS's with a more developed project, Firefox OS. (previously named B2G ; Boot to Gecko) It's the new mobile pride and joy of Mozilla.. Let's see how it stacks up to the competition. || Add me: http://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/

Ubuntu for Phones is Here - Why Should I Care?
Ubuntu for Phones is Here - Why Should I Care?

Is Ubuntu on our phones seem like a dream come true. But with Android dominating the Linux mobile space, what can Ubuntu Touch really bring to the market? Add me: http://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/ Find out this week on OS.ALT as I begin my open source mobile operating system BATTLE ROYALE... n' stuff. =)

My Answers to Your Linux Questions
My Answers to Your Linux Questions

I should have known better to have you ask me anything. You definitely didn't hold back and so I'm not going to either - here are the more tame (yet equally popular) FAQ from me to you! If you like this style, I'll get to some of the more... challenging ones when I don't have the zombie plague.

A Secret to Free Up Hard Drive Space in Linux
A Secret to Free Up Hard Drive Space in Linux

[Works in any Debian based distro] Add me! http://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/ || How do you know if a program is truly deleted from your drive? Here are some of the best commands and software to free up your HDD by fully uninstalling programs.

Best Free Software to Increase Your Productivity
Best Free Software to Increase Your Productivity

Be your own Success Kid with these 4 must-have open source applications! Works on Linux, PC and Mac. || Add Me: http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus || Resources and Software Info (in order of appearance)

Plone - http://plone.org/

KeePass - http://keepass.info/download.html

GnuCash - http://gnucash.org/

4 Tricks to Speed Up Ubuntu
4 Tricks to Speed Up Ubuntu

This week I'm showing you some tried and true ways to get the most performance out of your Ubuntu box. Add me: || http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus Code used in Video (in order of appearance)

* Show Hidden Startup Apps:
sudo sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop

* Install Preload from Software Center

* Change Swappiness Value
1. Run terminal
2. Enter following line to see current swappiness value
cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
(default value in Ubuntu for swappiness is 60)
3. Open file /etc/sysctl.conf in a text editor, I did
gedit /etc/sysctl.conf
4. nter the following parameter
# Decrease swappiness value
vm.swappiness=10
5. Save the file and restart the computer

The Truth About OUYA - Android Gaming Console
The Truth About OUYA - Android Gaming Console

A fully open source gaming console for 100 bucks. It sounded too good to be true, but is it? || Add me: http://facebook.com/nixiepixel Sorry about the mic quality, working on getting my camera setup running again!

Valve's Steam for Linux - A Full Review
Valve's Steam for Linux - A Full Review

Whether you're a veteran or new to playing games on Steam, the Linux Steam beta is a new experience all on its own. Add me: http://facebook.com/nixiepixel Here's my review of the beta, outlining all the features that Valve has to offer with it's steam client.

5 Fun Commands in the CLI
5 Fun Commands in the CLI

Here's some semi-pointless but super fun commands in the Linux terminal that will keep you coming back for more, semi-pointless but super fun commands..yes! Add me: http://bit.ly/nixgoogleplus

How to Install Steam on Linux
How to Install Steam on Linux

Valve has finally opened the steam beta for ALL Linux users to download, install and play. Learn how to install steam on your machine with this quick tutorial! Add me: https://plus.google.com/+NixiePixel/

First download the .deb files for your installation located here: http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb

Hardware specifications and more here:
http://store.steampowered.com/about/

Linux Commands 101 : Tar / GZ  File Compression & Archive
Linux Commands 101 : Tar / GZ File Compression & Archive

Though gz, tar, zcat and gunzip sound like names of rejected superheroes, they're actually part of a really powerful archive and compression tool in Linux. || Add me: http://twitter.com/nixiepixel - Learn about tar and more with my terminal tutorial

Install Netflix in Linux Mint, Fedora and Ubuntu - Tutorial
Install Netflix in Linux Mint, Fedora and Ubuntu - Tutorial

You've probably heard - Netflix works on Linux! Yes, installing Netflix on Linux has become easier, but we still need to use the cmd line. (COMMANDS BELOW) || Add me: http://facebook.com/nixiepixel || Let me show you the easy way to watch Netflix on Ubuntu, Mint and Fedora!

Netflix in Ubuntu clips courtesy of Buzzinh, http://youtube.com/watch?v=Kdk2URwS4rs&feature=share&list=UUQ7h7vfvbGE3TIrthsMFa0Q

To install on Ubuntu / Mint -
Start terminal

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install netflix-desktop

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For Fedora (only 32 bit systems)
You need wget first:
su -c 'yum -y install wget'

Installing Netflix:
wget -c http://sourceforge.net/projects/postinstaller/files/data/Netflixplayer.tar.gz

tar -xvzf Netflixplayer.tar.gz

su -c 'sh Netflixplayer.sh'

Running Netflix from cmd line:
sh /usr/bin/Netflix.sh

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