Setup a Unifi Controller on FreeBSD with Apache Reverse Proxy

There is an official FreeBSD port, but there is no official 'supported' configuration or documentation for using a Unifi Controller behind a reverse proxy. This guide will hopefully save you time from researching and digging around for a solution. If you are not familiar with what a Unifi Controller is then you may want to have a look at Ubiquiti's products.

Install Additional TLS Root CA's on Amazon Fire TV

Installing additional Root Certificate Authorities on the Amazon's Fire TV is a simple process so long as you have the correct tooling. First connect to the Fire TV using ADB debugging, then upload the certificate files to the Fire TV, and finally run an action to install them.

VMware Tools, Smooth Mouse, Clipboard Sharing, Auto-Resize on Xorg and FreeBSD

This is a script for a FreeBSD X11 desktop running as a VMWare Virtual Machine Guest. It will enable smooth mouse, clipboard sharing, and auto-resize. Essentially it installs the emulators/open-vm-tools binary package and performs some configuration. If you prefer to have a fully configured desktop environment check out the Installation script for a FreeBSD based MATE desktop.

How to Use Xdebug for PHP with Netbeans on FreeBSD

Netbeans itself ships with PHP Xdebug support enabled by default. To get the two working together correctly there are additional steps required. The following is a clear set of instructions on how configure Xdebug, Netbeans, and PHP on FreeBSD using best practices.

Extend the Usability of Your Dell PowerEdge 1850 - Part 1

My first 'real' server was a Dell PowerEdge 1850 that I got sometime in 2005. At the time it was a powerful machine with dual Intel Xeon CPU's each at 3 GHz, dual power supplies for redundancy, and U320 SCSI hostswap drives on a PERC 4e/Si. Years later I would later upgrade the RAM and storage to it's maximum capacity, but that can only take you so far.

Network Speed Test on FreeBSD

With just a few command (2 actually). You can benchmark the network transfer speed between two FreeBSD hosts using nothing but the base system (no additional tools/ports need to be installed).

You must Disable Firefox's DNS-over-HTTPS aka Trusted Recursive Resolver

Firefox for some time has been experimenting with something called DNS-over-HTTPS. It's a massive change to one of the most fundamental mechanics of the Internet and could have some seriously devastating effects. Since Firefox 74 it's enabled by default for new users, and since Firefox version 79 existing users that have up till now not enabled it are being asked to opt-in using a misleading popup.

Jitsi Meet on FreeBSD with Apache

The ports needed to deploy a Jitsi Meet service using a FreeBSD platform is now available to install from the ports tree.

Cannot log in to IBM System x IMM web Interface with Firefox

If you use Firefox version 52 or later and you have Lenovo/IBM IMM firmware 1.47 and later you'll notice that there is no progress after pressing the Login button in IMM web interface. This the latest flaw in what was once a great browser. The people over at Mozilla think they know what's best and decide to break stuff in the name of 'security'.

Installation script for a FreeBSD based MATE desktop

This is an installation script for a FreeBSD based MATE desktop.

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