Install Element (Matrix Client) on Ubuntu

Installing the Matrix client Element is fairly straight forward on Ubuntu. You should be able to copy and paste the following commands in a terminal.

sudo wget -O /usr/share/keyrings/riot-im-archive-keyring.gpg
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/riot-im-archive-keyring.gpg] default main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/riot-im.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install element-desktop

Installing Discord on Fedora 33

For some reason a lot of applications out there do not have a built RPM package. Fortunately, there are a bunch of applications built into snap, so we can install snap and then install Discord.

You can also use the copr repo. Visit the following link for instructions.

Install Snap Store

sudo dnf install snapd

Install Discord

snap install discord

You may need to try signing out and back in or restarting your computer for the applications to show up in your application menu.

You can also manually run the application with

snap run discord

Installing UniFi controller in Docker Container

Instructions followed from here. Some changes were made
Commands work on Ubuntu 16.04

Install Docker

sudo apt install -y docker
systemctl enable docker
systemctl start docker

Install UniFi

sudo docker pull jacobalberty/unifi:latest

Setup Docker Image

The following command sets up a container which we can later manipulate to start and stop the “service”
You can specify where you want the UniFi files to reside if desired.

sudo docker run -d --init --restart=unless-stopped --name=unifi-controller --net=host --volume=/docker/unifi:/var/lib/unifi -p 8080:8080/tcp -p 8081:8081/tcp -p 8443:8443/tcp -p 8843:8843/tcp -p 8880:8880/tcp -p 8883:8883/tcp -p 3478:3478/udp jacobalberty/unifi:latest

Docker commands

List docker containers

sudo docker container list
367c7a1465ec        jacobalberty/unifi:latest   "/usr/loca/bin/dock…" 15 minutes ago      Up 14 minutes (healthy) unifi-controller

List docker images on system

sudo docker images
jacobalberty/unifi latest baebbe301633 9 days ago 711MB

Stop container. Also stops the UniFi service. Change the ID to your container ID.

sudo docker stop 367c7a1465ec

Other notes

When setting up the Docker image, the directory specified was “/docker/unifi” so all the UniFi files are in there and it looks like if you manipulate the files, it makes the changes fine. At least for setting up the SSL certificates.

Update FreeBSD 7.2

The freebsd-update command can be used to update a FreeBSD system

usage: freebsd-update [options] command … [path] 
   -b basedir   -- Operate on a system mounted at basedir
                   (default: /)
   -d workdir   -- Store working files in workdir
                   (default: /var/db/freebsd-update/)
   -f conffile  -- Read configuration options from conffile
                   (default: /etc/freebsd-update.conf)
   -k KEY       -- Trust an RSA key with SHA256 hash of KEY
   -r release   -- Target for upgrade (e.g., 6.2-RELEASE)
   -s server    -- Server from which to fetch updates
   -t address   -- Mail output of cron command, if any, to address
                   (default: root)
   fetch        -- Fetch updates from server
   cron         -- Sleep rand(3600) seconds, fetch updates, and send an
                   email if updates were found
   upgrade      -- Fetch upgrades to FreeBSD version specified via -r option
   install      -- Install downloaded updates or upgrades
   rollback     -- Uninstall most recently installed updates
   IDS          -- Compare the system against an index of "known good" files.

To get the updates do

freebsd-update fetch

Let it run and download the updates, then run

freebsd-update install

Should say it is installing updates. Then done.

Install Microsoft Teams Preview on Linux

Download the correct package for your distribution of Linux from

You should be able to open the installer and it should install, if not you can run the following commands from a terminal

The install instructions are for Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint.

Install using dpkg

sudo dpkg -i Downloads/teams_1.2.00.32451_amd64.deb

Launch Teams by typing


Or you can launch it from your Applications Menu

After Teams is installed and launched, sign in to your Microsoft account.

Install Ruby 2.6.1 via RVM on CentOS

Install Prerequisites

yum install -y curl gcc-c++ patch readline readline-devel zlib zlib-devel libyaml-devel libffi-devel openssl-devel make cmake bzip2 autoconf automake libtool bison libssh2-devel libicu-devel

Install RVM

curl -L | bash -s stable

Setup RVM, install Ruby 2.6.1 and set to default.

source /etc/profile.d/ 
rvm install 2.6.1
rvm use --default 2.6.1

You may need to add root or the user your using to the rvm group

sudo usermod -G rvm username

Pulled some of the info from here

apt install python-pip, Unable to locate package – Ubuntu

When trying to install pip on Ubuntu with

sudo apt install python-pip

get the following error

Unable to locate package python-pip

Does the same thing for other basic packages. One of which was nasm “Dependency for Chipsec”

Issue ended up being that the Community-maintaned source was not enabled. Enabled via the Software & Updates. Should be able to search for it and it should come up.