Node version -- which to use??? (many installed0

nvm is Node Version Manager. I have a couple different versions installed (based on someone's advice, which kinda messed me up for a little while) .

I'm almost always wanting to use version 8 or over. But the default seems to be the earlier version 6.

To get version 8+ running, do this:

nvm use 8

You can be more specific with the version, but, unnecessary at my stage of development.

Fried Brussels Sprouts With Shallots, Honey, and Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

found here: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/11/fried-brussels-sprouts-shallo...

3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
3 quarts vegetable, canola, or peanut oil
3 pounds brussels sprouts, stems trimmed, outer leaves removed, split in half
3 medium shallots, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Equifax / TransUnion / Experion CREDIT FREEZE

Forget the website, just call the TransUnion Freeze hotline 888-909-8872
Edit: since this blew up
If you can't get through try calling at a weird time when the volume might be low. E.g., 12:30AM
Here are the other two credit union freeze hotlines:
Equifax: 1-800-685-1111 (NY residents 1-800-349-9960)
Experian: 1 888 397 3742
While you're at it you might as well opt out of promotional solicitations from credit unions too www.optoutprescreen.com.

Teamviewer install via ssh

This was hard for me, until it was easy. There were a couple critical things when you're installing:
1. set your password (easy)
2. NON-INTERACTIVELY agree to the license (this took me a while to figure out. Teamviewer will produce a pop-up with a button to accept the license under normal circumstances--that is you being able to see the screen, which is what Teamviewer is all about--seeing the screen. But you have to disable the x windows thing, accept on the command line, then restart the x windows thing.

Make Firefox write less to the hard disk

Found this here: (Among a lot of other good stuff about Mint) https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/3

9. By default, Firefox writes a lot to the hard disk. This costs system resources.

You can sharply reduce the write actions of Firefox by disabling the session restore feature, which remembers what pages were opened if Firefox experiences an unexpected shutdown (read: crashes). This feature is neat, but causes many disk writes. You can practically disable it as follows:

Turn on the firewall called 'ufw

copied from: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/mint-mate-first

1.5.1. The firewall is disabled by default, but usually it's better to turn it on. Especially on mobile devices like laptops, which sometimes connect to other networks than your own. Furthermore

The firewall is called Uncomplicated Firewall (ufw), and can be operated from the terminal.

Menu - Terminal

Copy/paste the following line into the terminal:

sudo ufw enable

block an attacking IP address with IPtables

Here's what was going on:

Limit SSH login requests with IPTables

I happened to look at my /var/log files. Most were empty. Not auth.log. Looks like I've been brute force attacked on ssh from a known bad IP address (I googled it).

So, I looked up how to restrict ssh attacks, and found this article at https://www.rackaid.com/blog/how-to-block-ssh-brute-force-attacks/

Pasted here:

Block SSH Brute Force Attacks with IPTables

January 27, 2010Jeff HuckabySecurity

Detecting a SSH Brute Force Attack

DNS set-up for self-hosted domains (optional DDNS / dynamic DNS)

This article describes how I registered a domain name, set up a virtual host on my own computer, and set up DNS to make the domain name accessible via the web.

[I registered my domain names at hostingon.com, so some of this may be a little specific to the hostingon.com interface, but it should be very analogous to other companies that register domain names.]