Hard Drive Encryption
Encrypt your hard drive by activating FileVault in
System Preferences >
Security & Privacy. A recovery key will be generated which will allow access to your encrypted hard drive in the case of a forgotten password. Store this key securely (do not select the option to store your key with Apple).
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
2. Install VS Code
Open VS Code, press
⇧Shift ⌘Command P, and type
shell command to run
Shell Command: Install 'code' command in PATH. (more info / pictures)
brew install git bash-completion
Once that's finished, open your
.bash_profile in VS Code.
If you don't have a
.bash_profile yet, this will create a new file. add the line from Homebrew to finish installation:
[ -f /usr/local/etc/bash_completion ] && . /usr/local/etc/bash_completion
Then save your changes.
4. Install Node
brew install node
npm install -g n
6. Install the Long Term Support release
should now return the version you selected.
Install GPG Suite
Set up GPG Suite
Download, install, and run it (the app: GPG Keychain Access).
Generate your PGP Key
The first time you run GPG Keychain Access, it will prompt you to generate your key. The default settings are good, don't forget to check the "upload to keyserver" box. Try to use a secure password, but not one you will forget. If you lose your password, it is impossible to recover. Consider using a password manager.
Download other peoples' public keys
When you're finished, you'll have only your keys in GPG Keychain Access. To be most effective, you'll need some other PGP keys. From the
Key menu (in the very top, Mac menu bar), select
Search for Key....
bitpay.com and click search. When the results are returned, simply press
Retrieve Key to import the PGP keys of all BitPay employees. Now you can send encrypted emails to any member of the BitPay team.
Get familiar with PGP
Explore the key listing in GPG Keychain Access. Learn about PGP key signing, and trade signatures with some other people to build your key's "Web of Trust".