Steve recommends to run the following code before you start your Emacs
stty erase ^\?
I get after running it
stty: illegal option -- Backups usage: stty [-a|-e|-g] [-f file] [options]
Steve's blog post
Note that the ^\? - - dorks the Delete key by making it send a ^H, but enables the C-h sequence in Emacs. Note that C-Delete does a normal backward-delete-char, so just remember that when you're backspacing in a terminal, hold the control key down.
How can you see what Steve's command does?