Why you should be nice to everyone…

You can never know who is truly behind an online handle or who is at your meetings.

Sometimes people are fools but it is important to reserve judgement. On a message board over 13 years ago this interesting exchange happened between two webmasters. One would go on to be in a partnership with others that would form some of the largest brands in adult entertainment.

Notice the handle name: Brazzer. Sound familar?

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on archive.org you can find at the bottom of the page referencing boneprone and GFY. Interesting to read what the owner Brazzer read at that time.

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For better context you can read the full thread here: GFY Thread (WARNING some adult content).

While referencing an adult webmaster forum may seem a little off, the lesson here is how much boneprone missed out on by being a bit of a trollish asshat. Thing is boneprone’s antics would later get him in legal trouble. Still, boneprone had massive success but he really shot himself in this instance. He would troll Brazzer in other threads as well.

As MaDalton said, “and that, kids, is why you should be always nice to other people…”

This is how I know I am a person with humility.

I drive a Scooter, Honda Metropolitan to be exact.

Look what I drive around, most of the time anyway, this includes during winter though less frequently.


People like to smile at me when they see this. I’m not huge, 6’2″, but that’s tall enough where I almost look like I belong in a circus on this.

There’s that joke about big girls and scooters: “fun to ride but you don’t want your friends seeing you ride one.” I wonder if this means I have no shame? Of course not. I’ve actually driven around a couple places so certain people didn’t see me. Most of the time that’s not the case.

I use this mostly for going to the gym and around town errands. Occasionally I’ll take it from Ames to Downtown Des Moines.


Besides any humilation factor, there are certain things that come along with riding one of these:

-Motorcyclists don’t give the low hanging wave

-Trouble doing over 35

-Tires wear out after 5-6k miles, small circumference.

Here are benefits of using a Honda Metropolitan, or just about any Scooter:

-Cops almost never pull you over, nearly impossible to get a speeding ticket, more likely a traffic violation.

-Full coverage insurance is just $75 for 12 full months (I mention 12 because some plans are only 6 months) with progressive.

-Over 100 miles to the gallon, even with me weighing over 200 pounds. People who are in the mid 100’s lbs or less could probably get 10-20 mpg more.

-Cheap and reliable, I have over 13,000 miles on this and have only changed oil and the tires. Scooters are around $2000 brand new and I suspect that this will do over 30,000 miles.

Not bad, if you can stomach your pride and are willing to be laughed at, these are ideal. Kids will still think you are cool (:



The Eye Doctor says I have 20/400 vision.

Only when I read up close or do anything within 12 inches of my face do I not need vision correction.

My vision is right around 20/400, or thereabouts, is what the eye doctor told me, pretty bad. Still, the wonders of modern medicine, with glasses or contacts I can see 20/20 essentially.

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My only concern is how I will do 15-20 years from now. My eyes are one of the most important parts of me and I can’t afford to have anything happen to them.

Without the aid of correction I do feel like I’m essentially blind.

Material science has come away in a lot of fields and the fortunate thing about this is with the refraction index of the glass that lenses are made of. Why do I mention this? It prevents you from having lensese that are extremly thick, hence the cock bottle glasses term. I may be an adult but I can still have my feelings hurt.


Glasses are essential, once or twice a year I get an eye infection or irritation and they are necessary for healing.

Check this off, not too much can be done about your vision other than taking good care of yourself. Hopefully I die before I reach a level of vision that is incorrectable. (:

Adding a 3rd or more display with an external graphics adapter

I have a 2010 iMac and there is nothing to complain about with it. I did however have another 24″ display laying around that I wanted to use.

above my Windows machine there was a large 43″ TV I never used that would be perfect for an additonal workspace. I spend most of my waking and working hours in this computer den, why not make the most of it.

This is where the Coredy MDA1920 enters. The USB 2.0 to VGA DVI HDMI Video Graphics Adapter. It works on both Mac and PC. 2 orders later and $72 I had 3 displays on both my Mac and PC.

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My Mac is my main development environment and the PC is what I use for my tutoring services and making videos for my math channel.


The box contains a micro cd, I suggest going to their website where you can get drivers for either the Mac or PC. I had no problems and once the drivers were installed it was as simple as navigating and setting up another external monitor like you normally would.

The only drawback is this is usb 2.0, don’t expect to watch movies or games on the display being powered by this adapter beyond 20-ish frames. The screen will halt and freeze otherwise. For normal productivity work this is ideal. Hope this post is of use to you.

Here are pictures of the setup

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Dev partitions with vagrant.

Partitioning a developer environment from the standard operating system makes things a lot cleaner when developing anything. Enter Vagrant. Vagrant is not stand alone, it works in tandem with Virtual Box to create environments for application/web development.

I discovered Vagrant during my Udacity coursework, they use it in the coursework because it makes the need for a specific operating system irrelevant. Vagrant is a program that works in tandem with Virtual box and sets up a headless (no graphical interface) environment. You can SSH into this environment which is separate and doesn’t affect anything directly in your own environment.

Why would I even use something like this? It allows you to configure an operating system without any fear of wrecking the configurations on your own host operating system.

Where Vagrant is really useful is for development on a Windows machine. Lots of people develop on Macs now and macs of any kind are relatively expensive. Usually on a given PC you can get the equivalent specs for 50% or even less in a standard machine with Windows loaded. What this allows is for you to create an environment with a standard bash shell that you can work in tandem with an IDE from JetBrains, anyone of their IDES. Unfortunately a text editor might not work so well.


You are not limited to anyone environment, try out several. Below I have a list of all of my dev boxes:


A vagrant box will act like any standard linux distro you use, the added bonus is the ability to get preconfigured boxes.


With Virtual Box and Vagrant installed, installing a box in a given directory is as simple as something like “vagrant init ubuntu/trusty64” followed by “vagrant up.” You can then SSH into your machine.


I’ve gone this far with you, let’s go a little further. You want to do a little web development.

I’m going to switch over to a Vagrant box made by scotch.io, Scotch box.

I’ll do exactly what I did previously in the last example. Scotch is preconfigured to view at “” in your browser. You can look at the Vagrantfile to see for yourself.


The folder the Vagrantfile is in is the synced folder between the guest and host machine. You can do dev on here but typically the web directory will be at /var/www/html/.

The nice thing about scotchbox is they make the web directory labeled “public” synced in the box folder.



In summary using Vagrant is a way to set up several different kinds of development environments without the worry of using WAMP or MAMP anymore. Mamp doesn’t really allow for mulitple instances to be installed, with Vagrant you can do that. Granted it is a little more technical and one needs to usually work with files through connecting into the machine, but it’s worth it. Take a little time to learn it and it’ll outweigh all the advantages of standard LAMP development of an Apple machine.

There are alternatives to using Vagrant. You can setup a remote environment with a service like digital ocean, a raspberry pi (though if anything goes haywire you’ll have to reinstall the OS on the SD card), and Docker (something I don’t have much experience with currently).

P.S. I own several Apple products: iPhone, iPad, iMac, and Air; I’m just justifying a valid point in the article when I state standard development practices are even on any machine using Vagrant. (: