Let’s stir up some block game drama.

July 21, 2017 @ 1:25 am

Update #1: I tried posting links to this in their Discord chat, but their moderators were so inexperienced they didn’t know how to properly ban me from their Discord server. Nice. I bet these terrible moderators couldn’t even distinguish a hacker from a legitimate player. Disclaimer: Please note that any of my words and opinions within the contents of this post do NOT, by any means, reflect upon the opinions and thoughts of the staff teams and players of networks I work for. This is my personal site and this does not correlate to anything related to the places in which I work. So, there’s been a somewhat small, but mediocre Minecraft network known as AmethystSG in the wild. Yes, I’m going right off the wall with this one. Yes, I may or may not be going bat-shit crazy on this one. And yes, I may or may not ever […]

Announcing ToxicPVP

April 7, 2017 @ 6:28 am

For quite a while now (at least on this blog), I’ve left out a lot of information regarding my next project with Minecraft. My next (experimental) project is ToxicPVP, which is a revamped network based on the original vision of OptimusMC: To be simple, yet effective, in giving people the best PVP experience possible with as simple of a code-base as possible (although it’s already pretty advanced). The ToxicPVP network already has several staff members that are willing to help out. The ToxicPVP network, unfortunately for right now, is not completely open to the public as it is in private (early access) alpha. While we do not know when we will be entering public alpha, we will keep you all updated on the ToxicPVP News page. Take the time to join the ToxicPVP Discord server as well to keep updated and to communicate with the current (albeit small) community we […]

Official (updated) z609 PC Specifications

March 19, 2017 @ 8:16 am

Hello there! You are probably here because you are interested in the specifications of my personal computer that I use on the daily for a variety of tasks, or because this is on the homepage and you happened to scroll by it. Regardless of the circumstances in the reasoning behind your viewing of this article, this is the official, updated list of the components that are currently in my system, as well as any peripherals that I use. Let’s get started! The Processor. The CPU as well as many of my other components in my system have remained the same since my last update, but there have been some slight modifications to the entire system. Otherwise, the processor remains the same: a quad-core Intel Core i5-4440 clocked at 3.1 GHz w/ 6MB of L3 cache, with the ability to TurboBoost up to 3.3 GHz when it is deemed necessary by the host. […]

System Downtime

March 3, 2017 @ 12:26 pm

This is an update to let users know of the downtime that occurred yesterday until around 1:35 PM EST when the error was fixed and services were restored. The cause of the downtime was a billing error on my part when getting in contact with OVH, our website and service hosting provider. The following services were affected, but have been restored: Z609.me website Z609 ZDM (z609 Domain Management) services and CDN (content delivery network) Z609 MinecraftMarket Material Design CDN OptimusMC archives (http://optimusmc.z609.me and http://archive.optimusmc.z609.me) ToxicPVP services (including Minecraft portion, website, Redis database, and CDN/static pages for map downloads) Z609.me MySQL services PoconoRadio.com Dembrowski-Art-and-Science.com All Z609 products (YouProxy, Magic 8 Ball) All Z609 CDN’s (content delivery networks), including jQuery library at https://www.z609.me/lib/jquery.js Other private domains running ZDM may have been affected zBot experienced some issues The first report of the issue was made by an administrator of the ToxicPVP community at […]

Goodbye, OptimusMC

February 22, 2017 @ 12:06 am

Well, it’s official. OptimusMC has been closed as of Feb. 20, 2017.  Here is a sad video to help you get through this and probably make you miss it more NEXT PROJECT VIDEO CREDIT — 1. z609 and ShortDude111 OptimusMC: Survival Games Ep. 6 w/ Z609! z609: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzCbzT8Q9fot-OXsSi1pGdw ShortDude111: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgz3NcLIvPSIEVUSG2jKeRw 2. TheMCManiac OptimusMC: Survival Games Ep. 2 – I Killed Luke! w/ TheMCManiac! TheMCManiac: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPgedtYb-pL3EmrwgHsmQFA 3. LukeLovesCandy OptimusMC SurvivalGames w/ LukeLovesCandy! LukeLovesCandy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI6QRICdxM41tXmzPJ3QzuQ 4. RainingFX OptimusMC Montage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qxekzO5WK0 RainingFX: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClc2r24e4OvzzBv_bW4MpEw 5. Spluct and LeggoMyJarel [1v1 Hub Series PVP] (Optimusmc) FT///LeggoMyJarel Spluct: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiwonVX9G4YhdppXX1fmE0Q LeggoMyJarel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHtZvC0bQjD0orVvgh3JALw 6. z609, LukeLovesCandy, and xRingerx Epic adventures with the fax machine z609: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzCbzT8Q9fot-OXsSi1pGdw LukeLovesCandy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI6QRICdxM41tXmzPJ3QzuQ xRingerx: ? 7. Dqmag3d and LauraRussels Minecraft || OptimusMC | Quick SG w/ LauraRusselsx Dqmag3d: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtu7Box5J0sIftbXT-xrOQg LauraRussels: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsG5F2reipOVE-c25LUV3uw 8. z609 Minecraft: SurvivalGames Preview (OptimusMC) z609: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzCbzT8Q9fot-OXsSi1pGdw 9. z609 Minecraft: Parkour Race on OptimusMC! z609: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzCbzT8Q9fot-OXsSi1pGdw 10. z609 OptimusMC Trailer z609: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzCbzT8Q9fot-OXsSi1pGdw SPECIAL […]

I bid you farewell

January 23, 2017 @ 11:00 pm

There is a wall. And no, it’s not the one President Trump wants to build, either. This wall is the wall you hit when you don’t know what to do next, or what you want to do in the future. When you know you’ve done something right but it becomes harder to see the bright future you saw before you made that decision. It’s something that puts a shadow of doubt on the current situation, and makes you lose hope. No hope for the future. And no hope that what you’re doing will succeed. And no hope that anyone will actually understand your wise decision. I seem to have hit that wall with the recent changes to the administration on OptimusMC, where I shifted away from the majority of the staff team and focused on trying to make OptimusMC more of a business, the way it should have been set […]

Windows Vista.

October 1, 2016 @ 6:33 pm

Hi!   It’s been 10 years since Windows Vista really came into play, and I will have to say that I actually liked Windows Vista. I’ve used it for the majority of my life until I got a laptop with Windows XP in 2012. I used Vista Home Basic from 2006-2010, and even that was a great version of Windows.   I’ve seen lots of hate regarding Windows Vista, and there still is a lot of hate. Most people just go ahead and jump on the bandwagon and say that it was terrible, and I will admit, the launch was terrible.   One of the main reasons the launch was terrible was because of Vista’s demanding requirements compared to that of its predecessor, Windows XP. This caused a lot of outrage from people who are upgrading from their older XP machines. Clearly, the people who upgraded didn’t take into consideration […]