Sometime between Dec. 27 and Dec. 31, we will be undergoing maintenance on ALL of z609 services, including this blog and any other services I provide. Throughout these 5 days, you can expect that only some services will work and they will slowly but surely be restored to their normal working order. Please be patient during this interesting time.
The reason for the downtime–we are upgrading to a new dedicated machine, and we are glad that we are going to be able to provide a faster experience for all.
UPDATE (12/26/2019 1:33 AM EST): The transfer of all of our previous data (in excess of 20 GB) has been started. It will take several hours to complete. Since the rest of the process is being done manually, there will be no progress until the files have been transferred successfully. Therefore, all services will remain offline for the time being. Thank you.
UPDATE (12/26/2019 12:29 PM EST): The transfer has been completed and everything is in working order. Thank you for your patience.
I was recently hired at a McDonald’s location in the Trenton, New Jersey area. It’s overall not a bad experience, especially being my first day. I worked for three hours and learned how to operate the register, operate coffee machines/makers, and how to create milkshakes (including the famous Shamrock Shake). Not many people were really rude or anything of the sort, but I have several stories of some things that stood out to me–these stories I will share with you in this post.
Three children (one at most 14 or 15, the other two maybe 12-13 based on height) walked in and got in line to order, with one of them looking at their screen talking to their other (presumably) friends about how they had spent $1200 on an iPhone XS Max just a day or so ago. I didn’t care much about it, until I realized that they took 2 minutes in line to not even consider their order. They were holding up the line–at least one or two customers were behind them. Eventually, the oldest said “hey, this guy’s waiting for us to order.” I eventually say “yeah, what can I get for you today;” they order a small fry, a Shamrock shake, a medium drink, 20-piece McNugget. The one with the phone out then asked if they could pay with Apple Pay (we do offer that ability), and proceeded to checkout. The total came to some $9.50, and they all exclaimed because they were (probably) going to go over a limit of the sorts, presumably a limit of $10. I gave them their cup and receipt (with order number), and started handling the next customer. I notice their order is ready before they even finish filling up the medium fountain soda drink, and considered letting them know that it was ready. Before you know it, they’re walking out the door with just the drink while their items are sitting on the counter waiting to be taken. I start towards the door after them, but they quickly turn around and realize their mistake. It seems to me that they were pretentious and didn’t really consider that they were in a fast food restaurant–where it’s not only as fast as the employees handle orders, but also as fast as the orders are placed.
There was only one other incident–a customer (who was particularly rude, might I add) walked up and asked for a large coke. He shoved the cash and change in my face (he gave exact change), dropping a dime while my crew trainer reached for the large cup. As soon as he grabbed the cup and finished the transaction, he walked over, filled up his soda, and walked out the door. I didn’t even get the chance to give him his receipt. I get that some people are in a hurry in many cases, but this was just blatantly rude and clearly wasn’t in a rush as he took his sweet time preparing his Coca-Cola at the dispenser, and walked slowly out the door. Talk about quick, but also talk about rude.
Either way, that’s all for now. If I have any more interesting stories, then I’ll probably make an entire category for these kinds of things–but for now, I’m leaving it un-categorized.
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I’m currently a Trainee on the Mineplex Network. This category likely isn’t going to be used very much, if at all, and any blogging will be done on my profile page at https://www.mineplex.com/members/z609.7872/
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A good amount of you are probably wondering where I’ve been the last couple weeks, and what’s been taking so long with many of my projects and promises. I can confirm that I’ve not only been busy but have been going through some personal changes that I’d prefer not to mention specifically for the sake of not only my privacy but my reputation (or whatever is left of it). Whatever the case may be, I feel as though the ToxicPVP community should not be left in the dark with such a serious issue where no development is being made. As such this post is being used to tell you that–no–ToxicPVP has not completely been discontinued or stopped; it is merely in a time where a break has been necessary for a majority of its team members. This doesn’t only talk about myself–our other team members have been busy as well and I can say for certain that Nick and Brian have been extremely busy. Brian’s busy with work, and Nick’s busy with not only school but even several other projects. I commend him for being able to even juggle the work of one project as even that is extremely difficult. However, I feel as though the reasoning behind my absence is unjustified and as such I’ve been attempting to get back into Minecraft for the sake of the community and for the sake of future development. I’ve lost all interest in Minecraft over the past couple of months but recently have been playing single player to “re-discover” the game as I originally saw it back in October, 2013 (I originally bought the game on October 7, 2013–I even still have the original email receipt). It’s very amazing how far the game has come but I’m glad to say that I’m slowly gaining interest in Minecraft once more. It takes time to re-discover something you once loved or had a passion for and that seems to be the case here. The reasoning behind not just coding for the game (while I still know how) is that I wouldn’t want to develop something I had no interest in. Hopefully, re-igniting the interest in this game will in turn re-ignite my courage and ability to develop once more. In due time, the network will be updated–as for now, I’m not particularly sure what’s going on with development but it will commence sometime in the future.
Note: This website is not directly affiliated with ToxicPVP or any of its smaller ventures. This is my personal site and that is why I decided to make this somewhat-personal post on here. If you are interested in my personal opinions or just want to keep up with what I have to say, I would suggest bookmarking this page. It’d be cool!
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 already have.
P.S. A lot of hyper-links have been places to help boost the SEO of the ToxicPVP site, in case you were wondering.
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!
I guess that’s it. Those are my updated PC specs, and I hope you found them useful. If I were to give an overall rating of this entire PC and it’s spec-sheet, I would say it’s a good 4/5. If you were to build this machine for the same total price (total is probably $1100-1200), then I would probably either get a better processor for the motherboard, or a lower-priced motherboard for the processor. And obviously update to Skylake or higher. And get an RX 480. Okay, just make a whole new part list, this is a Q4 2015 budget build, so chill out.
And also, be sure to check out my new Grand Theft Auto V play-through series!
Thank you, all! 🙂
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:
The first report of the issue was made by an administrator of the ToxicPVP community at approximately 8:35 AM EST.
All services have been restored.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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
VIDEO CREDIT —
1. z609 and ShortDude111
OptimusMC: Survival Games Ep. 6 w/ Z609!
OptimusMC: Survival Games Ep. 2 – I Killed Luke! w/ TheMCManiac!
OptimusMC SurvivalGames w/ LukeLovesCandy!
5. Spluct and LeggoMyJarel
[1v1 Hub Series PVP] (Optimusmc) FT///LeggoMyJarel
6. z609, LukeLovesCandy, and xRingerx
Epic adventures with the fax machine
7. Dqmag3d and LauraRussels
Minecraft || OptimusMC | Quick SG w/ LauraRusselsx
Minecraft: SurvivalGames Preview (OptimusMC)
Minecraft: Parkour Race on OptimusMC!
SPECIAL THANKS —
Used the best links I could find where you could contact the people at 2:50
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 up in a long time. Unfortunately, most of the staff members at the time did not understand my decisions, even though it didn’t necessarily affect them in the slightest. What’s wrong with one new face? One new person who could help? And who could breathe new life into the project I’ve been working on for so long? Is it that hard to process?
Staff turned against each other like it’s their duty to destroy the competition, to be promoted. That’s not the object of the game; it’s simple: to help other people. Have the staff members on OptimusMC lost their original thoughts and vision when they first started? Was it to help people, or argue over block game? My job was unfortunately much different; usually cleaning up after the huge messes and faults that staff members so often make. While I’m not mentioning anyone in particular, this happened on a regular basis. It is seen as unprofessional.
I’m labelled as “idiot,” “stupid,” and even “careless”–and all because of the actions I chose in order to better the project that I’ve worked on for over a year. Some of the people who called me these hurtful, derogatory terms don’t even have any business worrying or being concerned about my situation(s). Furthermore, the labels I listed are only recent; for I’ve been called retarted, asshole, bitch, dick, and even other derogatory terms. I’ve been criticized based on the way I look, the way I speak, and have even gone on to disrespect me based upon my work ethics. While certainly, this has barely any effect on me as I’ve been able to do it, through thick and thin, it’s certainly played with my emotions to the point where it becomes one factor or source of my high stress and anxiety levels.
I’ve poured my heart and soul into this project, and it pains me to see friend turned enemy. Someone I trust leaving to make something publicly known in an effort to get arise out of me. This isn’t just about block game, this is just life as well. I’ve had friends do this to me. But this time, it’s more personal.
102,469 lines of code and a year of hard work and people still fail to see the true reason I’m still in the game to this day. This whole business is the only reason I’m still interested. And I’m finally ready to put it all to rest.
It’s been a good 3 years. It truly has. But, at the end of the day, I can’t keep adding more and more to my anxiety and stress, worrying about whether or not one of my staff members will get an argument with a customer. It’s not worth my time anymore. It really isn’t.
Should I come back, it will not be for a while.
I appreciate everyone’s help throughout the past couple of years. Thanks.
P.S. I suppose I should work on blogging or something.