December 26, 2019 @ 5:06 am
Expected Downtime and Maintenance

Hello all, 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. Thank you, z609 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 […]

March 20, 2019 @ 10:04 am
First Day at McDonald’s

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 […]

March 4, 2019 @ 11:37 am
Magic Happens at Mercer County Technical Schools