I understood the percision, but since the QOTD script was a picture instead of text the last 9 looked like a zero for insert 2.
That comment surprised me so much that I downloaded the picture, cropped out everything but the 9 at the end of that string, and looked at the bitmap. (Since the image is GIF, there's no lossy compression so the bitmap I see is the one everyone else sees).
It's very much a clear and obvious 9, not the slightest possibility of taking it for zero unless it is displayed using a ridiculously low pixel size.
Since I can't imagine you are trying to read text at the size where that would not be a clear 9 without magnification, I think you would have had the same problem with seeing it as a 9 had it been transmitted as text anyway, and your problem with the image might easily have been fixed by application of a screen wipe.