Jacob Marciniec, The Blog

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A computer window with a directory named pumpkin-memes and a cursor hovering over the directory with a dialog menu that only shows the option to copy the directory.A computer window with a directory named pumpkin-memes and a cursor hovering over the directory with a dialog menu that only shows the option to copy the directory.A computer window with a directory named pumpkin-memes and a cursor hovering over the directory with a dialog menu that only shows the option to copy the directory.
Computers and Electronics

How I Back Up My Data

This is a basically a guide on how to hijack all of my data.

October 31, 2020
A small set of data composed of 2 elements, both which have a value of 0. If you have an imagination, it kind of resembles an owl.A small set of data composed of 2 elements, both which have a value of 0. If you have an imagination, it kind of resembles an owl.A small set of data composed of 2 elements, both which have a value of 0. If you have an imagination, it kind of resembles an owl.
Science and Technology

I Love Data

I can do some cute party tricks with data, but data technology around the world is starting to change our lives entirely, and in my humble opinion: we've barely seen the tip of the iceberg.

September 30, 2020
Investing

Pokemon Cards Explained For Absolute Beginners

In the past 3 weeks I've spent well over 26 hours researching Pokemon and Pokemon cards... here's all the information I found condensed into 1 easy-to-consume piece of content.

August 31, 2020
A crescent of Earth as seen from the unmanned Apollo 4 spacecraft in 1969A crescent of Earth as seen from the unmanned Apollo 4 spacecraft in 1969A crescent of Earth as seen from the unmanned Apollo 4 spacecraft in 1969
Personal Development

I Just Want To Make The World A Better Place.

I do want to make the world a better place, but the title of this post is a lie. I want something else more: your admiration.

July 31, 2020
A prominent graphic that says "hello Apple" and a fading away graphic that says "goodbye Samsung" all on an Apple-like abstract backgroundA prominent graphic that says "hello Apple" and a fading away graphic that says "goodbye Samsung" all on an Apple-like abstract backgroundA prominent graphic that says "hello Apple" and a fading away graphic that says "goodbye Samsung" all on an Apple-like abstract background
Computers and Electronics

I'm Switching to an iPhone Because Samsung Sucks at Supporting Its Devices

You think iPhones are MORE expensive? If your use case is anything like mine, it turns out they make more economic sense than any Android phone when you factor in one very important thing: security updates.

June 20, 2020
The Webflow and Ghost logos pinned against each just like in the game Mortal Combat at the beginning of a fight.The Webflow and Ghost logos pinned against each just like in the game Mortal Combat at the beginning of a fight.The Webflow and Ghost logos pinned against each just like in the game Mortal Combat at the beginning of a fight.
Web Development

Why I Migrated My Website From Ghost to Webflow (Ghost vs. Webflow)

If you need the best platform for hosting your own blog, it's Ghost. If you're skilled with web technologies and you need much more than just a blog... Webflow is your best friend.

May 31, 2020
Personal Development

Nobody Reads My Blog (But I Still Consider It A Wild Success)

Just because a lot of people don't read my blog right now doesn't mean I'm crying and thinking about quitting. Its time will come, and even if it doesn't: I'm thrilled that even a single person has read a single word of it.

April 30, 2020
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Investing

What Stocks I'm Buying During The COVID-19 "Crash", How Much, And Why

You know what all the most experienced investors say: "volatile markets are the best for beginners to start investing in." Wait, that's not what they say?

March 25, 2020
Feminine hands holding a bottle of hand sanatizer.Feminine hands holding a bottle of hand sanatizer.Feminine hands holding a bottle of hand sanatizer.
Popular Culture

Why I'm Super Happy COVID-19 Is Happening

People are losing their marbles, markets are on a roller coaster ride, clients are canceling appointments with me and I... am as calm as ever? Happy, even?! How dare I?!

March 15, 2020
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Personal Development

I'm Doubling Down On This Philosophy Regarding Stress

When I put the "stress" in my everyday life into perspective, I realize I have absolutely nothing to complain about. I will consciously force myself to remain calm, make rational decisions, and press forward in anything I do despite however stressful it may seem.

February 29, 2020
Woman holding her index finger to her lips, as though to tell you to be quietWoman holding her index finger to her lips, as though to tell you to be quietWoman holding her index finger to her lips, as though to tell you to be quiet
Personal Development

Why I Don't Complain

3 reasons: 1) I take full responsibility for the choices I make. 2) I don't expect anything. 3) I appreciate everything I have. ... There! That's it. Now you don't have to read the post.

January 30, 2020
Jacob Marciniec and his girlfriend WeraJacob Marciniec and his girlfriend WeraJacob Marciniec and his girlfriend Wera
Personal Development

A Quick Summary of 2019

You want a summary of what happened in my life in 2019 in as little words as possible with as much detail as possible? Boy, do I have the thing for you.

December 31, 2019
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Personal Development

Problems Are Good

I like to think of problems as bulls, and riding bulls is a helluva lot more fun than hiding from them.

December 31, 2019
Personal Development

Perfection Is The Enemy

Do stuff that isn't quite perfect, or watch others do it and pass you by.

November 30, 2019
Personal Development

One Of The Best Lessons My Dad Ever Taught Me

Dads can really give good advice sometimes, wouldn't you say? This is one lesson my dad taught me many years ago that has stuck with me to this day.

October 30, 2019
Popular Culture

I Think Social Media Is Good For Us (And I Bet You Can't Prove Me Wrong)

If social media is making us so antisocial, show me evidence of this amazing world where apparently every stranger talked endlessly about the intricacies of life with every random person they met. If you're antisocial, your're antisocial. It's not incredible technology's fault.

September 30, 2019
Personal Development

What Perplexes Me The Most

Information is free. Anything you want to know, you can learn about it for free. The greatest business minds in the world give away all their secrets to the public for free... but we still don't listen to them. WTF is up with that?

August 25, 2019
Popular Culture

We Have "Burnout" All Wrong.

Burnout is like smoking: it's real and it's killing us, but it's also very easy to avoid. Let's stop this culture of "woe is me" and start talking about doing what makes us happy.

July 31, 2019
Personal Development

Why I started blogging

I know nothing about business, but that's not stopping me from becoming a businessman... and one day, when I do become one, we can look back on this blog to see how far I've come and exactly how I did it.

June 29, 2019
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Flipping

How I made $235 in my first 2 months of flipping camera equipment

About 2 months ago, I started trying to flip everyday household items for the first time ever. I made a good profit. Here's the best advice I can give anybody thinking about getting into flipping.

May 6, 2019
Personal Development

Don't beat yourself up.

I'm a very positive person, but I was always very hard on myself... for no reason. It was terrible for my health and happiness, but it turns out turning my whole world upside down was as easy as hearing 4 special, little words. Now I feel like I can fly (not literally).

April 30, 2019
Computers and Electronics

How to Upgrade The RAM in Your Laptop

Does your computer work well after a restart but then slow way down? To little RAM may be your problem. Read this to find out how to test it and (if necessary) upgrade it.

March 31, 2019
Personal Development

"Kindness over everything."

I'm making a huge bet on one thing that I know will one day land me among the most successful people in the world: kindness.

February 28, 2019
Marketing

Why I love Virgin America’s Flight Safety Video

I really like Virgin America's Flight Safety video from 2013. Here's just a few reasons why.

January 31, 2019
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Popular Culture

6 Reasons PewDiePie is actually a good influence for his young audience.

News outlets all over the internet claim that PewDiePie, YouTube's most-subscribed content creator, promotes antisemitism and is a bad influence for his young following... the thing is: he doesn't, and he isn't. He's actually a really nice guy.

December 30, 2018
Personal Development

The Billionaire Book List

Reading alone hasn't made anyone rich, famous, or powerful… but if you're curious about what books helped highly-successful people along the way, then this is exactly the list for you.

November 14, 2018
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