Crypto Portfolio Updates November 2022

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November is over and it is time to take a look at how did it go.  Last November we stayed in Georgia, with limited travel mostly just around Tbilisi. For our 4-year-old daughter hired a swimming coach, who turned out to be a 7-time Georgian champion in butterfly-style swimming.  Additionally secured our first buy for real estate in Tbilisi and won an online…

How To Gain Access to Linode over Finnix SSH in Rescue Mode

In this article, I will keep some notes on how I accessed an "inaccessible" Linode over SSH using Rescue mode. Brief background: More than 10 years ago (in 2012) I did set up a virtual server for XTRF translation management software, back…

How To hedge Ethereum with short selling Perpetual Futures on Ethereum

In this article, I'm going to share how to hedge Ethereum coins with short-selling Ethereum perpetual contracts. One of my favorite investing techniques is investing with covered calls, originally I mastered this trading strategy with…

Living in Georgia

Opening a Bank Account in Republic of Georgia

In this article, I'm sharing notes on how I opened a bank account at ProCredit Georgia Bank back in 2014. Since I originally wrote this article, I have opened several additional bank accounts in Georgia - at Bank Republic for check…

5 advices for expats looking to come to Georgia

This is a guest post by Mrs. Irina Nikolaeva a Russian born expat now living in Georgia's Batumi. As I have received a lot of questions lately on expat advice, I asked Irina to come up with expat advice series on my blog, see her previous…

Investments & Trading

How To Track Your CryptoCurrencies Portfolio Automatically Using Google Spreadsheets

It was just recently I made my first investment in cryptocurrencies, I spent EUR 50 to acquire about 0.2 Ethereum. As I bought them for a long term (buy and hold) and actually I'm planning to acquire more coins every month using dollar…

How To Open A Bank Account in U.S., As A Non-resident Non - citizen, Wells Fargo Bank

Long story short - after the long and painful check operations, originally sent from the U.S., and redemption in Georgia (or probably in any country except USA), which takes at least some 40 working days and huge bank fees for check…

16 Places To Visit In Georgia And Tbilisi

More than 10 years ago I first landed at the Tbilisi airport and for the first time took a step on Georgian land.  That happened on April 1st, 2011 - I like this data - it's known Worldwide as a Fool's day.  With this article, originally I…

Georgia - The Most Beautiful Country In The World

The other day I was reading an article in which the head of the World Tourism Organization Claimed - Georgia is the most beautiful country in the world. Well, I can ONLY agree with the words from the head of WTO, Mr. Taleb Rifai, and to…

Piece of Life

Something from the Past - Hotel 'London' in Tbilisi

There was a time when after a visit to local literature cafe in Tbilisi, I felt in love with works of Russian poet and writer Mikhail Lermontov. Who knows, maybe it's time to get familiar with another great writer of his time - Knut Hamsun…

Postcards from Rabati Fortress

I first visited Rabati Fortress in Akhaltsikhe, Republic of Georgia, in Summer of 2014, during a two day rafting drive on river Mtkavri, next time we booked a lovely hotel inside fortress complex at the start of 2015, during our stay here…

Hotel Reviews

Top 10 Boutique / Luxury Hotels in Tbilisi (Georgia)

When it comes down to choosing a hotel in Tbilisi (and Georgia) you are left with two options - to take a cheap hostel (Read: Tbilisi hostels: 15 hostels in Tbilisi for couples) or chose a boutique (call it a luxury, if you prefer). I have…

20 Top Rated Romantic Hotels / Apartments In Barcelona

Barcelona is a perfect location for romantic trips, in case you are looking for the best honeymoon or just a romantic weekend in fabulous Barcelona city, I have listed Top 20 best-rated hotels and apartments in Barcelona, based on actual…

Drupal & Servers

Photoshop How to Solve: Could not complete the Save As command because there is not enough memory (RAM)

The other morning I faced an issue Could not complete the Save As command because there is not enough memory (RAM)" while trying to save a .pdf files using Adobe Photoshop. I spent a couple of hours before finally found the solution: The…

Drupal Flex Slider gallery with thumbnails

Recently I faced a problem - how to nicely display image galleries on Drupal powered site. There are some modules you can use building your gallery view, for example I use to used views slideshow gallery module, but some time ago I…

Home Remodelling

More Laminate flooring, Tiles for the Bathroom + some electricity works

After the tile removal in the kitchen and hallway area, it was already agreed - I will re-install laminate there. Additionally, after hydro isolation works in the bathroom I decided I will tile again. I was very scared before the new tile…

Demolishing tiles, Hydroisolation for bathroom

A few weeks ago I did the tile job in the kitchen and hallway for our Vilgāle apartment. In the end, I was not happy with the result, not happy with the tile job (which could be done better), and not satisfied with the visual looks.  At…