October 2013

Building a Drupal site from scratch - part 1 - planing

  • Building a Drupal site from scratch - part 1 - planing

    Published: 31 October, 2013 seen 2,395 Drupal Development

    So you have decided you'll use Drupal for your brand new website? Don't know where to start? A webpage is like an investment you make in your companies asset. Before building a website, no matter is it Drupal or it is not a Drupal, you must carefully plan - what about is this website? What value does it give? Is it a personal webpage/blog just for personal use, or it's made to attract new/more customers to your business? Attracting new customers - well, yes it sounds nice in theory, but what about taking care of already existing customers? To inform them about your companies activities,…

Google Analytics (not provided) - how to solve

  • Google Analytics (not provided) - how to solve

    Published: 31 October, 2013 seen 1,826 Blogging

    Lately, more and more webmasters (including me) are complaining about huge increase in (not provided) keywords in their Google Analytics reports. Well this actually started to happen, since Google introduced it's new TOS back in March 2012. [block:block=38] Update: This tutorial originally was written back in 2013, but it still applies in 2017 I can just agree, how annoying is to see this (not provided).  Seems there is no ultimate solution how to get rid of not provided keywords, but there is a workaround using Google Analytics filters, to filter out these (not provided) keywords and…

The Lost World of Communism - East Germany

  • The Lost World of Communism - East Germany

    Published: 30 October, 2013 seen 1,714 Documentaries

    The documentary brought by BBC shows the life of East Germany. About deportations of ethnic Germans to Siberia in late 1940-ties/ early 1950-ties. How East Germany watchdog Stasi controlled the lives of ordinary citizens.  The documentary features episodes of East Germany's cartoon Sandsman. A lot of adultery from rebellious citizens of East Germany.  About the Berlin wall, and other interesting facts. Watch it on YouTube

CIS, Baltics and Georgia GDP 2018

  • CIS, Baltics and Georgia GDP 2018

    Published: 29 October, 2013 seen 2,455 Investments

    Recently I wrote an article about CIS, Baltic states and Georgia GDP 2012. Now I'm willing to take a look in future, and to see what might look like economies of former Soviet Union republics in 2018. Why 2018? I'm using IMF forecasts, and right now closest future forecasts available from IMF are till 2018.  According to data provided by IMF in 2018 greatest by GDP values in CIS, Baltic states and Georgia will be Russia, accounting $3 trillions (up from $2 trillions) , while the smallest will be Kyrgyzstan with GDP $10.7 billions (up from $6.7 billions) Compared by 2012 and 2018, placement…

Upgrading Drupal 7 (minor upgrade)

  • Upgrading Drupal 7 (minor upgrade)

    Published: 29 October, 2013 seen 1,241 Drupal Development

    Recently I started a tutorial series, how to upgrade Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 (major upgrade), but today I faced a problem, which involved a upgrade from Drupal 7.10 to newest Drupal version (minor upgrade).Depending on - how much complex system you have already built in your Drupal 7 site - you must make an backup, for entire Drupal system (including file and database) to be sure, in case things goes bad - you have a backup plan.Read here, how to make backups for you system (don't be confused, that it's about Drupal 6 - the same rules applies for Drupal 7 as well)Once your backup are ready, you…

Georgian Fishing tours: Jandari lake

  • Georgian Fishing tours: Jandari lake

    Published: 28 October, 2013 seen 2,786 Lakes

    I first met Giorgi from Georgian fishing tours back at the end of 2013, when we did a fishing tour at Jandari lake organized by his company. I noticed a free fishing tour offer on their Facebook page. I claimed that offer and I was the lucky to actually get a free fishing tour. Make sure you follow their Facebook page as well - who knows, maybe more such offers will follow. If not - price for such tours are not very expensive and is worth of every tetri spent. So, that's how I get familiar with Girogi and his friend Temo from Georgian Fishing tours. Couple of days later a fishing tour to …

CIS, Baltics and Georgia GDP 2012

  • CIS, Baltics and Georgia GDP 2012

    Published: 28 October, 2013 seen 3,870 Economic notes

    Remember the Soviet Union? Ever wondered what happened to those countries after collapse of Soviet Union? In our days - former soviet countries is called CIS, Baltic states and Georgia. Why so strange name? Well, shortly after collapse of Soviet Union, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine formed CIS - Commonwealth of Independent States, where latter all other countries from former Soviet Union joined, except Baltic States, when in 2008 - Georgia - Russia war happened, Georgia left CIS, and now to identity those former Soviet Union countries, they are called - CIS, Baltic states and Georgia. Well…

Giorgi Margvelashvili new president of Georgia

  • Giorgi Margvelashvili new president of Georgia

    Published: 28 October, 2013 seen 611 Living in Georgia

    Yesterday popular vote happened in Georgia and according to exit poll results, the winner is Giorgi Margvelashvili. This man will be the president of Georgia for the next 5 years. Previously I have written, that I have not a much clue, who is this guy. And still, I prog-nosed that he will be elected. But I have this feeling, that after 5 years, he might become a really popular person in Georgian society.  You might say, well isn't he popular already, if been elected as president, with some 68%? Well, yes and no. He is a person of Bidzina Ivanishvili - he was appointed by him. Even in Georgian…

Spellchecker for TinyMCE WYSIWYG Drupal

  • Spellchecker for TinyMCE WYSIWYG Drupal

    Published: 27 October, 2013 seen 932 Drupal Development

    If you are using TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor on your Drupal site, you might wonder, how to add a spellchecker for it. And here is how: Download Wysiwyg SpellCheck Extract to sites/all/modules Enable from the modules page If you have enabled WYSIWYG module allready, go to admin/config/content/wysiwyg, and click edit next to your editor:   Now find the box saying - Spell Check, and check it.     Don't forget to save your configuration. Now try creating new content, using text filter, with Spell Check enabled.     

How to filter popular posts by week, month Drupal

  • How to filter popular posts by week, month Drupal

    Published: 26 October, 2013 seen 3,591 Drupal Development

    Previously I wrote a tutorial, how to filter popular posts on Drupal using Views, today I would like to show, how to filter popular posts in the time frame, in a week or in a month. N.B. This tutorial will show how to filter posts on your Drupal site, by most viewed nodes based on their publishing date, not filter all nodes in some time frame. If you haven't set up a popular blog post View, click on the link above, and set up your view. Open your popular blog (posts) view: Add new filter under Filter section: Content: Post date On Filter, settings choose Operator: is between, in value, Min…

David Sergeenko - new Prime Minister of Georgia?

  • David Sergeenko - new Prime Minister of Georgia?

    Published: 26 October, 2013 seen 952 Living in Georgia

    Tomorrow in Georgia will be held presidential elections, incumbent Prime Minister of Georgia - Bidzina Ivanishvili, has told already, that he will leave the government in a few weeks after the president will be elected.  And today, the Georgian press is questioning, will the David Sergeenko will be the new Prime minister of Georgia, appointed by Mrs. Ivanishvili. David Sergeenko is the current minister of Health, doctor.

Week #3 of blogging 365 days in a row

  • Week #3 of blogging 365 days in a row

    Published: 25 October, 2013 seen 936 Blogging

    Third week of blogging 365 days in a row was quite a easy one, in total I wrote 15 posts, by 2 less than in previous week, but overall using future publish options, it was relatively easy task. To differ content I write, I started to write short reviews about documentaries I watch. Actually, since I watch documentaries a lot - I guess it's smart choice, to describe them and put on my blog. Since I like to watch good documentaries at least twice, it means in future, it wont be a problem to find a documentary I liked/reviewd and watch again?! This weak I did another cheat - I created…

How to create a webpage?

  • How to create a webpage?

    Published: 25 October, 2013 seen 637 Web development

    A friend of mine asked me, how to create a  website. For some, this question would sound really childish, but for the majority, I believe it's a mystery how to make a website? Working with CSS, not even speaking of PHP. Many enthusiasts end using some WordPress CMS and apply its variety of themes and plugins. Many end with nothing I remember what was the start for me - I wanted to create a website but didn't know-how. It was around 2002. WordPress was not in town yet. It took me like one year when I discovered Microsoft FrontPage, I even bought a book - Microsoft FrontPage for Dummies, or…

Views lode more pager with Ajax for Drupal

  • Views lode more pager with Ajax for Drupal

    Published: 25 October, 2013 seen 7,171 Drupal Development

    In this tutorial I'll show you how to add Ajax povered pager for Drupal site.Let's start with live exapmle: http://reinisfischer.com/blog scroll down to buttom and press Load more button, to see it on actionTo achieve such function on your Drupal site, you will need to have, your page containing pager to be powered by using Views, and you will need to download and enable module Views load more.Download module Views load moreExtract to sites/all/modulesEnable from Module pageGo to your views, or create a new view Under Pager settings, change display to Load More pagerIf you are…

European Union - The smallest economies by GDP Nominal 2012

  • European Union - The smallest economies by GDP Nominal 2012

    Published: 25 October, 2013 seen 2,249 Economic notes

    European Union with 28 member states, with population reaching over 500 millions, for some might sound as the Worlds largest Economy, if looking to European Union as a whole, solid brick creature. In 2012, GDP in EU was $16.6 trillions. But lets break things up, and see what makes European Union? Today I would like to speak about smallest economies of EU The Smallest economies of European Union: I decided to call a small economy, if it's Gross Domestic Product is less than $100 billions. In 2012 in European Union there were 10 countries with GDP less than $100. Malta, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia…

Exporting content to other resources

  • Exporting content to other resources

    Published: 24 October, 2013 seen 722 Drupal Development

    Since I write posts covering some technical stuff, related to Drupal, and also I run a small Drupal development company in Georgia, I decided to import feeds, related to Drupal on my company webpage.Reinis Fischer is mine personal blog, where I blog of everything I like (or dislike), while Caucasus DEV is niche site, concentrating on Drupal development, and so I decided it would be great opportunity to share content I write on different domains/resources.In upcoming days, I will write a tutorial, to show how to export Drupal feed for seperate category (categories), and how to create Feed…

China - Rebirth of an empire

  • China - Rebirth of an empire

    Published: 24 October, 2013 seen 966 Documentaries

    Movie produced by independent producers about Rebirth of China as an Empire. About Chinas role in World economy.Interesting thaught is told at the beggining at the documentary - all hegamonies converted to Empires, and after then collapsed, like Nazi Germany, Soviet Union, Japanese Empire, British Empire, Roman Empire. In movie is showed how China deals with it neighbouring countries, South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, India. Worth to watch if you are more interested in Chinas possible global dominance. Watch on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBfMxE2irpo …

Worlds poorest country by GPD per capita - Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Worlds poorest country by GPD per capita - Democratic Republic of Congo

    Published: 23 October, 2013 seen 1,452 Economic notes

    African country - Democratic Republic of Congo ranks number 1 in terms of Worlds smallest GDP per capita. Republic of Congo, as many African countries gained it's independece in 1960. It's believed that Democratic Republic of Congo has natural resources in worth $24 trillions. But still it's worlds poorest country by GDP per capita, accounting in just $271.97. Democratic Republic of Congo has population about 65 millions. GDP nominal value in Democratic Republic of Congo is equal $17.87 billions. Have you ever wondered, if poor African economies would double or tripple…

China vs USA - empires at war

  • China vs USA - empires at war

    Published: 23 October, 2013 seen 1,571 Documentaries

    Find this documentary from 2007 in Youtube. In France 5 produced documentary authors speak of first confrontation of Chinese and American army in 1996 close to Taiwan.In 2007 year produced documentary it's told that China has advanced and modernized it's war technology, by learning USA technics in First Gulf war, Kosowo, Afghanistan, Iraq and other. China has deployed system that can shut down USA satelites over Asia.. I would say,pretty interesting topic, with more interest about nowadays: Watch it on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGzymvvL1EI 

Will China's economy to be worlds largest?

  • Will China's economy to be worlds largest?

    Published: 22 October, 2013 seen 1,089 Economic notes

    It seems is a hot topic in our days - Will China out perform United States by GDP in close future. I'm more skeptical than others, and I don't believe this will happen in next 10 years. After 10 years, who knows - maybe. United States accounts about $15.8 trilion GDP in 2012, whilce China's GDP is about $8.227. Some opportunists have called year 2017, when China will surpass United States. Really? 2017? China will expand it's economy for another $8 trillions in next 5 years? Doesn't sound realistic.IMF prognosis, which may and sometimes may not be the best source for forecast, shows that…

How to upgrade Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 - Preperation

  • How to upgrade Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 - Preperation

    Published: 22 October, 2013 seen 743 Drupal Development

    I would like to start new tutorial series - How to upgrade Drupal 6 to Drupal 7If your site is running Drupal 6 version, there might be many reasons, why would you like to upgrade for Drupal 7. I wont discuss about them. If you have decided to upgrade your Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7, read on. Preparation:Preparation and planing is most important thing you should do.Preperation includes making backups of files and databases, setting up testing environment.Most important thing will be backupsWhat kind of Backups you will need?Your existing Drupal 6 filesYour MySQL databaseN.B. Never, ever,…

Make Me a German

  • Make Me a German

    Published: 22 October, 2013 seen 927 Documentaries

    Entertaining documentary from BBC, where Brit journalist with his wife and kids moves to Germany, to see what is the averege life of German people. Journalist gets a job in German pencil factory, and needs to get up exactly at 06:23 AM. Meanwhile his wife needs to be a real housewife and do house works 4 hours and 10 minutes each day. They send their kids to children garden in Woods.Fun, entertaining and positive:

Kazakhstan then, now, future

  • Kazakhstan then, now, future

    Published: 21 October, 2013 seen 1,210 Economic notes

    Recently I have compared economies of Armenia, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, as well made some sarcastic post concerning Estonian economy. Whats common to all these countries? They all once where part of Soviet Union, for me it's interesting to see how each of the former Soviet block countries performs in our days, and what looks future for them.So this time, lets look at Kazakhstan.Kazakhstan is one of the countries, which didn't wanted collapse of Soviet Union, by the way. Kazakhstan is member of CIS, Customs Union and founding member of Eurasian Union.Kazakhstan GDP nominal 1990-2012…

Putin, Russia and the West: "New Start"

  • Putin, Russia and the West: "New Start"

    Published: 21 October, 2013 seen 979 Documentaries

    Found this documentary on YouTube, and watched in Saturday evening. In this documentary is showed time when Dmitry Medvedev was president of Russia, and how Barack Obama decided to deal exactly with him, and not with Vladimir Putin. In this documentary Dmitry Medvedev is portrayed as wise and independent leader, how he started reforms in Russia. As well it's showed how USA negotiated with Russia concerning Iran Nuclear program. If you are interested in Russia's politics, I could suggest this documentary for you.

Few shots from Tbilisi Cheese Festival

  • Few shots from Tbilisi Cheese Festival

    Published: 20 October, 2013 seen 1,735 Events

    In these days the second Cheese Festival was held in Tbilisi Open Air Museum. My mom was visiting me in Georgia, and today her plane back home was. We decided to spend last hours together. The weather was not so great. We didn't found much cheese, but we spent a lovely time. Here are few shots I captured with my old Sony DSC camera and three years later post-processed using Adobe Lightroom.  European and Georgian cow I find a lot of symbolism in picture above. The Fall has come Cheese promoters and girl with a basket Second Tbilisi Cheese Festival Tbilisi Open Air Museum

How to add contact form to Drupal

  • How to add contact form to Drupal

    Published: 20 October, 2013 seen 1,796 Drupal Development

    So you have your Drupal powered website, but now you are wondering how to add a contact form on that?You are on right place. I'll show how to add a contact form to Drupal. In case you are wondering how contact form looks like, take a look at my contact form, I just created for my blog. Drupal out of box don't came with contact form enabled. So you gonna need to add it yourself.There is popular module called Webform availiable for download at drupal.org.Download WebformExtract it to sites/all/modulesEnable from modules page Almost done. After enabling Webform, go to admin/…

How to display popular content Drupal

  • How to display popular content Drupal

    Published: 19 October, 2013 seen 2,717 Drupal Development

    Ever wondered how to display popular content from your Drupal powered site, either via Drupal blocks, either as seperate page? On picture above you can see most popular blog posts on my blog 15:05:01 2013-10-16. How to get this done? Part 1 - Core modulesYou will need to enable Drupal core module - Statistics: Once enabled you will need to head to admin/config/system/statistics, and check box next to Count content viewsNB. Only after enabling Count Content views - will actually start to count hits on you content pages. If you have a lot of content, it will…

Georgia 10 years after Rose Revolution

  • Georgia 10 years after Rose Revolution

    Published: 18 October, 2013 seen 1,254 Caucasus overview

    In 2014 will be already 10 years since Rose Revolution events happened here in Tbilisi, Georgia.As we probably already know, after Rose Revolution - Mikheil Saakasvhilli took power in country, by being elected as President of Georgia. On October 27th again will be elections here in Georgia, and new president will be elected. I have allready written my thoughts about this. What happened in those almost 10 years, when Mr. Saakashvilli was (and still few days are) president of Georgia? Well most tragic thing is the war with Russia in 2008, in result of Georgia lost control over South…

Drupal sitemap for Google Webmasters

  • Drupal sitemap for Google Webmasters

    Published: 18 October, 2013 seen 1,597 Drupal Development

    Previously I already wrote about How to register site for Google Webmasters, at the end of that post I promised to write about sitemap for Drupal.If you are runing Drupal powered site, it's smart to have a sitemap file to sumbit it to Google Webmasters. Step by step guide:Download XML Sitemap module for DrupalExtract it to sites/all/modulesEnable it from Modules page Here is the default settings enabled for XML sitemap module, including taxonomy sitemap, and sitemap submission to Google, Bing. When modules enabled, go to admin/config/search/xmlsitemapThis page should show…

Estonia to catch up Scandinavia in next 10-15 years

  • Estonia to catch up Scandinavia in next 10-15 years

    Published: 17 October, 2013 seen 3,059 Economic notes

    I have red some interesting article on Estonian Public Broadcasting (news.err.ee) in which  professor of economics, at Tartu University, Raul Eamets predicts that it will take 10-15 years for Estonian incomes to catch up with those of Nordic countries.  Income level is not the same as GDP, but knowing GDP we can tell something about income level, isn't that right?  I decided to make some quick GDP comparison levels of Nordic countries and Estonia.I don't know which countries Estonian economics professor counted as Nordic countries,  but for the ease of continuing mathematical theories (my…

Week #2 of blogging 365 days in a row

  • Week #2 of blogging 365 days in a row

    Published: 17 October, 2013 seen 811 Blogging

    On October 3rd, 2013, I started a blog contest for myself - Can you blog 365 days in a row.Today is already 2nd week of my blogging expierence.In second week, I continued to use "cheat" tactic, by publishing posts in future dates. That works ok. I found out that posts I write to publish in future dates are more from - How stuff works category - I'm writting a lot about Drupal configuration. Posts non-related to technical stuff - I'm publishing ASAP :)Week 2 - marks 17 posts in total, by one (16) more than in first week. But - I must agree that I'm already achieving routine…

How to register site for Google Webmaster

  • How to register site for Google Webmaster

    Published: 17 October, 2013 seen 1,429 Web development

    Google Webmaster is tool from Google, which provides great usability for site admins to see how site "looks" on Google.But how to register for Google Webmasters?Easy:Go to google.com/webmasters, click Sign in to Webmaster Tools, next click Add a site ,box will popup with option to enter your site URL, enter it and click continue.By clicking continue will lead you to Verify page, you have few options:Recommended optionUpload an HTML file to your site.1. Download this HTML verification file. [your-generated-html-file]2. Upload the file to http://www.reinisfischer.com/3.…

Armenia, then, now - future

  • Armenia, then, now - future

    Published: 16 October, 2013 seen 1,721 Investments

    Recently I wrote an article about Georgia, then, now - future, this time I would like to write about Armenia. Landlocked land, with huge economic problems, ongoing conflicts with neighboring Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karbakh region. A country that plans to enter Eurasian Union on January 1st, 2014.   Let's start with some basic chart: As seen from the chart above, Armenia, as well as neighboring Georgia, is no exception, in economic shrink after collapsing of Soviet Union. Now let's take a closer look by years: 1991. - The collapse of Soviet Union - Economy Shrinks 1992-1993. The economy…

Few shots from Samgori, Tbilisi

  • Few shots from Samgori, Tbilisi

    Published: 16 October, 2013 seen 1,925 Living in Georgia

    Samgori is a district in Tbilisi, which is connected to city center by metro. Samgori is rarely visited by tourists Here are few shots taken in August/September 2013. 

Facebook like button for Drupal site

  • Facebook like button for Drupal site

    Published: 16 October, 2013 seen 2,683 Drupal Development

    Social share nowadays gives a great value, some considers even more than SEO. And as far as I have seen, that's true. In this post I'm going to show you how to add Facebook like button for your Drupal 7 site using a simple module. From modules creators: Rather than having to manually copy/paste the Like this on Facebook code for each piece of content you (or your users) create, this module will automatically add that code to the end of each chosen node type. You are able to add a Like button which likes a given URL (static, e.g. your homepage) or/and put a dynamic Like button on your page to…

Drupal friendly URL's

  • Drupal friendly URL's

    Published: 15 October, 2013 seen 941 Drupal Development

    Update: This article covers details how to enable and configure Pathauto module for Drupal 7 site. Fro Drupal 8, please see: How To Setup Pretty URL's For Drupal 8 One of the most common Drupal tasks is to setup - Drupal friendly URL's - friendly both for humans and SEO. In newer Drupal version's some of Friendly URL's feature has been already enabled out of box - but still - there are times, when we need to configure them. Default Drupal path is like this - node/21, which is nice - but if you would like to convert node/21 to /my-awesome-title, you will need to download and enable Pathauto…

Germany, the driven force of European Union

  • Germany, the driven force of European Union

    Published: 15 October, 2013 seen 1,074 Economic notes

    Germany is leading economy in European Union accounting in more than 3 trillions USD GDP nominal. If we can forecast German economy, can we forecast economy of European Union, or at least economy of Euro Zone?For ilustration I'm adding few charts to better ilustrate how Germany looks on European Union background: Germany by GDP nominal vs European Union 2012As we can see from chart above Germany accounts for more than 20% of all European Union GDP in 2012. If Germany accounts for more than 20% of overall EU economy, than I might say, if we can take a look in Germany forecast, we can…

Will Georgia boycott Olympic games in Sochi 2014?

  • Will Georgia boycott Olympic games in Sochi 2014?

    Published: 15 October, 2013 seen 904 Caucasus overview

    In last days, it seems is a hot topic, here in Georgia, to boycot or not to boycot Olympic games in Sochi 2014.Ones are for boycoting, of Russia-Georgia war 2008, which led to Russia recognized Abhkazia and South Ossetia as independent states.Other are for normalization relationships with Russia.Yesterday Georgian students made a protest for Georgia's participation in Sochi games in 7 Georgian cities.Even PM of Georgia - Bidzina Ivanishvilli, has raised a question - to participate or not. Right now standing on opinion, that Georgia should wait, to see if this can be a humilation for Georgia.…

Statistics about Georgian airports

  • Statistics about Georgian airports

    Published: 15 October, 2013 seen 1,112 Airports

    Recently I expressed my joy about Kutaisi Airport. Today I found interesting statistics on Georgian Civil Aviation Agency's webpage. Statistics about numbers of passengers served in Georgian airports 2010-2012. Right now - there are 4 airports in Georgia, which we have data for: Lets start with total number of passengers served in all Georgian airports 2010- 2012:   According to data available on GCAA website, Georgian airports in 2012 had ~ 16% passenger growth. Now lets see, how each airports has performed: Tbilisi International Airport 2010-2012 Kutaisi International airport 2010-2012…

Will Ukraine go default 2014?

  • Will Ukraine go default 2014?

    Published: 14 October, 2013 seen 1,413 Geopolitics

    Previously I have created few charts displaying Ukraine's GDP since collapse of Soviet Union, and compared Ukraine vs Poland by GDP. In both chart's we can see, that economy of Ukraine is tragically weak (weakened?).Today I red articles about possible default of Ukraine. Russia is planning to cope with 2014 crisis at the expense of Ukraine default...It will finally lead to Ukrainian default next year, as Russia will stop its crediting. And today Ukrainian balance of payments is supported to a large extent by Russian credits and Russian direct investments. If this crediting is stopped or…

Drupal upcoming posts page

  • Drupal upcoming posts page

    Published: 14 October, 2013 seen 1,027 Drupal Development

    In this Drupal Development tutorial - I will guide you through how one (perhaps you) can create an upcoming posts page in Drupal by using Views modulePreviously I have written a tutorial how to setup a Drupal to publish future posts.  Since writing future posts is a must-have thing if you plan to stay on track by publish large amount of blog posts, I decided to show - how to filter future posts in your Drupal admin panel.By out of box Drupal is not equipped with "Upcoming posts" feature and there is little added value found on Drupal content admin page.Here is the example, how looks…

Mystery with Kutaisi Parliament building

  • Mystery with Kutaisi Parliament building

    Published: 14 October, 2013 seen 890 Living in Georgia

    A little history:Current president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has relocated Parliament of Georgia from Tbilisi, to Kutaisi, the first official meeting on newly built Parliament building was held after Georgian Parliament elections in 2012. Since in these Parliament elections won coalition Georgian Dream, which is opposite to President's Saakashvili UNM. They decided to relocate Parliament building back to Tbilisi.The reasons are many - like problems with comunication with other Governmental institutions which are left in Tbilisi, huge expenses for traveling between Tbilisi and…

Georgia then, now, future

  • Georgia then, now, future

    Published: 14 October, 2013 seen 978 Investments

    This article was originally written back in October 2013 Since I've been living in Georgia, I decided it would be no harm to create a few charts projecting Georgia's historical GDP,  to add some future values, and to see how Georgia's economy could look like in the next 5 years. I have already created a few charts related to South Caucasus region, like Baltic states vs Caucasus and Caucasus vs Baltics by forecast GDP 2013. Now it's time to see - how Georgia looks like from the point of GDP: Historical GDP by Nominal   As seen from the chart, Georgia, like other former republics of the Soviet…

Presidential Elections in Georgia

  • Presidential Elections in Georgia

    Published: 13 October, 2013 seen 717 Caucasus overview

    On October 27th in Georgia will be held presidental Elections. As foreigner living in Georgia, I'm not into politics much. I know something, and many things I don't know. The role of president in Georgia after last parlamentary elections is kinda symbolic - so actually importance of presidental elections is just ... I don't know. Anyway there will be held these elections.I'm not sure how many candidates they have, but I have heard about 3. And in my opinion, one of those 3 will be elected as Georgian President. Giorgi Margvelashvili:I dont know anything about this person. Just that…

Drupal how to show image, when image not availiable

  • Drupal how to show image, when image not availiable

    Published: 13 October, 2013 seen 2,289 Drupal Development

    There are times, when we must display image, even if the default image is not provided.In Drupal 7 under manage fields we have option to display default image, what is nice, but not always is the best approach, because, it will display default image everywhere where image field is used. There are times, we don't need default image to be displayed under node, and that's way: I decided to write this tutorial, to help you out: 1. Don't enable default image under image fields settings.2. Create a view containing image, filter results you would like the view display3. Under images…

Autumn in Borjomi

  • Autumn in Borjomi

    Published: 13 October, 2013 seen 5,486 Living in Georgia

    Borjomi altogether with Samtskhe - Javakheti region are among my Top destinations in Republic of Georgia. I have spent here countless days and nights. One of the best times to head here definitely is Summer, when temperature in nations capital Tbilisi rises above +40 Celsius, a lazy rest on the rocks in Borjomula river is like a safe haven. See Borjomi trip. You can explore Borjomi either doing rafting on Mtkvari river (See: Rafting in Georgia - Khertvisi - Aspindza - Borjomi) or just by heading here by local transport called - marshrutka. See Tbilisi - Borjomi Transfer by Marshrutka (Minibus…

Setting Google Analytics for Drupal site

  • Setting Google Analytics for Drupal site

    Published: 12 October, 2013 seen 1,292 Drupal Development

    I will not write long reviews why should or shouldn't someone track his/her blog/website. Update: How To Setup Google Analytics For Drupal 8 Website If you are finding a way how to setup Google Analytics for your Drupal powered site, you are in the right place: To setup Google Analytics for your Drupal site, you'll need: Google Analytics tracking ID Google Analytics module for Drupal. Go to www.google.com/analytics set up your site, and get UI. Enable Google Analytics module on your Drupal site, go to analytics settings and enter UI number you have in Google Analytics. Be sure to check on…

Drupal views - filter future posts

  • Drupal views - filter future posts

    Published: 11 October, 2013 seen 1,550 Drupal Development

    There may be many reasons why should some would like to have an option to show publicized posts in future.One of the reasons could be - if you are planing your content publishing times, lets say, you write 10 articles in one night, and you would like that they appeared in next 10 days.What is your options?You can save them as drafts, and manually each day publish them and change their publishing date. Well that's ok - but not for me. So if you are just like me, finding the way how to create a Drupal system where posts are kept hidden if already published in future dates.You'll need Views…

Week #1 of blogging 365 days in a row

  • Week #1 of blogging 365 days in a row

    Published: 11 October, 2013 seen 900 Blogging

    On October 3rd I started a blog contest - Can you blog 365 days in a row.Today I would like to share results of First week:First week of blogging was quite a easy - I wrote 16 posts in 7 days. By average - 2.38 each day.But, I was too smart for this, so I created a system, which allows me, to publish posts in future. So, to be honest, allready in first week I started to cheat :)

Turkmenistan GDP 1990 - 2014

  • Turkmenistan GDP 1990 - 2014

    Published: 10 October, 2013 seen 3,920 Economic notes

    Turkmenistan is one of the few countries in the world which's economy continued to grow in a time of World crisis in 2009. Turkmenistan has worlds 4th largest natural gas reserves. Once a member in the Soviet Union, now part of CIS. It's economy continues to expand. As informs International Monetary Fund (IMF) this October. Economy of Turkmenistan will expand by 12.4% this (2013) year and by 10.4% in 2014. Source I have created a chart, with data of GDP of Turkmenistan 1990-2014     Turkmenistan is not the only one of the former Soviet Union, showing great expand in their economy. Azerbaijan…

It's official now - domain name reinisfischer.com is on

  • It's official now - domain name reinisfischer.com is on

    Published: 10 October, 2013 seen 1,166 Blogging

    Today on October 10, 2013, I have bought domain name reinisfischer.com where I'll going to write about things I care. You might wonder - there are actual blog posts on this domain? Well, yes I started to blog before I bought a domain name. Today is the official launch of mine personal blog If you are wondering, who the hell I'm - here is a brief explanation on that subject. And yes - I'm doing "Can you blog 365 days in a row" contest. For history, I'm attaching front page of blog, as it looked like on October 10th, 2013 17:14:27 Update: Please find how did it go after one year after: Blog One…

Ukraine vs Poland by GDP 1990-2012

  • Ukraine vs Poland by GDP 1990-2012

    Published: 10 October, 2013 seen 22,456 Economic notes

    Recently I wrote an article about Ukraine's GDP since collapse of Soviet Union.In that post I promised to compare GDP of Ukraine versus Poland.Why those two? They are neighboring countries, both of them have been under Iron Curtain, population is about the same size.So few basic data about Ukraine:Population: 45.59 (fall from 51.89 in 1990)GDP 2012: 176.3 billion USD | GDP 1990: 81.46 billion USDGDP per capita 2012: 3.866 thousands USD | GDP per capita 1990: 1.569 thousands USDFew data about Poland:Population: 38.54 ( 38.11 in 1990)GDP 2012: 489.8 billion USD | GDP 1990: 64.55GDP per capita…

Aliyev to run Azerbaijan for next 5 years

  • Aliyev to run Azerbaijan for next 5 years

    Published: 9 October, 2013 seen 535 Caucasus overview

    According to the Central Election Commission in Azerbaijan, 84,72% of voters who participated in the presidential elections gave their votes for Ilham Aliyev. I remember, somewhere heard thought, that if president of Russia visits some country before awaiting presidential elections - the current president will win. Since, president of Russia visited Azerbaijan this September, it was clear, that winner in these elections will be current president of Azerbaijan - Ilham Aliyev. http://news.az/articles/politics/83356

Top 10 largest countries by GDP 2012

  • Top 10 largest countries by GDP 2012

    Published: 9 October, 2013 seen 8,372 Economic notes

    I would like to see how does the top 10 world countries by GDP look on the chart.  Top 20 Largest Economies In The World by GDP Nominal (2019) Top 10 largest countries in 2012 by GDP United States 15.680 trillion USD China 8. 227 trillion USD Japan 5.960 trillion USD Germany 3.400 trillion USD France 2.613 trillion USD United Kingdom 2.435 trillion USD Brazil 2.253 trillion USD Russia 2.015 trillion USD Italy 2.013 trillion USD India 1.842 trillion USD GDP per capita in TOP 10 largest countries by GDP United States 49.96 thousand USD Japan 46.72 thousand USD Germany 41.54 thousand USD France…

Baku to build worlds tallest building

  • Baku to build worlds tallest building

    Published: 8 October, 2013 seen 2,653 Caucasus overview

    As already mentioned in one of my previous posts - Azerbaijan is aimed to build artificial island archipelago called Khazar Islands with worlds largest building on it - Azerbaijan Tower. Estimated cost for such a mega project is 100 bln USD, which is more than total of Azerbaijan's GDP.The cost of Azerbaijan Tower will be 3 bln USD: The $3 billion tower is to be the centerpiece of the Khazar Islands, a $100 billion city of 41 artificial islands that will spread 3,000 hectares over the Caspian Sea.The city is being planned to house 1 million residents, contain 150 schools, 50 hospitals and…

Azerbaijan vs United Arab Emirates by GDP 2011

  • Azerbaijan vs United Arab Emirates by GDP 2011

    Published: 7 October, 2013 seen 1,145 Economic notes

    The other day I was reading an interesting article on NYTimes - Azerbaijan Is Rich. Now It Wants to Be Famous. The article is quite interesting, and in a place where it's told that Azerbaijan will build up a Khazar Island archipelago I started to smile, not to say to laugh, but, no need to laugh. I decided we should compare Dubai and Baku. Or Azerbaijan and United Arab Emirates. In one of my previous posts, I have compared the Caucasus with Baltic states, but now it's time to compare GDP for Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates. Why those two? They are oil-rich countries, the second one…

Ukraine's GDP growth 1990-2012

  • Ukraine's GDP growth 1990-2012

    Published: 7 October, 2013 seen 2,803 Economic notes

    Today I red an article on Kyiv Post, informing that World Bank has announced it's forecast for Ukraine's GDP has been cut down to zero this year. I remember I watched a documentary series about Collapse of Soviet Union, and former Ukrainian president Leonid Kravchuk told, that Soviet Union without Ukraine is not a Soviet Union. This November Ukraine is preparing for the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, during which the Association Agreement, including its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, is to be signed, according to the schedule agreed with the European Commission. I decided to…

Caucasus vs Baltics by forecast GDP 2013

  • Caucasus vs Baltics by forecast GDP 2013

    Published: 6 October, 2013 seen 1,480 Economic notes

    In on of my previous posts - I measured GDP's in Baltic states and Caucasus in 2012. And in that blog post I asked a question, which of the regions first will achieve mark 100 bln USD GDP. In 2012 Baltic states had 92.47 billion USD in total, and Caucasus 92.94 billion USD in total. By doing simple calculations we easily could find out that Caucasus in 2012 led by by 47 millions USD. As a regular human being I became inpatient - so I decided to see what will look 2013 year? Since fiscal 2013 has not yet been finished yet (it's just October right now) - I took a look for forecast for each…

Multiple image upload a once Drupal

  • Multiple image upload a once Drupal

    Published: 5 October, 2013 seen 2,049 Drupal Development

    Have you been sick and tired of uploadin images one by one on your Drupal site? It's quite frustrating if you have many images to upload. Well I guess you could try to use some Media module. But for those who like total control of everything in their Drupal installation there is painless solution - Drupal modules called Multiupload Filefield Widget and Multiupload Imagefield Widget. Second one does what the name suggests. First one is required to enable second one Download it from here: https://drupal.org/project/multiupload_filefield_widget https://drupal.org/project/…

Few shots from Tbilisoba 2013

  • Few shots from Tbilisoba 2013

    Published: 5 October, 2013 seen 2,055 Events

    On October 4 - 6, 2013 Tbilisi city festival  named Tbilisoba was celebrated. Here are few shots I captured with my old Sony DSC camera and three years later post-processed using Adobe Lightroom.  Tbilisoba (Georgian: თბილისობა) is an annual October festival which celebrates the diversity and history of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. It was first held on October 28, 1979, and has since become an established tradition. The festival features open-air concerts of traditional music and dancing and various cultural events, centered on Old Tbilisi, the historical part of the city. Beyond…

Nordic countries GDP 2012

  • Nordic countries GDP 2012

    Published: 5 October, 2013 seen 2,543 Economic notes

    In one of my previous posts, I compared Baltic states to the Caucasus by GDP in 2012. Now it's time to see - what's the economy of Nordic countries? GDP in Nordic countries 2012 Denmark 314.2 billion USD Finland 250 billion USD Iceland 13.66 billion USD Norway 499.7 billion USD Sweden 525.7 billion USD As we can see from data provided above, the most richest country in Nordics is Sweden. But lets look now, where GDP are higher per capita GDP per capita 2012 Nordic countries Denmark 56,210 Finland 46,178 Iceland 42,658 Norway 99,55 Sweden 55,244 Well. Norway has really really high GDP per…

Drupal views taxonomy map

  • Drupal views taxonomy map

    Published: 4 October, 2013 seen 2,222 Drupal Development

    Even wondered or thinked about - to display terms of your Drupal powered site on a map? Is it possible? Yes it is.Things you will need to display taxonomy terms on map:Taxonomy module enabled, location module, Gmap module, Views module Enable modules: location for taxonomies, location cck field. If you haven't enabled Field UI module, enable that as well. Head to structure/taxonomy/your-taxomony/manage-fields and add a new location field. Now go to views (structure/views) and create a new term based view - call it as you like - for example Taxonomy map. On view display page, ad field…

Can you blog 365 days in a row?

  • Can you blog 365 days in a row?

    Published: 3 October, 2013 seen 2,020 Blogging

    I think the answer is yes, you can. But still?This question is more for me myself. Reason I'm asking this question is - when starting something new - it all seems so exciting, so adventurous. But then comes routine, especially for blogging thing - you see that results are not so great.By saying results, I mean - statistics. I'm person who loves data, statistics, and it's hard to continue the work when there is bad or no results at all.Well about results, we must ask ourselves (Or in this case, I must ask myself) what is the goal, we are trying to achieve? Is it truly huge amount of traffic?…

About

  • About

    Published: 3 October, 2013 seen 102,924

    A lifestyle blog with a fin-tech touch.  My name is Reinis Fischer. Dad, husband, stock trader, drone enthusiast, investor, traveler, photographer, and passionate lover of Georgian cuisine (vegetarian).  I trade stocks, take photographs, work out at the gym, and an ex-pat living in Georgia since 2011. I've started this blog, to keep memories, express my opinion, or just to have a good time and meet awesome people, just like you.  I write about my travels in Georgia and around the World, Canon DSLR and DJI drones help to visualize my travels Currently on the road saving 1 million dollars by…

Baltic's vs Caucasus by GDP 2012

  • Baltic's vs Caucasus by GDP 2012

    Published: 3 October, 2013 seen 3,764 Investments

    I would like to lay out some financial data about Baltic's and Caucasus region. GDP in Baltic states 2012 Estonia 21.85 billion USD Latvia 28.37 billion USD Lithuania 42.25 billion USD Caucasus GDP 2012 Armenia 9.91 billion USD Azerbaijan 67.2 billion USD Georgia 15.83 billion USD So compared those 6 countries in 2 regions - we see that the richest by GDP is Azerbaijan. But now we should compare each country by GDP per capita Baltics GDP per capita 2012 Estonia 16,316 USD Latvia 14,00 USD Lithuania 14,150 USD Caucasus GDP per capita 2012 Armenia 3,370 USD Azerbaijan 7,227 USD Georgia 3,500…