November 2014

Website for Translation Agency - CaucasusTranslations.com

  • Website for Translation Agency - CaucasusTranslations.com

    Published: 30 November, 2014 seen 1,195 Portfolio

    Caucasus Translations is a professional translation and localization agency located in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. The leader in the translation and content localization business in Caucasus and Central Asia. The agency employs more than 300 translators across the globe to provide cost-effective, accurate and native translation solutions for companies in almost all industry verticals in about 40 countries. This website was built with help of Drupal 7, back in 2011. See updated article: Webdesign Update for CaucasusTranslations.com Translation & Localization Agency Caucasus Translations…

Christmas Charity Winter Fair in Tbilisi Sheraton Hotel

  • Christmas Charity Winter Fair in Tbilisi Sheraton Hotel

    Published: 29 November, 2014 seen 1,519 Events

    This was already 3d or maybe 4th time I visited an event organized by International Women Association Georgia - Winter Charity Fair. Remembering last years expierence we arrived early in the morning at Sheraton Metekhi Hotel, to buy some goods (from US) and play a Bootle Bank (at UK stand), it turned out at time we arrived stands were just getting prepared. China's stand Danes or Swedes are preparing their stand (perhaps it was joint Scandinavian event) France's stand is getting prepared Japan's stand Handicrafts are being prepared for selling Local Georgian craftsmen preparing their…

Lenovo Flex Laptops - Save up to $200

  • Lenovo Flex Laptops - Save up to $200

    Published: 28 November, 2014 seen 1,270 Online Shopping

    Considering a Lenovo laptop? Looking for holiday season sales? You have come to the right place - Amazon has a special deals offers for Lenovo Flex laptops - for some models you can save even up to $200. While Lenovo brand might sound as nothing fancy for some, looking thourg their parameters I'm pretty impressed - for example 4GB Ram, Intel core processor and a touchscreen for a $449.00 sounds more than tempting for me. Who nows - maybe I'll grab one for myself anytime soon :) Update: As this article might be outdated, please see: Top 17 Best Selling Lenovo Laptops / Notebooks 2018 Please…

Georgian - Latvian Business Forum

  • Georgian - Latvian Business Forum

    Published: 27 November, 2014 seen 3,793 Events

    Today I had a great chance to take a participation on Georgian - Latvian business forum held at Expo Georgia in Tbilisi. I was proud to represent a company I'm working for Caucasus Translations, LTD. This event was organized by Invest in Georgia agency (http://www.investingeorgia.org/) and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (http://liaa.lv/en) Georgian - Latvian Business Forum Latvian Television Station (LTV7) at Tbilisi Latvian President Andris Berzins and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili President of Latvia Andris Berzins…

Latvian Fashion Show at Tbilisi History Museum

  • Latvian Fashion Show at Tbilisi History Museum

    Published: 26 November, 2014 seen 1,268 Events

    I'm not a connoisseur of a high fashion, but I did have an opportunity to visit Latvian Fashion Show at Tbilisi History Museum in Georgia. Latvian Fashion Show Hostess of the evening Models at Latvian Fashion Show Models at Latvian Fashion Show Models at Latvian Fashion Show Latvian Fashion Show Latvian Fashion Show Latvian Fashion Show Poster for Latvian Fashion Show About Latvian Fashion If you appreciate originality and individuality alongside elegance and practicality, make use of the privilege and become familiar with the interesting costumes offered by various Latvian…

How To Create Drupal Views Distance Filter using Location module

  • How To Create Drupal Views Distance Filter using Location module

    Published: 25 November, 2014 seen 6,837 Drupal Development

    In this article I will show how one (perhaps you) can build a Drupal views distance filter by using Drupal,  Views and  Location. To better ilustriate what I'm talking - take a loot at this screenshot bellow: Drupal Distance Block As you can see in above screen - I have listed Nearby Tourism sights in right sidebar displaying thumbnail, title, distance and category. If you are looking for similiar functionality, here is what you will need: Drupal Views module Location module Gmap  module (recommended) Enable Location module to be able collect geo data, be sure you enable it for your content…

Best Selling Laptops / Notebooks Under $500 in 2015

  • Best Selling Laptops / Notebooks Under $500 in 2015

    Published: 24 November, 2014 seen 35,371 Online Shopping

    Update: As Laptop / Notebook market is evolving pretty fast -  this article has been rewritten completely from scratch (At the end of November, 2015) to feature most recent laptops under $500 in 2015.  Update: Top 25 Best Selling Laptop / Notebook Models In 2017 For 2015 both most popular and most featured laptop models has been Toshiba Satelitte, Acer Chromebook and series of ASUS laptops. Thus owning a Chromebook and a regular Windows OS laptop makes a huge difference, one thing for laptops listed bellow is common, they have been trusted by thousands of users because of their great…

Hotel Hesperia Sant Just in Barcelona Review

  • Hotel Hesperia Sant Just in Barcelona Review

    Published: 23 November, 2014 seen 1,352 Hotel reviews

    We stayed at this hotel about a month ago, during our one week Catalonia trip, in which we actually drive even to Andorra, so this hotel was our last hotel in Spain before departing back to Georgia. To book this hotel we chose hotwire.com (they offer secret deals - you kinda buy a cat in a sack - but you don't need to worry about a bad product, you could get - there are major hotel brands, that are not willing to tell others - they are selling it low). After booking a hotel on hotwire - we got this one, located somewhere close of driving in to Barcelona from Andorra, and next to the road…

Drupal App - How to Make a Native Android App Using DrupalGap

  • Drupal App - How to Make a Native Android App Using DrupalGap

    Published: 22 November, 2014 seen 8,037 Drupal Development

    It has been a while since I decided to build mine first Android app powered by Drupal.Actually, I haven't built any other kind of app yet. But I have investigated few options though.My findings to the day is DrupalGap.orgI'm still investigating this tool, so for reference I will list information from drupalgap.org. In coming days/weeks and months I will do my best to complete my first App built on surface of Drupal. I'm planing to make a simple travel app, with geolocations and other useful tools, that a travel app could use.I'm not sure were my path will lead me to - but I'm confident to…

Black Friday deals: DSLR Cameras under $1,000

  • Black Friday deals: DSLR Cameras under $1,000

    Published: 21 November, 2014 seen 1,129 Online Shopping

    Black Friday this year will be on November 28.  Those of you looking for Black Friday deals - sales has already started on online stores.  Looking for Black Friday DSLR camera deals? Here you go - 12 great DSLR cameras under $1,000 - in fact they all are under $700 now. Update: I have created article on Best digital SLR cameras of 2016 for beginners  Long are those days when DSLR (Digital single lens reflex) cameras were extraordinary expensive. In our days you can have a good DSLR camere for less than $700 with ease. In this article I have listed popular user choices on Amazon. Canon and…

Start-up Challenge Georgia November 16-21, 2014

  • Start-up Challenge Georgia November 16-21, 2014

    Published: 20 November, 2014 seen 1,011 Events

    I had an honour to participate in event called Start-up challenge Georgia, which was held in Sheraton Metekhi in Tbilisi, Georgia. I had a chance to listen to speakers like James Chung,  Spike Morelli, Marco Rubin and Warren Haber. Most interesting from what I hear I found on presentation of James Chung, his case study of investing venture capital in AgaMatrix company was pretty interesting.  Here is what this event is all about: Startup Challenge Georgia Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency is inviting all eligible applicants to participate in the Startup Challenge Georgia on…

My Barcelona Travel Guide - La Rambla, La Boqueria Market, Park Guell and even La Sagrada Familia

  • My Barcelona Travel Guide - La Rambla, La Boqueria Market, Park Guell and even La Sagrada Familia

    Published: 19 November, 2014 seen 4,467 Travel guides

    This happened at the last days of October 2014, when after a week long travels around Catalonia we finally returned back to our starting point - Barcelona. And so we decided to visit some local attractions. We all probably are familiar that one of the must have attractions in Barcelona is La Sagrada Familia cathedral, though we find this famous attraction, we refused to stay on a very long queue to get there in. Another attraction we decided to visit was something  Park Guell (again, though we find it  - there was no parking place to park our car, and a person guarding parking lot - ordered…

CS Cart - Build Your Online Store in Minutes - Starting $195.00

  • CS Cart - Build Your Online Store in Minutes - Starting $195.00

    Published: 18 November, 2014 seen 1,454 Web development

    A time ago, client approached me with question - could I help them out with CS Cart. At that particular day - I haven't heard a word of such Cart or System.Since the needs from client side was just CSS based - I said - yup, I can help you out with your particular CSS needs.Got access to production site, which was already built using out of box functionality.My first impressions - OK - another CMS system (I will not even try to dig into it's modules/plugins or themes)OK - I had to dig into themes section to make those particular CSS changes. I must admit - as for Drupal developer, this…

Best Touch Screen Laptops for Sale 2014 - Buy on Amazon

  • Best Touch Screen Laptops for Sale 2014 - Buy on Amazon

    Published: 17 November, 2014 seen 2,202 Online Shopping

    Hello and welcome to another list of best rated laptops on Amazon. This time I have listed best laptops with touch screen. While touch screen is nothing new in our days, I first met with them in some Walmart store in 2012, and was really excited of them. Actually I'm excited of touch screens even today - though the one and only device with touch screen I have is a phone I bought 6 months ago. I'm 90% sure, I will buy a laptop with touch screen any time soon. If you, instead of me,  already are in buying mood - in this list you will find 15 best rated laptops you can get today on Amazon.…

TBSC consulting - upgrade from Joomla to Drupal

  • TBSC consulting - upgrade from Joomla to Drupal

    Published: 16 November, 2014 seen 1,546 Portfolio

    TBSC consulting approached me for help - to help them out to secure their existing site, which was built on Joomla.As a true Drupaller I offered them - can we switch CMS from Joomla to Drupal? And they agreed. Here is what we got:TBSC Consulting Front PageThis site is built with help of some standard Drupal modules, and is availiable in two languages (English and Georgian)TBSC GeorgianAlthough work on this site didn't request a lot of creativity - we were doing just migration of site, technical things were pretty harsh - main problem was to extract content and users from existing Joomla site…

Autumn in Tsinandali - Alexander Chavchavadze House Museum

  • Autumn in Tsinandali - Alexander Chavchavadze House Museum

    Published: 15 November, 2014 seen 3,076 Tourism objects

    This was a great Saturday - our friend took us on a Kakheti drive  - we went to Telavi (they have a great market there), Tsinandali (here is a house museum of Alexander Chavchavadze) and then we went to Royal Batoni near Ilia;s lake close to Kvareli. I decided to capture something from all of it - and in this post you will find pictures I captured at Alexander Chavchavadze house museum. First time I was here around 3 years ago, also in month of November. Respecting traditions - then (first time) I didn't visited museum itself - just park, today we decided - why should we visit museum (what…

Get Best Laptop Deals for This holiday season - Discounts up to 53%

  • Get Best Laptop Deals for This holiday season - Discounts up to 53%

    Published: 14 November, 2014 seen 1,610 Online Shopping

    This holiday season offers as huge savings and discounts, including for laptop deals. I have listed 15 great laptops with discount's up to 53% (Toshiba Satellite S55T-B5260 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop) that you can buy now on Amazon.In this list you will find Asus, DELL, Lenovo, Toshiba, HP and other brands). My personal favourite is HP Pavilion 15-n210us 15.6-Inch Laptop which comes just for $413 and is equipped with 500GB Hard Disk drive and 4GB RAM, though taking into account that it's equipped with Radeon Graphics - I would still think twice to decide - do I need it for work or…

Average Salary in Georgia = $442 in 2013

  • Average Salary in Georgia = $442 in 2013

    Published: 13 November, 2014 seen 2,432 Caucasus overview

    Today I red an article pointing out about average salary in Georgia. It was interesting finding for me to learn that average salary in Republic of Georgia in 2013 was about $442 or GEL 773.Turns out it's about 8.5% growth if compared to 2012. Though there is a pretty huge inequality of how many receives man and women.So in 2013 men received average salary of $526 (GEL 920) while women got just $334 (GEL 585).Source: http://newsgeorgia.ru/economy/20141112/217127602.html

Spontaneous Visit of Montserrat Mountain, Spain

  • Spontaneous Visit of Montserrat Mountain, Spain

    Published: 12 November, 2014 seen 1,497 Tourism objects

    Another spontaneous idea of visiting Montserrat Mountain arrived at our heads, after Google Maps misguided us from the main traffic road to Barcelona, and we went on the wrong direction - but hey -  we noticed a sign directing to Montserrat. Signs speak themselves.  Update: Visit of Mount Montserrat was a place from our about week long travels across region of Catalonia in Spain and Andorra. (Originally this article featured 18 bad quality pictures, 2 years latter since originally created this article, I reviewed both article and pictures and made some post-processing for photography in Adobe…

Hotel Gaspa Review in Ordino, Andorra

  • Hotel Gaspa Review in Ordino, Andorra

    Published: 11 November, 2014 seen 1,394 Hotel reviews

    One thing I like about travel - is to choose hotels on site (who needs a booking systems? ). So did happen this time, when we chose this 2 star hotel in Ordino, Andorra. As you might already now, Andorra is a tinny micro state sandwiched between Spain and France, so if you travel here by car, it's nothing tragic to drive out of capital city Andorra La Vella to find your perfect hotel. After few minutes drive, we found ourselves in town/village called Ordino, and found a hotel just one the left side of high-way (I would call it street, rather a highway). In overall - perfect 2 star hotel, for…

Top 11 HP Laptops You Can Buy Online on Amazon

  • Top 11 HP Laptops You Can Buy Online on Amazon

    Published: 10 November, 2014 seen 2,916 Online Shopping

    It has been a while ago, since I created list of Best 17 HP laptops you can buy online.As technologies involves, I found this list might be outdated and not corresponding to the date. I decided to create an updated list of Best selling and highest rated HP laptops available on Amazon (On November 10th, 2014)Please note those items are available for sale on Amazon, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate income from thatHP Pavilion 17.3" Laptop i3 2.40GHz 6GB 750GB Windows 8 (17-e040us)Store more files on the HP…

Andorra - First Impressions

  • Andorra - First Impressions

    Published: 9 November, 2014 seen 1,329 Travel guides

    Have you ever heard something of a tiny microstate of Andorra? I had, but my knowledge was short - so short, I didn't realize the precise location of it - I mean, I knew it's somewhere sandwiched between Spain, France or maybe France and Italy or even Spain and Portugal. In other words - yes I knew that such a place exists, but knew nothing more about it. Now I'm a little bit smarter in my Geography :) So, how I got there? It all went spontaneous - after a couple of days in Spain, we decided, hey let's drive to Andorra. And we did. My overall impression of Andorra right now - it's some tax…

This day for history

  • This day for history

    Published: 8 November, 2014 seen 587 Living in Georgia

    At first- I am too tired and wordless to write a 500 words/day minimum word post. Second - decided to stop cycling in unsafe streets of Tbilisi. Third - my blog cracked 20,000 unique visitors in total (counting since October 2013) Forth - yesterday seems affiliate sales generated me more than $100 There are days we should be happy about our existence and complain less about things we don't have. Though, something bad almost happened today with me. I decided to take it as a lesson to be more thankful for every day I m living on this planet. P.S. Learn that I have reached age of Saturn Return.…

Black Friday Laptop deals - 20% and more OFF

  • Black Friday Laptop deals - 20% and more OFF

    Published: 7 November, 2014 seen 1,102 Online Shopping

    Black Friday this year will be on November 28.Those of you unfamiliar what Black Friday is (I didn't now - till now) - this is one of the major sales day for retailers in United States. It's the second day after Thanksgiving day, when kinda holiday season is been launched. Holiday season means - shopping. At the first day of holiday seasons opening there are huge discount sales goiing on.Those of you looking for Black Friday deals - sales has already started on online stores. Looking for Black Friday laptop deals? Here you go - 15 great laptops availiable with 20-36% off for sale on…

Road to Andorra

  • Road to Andorra

    Published: 6 November, 2014 seen 1,592 Travel guides

    During our one week trip in Spain, region of Catalonia, we did a lot of driving. We drove almost all around Catalonia, stayed at lovely Costa Brava townlets - and you know what? It's more than enough with one week - and you are sick and tired of completely identical seaside town lets. They are nice, they are charming... but if you need more - go away from those charming town lets with beautiful seaside views. At least we did so - after another charming tay at lovely resort town of Sitges, we decided to head to Andorra. Drive to Andorra from Barcelona (or Sitges) will take around 2hours. Here…

How Amazon Affiliates get paid in Republic of Georgia - Part 1

  • How Amazon Affiliates get paid in Republic of Georgia - Part 1

    Published: 5 November, 2014 seen 2,030 Living in Georgia

    How participants of Amazon Associates program are getting paid in the Republic of Georgia by a bank check is a blog series I originally made at the end of 2014 / start of 2015 while struggling to redeem my first bank check issued by Amazon, Although it's still technically possible to withdraw bank checks in Georgia, at the end of 2016, I flew to the US and opened a bank account there, see: How To Open A Bank Account in the U.S., As A Non-resident Non - citizen, Wells Fargo Bank For complete series of my adventures while living in Georgia with Georgian banks and checks from Amazon, please see…

My Online Income Report - October 2014

  • My Online Income Report - October 2014

    Published: 4 November, 2014 seen 1,216 Online Income Reports

    Welcome to my monthly income report - this time covering month of October 2014.In brief:Things kinda went wrong - after 2 great months with Amazon Affiliate, October earnings decreased, not tragically, but decreased.How much my blog earned in month of October 2014In total I earned $142.81, what is a -50.28% decrease if compared to previous month ($287.25)$142.81 makes average $4.6 a dayThus, my earnings in month of October decrease by around a half, it still managed to became a second best month, in terms of online incomeObliviously I started to wonder - why does income this month is lower -…

10 Best Laptop Gift Ideas for this Holiday season 2014

  • 10 Best Laptop Gift Ideas for this Holiday season 2014

    Published: 3 November, 2014 seen 10,399 Online Shopping

    Find great laptops as gift for this holiday season.In this article I have listed 10 really cool laptops that might be a wonderfull gift for your loved ones.In this list you fill find best of Dell, ASUS, ACER, Lenovo and HP.All brand new - All- with great performance, and really nice prices.Please note those items are available for sale on Amazon, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate income from thatDell Inspiron i3147-3750sLV 11.6-Inch 2 in 1 Convertible Touchscreen LaptopWith the performance of a laptop and…

Sitges - a Popular Resort Town in Spain

  • Sitges - a Popular Resort Town in Spain

    Published: 2 November, 2014 seen 1,742 Travel guides

    During our Spain trip, we visited many interesting towns and places, like town of Girona, Salvadors Dali museum at Figueras, charming stone building town Peratallada, Begur, Roses and Cadaques and other. Now was turn for a popular resort town of Sitges, located close to Barcelona. As usual I don't pay much attention for a new exploring object before visiting it - and it was fun latter to learn that Sitges is not only popular resort town in Spain, but it's a very popular destination for gay and lesbian travellers from all over the world. Well - quite an interesting fact about this town :) I…

Blog Traffic Report - October 2014

  • Blog Traffic Report - October 2014

    Published: 1 November, 2014 seen 1,085 Blog statistics

    This is already my 13 blog traffic report. This one is special for me - this month report compares my blog traffic with first month when I started to blog one year ago.October 10, my blog celebrated one year anniversary - in case you are interested to find out more - what is the feeling after one year of blogging every day - you might find that post interesting.Now let's see how my blog performed on month of October:Blog traffic October 2014 (source: Google Analytics)I got 4785 unique visitors, what is a 42.24% growth compared to September trafficI have managed to attract 1421 more unique…