Blog Archive: August 2018

Hi! My name is Reinis Fischer (38), a proud dad and devoted husband. CEO and Founder of Terramatris crypto hedge fund, drone enthusiast, world traveler, photographer, book author and passionate lover of Georgian cuisine (vegetarian).

An ex-pat living in Georgia since 2011, I trade stocks, take photographs, work out at the gym, and many more. Here I write about travel, finance, and other things that might interest me.

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Is It Profitable Mining Ethereum (ETH) now (August / September 2018)?

I have been operating a GPU ETH mining rig since the December 2017, the total cost so far to build it has been $1,661. That's a lot of money for just ~ 58MH/s hashing power. Now, things were different back in December 2017, let's see how does it works out now (August/September 2018). Building a 12 GPU Ethereum Mining Rig From Scratch - Part 1: Ordering Details For most of the Summer my Ethereum mining rig has been powered of (because of…

Investments |

Top 5 Best Selling Intel Core i9 (Gaming) Processor Laptops

Intel Core i9 processors are gaining momentum in 2022, and seems they are going to rock in 2023 Top 15 Gaming and Creator Laptops with Intel Core i9 2023 With their high number of cores, high power draw, high thermal output, high performance, and unique desktop socket, LGA 2066, they are intended to be used by enthusiasts. A mobile version based on the standard BGA1440 socket was released in 2018, featuring six hyperthreaded cores and 12 MB of…

Online Shopping |

Converting Currency Balances (EUR/USD) Interactive Brokers / Lynx Trader

A time ago I opened a brokerage account with Lynx Broker, which turns out is affiliated with Interactive Brokers. As I opened my account from Europe, by default my base currency was set to EUR, which in fact is nice and neat, as SEPA transfers from my bank to brokerage account happens almost instantly (in the same day). Now, as I started to acquire US stocks, I noticed I have a negative balance in USD currency (while still positive in EUR). I…

Investments |

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 solution involves another problem - Error: An integer between 96 and 8 is required  When you try to access the Performance preferences (Edit > Preferences > Performance), Photoshop displays the error…

Servers |

Wild Horses at the Lake Pape (Latvia)

Now, this is an interesting story - we didn't meet any wild horses tonight, but found some great information. At least I did. It turns out, wild horses have been living here just since 1999 when WWF-Latvia started to stimulate the return of wild horses in 1999 in Latvia.  It was in the evening of my birthday when we finally reached the place called  "Wild Horses at the Lake Pape " - unfortunately, turns out, such wild places, just like humans, …

Outdoor Activities |

Europa City Amrita Hotel Review in Liepāja

Europa City Amrita Hotel is located in the centre of Liepāja. We booked this 4-star hotel in mid-August 2018 and stayed here for two nights in total paying EUR ~110. The 4-star hotel offers rooms with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar, and a private bathroom. Free private parking is available for hotel guests. A couple of years ago I stayed at another great Liepāja hotel - see: Hotel Fontaine Royal Review In Liepāja Room at…

Hotel reviews |

Pape Lighthouse

The Pape Lighthouse (Latvian: Papes bāka) is a lighthouse located on the Latvian coast of the Baltic Sea. I paid a short visit here during my 33 birthday in August 2018. The lighthouse was built in 1910; in a place of a former lighthouse (which existed since 1887); on the southernmost tip of Latvia's coast to the Baltic Sea. Although this lighthouse doesn't impress as much as Akmenrags lighthouse located close to Pāvilosta, an interesting…

Tourism objects |

Padure Manor in Latvia

I'm continuing to explore manor houses located in Latvia. This time a short stop at Padure manor near Aizpute Padure manor in 2018 In 2018, there was located Laža special school in Padure manor. See:

Tourism objects |

Unbiased Review - Results after 19 months

I've been investing in peer to peer lending marketplace since the beginning of 2017, or it has been already 19 months since I've been exposing my funds to this Latvian fintech platform.  In the past 19 months, I've made a nice revenue of EUR 624.78 (before tax) from an investment worth little more than EUR 4,000 I should note that I have been skeptical regarding peer to peer lending business in general and I when started my humble…

Investments |

Invest in Cryptocurrencies - Review After 13 Months (Dollar Cost Averaging)

Time flies and it turns out it has been already more than one year since I've been investing in cryptocurrencies. Wow, what an interesting time it has been - starting with buy and hold, day trading, and even building up a custom ethereum mining rig. At one time I even experimented with cloud mining contracts. It all started in the July 2017 when the idea of purchasing crypto once in a month came after a brief conversation with a friend over…

Investments |

July 2018 Dividend Income Report - $202.84

Welcome to the fifteenth (#15) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks, peer to peer lending (both fiat and cryptocurrencies) in July 2018.  In case you are wondering why I'm sharing online my earnings - the answer is pretty simple - I like transparency and these reports help me to observe my progress or bounces. Hopefully, my reports can give some inspiration to you as well. For the second year in a row…

Investments |

Let's Encrypt Fix for "produced an unexpected error: Problem binding to port 443: Could not bind to IPv4 or IPv6.. Skipping."

The other day I faced this problem - server was not automatically renewing Let's Encrypt certificate:   produced an unexpected error: Problem binding to port 443: Could not bind to IPv4 or IPv6.. Skipping.  It took me some time to debug and find a solution, which is as easy as shutting down nginx server and then renewing lets encrypt (Solution found here: Trying to renew cert on nginx but getting “Problem binding to port 443: Could not bind…

Servers |

Dubulti Evangelical Lutheran Church

Dubulti church, the most expressive object and the visual dominant of the surrounding area is the most monumental and exquisite Art Nouveau building in Jurmala from the viewpoint of historical and sacral architecture. The size and details of the building clearly show the tradition of national romanticism that may be seen in the rich sculptural elements of the building in the placement of the elements, decor of ornamental sculptural details, as…

Churches and Monasteries |

2 Baby Stocks To Have in Portfolio

Being a proud father of one little princess, and being an active and growing portfolio investor, in today's stock watchlist series I want to speak about two great "baby stocks" - Kimberly-Clark and Procter&Gamble. If you ever have changed a diaper you will know these companies because of Huggies and more famous Pampers brand diapers Both companies will be a good fit in almost every portfolio, both are more than 100 years old, and what's…

Investments |

Pica Diāna - Pizzeria in Ventspils

Pizza Diana probably is the most popular pizzeria in Ventspils. This Pizzeria offers more than 25 types of pizzas and various second dishes at very friendly prices. Located on J.Poruka street in an old 5-story Soviet apartment house, the pizzeria is pretty close to the city center. Pica Diāna in Ventspils Despite you cannot compare this pizzeria with the famous Armenia Tashir Pizza - one thing is common, both pizzerias have very similar…

Restaurant reviews |