Blog Archive: August 2018

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

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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…


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

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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…


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

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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…


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

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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…


Wild Horses at the Lake Pape (Latvia)

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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…


Europa City Amrita Hotel Review in Liepāja

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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…


Pape Lighthouse

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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…


Padure Manor in Latvia

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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: http://lazasskola.lv/


Unbiased Mintos.com Review - Results after 19 months

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I've been investing in Mintos.com 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…


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

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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…


July 2018 Dividend Income Report - $202.84

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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…


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

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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…


Dubulti Evangelical Lutheran Church

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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…


2 Baby Stocks To Have in Portfolio

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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…


Pica Diāna - Pizzeria in Ventspils

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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…