Blog Archive: November 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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Top Hotels in Liepāja, Latvia

As a frequent guest to Liepāja, I decided to list top hotels found in the city. So far I have stayed at two great Liepāja hotels: Hotel Fontaine Royal Review In Liepāja and Europa City Amrita Hotel Review in Liepāja Disclosure: hotels listed below contain links to, by clicking on links on this page and by making a reservation on site, I might earn an affiliate income, at no cost to you. Europa City Amrita Hotel…

Hotel reviews |

How To Install XTRF 8 on Ubuntu 18.04

XTRF is a Polish translation management system available to install as SAAS or on your own server (both Windows and Linux). In today's article, I will keep notes on how to install XTRF 8 on Ubuntu 18.04 Our company has been using the XTRF translation management system since 2011 (if not earlier) and recently we opted for a major upgrade (from version 2 to version 8). The previous version was run on Linode VPS (Debian). For the latest version, I…

Servers |

Documentary about The Winter War 1939 (Soviet Union vs Finland )

A very well documented documentary about the Winter War fought back in 1939. About defensive war and great guerilla tactics to fight a more powerful army. The Winter War was a military conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland in 1939–1940. It began with the Soviet invasion of Finland on 30 November 1939, and ended with the Moscow Peace Treaty on 13 March 1940. Watch it on YouTube

Documentaries |

Documentary about Kazakhstan: The new green superpower? Oil giant tries to wean itself off the black stuff

An interesting documentary from the Guardian. About Solar panels, renewable and green energy. Kazakhstan should be on every investor radar. See also: Invest in Kazakhstan - Peer to Peer lending loans up to 21% Yield from Kredit24 on Marketplace Kazakhstan is rich with oil, gas, and coal but Nursultan Nazarbayev, its president for life, has committed the country to a dramatic shift from fossil fuels to green energy. Is this huge…

Documentaries |

Tbilisi TV Tower in the National colors of Latvia

The Tbilisi TV tower was lit in the Latvian nation colors on November 18th, 2018, to celebrate a 100 year anniversary since the Republic of Latvia was proclaimed on November 18, 1918 As I had the great observation point I made a quick long exposure and decided to share it via Piece of Life series. Tbilisi TV tower in the national colors of Latvia Happy birthday Latvia!


How To Sync Files Between Samsung Galaxy Phones (Smart Switch)

Samsung Smart Switch seamlessly transfers contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, calendars and more to virtually any Samsung Galaxy device. After we bought a new Samsung Galaxy A6 phone I thought it will be a pain to transfer files from the old and broken Samsung Galaxy A3, as I thought it will involve cables or at least a lot of e-mailing files and folders (not the best backup, right?) Huge was my surprise and excitement after I…

Gadget Reviews |

Samsung Galaxy A6 32GB (2018) Review

Samsung Galaxy A6 was first released in May 2018. We bought it as the replacement phone for Samsung Galaxy A3, to whom glass cracked on the rocks in Georgia (in the yard of Iosebis Duqani) while we traveled to the region of Kakheti. As the repair cost was about the half price of a new one, we decided to go for a brand new and more powerful phone. 2 year lifetime is good for a phone, at least that's what I believe so. Bought this phone during…

Gadget Reviews |

Top 25 Dividend Income Blog Reports 2018

If you have been following my blog for a while, you have already, probably noticed that once in a month I publish my personal dividend income report covering earnings from dividend stocks, peer to peer lending and cryptocurrencies. A year ago I decided to see, are there other financial bloggers, publishing their achievements on a monthly basis, and it turned out there are zillions of dividend income bloggers, there are many already established…

Investments |

Ordering Goodies From Amazon - Baby Play Mat and more

It has been a while since I made my first international Amazon delivery to Georgia, using parcel delivery and forwarding service USA2Georgia. See how I ordered and installed new hinges for my old HP laptop back in 2014.  How To Order Goodies From US to Georgia - At the end of 2018 we ordered some goodies for our little baby girl - unfortunately, I haven't saved exact names for the items, so I will try to guess their actual …

Online Shopping |

Top Dividend Paying Stocks from Nasdaq Baltic I'm Planning to Acquire in 2019

I've been investing in the Baltic equity market since April 2017, currently (2018) my capital has been exposed to 16 companies listed on the Nasdaq Baltic stock exchange giving a combined dividend yield (after two years) on cost 7.99%. On the other hand, the total value for my Baltic holdings has been down -21.56% (without dividends) and -9.76% (with dividends). The drop has happened in 2018. As there have been drops anywhere else this year, I'…

Investments |

DEL to TBS: Cheap Direct Flights from Delhi to Tbilisi From February 2019

Starting February 2019, the largest Indian airline, Indigo, will operate daily Delhi-Tbilisi direct flights. The following was reported on November 14, 2018, by the company TAV Georgia, which owns the Tbilisi airport. (Source:Из Грузии будет летать прямой рейс в Индию )  Direct flights will be carried by aircraft Airbus 321. Airline Indigo was established in 2006, it operates flights to 59 destinations, from where 48 local and 11…

Airports |

Drupal 7 Rules: Send E-mail to User Referenced by NID After Saving Content

A time ago I started to work on a custom Drupal powered translation management system, unfortunately as I didn't have much spare time and actually there are really great alternatives (paid) out there - I decided to postpone this project. Despite the project wasn't actively developed, it was though running a separate Linode VPS for it (which costs money), I decided to delete this instance to save money, but before that, I decided to keep at…

Drupal Development |

Documentary "The Black August. Default" About Russia's Financial Crisis in 1998

20 years ago, Russia experienced one of the most devastating crises in its recent history — on 17 August 1998 the government defaulted.  Today I watched an interesting documentary in Russian - Черный август. Дефолт, documentary tells about events and causes which led to the default. What really caught my attention was the GKO, or  Государственное Краткосрочное Обязательство GKO are short-term zero-coupon government bonds issued by the Russian…

Documentaries |

Rainy Day in Tbilisi

Less than a month ago, we changed apartment in Tbilisi and got one with really cool views towards mount Mtatsminda. I've been playing with a tripod a camera here ever since. See: Tbilisi by night (New apartment version) and Tbilisi by day (New Apartment Version) Despite my forecast, that next version probably will be an HDR photography, it turned out to be a Rainy day. Actually, about a year and a half ago, I made a cool time-lapse video from…

Living in Georgia |

Trinity Monastery of St. Jonas in Kyiv

The Trinity Monastery of St. Jonas is a Ukrainian Orthodox monastery in the Kievan neighborhood of Zverinets, a short distance from the medieval Vydubychi Monastery. We discovered this monastery back in 2017 when visited Hryshko National Botanical Garden Trinity Monastery of St. Jonas It was Jonas, a Vydubychi hegumen, who founded this monastery in 1864. Princess Vasilchikov, the widow of Kiev's Governor General, decided to support the…

Churches and Monasteries |