January 2019

Luvdbaby Premium Baby Backpack Carrier for Hiking with Kids – Carry Your Child Ergonomically

  • Luvdbaby Premium Baby Backpack Carrier for Hiking with Kids – Carry Your Child Ergonomically

    Published: 31 January, 2019 seen 1,282

    While planning a hiking trip with our 6-month old daughter I discovered a baby backpack is a must-have Meet Luvdbaby Premium Baby Backpack Carrier for Hiking with Kids Let's face it, strollers just won't cut it on outdoor trails. The wheels get stuck or break. How is your child ever to really experience nature sitting low to the ground on smooth paths? You enjoy trails, why shouldn't they? We love front carriers, we have them and use them regularly. So why do you need a baby hiking backpack? Because you need to see where your feet are going to land on rough terrain. Having an obstacle in…

Browser Wars / Screen Resolutions 2019

  • Browser Wars / Screen Resolutions 2019

    Published: 30 January, 2019 seen 37,306 Blogging

    Recently I bought a Full HD laptop (HP Probook G5) and soon I started to adapt my blog for a 1920x1080 screen resolution. By now I even cannot think of how I was able to live with a 1366X768 screen resolution for more than 3 years, not to speak about 1200 pixels or 1024 pixels screen resolutions we were using in the past. And I'm not talking about the mobile web.  About five years ago (Back in January 2014) I made simple research on browser wars. I did find out that Google Chrome dominated with more than 55% of all users. Browser wars - Google Chome 55%, IE 3% Five years ago my humble…

Latest Stock Buy: NHCBHFFT (Baltic Horizon Fund)

  • Latest Stock Buy: NHCBHFFT (Baltic Horizon Fund)

    Published: 29 January, 2019 seen 159 Investments

    On January 3rd, 2019 I bought an additional 250 shares of Baltic Horizon Fund (NHCBHFFT) at EUR 1.311 per share. With its quarterly dividend of 0.025 euro cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 7.6% and will pay additional EUR 6.25 every quarter. Nothing to brag about, but still a decent. Baltic Horizon Fund has been on my radar since the August 2017. Actually first spotted in March 2017, while doing research on Top Dividend Paying stocks in the Baltics. I first added Baltic Horizon Fund to the portfolio in February 2018, see: Why I'm Investing in Baltic Horizon Fund (…

Top 20 Laptops with Full HD 1920X1080 Resolution

  • Top 20 Laptops with Full HD 1920X1080 Resolution

    Published: 28 January, 2019 seen 15,016 Online Shopping

    I bought my first Full HD (1920X1080) display laptop during the holiday season of 2018, after a little research I chose an Intel Core I5 HP Probook G5. Full HD's are gaining the momentum in 2019, and they price varies starting little less than $400 for a cheaper Intel Core i3 models ending well above $1,000.  1920X1080 is great for business, gaming, and professionals chosen by photographers and video animators. Both traditional and touchscreen models are a popular choice for Full HD 1920X1080 displays. Lenovo, DELL, HP, ACER and ASUS are brands to consider when choosing 1920X1080 display,…

Saint Peter and Paul Monastery Complex of Bolnisi

  • Saint Peter and Paul Monastery Complex of Bolnisi

    Published: 27 January, 2019 seen 162 Churches and Monasteries

    Saint Peter and Paul Monastery Complex of Bolnisi was built in 2012 and is located on Mount Elia close to the Bolnisi town in Georgia. First discovered and kind of visited in mid-December 2018, during a day trip to Bolnisi region. Originally I thought that at this place is located Bolnisi Sioni, and once we let our Tbilisi apt I just entered Bolnisi church in Google navigation. Huge was my surprise arriving at the real Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral instead of this place. From Bolnisi Sioni we continued our explorations in the area of Bolnisi, and reached another very interesting church (again I…

Mangaļsala Pier

  • Mangaļsala Pier

    Published: 26 January, 2019 seen 58 Tourism objects

    The Mangalsala Dam or the Eastern Mole has been built between 1850 and 1861 and rumor has the Russian Empire's Tsar actively followed the developments (back in those days there were two tsars ruling the Empire, Nicholas I and Alexander II). Mangalsala is the first part of the Riga city which is crossed by all ships entering the Daugava river. The length of the mole is 2240 meters. The sea part of the eastern mole was formed by pile constructions, which were later laid out and covered with stones. The base of the dam is made of heavy fascines and stones. The dam of Mangaļsala serves as a…

Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Borjomi

  • Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Borjomi

    Published: 25 January, 2019 seen 186 Hotel reviews

    Borjomi is a popular resort town in Georgia. The most popular recreation season probably here is during the Summer. Local tourists from Georgia and international tourists from Russia, Poland, Israel and lately from the Arab countries make the largest amount of tourists here. In this article have listed top luxury hotels in Borjomi and nearby Likani, Don't worry - the price won't sky-rocket. Although there are not many 5-star hotels (yet) in Borjomi for the ones they have you won't pay more than Eur 80 per night.  The best - for such money you can actually get a celebrity treatment …

Mintos.com Review After 24 Month of Investing in Peer to Peer Lending

  • Mintos.com Review After 24 Month of Investing in Peer to Peer Lending

    Published: 24 January, 2019 seen 3,012 Investments

    I've been investing in Mintos.com peer to peer lending marketplace since the beginning of 2017, or it has been already 24 months or two years since I've been exposing my funds to this Latvian fintech platform.  In the past 24 months I've made a nice revenue of EUR 902.57 (before tax) and in today's article, I decided to share a quick overview for the past two years and also make a quick glimpse for my plans for 2019 Both individuals and entities can invest through Mintos. Individual investors must be at least 18 years old, have a bank account in the European Union or third countries currently…

HP ProBook 450 G5 (2RS04EA) Laptop Review

  • HP ProBook 450 G5 (2RS04EA) Laptop Review

    Published: 23 January, 2019 seen 2,914 Gadget Reviews

    At the end of 2018 I got a new laptop - HP ProBook 450 G5 - in today's gadget review article series I will write down my humble observations. In short - gosh it feels so good owning a ProBook from HP. I bought this laptop at local ALTA OK store in Tbilisi, Georgia, just shortly before Christmas shopping craze in December 2018. Paid about USD 750 for this model. The sales price for Intel Core i5 8GB HP ProBook 450 G5 on Amazon is about $770.  This laptop will retire my older Asus X552M Laptop. That said, after about a 3-year pause, while using ASUS manufactured laptop, I'm returning back to HP…

2018 Blog Income & Traffic Review - Goals For 2019

  • 2018 Blog Income & Traffic Review - Goals For 2019

    Published: 22 January, 2019 seen 269 Blogging

    2018  has just passed, and now it is the right time to take a look back on the previous year of blogging, and of course doubts -  take a quick glimpse of 2019. In today's article, I will reveal data behind the blog scenes - both traffic and income for the whole year of 2018. But before we dig into the numbers, here is the brief background - blog now is more than five years old, and for the last five years it has gone a very long way, Make sure to check out my previous yearly blogging reviews: 2017 - 2017 Blog Income & Traffic Review - Goals For 2018 / $24,920.47 2016 - Blog Traffic and…

Top 20 Gaming Laptops with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Graphics card

  • Top 20 Gaming Laptops with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Graphics card

    Published: 21 January, 2019 seen 79,532 Online Shopping

    Gaming laptops with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card are one of the most optimal gaming laptops user choice - here budget meets performance. In contrast to PC's where you can extend your computer with a GPU, when choosing a laptop your options are more limited. See: Mining Ethereum With EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 (Single Fan), 6GB GDDR5 Review Most of the best selling Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 laptops are powered with the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 8750H processors, though there are a few Intel Core i5 models available as well.  In today's article, I've listed top 20 gaming…

Mosque in Kvemo Bolnisi

  • Mosque in Kvemo Bolnisi

    Published: 20 January, 2019 seen 232 Churches and Monasteries

    There is not much information available online about Kvemo Bolnisi mosque in Georgia, except that the construction of the Mosque in Kvemo Bolnisi village started in 2005 and ended in 2007. The Mosque started functioning the same year.  It was in the mid-December 2018, we were on a day trip to the Bolnisi (and surrounding area), after making stops at Bolnisi Sioni and Tsughrughasheni Church we discovered a green roof mosque. Unfortunately this time we didn't visit the mosque, instead, I took just a very long distance photo.  Mosque in Kvemo Bolnisi, Georgia About 60% of the population in …

Latest Stock Buy: LON:BGLF (Blackstone / Gso Loan Financing Ltd)

  • Latest Stock Buy: LON:BGLF (Blackstone / Gso Loan Financing Ltd)

    Published: 19 January, 2019 seen 168 Investments

    On January 2nd, 2019 I bought an additional 520 shares of Blackstone/GSO Loan Financing Ltd (LON: BGLF) at EUR 0.75 per share. With its quarterly dividend of 0.025 euro cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 13.33% and will pay additional EUR 13 every quarter. Awesome! This buy is the first stock by in 2019, and in fact, was created on the late January 1st night by auto orders on IB platform. BGLF by now is my largest European (non-Baltic stock) holding, I have bought twice BGLF in the past, see: Latest Stock Buy: LON:BGLF Latest European Stock Buy: LON:BGLF Despite it's…

Borjomi Likani Hotel, SPA and Health Centre

  • Borjomi Likani Hotel, SPA and Health Centre

    Published: 18 January, 2019 seen 440 Hotel reviews

    Luxury 5 star Hotel Borjomi Likani is located 177 km away from Tbilisi (the capital of Georgia) in the middle of the coniferous park in Borjomi city, famous of its naturally carbonated mineral water from springs in the Borjomi Gorge of central Georgia. Hotel Borjomi Likani is located on the former territory of once popular Sanatorium of 4th department in Likani. Guests from all over the USSR used to gather here to spend time with family and friends and receive the benefits of the Health procedures offered, due to the curative effect of the Borjomi water. We stated at Hotel Borjomi Likani …

Ekassa.eu, online 2p2 invest platform with high profitability up to 12% APR

  • Ekassa.eu, online 2p2 invest platform with high profitability up to 12% APR

    Published: 17 January, 2019 seen 464 Investments

    In recent years, new technologies are actively penetrating our lives, at home, and even affect the ways to invest our money. So much so that there are already many companies that offer alternative ways of investment. One of these companies is the platform Ekassa.eu, which has been operating since May 2018. Find out how Ekassa.eu works and what opportunities they offer to invest and increase your savings in a convenient and simple way and how to get a guaranteed share premium to the interest rate. Disclosure: This is a sponsored story about Ekassa and I got paid for promoting it on the blog.  …

Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo

  • Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo

    Published: 17 January, 2019 seen 16

    Young minds revel in stacking, toppling, and the discovery of endless ingenuity! Six uniquely weighted pieces balance, neatly nest, and incessantly spin beyond your expectations. Gratifying to hold in your hands, uniquely contoured to invite investigation, and likely to be swiped from your possession – Little hands can’t get enough of the stacking, toppling, spinning, balancing, wobbling, tilting, and wiggling! Another welcome invitation to timeless play. Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo is another great baby toy we bought for our 5-month old baby daughter. A quick note: This article contains…

How to block visitors from country NGINX + GeoIP Module

  • How to block visitors from country NGINX + GeoIP Module

    Published: 16 January, 2019 seen 9,279 Servers

    There are a couple of reasons why website administrators consider blocking visitors from particular countries or regions accessing websites, the most common reason probably is hacking/hacking attempts.  One really nasty way how website hackers act are, they inject malicious code into vulnerable websites and redirect legit audience to shady affiliate or black SEO websites. This method is also known as cloaking.  By investigating NGINX access.log file we can determine 404 pages (hacking attempts) and with a simple manipulations filter our bad/spammy IP's See this great guide from EasyEngine …

"The Necessary War" - Documentary About WWI

  • "The Necessary War" - Documentary About WWI

    Published: 15 January, 2019 seen 80 Documentaries

    The Necessary War is a documentary about WWI, produced by BBC In this documentary author answers on the question - what was the role of United Kingdom during WWI, and why did Britain enter on conflict with Germany over Belgium? This year (2014) turns 100 years since WWI or how it was referred in the interwar period - The Great War escalated from the minor conflict in Balkans and took over all Europe for 4 years.  Watch on YouTube  

Top 20 Best Selling Laptops with a backlit keyboard 2019

  • Top 20 Best Selling Laptops with a backlit keyboard 2019

    Published: 14 January, 2019 seen 8,219 Online Shopping

    One neat feature a laptop can have is a backlit keyboard. In 2019 such feature is available for business and gaming laptops.  In 2019 the chance finding a laptop with a backlit keyboard is more possible when looking on HP, Dell or Lenovo laptops, thus there are also lesser known laptop manufacturers like LG and XIDU producing laptops with backlit keyboards. Here I have listed Top 20 Best Selling Laptops with a backlit keyboard 2019 sold on Amazon. A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I…

2019 Old New Year's Firework From Tbilisi

  • 2019 Old New Year's Firework From Tbilisi

    Published: 14 January, 2019 seen 157

    Here at Piece of Life and ReinisFischer.com we just love fireworks photography. It's one of the photo techniques I wanted to master first when learned secrets of successful photography. My first experience with fireworks photography was a couple of years ago when I had a chance to visit St. Marks square in Venice during New Year's night. The result?  It was a very crowded event, but still, I managed to get at least something. After we returned from Venice back to Tbilisi I made a kind of lovely Old New Year's firework photography from our balcony. You can see the result here: Old New Year's…

Tsughrughasheni Church

  • Tsughrughasheni Church

    Published: 13 January, 2019 seen 133 Churches and Monasteries

    Tsughrughasheni is a Georgian Orthodox church in the Bolnisi District, Georgia. It is situated approximately 2 kilometers from Bolnisi Sioni basilica, on the right bank of the Bolnisistsqali River. The church was built in 1212–1222 supposedly by King George IV Lasha of the Bagrationi Dynasty. Tsughrughasheni church in Georgia I first discovered and visited Tsughrughasheni church and monastery in mid-December during a day trip to Bolnisi. It was a bit hard actually to get here physically, as there was some road construction works still going on (there is a newly paved road build straight to…

December 2018 Dividend Income Report - $160.57

  • December 2018 Dividend Income Report - $160.57

    Published: 12 January, 2019 seen 1,539 Investments

    Welcome to the twentieth (#20) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks, peer to peer lending (both fiat and cryptocurrencies) in December 2018.  In case you are wondering why I'm sharing online my earnings - the answer is pretty simple -  back in January 2017, I set a goal to reach one million dollars in my bank account by the time I will turn 60  26 years still to go). I believe in transparency and sharing dividend income reports every month helps me to observe my personal progress or bounces. Hopefully, those reports can give some inspiration to you…

Hotel Baltvilla in Baltezers

  • Hotel Baltvilla in Baltezers

    Published: 11 January, 2019 seen 66 Hotel reviews

    Baltvilla is a 4-star hotel located some 15 km from the city center of Riga, on the shore of a lake with a private beach area and on the Via Baltica highway (E67). Baltvilla is located 4 km from Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum. Free WiFi is provided throughout the hotel and wide private parking is available for guests free of charge. We opted for Baltvilla hotel during our latest trip to Latvia at the end of 2018 (pre-New Year) - surprisingly but we paid less than EUR 40 for a stay here. I believe this has been the cheapest 4-star hotel I have stayed so far, thus the service was…

MOLUK Mini Bilibos Baby Toy

  • MOLUK Mini Bilibos Baby Toy

    Published: 10 January, 2019 seen 20

    Just like their big sibling, the colorful Mini Bilibos are durable and wonderfully versatile play objects that will accompany kids from their first year onwards. The Minis can be stacked and nested, they act as floating ducks, sand shovels, candy bowls, spinning tops, racing cars or scoops for snowballs. The only limit is your imagination. Mini Bilibos is another great baby toy we bought for our 5-month old baby daughter. A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate income…

How To Upgrade Drupal 7 to 8 (With Multilingual Support)

  • How To Upgrade Drupal 7 to 8 (With Multilingual Support)

    Published: 9 January, 2019 seen 896 Drupal Development

    Here comes another article, which has been in the blog's draft section since the start of 2017. In this article, I will share my notes on performing a major Drupal upgrade from 7 to 8 with multilingual support. As a Drupal developer, I've been pretty conservative and don't rush for upgrades just because of upgrades, but here I was working with a website which was almost 8 years old (built from scratch on Drupal 7 in 2011) What I don't like when upgrading from Drupal 7 to 8, is that the upgrade requires a fresh install of Drupal 8 site. Unfortunately, there are no still the magical one-click…

How To Disable / Enable Windows 10 Update

  • How To Disable / Enable Windows 10 Update

    Published: 8 January, 2019 seen 4,416 Servers

    Windows 10 updates might get annoying, and though they are much needed and it's not recommended to turn them off, in this article I will show one easy method how to disable and later enable Windows Update. For other methods please see: How to Disable Windows 10 Update in Every Way How to Disable Windows 10 Update Understand the limitations of this method. While disabling the automatic update service will temporarily halt any Windows 10 cumulative updates, the service will re-enable itself after a certain amount of time. Here are the directions: 1. Press the Windows logo key + R at the same…

Top 25 Latest Laptop / Notebook Releases 2019

  • Top 25 Latest Laptop / Notebook Releases 2019

    Published: 7 January, 2019 seen 1,165 Online Shopping

    Laptops are evolving year over year. When looking for a brand new laptop in 2019, consider bellow listed top 25 latest laptop releases on Amazon.com.  Starting cheap Intel Celeron processor powered laptops ending Intel core i7 gaming laptops 2019 has a lot to offer.  A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate income from that. Prices for laptop computers listed on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product Advertising API and is updated daily. For actual prices please…

Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral

  • Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral

    Published: 6 January, 2019 seen 139 Churches and Monasteries

    Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral is a Georgian Orthodox basilica in the Bolnisi village of Bolnisi District, Georgia. The cathedral was built in 478–493. It is the oldest extant church building in Georgia. Bishop David was the overseeing church leader for the construction of Bolnisi Sioni. It took me more than 7 years of living in Georgia to visit for the first time Bolnisi and Bolnisi Sioni at the end of December 2018, though I was familiar that there are one of the oldest historical documents of the Georgian alphabet.​ Bolnisi Sioni Bolnisi Sioni Cathedral is known for its Georgian inscriptions.…

How to get on one photography Tbilisi TV tower, Narikala and Tabor Monastery

  • How to get on one photography Tbilisi TV tower, Narikala and Tabor Monastery

    Published: 5 January, 2019 seen 56

    Simple - panoramic photography. It was at the end of 2018, we were wandering around Tbilisi botanical garden, to discover Zip Line, when I thought - hmm, there is a good observation point from which we can see Tbilisi TV tower, Narikala fortress and even Tabor monastery.  I decided to make a quick experiment and was shooting panoramic photography. The result?  Here you go Panoramic photo from Tbilisi I love experimenting with panoramic photography and I love doing it in Tbilisi, see for example Panoramic Photography From Tbilisi Holy Trinity Cathedral or How to take and create HDR Panoramic…

2018 in Review and Financial Goals for 2019

  • 2018 in Review and Financial Goals for 2019

    Published: 4 January, 2019 seen 531 Investments

    I'm 33 now and I have a goal to save one million dollars by the time I will turn 60. That's 27 years to go. I've been documenting my journey towards financial independence for the past two years already In today's article, I will review the past year of 2018 and take a quick glimpse at the New Year of 2019. Just like in the previous year, 2017 for me was a year of peer to peer lending, dividend-paying stocks and  - cryptocurrencies. Speaking of cryptocurrencies 2018 was really bad for my long-term crypto holdings and whipped out all the great gains we made in 2017. 2017 in Review and…

Earlyears Fill ‘N Fun Water Play Mat for Tummy Time

  • Earlyears Fill ‘N Fun Water Play Mat for Tummy Time

    Published: 3 January, 2019 seen 28

    Earlyears infant toys and activities are designed to nurture, stimulate and challenge the minds and bodies of growing babies by focusing on 4 areas of development: sensory stimulation, motor skills, cognitive abilities, and social skills. High-quality, beautifully designed. We bought this water mat for our back then 3-month-old daughter, see: Ordering Goodies From Amazon - Baby Play Mat and more A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate income at no cost to you. Prices…

Zip Line Tbilisi (Georgia)

  • Zip Line Tbilisi (Georgia)

    Published: 2 January, 2019 seen 660 Outdoor Activities

    Zip Line Tbilisi is another cool thing to do while in Georgia. I might be late to the party, as discovered Zip Line Tbilisi just at the end of 2018, but seems it was first opened for a public already back in June 2017. It was during our latest trip to the Tbilisi Botanical garden when I noticed strange cables going from Narikala fortress into the botanical garden. Zip Line Tbilisi Visitors and locals of Georgia's capital Tbilisi can now enjoy the scenery of the city's popular botanical garden from a bird's eye perspective after a zip line running above the park was launched at the location…

Investment Goal #5 - $100,000 by the end of 2021 in Savings Account (Stocks, Cryptocurrencies, Peer to Peer Lending)

  • Investment Goal #5 - $100,000 by the end of 2021 in Savings Account (Stocks, Cryptocurrencies, Peer to Peer Lending)

    Published: 1 January, 2019 seen 171 Investments

    This article has been in my blog drafts section since January 2018. With the New Year fast approaching, I took another look on it, and despite the goal sounds a bit scary to me now, I decided that January 1st, 2019 is a great day to publish it. As they say, there is no better date to make a wish. Here you go - my New Years resolution - a plan for the next three years. I'm 33 now, and I have a goal to have in saving account a million dollars by the time I will turn 60, in 2045. I started my wealth building journey just two years ago in 2017, and by now I've managed to save ~ $20,000. On…