June 2020

Poppy fields near Mchadijvari

  • Poppy fields near Mchadijvari

    Published: 30 June, 2020 seen 845 Tourism objects

    Summers in Georgia are very beautiful, traveling around the country is a pleasure. One such travel happened at the start of June 2020, when we decided to find the real poppy field. Let me explain, a couple of weeks ago we already started to search for a poppy field here in Georgia to make lovely family photos, we did found one little field near Marneuli, and we even took very good portrait photography,  but this time we decided to find a real, rich with flowers, good for photography, and luckily thanks to the hints on Facebook we got location details - Poppy fields near Mchadijvari Poppy…

Top 11 Best Selling Laptops with Intel Core i5 Processor 2020

  • Top 11 Best Selling Laptops with Intel Core i5 Processor 2020

    Published: 29 June, 2020 seen 388 Online Shopping

    Intel Core i5 processor-powered laptops might be a cheaper alternative to Intel Core i7 or Intel Core I9 processor laptops.  Intel Core i5 laptops are popular among gaming laptop and business laptop users. Creative graphic designers, video animators, and photographers will enjoy these laptops as well. Acer, HP, Lenovo, Asus, and even Microsoft Surface book are among top-selling laptops with Intel Core i5 processor 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…

Saint Dimitri Tesalonikeli Fathers Moanstery near Mtksheta

  • Saint Dimitri Tesalonikeli Fathers Moanstery near Mtksheta

    Published: 27 June, 2020 seen 85 Churches and Monasteries

    This is a little monastery near Mtskheta, best reached via Mtskheta-Shiomghvime monastery road. That's how we actually discovered this place at the end of May 2020 - during a random drive to the Shio-Mgvime monastery, we looked for some nice picnic areas to dine outdoors, we did a few stops here and there until noticed this place. We didn't picnic here, but in the nearby forest after a brief trip to the monastery. Probably not as impressive as the Jvari monastery or Svetistkhoveli cathedral in Mtshekta this place has some magic. Little wooden roadside in Georgian  The monastery complex is at…

Average Monthly Salary in European Union 2020

  • Average Monthly Salary in European Union 2020

    Published: 26 June, 2020 seen 68,909 Investments

    In 2020 three were 27 member states in the European Union (EU), 19 of the 27 EU member states have adopted the euro (€) as their common currency. In this article, I've compared the gross monthly average salary for 2020. As I have been writing these articles since 2014, I've left the United Kingdom, just for reference. Update: Average Monthly Salary in European Union 2022 I wouldn't call the below written scientific research or take it too seriously, as most of the data in this article are taken from Wikipedia's article List of European countries by average wage.  All calculations are done…

Oskars Kalpaks Museum and Memorial Place "Airītes"

  • Oskars Kalpaks Museum and Memorial Place "Airītes"

    Published: 25 June, 2020 seen 62 Museums

    Oskars Kalpaks Museum and Memorial Place "Airītes" is a branch of the Latvian War Museum established in memory of the hero of the Latvian War of Independence Colonel Oskars Kalpaks in "Airītes", Zirņi Parish, Saldus Region. On March 6, 1919 during the liberation battles of Latvia, colonel Oskars Kalpaks, commander of the First Latvian Special Battalion; Nikolajs Grundmanis, the First Commander of the Battalion's Special Company; Peteris Krievs, Lieutenant-General of the Cavalry Squad and Johans-Hans Srinders, Lieutenant of the Baltic Home Guard Artillery died near Airites. Airītes From 1922-…

Latest Stock Buy 6 shares of INTC $62.15

  • Latest Stock Buy 6 shares of INTC $62.15

    Published: 24 June, 2020 seen 30 Investments

    On May 22, 2020, I bought an additional 6 shares of Intel Corporation (INTC) for our daughters stock portfolio, paying $62.15 per share With its quarterly dividend payout of $0.33 per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 2.12% and will pay us $1.95 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest addition to the portfolio, but every bit counts. INTC is paying a dividend in the following months - March, June, September, and December This was already the second time this month me buying INTC stock, I bought first 5 shares just a week ago as a gift from my dad to our daughter, unfortunately…

Church of the Archangels of Mchadijvari

  • Church of the Archangels of Mchadijvari

    Published: 23 June, 2020 seen 64 Churches and Monasteries

    Mchadijvari Archangels Church is an architectural and historical monument in Georgia,  in the center of the village of Mchadijvari.  We discovered this church when searching for the poppy fields in Georgia, at the start of June 2020 (hint poppy fields are next to the church, some 5000 meters on the right. Church of the Archangels of Mchadijvari The above picture is made from the Dusheti - Mchadijvari-Odzisi highway site. This time we actually didn't visited the cathedral, but here is what I was able to find out from Georgian Wikipedia There is a construction inscription on the church. …

Top 11 Quad Core Laptops 2020

  • Top 11 Quad Core Laptops 2020

    Published: 22 June, 2020 seen 650 Online Shopping

    In this article, I've listed the TOP 11 quad-core laptop models on Amazon. In 2020 both traditional and Chromebooks run on quad-core processors. Top 20 Quad Core Laptops (Popular among Gamers) 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 refer to the product page on Amazon. 2020 HP 17.3" Laptop Computer/ 8th…

Khatsiri Forest Park

  • Khatsiri Forest Park

    Published: 20 June, 2020 seen 38 Tourism objects

    Khatsiri Forest park is a nice recreational area next to the town of Tianeti in Georgia.  We discovered this place by accident after spending a day at Kuzh Park in Tianeti (sometimes we love to drive to the Tianeti town to walk in the Kuzh park with our baby girl). Way back home to Tbilisi we decided to make a stop here at Khatsiri Forest Park - let me say in one word - WOW. I was impressed. Picnic area at Khatsiri Forest park We are planning to come here often and make a picnic quite often. Also this is yet another addition to our picnic places around Georgia. View to the town of Tianeti…

Minimum Wages in European Union 2020

  • Minimum Wages in European Union 2020

    Published: 19 June, 2020 seen 2,801 Investments

    In 2020 there were 21 out of 27 European Union member states with an official minimum wage set by the government. In this article I've listed them all, also this is the first year I'm not including data for the UK in this table Turns out this is already the seventh (#7) article about minimum wages in European Union featured on the blog.     Gross 2020 Gross 2019 Change Change % 1 Luxembourg €2,142.00 €2,071.00 €71.00 3.31% 2 Netherlands €1,636.00 €1,615.00 €21.00 1.28% 3 Ireland €1,616.00 €1,563.00 €53.00 3.28% 4 Belgium €1,594.00 €1,563.00 €31.00 1.94% 5 Germany €1,584.00 €1,599.00 -€15.00 -…

Eat For Fit - Healty Food Home Delivery in Tbilisi

  • Eat For Fit - Healty Food Home Delivery in Tbilisi

    Published: 18 June, 2020 seen 1,031 Living in Georgia

    Eat for fit is my favorite healthy food home delivery service here in Tbilisi. Recently these loss-weight / dietary food delivery companies have started to pop up like mushrooms in the forest after the rain here in Tbilisi. We have tried a dietary menu from Eat for fit twice - and both times the result has been excellent.  One thing should be added - we are the gym goers - and the great weight-loss results comes both from the physical activities and well-balanced food. Eat for Fit are great with calories counting and they cook really delicious food. There has not been a day I felt starvation…

Latest Stock Buy 10 shares of BAC

  • Latest Stock Buy 10 shares of BAC

    Published: 17 June, 2020 seen 36 Investments

    On May 6, 2020, I bought 10 shares of Bank of America (BAC) paying $22.395 per share.  With its quarterly dividend payout of $0.18 per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 3.1% and will pay us $1.8 (before tax) every quarter. The sum might sound small (and it is very small) - but I bought this stock because of other reasons - I plan to increase the total share count to 100 in a reasonable time frame (say one year) and once we have 100 shares start selling covered calls on it. Here I wrote an article for OptionsBrew.com - Covered Call Trade Idea - Generate $100/mo from this Stock By…

Tsilkani cathedral

  • Tsilkani cathedral

    Published: 16 June, 2020 seen 115 Churches and Monasteries

    The Tsilkani cathedral of the Mother of God is a Georgian Orthodox church in the village of Tsilkani, Mtskheta Municipality, in Georgia's eastern region of Mtskheta-Mtianeti. Originally built in the 4th century, the church was repeatedly remodeled in the Middle Ages. The extant edifice is a domed cross-in-square design, contained in a walled enclosure with corner towers. It is inscribed on the list of the Immovable Cultural Monuments of National Significance. We discovered this church in early June 2020, when traveling the Natkhtari - Tsilkani - Mukhrani highway (we were in the searches for…

Top 7 Best Selling Aluminum Body / Cover Laptops 2020

  • Top 7 Best Selling Aluminum Body / Cover Laptops 2020

    Published: 15 June, 2020 seen 7,806 Online Shopping

    Aluminum / Metallic chassis laptops are more durable than plastic ones. When choosing an aluminum chassis laptop don't forget to see what's inside the chassis, like the graphics card, processor, RAM and of course HDD. In today's article, I've listed TOP 7 bestselling aluminum chassis laptops on Amazon.   Top 20 Aluminum Chassis Notebook / Laptop Computers 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 for laptops listed on this page are …

How to Install Drupal with Nginx, PHP-FPM 7.4, MySQL, phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 20.04 - Linode Guide

  • How to Install Drupal with Nginx, PHP-FPM 7.4, MySQL, phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 20.04 - Linode Guide

    Published: 13 June, 2020 seen 1,415 Servers

    In this article, you will learn how to setup webserver for serving  Drupal  websites running with Nginx, PHP-FPM 7.4, MySQL and phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 20.04 For the following tutorial, I used very much the information from my previous guide with Ubuntu 18.04, but I decided to rewrite it for Ubuntu 20.04 version as it is shipped with php7.4 version and will work for Drupal 7, Drupal 8 and most probably for Drupal 9 Prerequisites Ubuntu 20.04  Root privileges. You can get a cheap VPS starting just $5/mo from Linode. That's what I did - bought a new nanode from Linode Deploying server with Linode…

File Permissions for gmap_markers.js

  • File Permissions for gmap_markers.js

    Published: 12 June, 2020 seen 157 Drupal Development

    Time after time I'm facing this issue with gmap markers. As mostly this happens when I'm doing something on the server side with file permissions, I decided to keep the notes here is the problem GMap is unable to save the marker bundle, so the markers will not work. Please check file system permissions of the public://js/gmap_markers.js!Here is the solution sudo chmod 755 /sites/all/files/js/gmap_markers.js

Simple CSS trick to Make Table Responsive

  • Simple CSS trick to Make Table Responsive

    Published: 11 June, 2020 seen 369 Drupal Development

    Working on the OptionsBrew.com project (website is powered by Drupal 8) I faced the following responsive table issue while browsing content with a table on smaller screens (phone) Broken Table on a smaller screen Luckily there is a simple CSS workaround: in the .css file add the following to table properties: display: block; overflow-x: auto;like this: table{ border-collapse: separate; border-spacing: 0; width:100%; margin: 25px 0 40px; display: block; overflow-x: auto; }here is how it looks now Responsive table You can see a live example here: Top 20 Most…

Latest Stock Buy: 9 shares of PFE at $36.055 per share

  • Latest Stock Buy: 9 shares of PFE at $36.055 per share

    Published: 10 June, 2020 seen 43 Investments

    On June 10, 2020, we bought an additional 9 shares of Pfizer (PFE) paying $36.055 per share for our Partnership Fund. With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.38 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 4.21% (before tax) and will pay us an additional $3.42 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest dividend, but every bit counts!  There are three simple reasons we like this stock - it has a reasonably high dividend yield of more than 3%, it has increased the dividend payout for the past 9 consecutive years. Last, but not least, on PFE we can trade both put and call options…

52 Week Money Saving Challenge 2.0. SEB Funds

  • 52 Week Money Saving Challenge 2.0. SEB Funds

    Published: 9 June, 2020 seen 55 Investments

    About 2 years ago I started a simple, so-called 52 Week Money Saving Challenge. The rules for this challenge are very simple - to deposit in the first week one euro, in the second week - two, third week - three, etc. The amount after each week continues to grow, up to the last week of the year, when it is 52 euros. Back in 2018, I was saving in the jar, but I must admit I dropped the challenge in after some 6 months, as we were relocating from country to country and I didn't have any more access to EUR currency, though that doesn't mean I didn't invest - I managed to invest that year $11,066.…

Top 8 AMD Ryzen Processor Laptops 2020

  • Top 8 AMD Ryzen Processor Laptops 2020

    Published: 8 June, 2020 seen 1,090 Online Shopping

    ACER, Lenovo, HP and ASUS are the most popular laptop brands in 2020 with AMD Ryzen processors Most of the AMD Ryzen powered laptops features full HD 1920X1080 display resolution. AMD Ryzen series offers some great and affordable gaming laptops.  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 for laptops listed on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product Advertising API and is updated daily. For actual prices please refer on the product…

Poppy fields near Marneuli

  • Poppy fields near Marneuli

    Published: 6 June, 2020 seen 250

    We love poppy fields, we have featured them a couple of times here at the Piece of Life series Beautiful Poppy Field Near P104 (Jaunpils-Tukums) Road (Latvia) Railroad crossing in Skrunda municipality, Latvia Today we are going to share a brief photo story with poppy field near Marneuli, next to the Милена Оптовый Магазин (Milena mall) It was one of the first days when travel restrictions between Georgia's inner cities were lifted and we decided to head to the Marneuli side looking for poppy fields (my partner have seen online some beautiful photos of poppies the day before). I love these…

Drupal 7 Fix: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1231 Variable 'sql_mode' can't be set to the value of 'NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER'.

  • Drupal 7 Fix: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1231 Variable 'sql_mode' can't be set to the value of 'NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER'.

    Published: 5 June, 2020 seen 4,372 Drupal Development

    I was migrating Drupal 7 website to a newer infrastructure (PHP 7.4) and during the migration process when tried to connect to the MySQL database  I faced following error - SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1231 Variable 'sql_mode' can't be set to the value of 'NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER'. Here is the error code: Resolve all issues below to continue the installation. For help configuring your database server, see the installation handbook, or contact your hosting provider. Failed to connect to your database server. The server reports the following message: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax…

GPS – Covered Call – 8.37% potential return in 7 days

  • GPS – Covered Call – 8.37% potential return in 7 days

    Published: 4 June, 2020 seen 91 Trading

    On May 1, 2020, I bought 110 shares of GPS, paying $7.585 per share. GPS is the ticker name of the Gap, Inc., commonly known as Gap Inc. or Gap, an American worldwide clothing and accessories retailer.​ GPS has been on my radar since the end of the March when I sold a ratio back spreads on it in the hopes of an explosion in price, to make me a quick buck. As the explosion didn't happen and my ratio back spread contracts come to maturity  in May I decided to take a little risk and buy some shares to sell a covered call against them. Here is the setup: BOT 110 GPS Stock 7.585 USD SLD 1 GPS MAY…

May 2020 Dividend Income Report - $225.17

  • May 2020 Dividend Income Report - $225.17

    Published: 3 June, 2020 seen 80 Investments

    Welcome to the thirty-seventh (#37) dividend income report, covering earnings I've made from dividend-paying stocks and peer to peer lending in May 2020. Just like the previous month of April, in May we also spent in a self-isolation (because of Covid-19) here in Georgia. Some of the strict lockdown measurements were lifted (like using a private vehicle and going from city to city)  we did a few road trips here in Georgia.  Baby girl is doing her online class, learning about animals, shapes, continents, and even planets. Quite fascinating what a 22-month-old can do. Development is very rapid…

Top 30 Dividend Paying Stocks in Germany (DAX Index)

  • Top 30 Dividend Paying Stocks in Germany (DAX Index)

    Published: 2 June, 2020 seen 18,109 Investments

    Investing in Germany is quite easy, you could do so by buying German stocks. There are many German stocks to invest in, but in this article, I will talk about Germany's blue-chip stocks, stocks from the DAX index The DAX (Deutscher Aktienindex (German stock index)) is a blue-chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Prices are taken from the Xetra trading venue. According to Deutsche Börse, the operator of Xetra, DAX measures the performance of the Prime Standard’s 30 largest German companies in terms of order book volume and…

Top 10 Best Selling Laptops June 2020

  • Top 10 Best Selling Laptops June 2020

    Published: 1 June, 2020 seen 1,200 Online Shopping

    In June 2020, laptops with AMD Ryzen, Intel Core i3, intel Core i5, and even Intel Core i9 are among the most popular processors. 3 spots from 10 are taken by the Apple MacBook PRO Keep reading to learn which laptops are among best selling on Amazon.com in June 2020 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 at no cost to you. Prices for laptops listed on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product Advertising API and is updated daily. For actual prices please…