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Reinis Fischer is a Drupal Developer who works and lives in Tbilisi. A programmer by day and a writer by night. Or Vice Verse. Covers topics on Travel, Restaurant Reviews, Finances, Blogging e.t.c. Loves DIY and recently is excelling as a main constructor in his latest project - home remodeling.
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Recently I was contacted by a long-term customer (Wilson Learning Baltics) with a request to build a responsive web learning application for their business needs. This was quite an easy task for me, in fact I have been built a similar web app for this customer some time ago already. I was provided with an example site on global learning portal, see it here CSP Mobile APP and asked to localize this app into Latvian. In fact all the localization task was already done and I was provided with one large .docx and .pdf file (.pdf just a mirror version) with all texts translated, so it was my turn to build this app from scratch and add content on it.

In short this web app teaches 4 very important steps in customer relationships - how to establish trust, how to identify needs, how to present your solution, and how to assure satisfaction, in case a user don't know were to start he/she is provided with a simple questionnaire form, answering on a few questions user can start exploring is there some ways he/she could improve his/her sales process.

To perform this task I took Drupal as content management system (Drupal is great for building web apps), created a custom Bootstrap responsive sub theme and after a couple of hours finished this task. The fun fact I built this app in my new rural country house.

Meet sales.wilsonlearning.lv - Responsive Web app to learn how to prepare for your next sales call

sales.wilsonlearning.lv desktop version

The recipe for this site was simple - Drupal 7 as content management system, Custom Responsive Bootstrap sub theme and a few Drupal modules. Most hard work on this web app is done by Drupal views and node reference modules.

What I like about web apps - it's a questionnaire function, and this web app is no expectation it features a very neat questionnaire form, just in case user don't know where to start. 

Quiz form on sales.wilsonlearning.lv

Answering on a few simple questions, trainee can see his/her existing progress on work with his/her existing customer

Result form on sales.wilsonlearning.lv

This questionnaire was built by using custom JavaScript code (no Drupal modules involved here)

Responsive design

Responsive version sales.wilsonlearning.lv

By using Drupal and Bootstrap theme it took just a few additional CSS selectors to make this web app fully responsive

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I asked to the client, could he provide a simple reference on tasks I have performed and here is what I got:

We have been working with Reinis already from 2010, when he have built the first version of our webpage. The best advantages for us to work with Reinis are his responsibility, responsiveness, short terms and fair investments for the job well done. We are regularly receiving the advice and new ideas how to develop and improve our web presence. Recently we have developed the mobile versions of useful applications and have good ideas for further development, thanks to Reinis.

Jānis Straumēns
Partner
Wilson Learning Baltics Ltd.
Please feel free to contact me for your next learning application development! 

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Simple Crypto Trading Bot From Trality

06/24/2021 - 02:47 27 views
A few days ago I discovered this little amazing and free automated crypto trading bot from Trality and I feel very impressed.

Trality is a platform for anybody who wants to profit from algorithmic trading without giving up the day job. At least not right away

I like algorithm trading and I believe if done correctly then it can help to save money (and in the best scenario to make more).

A couple of years ago I did some experiments with another crypto trading bot - Gekko, but I soon stopped using it, despite the backtests I was able to generate pretty impressive returns using simple RSI strategy (buy when oversold, sell when overbought). Back then I was trading altcoins on Poloniex, which is something I really never have enjoyed in fact. 

GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2019

06/23/2021 - 07:21 11 views
It has been a while since I last time compared the economic output of the former Soviet Union states.

Last time I did, I had data for 2013, see: GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2013

With the latest economic sanctions against Belarus I decided to take a look, how does each of the former Soviet countries stands now, the latest data I was able to gather was from 2019 (World Bank).

Per capita gross domestic product (GDP) is a metric that breaks down a country's economic output per person and is calculated by dividing the GDP of a country by its population. For the ease of calculations GDP per capita nominal is used in following table

Without further ado, here is the raw data

Sold 55 Shares of Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) at $13.45; Bought 10 shares of KO at $48.26 per share

06/23/2021 - 02:59 13 views
On February 1, 2021, I sold  all 55 shares of Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) at $13.45 to purchase 10 shares with KO at $48.26 per share + kept some cash

I've been holding WPG shares since late 2018 It seemed like a nice dividend stock, but later turned out one of the most disastrous stocks in my portfolio, falling from ~$7 per share to way below $1. 

Once this stock fell below $1 I bought some more, idea was to go bust or make out like a bandit. Then WPG stock went stock split 9:1, and our 500 shares turned into 55, seems it was a smart enough move to buy additional 260 shares during the March 2020 market crash, if not that the result would be much worst. Anyhow - WPG now is the history in my portfolio.

Sold 80 Shares of Stone Harbor Emerging (NYSE:EDF) at $8.85

06/22/2021 - 02:12 5 views
On April 15, 2021, I sold 80 shares of Stone Harbor Emerging (NYSE:EDF) at $8.85 to finance other stock purchases on Interactive Broker

We have been holding EDF stock since July 2018, in general, I still like the stock, but my investment philosophy has changed and I'm not interested anymore to hold stocks without options.

EDF was a decent monthly dividend stock, unfortunately, I'm closing this position with a loss of -$572.35. Who knows, maybe in the future, I might buy back this stock. 

Green Cape near Batumi

06/21/2021 - 02:52 18 views
Green cape is one of the most beautiful places in Georgia, located just some 9 km outside of Batumi. 

Batumi Botanical Garden is located within Green Cape's picturesque setting. You can reach Green cape from Batumi by a taxi or bus.



Pebbled beach at Green cape

There are several cafes located in and within a close proximity to Green cape. The main entrance to the Batumi Botanical garden also is located here.



Green Cape and a pier

Javakheti Trip

06/18/2021 - 06:49 23 views
One of the strangest weekend trips, - from the Russian Tsar favorite places in Abastumani to the footsteps of Khertvisi fortress which, rumor has it, Alexader the Great has visited.

From the Georgian Cave towns in Vardzia to friendly Armenians in Ninotsminda and back to Russian Dukhobor settlements near the beautiful lakes of Saghamo, Paravani, and Tsalka reservoir, not to mention tasty Belgian chocolate from the Phoka Monastery.

Strange, but awesome. Thumbs up!

How To Update to PHP 7.4 Ubuntu 16.04 Drupal 7 Nginx

06/17/2021 - 02:45 30 views
I was facing problems with some Drupal modules not being supported, before upgrading to PHP 7.4 version.  

As I had running Ubuntu 16.04 server with Nginx and PHP 7.0 FPM on in I felt a bit afraid performing a live update and decided to make a new backup for all settings. 

Here I found some good advice: How To Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04/16.04

and also for Drupal specific things took my own advice from here: How to Install Drupal with Nginx, PHP-FPM 7.4, MySQL, phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 20.04 - Linode Guide

Install PHP 7.4 on Ubuntu 18.04/16.04

Step 1: Add PHP PPA Repository

We’ll add ppa:ondrej/php PPA repository which has the latest build packages of PHP.

Latest stock buy 15 shares of NIO at $57.17 per share

06/16/2021 - 14:29 18 views
On January 29, 2021, we bought 15 shares of NIO stock (NYSE:O ) paying $57.17 per share. 

Unlike most of the other stocks I buy, NIO is not a dividend stock, instead, I see NIO as a potential growth stock

NIO is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Shanghai, specializing in designing and developing electric vehicles. The company is also involved in the FIA Formula E Championship, the first single-seater, all-electric racing series



NIO stock forecast

Covered Calls with Reinis Fischer Newsletter

06/16/2021 - 06:37 81 views
If you have been following my blog for a while, you most probably have noticed I love writing a lot about stock and options trading.

As this is going to be a longer, technical post, and you are here for what the title says, here is the link, go and start exploring: Covered Calls with Reinis Fischer

At some point, 80% of the new content in the blog was about some of my latest stock buys or detailed options trades.

It helped to fill up the content, but also to lose track of the other interesting things I do - travels, reviews, programming, photography, and so on. The blog started to look cluttered (and still does). I have heard many times that I have a very eclectic range of topics. Well, what to do.

Latest Stock Buy 8 shares of Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) $61.03 per share

06/15/2021 - 02:11 17 views
On March 5, 2021, I bought additional 8 shares of Intel Corporation (INTC) for our daughter's stock portfolio, paying $61.03 per share. Funds for this purchase were taken from my dad's inheritance fund.

With its quarterly dividend payout of $0.33 per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 2.16% and will pay us $2.64 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest addition to the portfolio, but every bit counts.

We are now holding 54 shares with INTC

Our average buy price: $55.95

I plan to increase the total share count to 100 in a reasonable time frame (say by the middle of 2021) and once we have 100 shares start selling covered calls on it to generate extra income.

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Simple Crypto Trading Bot From Trality

A few days ago I discovered this little amazing and free automated crypto trading bot from Trality and I feel very impressed. Trality is a platform for anybody who wants to profit from algorithmic trading without giving up the day job. At least not right away I like algorithm trading...

GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2019

It has been a while since I last time compared the economic output of the former Soviet Union states. Last time I did, I had data for 2013, see: GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2013 With the latest economic sanctions against Belarus I decided to take a look, how does each of...

Sold 55 Shares of Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) at $13.45; Bought 10 shares of KO at $48.26 per share

On February 1, 2021, I sold  all 55 shares of Washington Prime Group (NYSE:WPG) at $13.45 to purchase 10 shares with KO at $48.26 per share + kept some cash I've been holding WPG shares since late 2018 It seemed like a nice dividend stock, but later turned out one of the...

Sold 80 Shares of Stone Harbor Emerging (NYSE:EDF) at $8.85

On April 15, 2021, I sold 80 shares of Stone Harbor Emerging (NYSE:EDF) at $8.85 to finance other stock purchases on Interactive Broker We have been holding EDF stock since July 2018, in general, I still like the stock, but my investment philosophy has changed and I'm not interested...

Green Cape near Batumi

Green cape is one of the most beautiful places in Georgia, located just some 9 km outside of Batumi.  Batumi Botanical Garden is located within Green Cape's picturesque setting. You can reach Green cape from Batumi by a taxi or bus. Pebbled beach at Green cape There are several cafes...

Javakheti Trip

One of the strangest weekend trips, - from the Russian Tsar favorite places in Abastumani to the footsteps of Khertvisi fortress which, rumor has it, Alexader the Great has visited. From the Georgian Cave towns in Vardzia to friendly Armenians in Ninotsminda and back to Russian Dukhobor...

How To Update to PHP 7.4 Ubuntu 16.04 Drupal 7 Nginx

I was facing problems with some Drupal modules not being supported, before upgrading to PHP 7.4 version.   As I had running Ubuntu 16.04 server with Nginx and PHP 7.0 FPM on in I felt a bit afraid performing a live update and decided to make a new backup for all settings.  Here I...

Latest stock buy 15 shares of NIO at $57.17 per share

On January 29, 2021, we bought 15 shares of NIO stock (NYSE:O ) paying $57.17 per share.  Unlike most of the other stocks I buy, NIO is not a dividend stock, instead, I see NIO as a potential growth stock NIO is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in...

Covered Calls with Reinis Fischer Newsletter

If you have been following my blog for a while, you most probably have noticed I love writing a lot about stock and options trading. As this is going to be a longer, technical post, and you are here for what the title says, here is the link, go and start exploring: Covered Calls with Reinis...

Latest Stock Buy 8 shares of Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) $61.03 per share

On March 5, 2021, I bought additional 8 shares of Intel Corporation (INTC) for our daughter's stock portfolio, paying $61.03 per share. Funds for this purchase were taken from my dad's inheritance fund. With its quarterly dividend payout of $0.33 per share,...

Hotel Dalis Mta

Hotel Dalis Mta is located some 35 kilometers from the Dedoplitskaro town, right next to the Dalis Mta water reservoir in the Chachuna managed area. We had a chance to stay here overnight at the start of June 2020, as the trip was organized by a German friend, he was the one who found and booked...

Vashlovani Trip

Epic Georgia! Epic Vashlovani! Another awesome weekend recorded. Crossing desert sand, meeting more than 30 turtles, reaching man-built Chachuna reservoir, stepping in volcano mud puddles. With an overnight stay in a camp base powered by solar power. Reaching Eagle canyon near Dedoplitskaro and...

30 day challenge to publish 30 YouTube videos and double subscriber count

At the end of April 2021 (April 27) I started another interesting challenge in which was looking to publish at least one YouTube video a day for 30 days and double up my YouTube subscriber count! In this article, I'm going to share details of how it all went. Despite I have a semi-...

Latest stock buy 6 shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) at $133.33 per share

On April 30, 2021, I bought additional 6 shares of Apple stock (NASDAQ: AAPL) paying $133.33 per share.  With its quarterly dividend of 0.22 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 0.66% and will pay us an additional $1.32 ...

Turn $200/mo into $150,000 in Just 10 years

Last weekend we had a very nice and remote trip to the Vashlovani protected areas here in Georgia, we had a chance to sleep in a very remote place that was powered by solar energy and there was no internet connection. The last time I was in a place without an internet connection was some 7...

Latest stock buy 14 shares of Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) at $59.80 per share

On January 29, 2021, we bought additional 14 shares of Realty Income Corp. (NYSE:O ) paying $59.80 per share.  With its monthly dividend of 0.23 cents per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 4.61% and will pay us an additional $3.22 every month (before...

Hilton Batumi Hotel Review

Located in the centre of Batumi, just 200 m from the Black Sea coast, Hilton Batumi is a pet-friendly 5-star hotel offering a modern interior design and high-quality facilities. Dolphinarium is 300 m from the hotel and Europe Square is 900 m away. We booked this 5-star Hilton Batumi hotel for a 3-...

Latest Stock Buy 12 shares of LI (NASDAQ:LI) $30.16 per share

On February 2, 2021, I bought additional 12 shares of LI (NASDAQ:LI) for our daughter's stock portfolio, paying $30.16 per share. Funds for this purchase were taken from my dad's inheritance fund. Li Auto Inc., also known as Li Xiang, is a Chinese electric vehicle...

Top 10 Best Selling Laptops June 2021

In this article I've listed top 10 best selling laptops models on Amazon in month of June, 2021 A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I might earn an affiliate income from...

Batumi and Green Cape

Another awesome weekend has been in our tapes - this time we booked a Tbilisi - Batumi flight by Vanilla Sky (it's super cheap and takes only 50 minutes to get there), a 5-star Hilton Hotel with executive views + gym and saltwater pool access. Visited Green Cape + Botanical garden. Pink ice cream...

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