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Art Gallery of NSW - Report 3

Report 1 Report 2 Report 4

02. Typo/Topography of Marcel Duchamp's Large glass by Richard Hamilton. Very interesting work conceptually.






08. One and three tables by Joseph Kosuth




12. Southern gravity by Richard Long








21. The idle hour by Arthur Murch


Flowering Inferno - Cumbia Sobre el Mar

Yesterday in the gym heard the song by the band "Flowering Inferno". After I got home, have found and bought two of their albums: "Death of the Revolution" and "Dog With a Rope".
Incredible music.

Wine - 2010 Pinot Grigio La Famiglia Trentham

Very interesting wine with citrus and pear notes:

Details from the producer and tasting notes

Wine - Castello del Poggio Moscato Provincia di Pavia

Awesome wine. Sweet with notes of pear, caramel, apricot.

Some details

Sony Xperia TX

In Sydney is available from Sony and Vodafone from Friday 23/11/12 as per the comments from the following post:

Some time ago I posted some info and links about the new Sony smartphone Xperia TX.

It seems that it became available for sale online:

I haven't tried those sites yet and they look pretty similar. So can't provide any feedback yet.
Anyway I would like to buy this phone to replace the iPhone.

Sports on the weekend

Played basketball on Sunday. Awesome time.

Moscow places

I am being asked from time to time about Moscow and where to stay there, where to eat, what night clubs to visit.
I have ran through the posts from recent MosEtnoExp at and got a list of places that the guys from the expedition visited and either recommended or didn't say too negative about.
Golden Apple
Renaissance Moscow Olympic Hotel
Beach Hotel
Gostinitsa Moscomsporta
Crowne Plaza
Metropol Moscow
Intercontinental Moscow


About entrepreneurs

Don't know exactly why, but when someone introduces himself or herself to me as "aspiring social entrepreneur" my first opinion - this person is just useless in terms of doing any real business together.

Of course this perception may not be correct in some cases.

I think that's because of several factors:

1. When someone says "I work in engineering (construction, law, education, government, marketing, IT, farming, manufacturing, dosomethingreal)" you can say that at least you see what skills and subject area knowledge you could leverage as a team to build something or to work on some initiative or project.
It also shows credibility of the person, because it at least gives us an idea of what we could do exactly together as a team. Of course other wonderful skills and capabilities may be uncovered during the collaboration, but if initially there is a team of only people who call themselves "entrepreneurs" - nothing is going to work and we will neve…

Song of the day

Port - De Bortoli 8 Year Old Fine Tawny

This port is good. The taste includes dark fruits and rose hip syrup:

Tasting notes and reviews

Cloud issues

These days before moving to Cloud one should think twice. I really see some benefits in using these Cloud technologies, but for some business critical tasks it may cause problems.

Like this one:

This doesn't prevent me from continuing the Finance course, but some businesses may have very painful interruptions.

Construction issues resolution in Sydney - Part 1

Situation Vendor has sold the property and signed the contract. As per contract of sale the vendor at their own expense needs to rectify defects within 6 months after settlement.
Vendor engages their builder to rectify the defects. The Builder doesn't provide any reasonable notice, doesn't want to rectify some of the defects, doesn't have any quality assurance in place.
Both Vendor and Builder doesn't communicate any certain dates, Vendor says to do whatever the owner of the property wants, Builder doesn't respond in writing.

ResolutionStage 1.  Beginning of December 2011 - just after settlement. Owner sent defects list to the Vendor as per contract of sale. Vendor forwarded the list to the builder. Builder sends people to the property. They didn't provide any notification in writing, fixed some of the defects quickly and din't rectify majority of them, left the mess after themselves.

Stage 2.  Mid January 2012. Owner sent the list of outstanding defects to t…

Art Gallery of NSW - Report 2

Report 1 Report 3 Report 4
It was my first ever visit to the art gallery that represents that much of contemporary arts. I have got controversial feelings about this type of art, but anyway it was good experience.
01. This work illustrates move of a female body upside down.



04. Untitled (old woman in bed)






11. Really scary thing. It also speaks something.


13. Marc a l’encesa – 2 type C colour photographs, one burnt frame