Microsoft Hololens First Hand Look

[19 MAY to 20 MAY 2016, Kirkland, WA]

So, I was at a MS TFS (Microsoft Team Foundation Server) training class at the Quicklearn training center in Kirkland, WA. They had the Microsoft Hololens Augmented Reality (AR) headset on hand…

Quickly, VR or Virtual Reality is an enclosed system where everything you see is virtual or “fake”, meaning it’s all projected. If the power goes out, you see nothing except darkness. AR or Augmented Reality, like the MS Hololens, is an open system where you see the real world around you and elements of whatever is projected floats in you view. If the power goes out, you see your real world as is. Here are some pictures:


Microsoft Hololens First Hand Look

So, as I previously noted, I was at a training class and they had a Hololens and the instructor was kind enough to let me try it on. Wow, it was amazing. The low-rez video below does not do it justice, but you get the idea… To use the lens controls, you need to learn some gestures. In the sample video, I wasn’t exactly expert at pointing so the end where I am trying to punch in numbers, I am all over the wrong ones…

The scene is from the game “Fragments” where all of the people inside it are real height and you either interact with them or watch a scene. (Think of turning off the lights. Imagine doing “Doom” in 3D, in your own room with life-size monsters. Talk about crazy scary…)

Anyway here is a snippet of the game, nothing scary, just a random scene. It was in “infra red” mode”, the music is not part of the game, I added it since looking at a soundless video is boring. In the game, the headset provides full stereo sound:

Seattle Adventure with Charissa and Kevin 28-APR to 01 MAY 2016

[28-APR to 01 MAY 2016, Seattle, WA]

Another trek with my friends. This time around, Charissa and Kevin. To Seattle. (Charissa works for Starbucks so it was massively cool for her.) I’ve been to Seattle before but haven’t done a lot of the stuff we did this time, so that was new for me too, including: The Science Fiction Museum (EMP Museum) -which was showing the traveling Hello Kitty Museum, going up the Space Needle, riding the monorail, doing the Seattle Underground Tour and finding another absinthe bar – The Polar Bar at the The Arctic Club Hotel 🙂


Seattle Adventure with Charissa and Kevin 28-APR to 01 MAY 2016

Kelcey Peterson and Jacob Roszko Wedding March 19 2016

[March 19, 2016, Tucson, AZ]

Okay, Using my new camera, I shot over a 1000 pictures and distilled them down to 155. A lot of shots were rapid fire 10 frames in less than a second. It’s cool to look flip through them in order. I left a few of those sequences in the set so when you go from one frame to the nest, it looks like they are moving. So, here are the pictures from the Kelsey Peterson and Jacob Roszko Wedding on March 19, 2016 in Tucson, AZ.

Family and friends may download them for their own use. These pics have been reduced to 600×800 resolution. If you really like a pic, I can send you a full resolution picture (just send me the 4 digit picture number). So here they are:


Kelcey Peterson and Jacob Roszko Wedding March 19 2016

The General’s 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Party Dec 31, 2015 in Tucson, AZ

[DEC 31, 2015, Viscount Suites, Rosario Room, Tucson, AZ ]

Okay, here are my pics from my 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Party on Dec 31, 2015 in Tucson, AZ. Rented a room at the Viscount Suites with food and drinks and everyone had a great time. Here are the pics:


The General’s 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Party Dec 31, 2015 in Tucson, AZ