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:

A Day a Digital Shoguns for All Your Base: Last of Last(tm)

[Feb 13, 2014 – Feb 15, 2015, London, England, UK]

This is the third attempt to get my three-dimensional animated parody comedy science fiction super short film, All Your Base: Last of Last completed. To that end, I hired the Digital Shoguns for the task and paid them a visit in London, England. Here is the webpage for All Your Base: Last of Last:

Official Website:

Here are a few pics from the trip:

A Day at Digital Shoguns, London, England (official release pic)

The Curse of Too Many Web Sites 2013

“The Curse of Too Many Web Sites” No, it’s not a movie. It’s just that I have too many web sites that need to be constantly updated. But I am working on two animated movies: Dreadnought: Invasion Six at (feature length) and All Your Base LOL at (short film).

The latest is that, I am late on posting more convention pictures. Sorry about that. I have been working on Dreadnought then I switched in mid-stream and working on All Your Base LOL. So the update on that is, as follows. It’s All Your Base LOL first. It will be Flash animation in the style of “Archer”. It will have a fully orchestrated original score. All five parts will be played by known science fiction actors!

More at: So far the artwork has been completed for 3 of the 5 actors, as follows:

Lizzie Roper as “Operator” in All Your Base LOL:

Claudia Christian as “Mechanic” in All Your Base LOL:

Terry Molly as “CATS” in All Your Base LOL:

Breakfast Run In – Mark Shields 2013


[April 19, 2013, Arlington, VA – USA]

So, I went for coffee with colleagues this morning and bumped into Mark Shields 🙂

My favorite news – from way back when it was “The MacNeil Lehrer News Hour” on PBS with real pros “Gergen and Shields” for commentary. That was cool 🙂

Mark Shields and me


Monument Fire, AZ June 17, 2011


[June 17, 2011 – Arizona, US]

Monument Fire Arizona – Bizarre effect. Focused on the sun. Try staring at this picture for 30 seconds and look away. It will feel like you were looking directly at the sun as if you were there.

This is a picture of the sun looking through the atmosphere saturated with the smoke and soot from the Monument fire, southeast Arizona in the Sierra Vista area looking from Oracle, AZ. This picture was taken on June 17, 2011 at 7:22 pm, looking directly at the Sun. No filter was used. The camera used is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28.The The saturated air traveled well over 100 miles to create the picture, totally blocking out the sight of the four ranges of mountains that can usually see on a clear day. These ranges are from 15 to 110 miles the west end of Oracle. This was taken by my father Robert R. Roszko and is copyrighted. You may use the photo for personal use; however, any publication, re-publication on any medium (including websites, whether free or for pay) requires written permission.

Monument Fire, AZ June 17, 2011