Microsoft HoloLens

Back in 2010 I was getting ready to build an app for Windows Phone. I did publish the app to the Windows Store Bike Stations, great learning exercise.

Now I’m getting ready to build some Microsoft HoloLens apps.


  • Received confirmation: Wave 2  – probably the invitation to buy will be around June/July 2016
  • Updated Visual Studio 2015 Update 2
  • Installed the HoloLens emulator
  • Compiled HelloHoloWorld app

In the following days I’ll go through the Galaxy Explorer source code to grab some ideas.




2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Civ 5. Yoink (155/227)

155. Yoink! As Austria, replace another civ as allies with a City-State and acquire the City-State through diplomatic marriage in the same turn.

To get this one, be sure to have enough gold to make the City state your allie from 1000-1500 plus marriage costs other +350.   So when you have 2000 wait for other civ to get in alliace with a city state and go for it.

1. Gift gold 1000 or more until is your allie

2. Diplomatic marriage

Civilization 5 – new achievements comming

Expansion Gods & Kings is almost here, and new achievements are already listed.

Here some samples:


And some more:

Access Denied
Apocalypse Now
Austrian Succession
Baktun the Future
Capture of Brielle
Celtic Thunder
Colonize This!
Dancer, Actress, Empress, Victor
Defender of the Faith
Double KO
Et tu, Brute
From Russia with Love
Gad Zeus!
Gentlemen’s Agreement
Gimme Your Lunch Money!
Greek Fire
Hannibal’s Crossing
Holier Than Thou
Holy Father
I Missed That Day in History Class
I Sunk Your Imperial Capital!
Intelligence Network
Junta for Red October
Lion of the North
Longest. Name. Ever.
Mehmet the Conqueror
Missionary Man
Modern Major-General
Never take our freedom!
No White Flag Here
Nobody expects…
Pax Romana Aeternum
Quite Accomplished
RAM Usage
Rastafari Messiah
Reconquista Who?
Renaissance Man
Richard the Lionheart
Scourge of Everyone
Silent No More
Sky Admiral
Smooth Talking
Sticky Fingers
The Last Crusade
The Yokes on the Mongols
Turks Shmurks!
We are Family
Whack a Mole

Connect VS2010 to TFS 11 express

Today I had a little issue trying to create a new project from VS2010 to my just recently installed TFS 11 express :

I confirmed in security manager that I had all access possible….

To fix it I installed Team Explorer for Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta  from here

It installed the VS 2011 beta shell, from here Team Explorer works as expected and a new project can be created:

Once the new project was in place all expected task from VS2010 are available, like to create tasks, bugs, define builds, etc.

All expected items are available from the Web site:


Next post,   where are all those fancy graphs?   [maybe express version has only source control]