Wallace B. McClure

All About Wally McClure - The musings of Wallym on Web, HTML5, Mobile, Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and Windows Azure.

  • Bad Startup Advice

    I've recently been running into some bad startup advice, so I wanted to put out my views on this.

  • Startup Articles

    I wanted to tie together a few of my startup articles designed for developers and to put them into one place where I can access them.  Here are my articles from Visual Studio Magazine over the past few years.  I wrote them, then there was change in direction, and so some of my articles didn't get published.  Oh well, it is all good.  Here they are, I hope you enjoy them.

  • Startup - Top 10 List (Or So)

    I've been told for years that I need to put together a set of videos regarding my Top 10 List of things for a Technologist to do to get a startup into first gear.  I have a talk on this, but I have never actually done the video(s).  Now, I have, and I have put them up on my YouTube.  I'm going to link to them from this blog post.  I hope that I have them in somewhat the right order and that I haven't mucked things up too much in this.

  • High And To The Right

    Recently had a conversation regarding our application(s) up at DC for my government client. 

  • Enough is Enough

    As everyone knows, the United States Capital was breached by thugs trying to disrupt the validation of the Electoral College votes for the 2020 National Election for The President Of The United States.  A group of protestors/thugs then laid siege to the capital.  I won’t bore you with my thoughts on this.  I have listened to various political leaders this afternoon.  I would hope that Joe Biden would lead us forward.  You have a hard road ahead of you.  I feel for what you are going through at this time.

  • Making your Golf Charity Scramble Memorable

    You really want to make your charity/foundation golf scramble a memorable experience.  You want people to come back year after year.  You want to expose your sponsors to people in more ways. You want your golfers to clear the golf course as quickly as possible.  Your golfers have lives.  Sure, they love talking a bit after golf, but they don't like waiting around 90 minutes for the scores to be tallied.  You and your staff of volunteers have been at the golf course since 6:30 am.  They are hot.  They are tired.  They want to go home.  The golf pro staff is human.  They make mistakes.  They have been at the course for many hours.  They are hot and tired as well.  They really don't want to then spend the next 90 minutes chasing down scorecards and then having to total them up.     And when there are ties, they aren't looking forward to going through the work of the USGA tie breaking system. 

  • Stableford Scoring in Golf with Azure

    We revamped our scoring for a golf stableford scoring system. The problem with Stableford is that it is in general hard to figure out during a round how your team is doing in relation to your quota. The scoreboard is fast and shows the scores as well as your position within the event relative to your quota. The performance is also lightening fast. check out the video. This shows the display of the scores over each hole per group and the scoring is updated per the USGA guidelines for tie breaking. I'm quite proud of this.