Author Archives: Wayne Cook

The Kindness Diaries

Dustin Clutterbuck, a massage graduate from IBMC College, has been communicating with Steven Steele, the CEO of IBMC College to bring Leon Logothetis of the Kindness Diaries to the College to present a talk on his experience with the kindness … Continue reading

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Are all Experienced Engineers Rude and New Engineers Obnoxious

This was written in response on Quora asking if all experienced engineers rude. In many respects, it is written as a letter to new engineers just coming out of school. I have been producing software for many years. Most new … Continue reading

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Agile Manifesto

It is best to understand a little history behind the Agile Manifesto to comprehend what the intention of the seventeen authors of the original manifesto was.  My link to one of the authors goes back to when I worked at … Continue reading

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Code Reviews in a SCRUM

This is a little different than many of the items I have posted. But I do have four basic passions: Family, Computers, Health, and Personal Growth/Education. Today, I was thinking about SCRUM and how it relates to past software development … Continue reading

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Intent is Necessary, but not Sufficient

Intent is just desire. To live a full life you must be doing, or living an intentional life. I have been looking into some of the writing of John C Maxwell and like what I have been able to gather so … Continue reading

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Have you learned something new today?

I have always enjoyed learning and am interested in several areas. The three main areas in which I am interested are my health (and healthy living), computers, and education. I guess the latter can combine the first two. I fee, … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Grow is to Serve

I know for me, the way I enjoy life the most is to serve others. There is something special about that. I am sure each of us can think of people who have touched our lives through their service. This … Continue reading

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Choose your Supplements Wisely

There are approximately 1500 multivitamins and multiminerals available in North America. It is easy just to go to the store and choose the cheapest brand available. This may not be the best approach. I would advise looking at independent testing … Continue reading

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What is Needed

Too often it is much easier to “go with the flow” than to sit down and do what needs to be done. This includes the mundane (dishes) to the health issues (I don’t feel like taking that walk today), to … Continue reading

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Convergent verse Divergent Thinking

Convergent Thinking – where ideas coalesce around one way of thinking that can produce a common goal or guidance. This is important for a group to eventually move forward and achieve greatness. Divergent Thinking – brainstorming, coming up with many … Continue reading

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