I am literally typing this by fire light.
Our power has gone out. Utterly and completely. If I had to guess, I’d say that I would expect the power to be out for quite awhile. There’s a transformer(?) on a pole in our backyard (because, to me, this house is in such a rural area we don’t have alleyways) that has, quite literally exploded.
I saw the sparks.
From behind me.
I, a digital wretch, am marooned; coasting on the meager resources of power left in my laptop batteries. Thankfully, I bought a Sony. The chemistry in their batteries tends to be far better than the competitions. However, I did splurge for the 15” touchscreen with the backlit keyboard.
Is this what it felt like to be a pioneer?
Anyway, my backyard exploded, or at least something in it, and now I find myself, sitting here, in the actual dark, typing this.
I happened upon an interesting anecdote by random chance today too. You see my health drove me to seek medical services. My physician is still based in the town my mother now lives. So, I stop in as it is in fact in the way of my drive through town. As if in passing, she mentions, at the end of our conversation that my grandmother may have cancer; in her face.
The actuality of that suddenly stuck me here, in the dark. It’s not unreasonable, seeing as how I’ve tripped over the same toy aircraft carrier no less than 3 times in the past 20 minutes.
It is fucking dark. Like 19th Century dark.
I actually live inside Indianapolis and I feel like I live, instead, in some kind of Tolkien fantasy world ruled over by inexplicably relevant Elves.
Needless to say, street lighting isn’t doing a whole lot.
Existentially, digitally, I am quiet inextricably lost.
*My first title had fun random words in it. My track pad causes my cursor to wander.
Nerd is no longer a four letter word; now it’s a six figure number.
Lean Six Sigma prioritizes specialization; specifically process-flow specialization because those are the individuals best suited to make decisions that immediately impact process flow and efficiency. Lean Six Sigma, as a conceptual business model, is very much in vogue now and for one very important reason: it makes sense.
It can also back-up it’s claims with actual numbers. This establishes a base-line as now we can see that the approach is valid and logical. When it comes to business management frameworks, measurable results are the most valuable currencies in the buisness management framework exchanges.
Subject matter experts are critical to the successful implementation of Lean Six Sigma. There is a direct correlation to the efficiency improvements your business can expect from the implementation of Lean Six Sigma and your business or leadership’s ability to identify subject matter experts.
Your processes will not improve if you can’t asses the person best suited to that task.
Nerd is no longer a four letter word.
Instead, it is now a six figure number; a label, a distinction; a job description.
The 21st century has seen the re-appropriation of the term ‘nerd’. It is no longer a derisive moniker; instead it has risen in profile beyond it’s original usage as a singular insult into a relatively new cultural phenomena.
Nerd is ultimately a culture of choice.
In my previous preview post I mentioned some of the blog posts I currently have on the bench. I have one further addition to add to those other topics however.
I haven’t posted anything substantive in like, a whole week. That’s effectively forever in internet time. I want to assure you, I am working on some new posts. Some of these are proving more difficult to extricate from my posterior than some of my other ‘gems’.
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the posts I currently have cooking
In Writing Advice we have
And in miscellany [This case Psychology]
ETA on these is ‘Two weeks-ish’. I used very scientific and precise measurements to come up with that projection.
Trust me, I’m a professional.
I’m working on a splatter-punk/horror short fiction piece, and it’s due very soon.
Are any of my Tumblr people familiar with Clive Barkers worth, or preferably, fans of him? Would they be interested in volunteering for a Beta read of my piece? I only have about a week to finish it and I’m going through revision round 2 tonight.
I have reasonable expectations, I need general ‘does this work or not’ and logical/consistency level feedback, but I do need that feedback returned fairly quickly.