Granted it’s a mind-numbing service process, not some cutting-edge technological vision. Yes, I’m working on a — yawn — process control plan. Writing P Charts, U Charts, and C Charts by hand in Excel for a client. Not what I want, but a gift nonetheless.
My folly is that I am not seeing it as it Is. Here in my house, drinking fresh coffee of my own making, about to go take a walk with my dog and think about a sampling strategy, I am pretty damned priviledged. Undeservedly so, I guess. Ungratefully so, all too often. My commute is 20 feet and a login for a job that uses my training and supports my family, so what’s not to be thankful for?
I’m still waiting for some real futures work to come my way. Not giving up yet. Next meeting in Japan is May 14th and maybe after that I’ll know if I get to write weird technology scenarios again. Until then, statistical process control is my friend.