There was one major flaw with my plan to turn Derranna into the "Ultimate Mining Foreman" with the Orca, mining command links, and Mining Foreman mindlink: Derranna is my only serious miner.
You can't fly an Orca and be a miner.
Now don't get me wrong, the Orca is still a good purchase for me as it nicely fits into the stable of logistic ships having really good cargo space (89,000 m3 cargo and 40,000 m3 Maintentance Array along with 400,000 m3 Ship Hanger) and the ability to move rigged battlecruisers and smaller cannot be underestimated. But I really wanted to use the ship's ability to make mining more profitable and I don't feel like I can have her join a mining corp for the single reason that I fear I would bring the wrath of FINEG down upon any small or medium corp I join. With m3 and Blackwater not doing mining ops anymore, I'm left to my own devices.
"Ok, so now what?"
Well, I need to get another miner.
Purchasing one from the forums was a possibility but expensive and ISK supplies are a bit low. Its better to train one up after Derranna is done her training. None of my alts were created as industrial types so I made a new character and he will do the necessary training for ultimately the Hulk with stops at Retriever along the way. EveMon suggests it will take the better part of half a year so I don't expect I'll be doing any solo mining ops any time soon, but planning for the future is always a good idea.