On this week’s TDD, we welcome back ncomment!

War-tddThis Sunday at 3pm PST on our live UStream show, we welcome back Lee Garnett, the brilliant mind behind the social media-conscious online comic, ncomment. Lee guides us through the latest chapter of his magnum opus, War, as well as fields questions from our TDD audience. If you have questions you’d like to ask Mr. Garnett, feel free to post them in the comments below. Please join us on The Drill Down this Sunday!

The Drill Down IOGEAR Giveaway Winner!

The Drill Down podcast is happy to announce a winner in our IOGEAR Portable Media Server Player giveaway! The winner is TechnologyFreak with the poignant tweet: @TheDrillDown I would use the home media player from @IOGEAR to Make visits to grandparents house more enjoyable The best post was judged by The Drill Down crew, and TechnologyFreak will receive IOGEAR’s Portable Media Server Player pre-loaded with every single epsode of The Drill Down! Thanks to IOGEAR for making this givaway possible amd congratulations, TechnologyFreak! People really do win on The Drill Down!

The Drill Down IOGEAR Media Player Giveaway

The Drill Down podcast is happy to host a very special giveaway from our sponsor, IOGEAR. IOGEAR is giving away one Portable Media Server Player, pre-loaded with every single epsode of The Drill Down! IOGEAR’s Portable Media Server Player stores all of your favorite standard definition pictures, movies and music for easy playback viewing on a standard definition TV, HDTV or display.  IOGEAR’s 720p HD upscaling capability allows you to play your standard definition content at up to 720p HD resolution on your HDTV.

  • It holds up to:
    • 34,000 digital photos
    • 30,000 mp3’s
    • 3,000 uncompressed CD quality songs
    • 9 hours of digital video
    • 50 hours of DVD quality video

To participate, follow @IOGEAR and @TheDrillDown on Twitter and post a tweet mentioning both @iogear and @thedrilldown along with a short blurb on how you would use the portable media player (keep it clean). The best post (as judged by The Drill Down crew) gets the Portable Media Player. The giveaway begins Nov. 2 and ends Nov. 30.

The Drill Down is going to Blog World Expo ’09!

The Drill Down team (Muhammad Saleem, Lidija Davis, Reg Saddler, and of course, myself, Andrew Sorcini) will be at Blogworld New Media Expo 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada this year. We’ll be doing a LIVE show for the Blogworld exhibition floor audience on Friday, October 16th at 4PM. Come see us, then hang out with us afterward for drinks and dinner! I’ll update this post as details emerge and keep it sticky.

Update: What would you like us to discuss at Blog World Expo?
Use the comments below to let us know what you’d like to hear us talk about in our first live show. We’ll cover the topics you want to hear about.

No New show this week (see you at Comic-Con 2009!)

There’s no show this week, as I’m trying to get an early jump on Comic-Con 2009 in San Diego, where I expect to post at least a couple of reports from the field. Stay tuned here for updates and subscribe to my Audioboo feed here or on iTunes for instant iPhone updates. Our regular show will commence again next Friday July 31st, at 8:30 PST on Ustream. If you’re going to be at ComicCon, connect with me via Twitter, and we’ll hook up IRL.

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UPDATE: Everready colleague JD Rucker has agreed to step in for another rousing live episode of The Drill Up, the show hosted in a way only he can. See you tonight, 8:30 PST on Ustream. Here’s tonight’s talking points (amongst anything else JD wants to cover).

Sustainability and Survival

This post, by April Capil is the winner of our recent IOGEAR Laptop KVM Switch contest giveaway. Congratulations, April! Follow April on Twitter.

It was in my oncologist’s office that I realized the connection between breast cancer and sustainable enterprise. As an unemployed GreenMBA diagnosed with Stage III Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, I had understandably bigger fish to fry: my house was a month away from foreclosure; I had just gotten a $27,000 bill from the hospital that did my lumpectomy, and it had only been two weeks since I moved my life 3,000 miles back home to California. The truth is, it was a miracle that I’d even found an oncologist who took my insurance and was accepting new patients. I wasn’t exactly looking for life-changing truths.
“With triple negative cases like yours,” Dr. Kuan was saying, “I like to recommend clinical trials, because there isn’t a drug you can take after chemo and radiation….” I looked at her blankly.  “To keep your cancer from coming back,” she clarified. To keep it from coming back? It had never even occurred to me that my cancer could come back. I’d had two surgeries to cut it out; I was dumping petrochemicals into my body (despite my green values) so that any remaining cells were destroyed. When chemo was over, I was shooting radioactive isotopes into my chest. Why on earth would my cancer come back? For the first time since my diagnosis, I realized I should be doing everything I possibly can to survive. If not, I was in danger of only surviving this round.