The Drill Down Buckyballs Giveaway

The Drill Down podcast is giving away three sets of Buckyballs, the amazing magnetic desk toy, and all you need to do is test your knowledge of The Drill Down podcast. For the next three weeks we’ll ask a question relating to The Drill Down here on this page. The first person to send the correct answer to with Buckyballs in the subject line will win their very own Buckyballs set. Please include your name and address in the email, so we know where to send your prize.

What can you do with Buckyballs? Just about anything you can imagine. Take a look:

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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.

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.

The Drill Down IOGEAR Giveaway Contest

We at the Drill Down appreciate your support and are very happy to have an opportunity to give back to you, our dedicated listeners.

We have received a Laptop KVM switch from IOGEAR (valued at $99.95) that we want to give to one of our lucky listeners.

To win, all you need to do is submit an original blog post to between now and April 30, 2009 and then on May 1, 2009 May 7th and then on May 8th we’ll evaluate the best post to determine which author will win. Your submission must be original content to; the post may not have previously appeared on another blog.
In regards to content, we love all things social. Opinions, news, goss, and analysis are all welcome.
Thanks again to IOGEAR for making this contest happen and don’t forget to enter their contest, where they are giving away hundreds of dollars worth of prizes at

Update: Contest extended to May 7th. due to reclarification of entry qualifications. That’s one more week, folks!
Update: We have a winner! April Capil for her entry “Sustainability and Survival“. Thanks to all the entrants!