Month: July 2014

THDP23 Kickstarter, the Good and the Bad

Hi everybody and thanks for having us back again this week.  Right off the bat we would like to welcome new listeners from Alaska, Rhode Island and West Virginia in the USA and the Croatia, Uruguay and Portugal worldwide.  It is a small world isn’t it?  We would like to thank all our listeners.  Our mantra has been consistent:  You are the reason we do this show.  You are the stars, we are only giving you the platform in which to share your views. It’s amazing how much my knee improves every day.  Ok, actually the amount of improvement probably isn’t that much but I can tell and it make me feel good.  If I could only better control the swelling.  Everything I read tells me “some” swelling is to be expected.  Anecdotally, I have known some people that have gotten knee replacements an

THDP22 A Little Google, a Little VDI and stuff

This is going to be a little different type of show today.  I am still forced to compromise my workflow’s quality and content because of my surgery.  I think I sound tons better than I did on the last show.  I thought last week that I felt good enough to work.  Apparently I was wrong.  Man, listening to the recording of THDP21, aside from the audio challenges we had, I sounded like I had no energy and one foot in the grave.  Hopefully this week I at least sound like I got rid of the foot thing. I don’t want to dwell on this but for those of you who are newbies to the show, I had total knee replacement surgery in June.  For the last 2-3 weeks I have been trying to get a show out every week but I have had mixed results with that.  I have been bothered by three things that have been the re

THDP21 Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July.  To all of our American listeners, we at THDP want to wish you a happy and safe holiday.  Don’t overdo it.  Everything in moderation but may this be a memorable 4th for you and your family. My Knee Please note, this podcast will have a discussion of my total knee replacement surgery.  Four years ago I would have found this discussion to be uncomfortable to listen to.  Now I say, this is real life folks, don't be so sheltered!! Over the last two years I have accumulated a lifetime of anecdotal experiences dealing with the knee replacement process.  It seemed after a while that everybody over 55 either has or is getting an artificial knee.  If you haven't had one, it's one (or both) parents, or an aunt or whatever. So as time goes on your actual surgery date cr