Richard here... as a preface to this newly re-issued to the members and public report by David, I want to apologize to everyone for locking it down initially.
David did talk to me about doing up a report to our members (and of course the public who come here who are not members per se, but do keep abreast of who/what/where/when/why with the Foundation) on my illness. For whatever reason, be it my pain meds, lack of food at the time (I was on ice chips after almost 3 days of either only ice chips or literally nothing leading up to my surgery) or simply general confusion at finding myself in the whirlwind of procedures far and away more involved than I'd expected with just an ulcer, I simply didn't remember just what we had decided, and fell back on my initial idea of doing this all via my own blog at www.digital-rag.com - where I've just posted the first of a series of articles on what is going on.
In any case there was no harm and I certainly never expected to keep this information private, so we'll simply let things go on as they will. No harm, no foul.
I just came from the hospital visit to see our stalwart Richard. He has just come through a serious operation but is up and cussing and giving orders --- I take that to be wonderful. That is all a slight exaggeration as Richard generally doesn't cuss except at me. Via phone he already this AM got our servers up and running - someone had accidently pulled out the electric plug from the wall!!