I’m John C Bland II

Husband, Father, Tech Author, Deacon.
Founder of Katapult Media, and full-stack polyglot developer.
Political Free Agents Podcast Host.

I create. I launch.

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Limelight (heart) Me

Well, maybe it isn’t love (yet) but I have, as of 45 minutes ago, accepted a job with “Limelight Networks”:https://www.limelightnetworks.com. So, I am officially off the market. 🙂

“Limelight Networks is a leading provider of high-performance content delivery network services. Limelight digitally delivers content for traditional and emerging media companies, or content providers, including businesses operating in the television, music, radio, newspaper, magazine, movie, videogame and software industries. Using Limelight’s content delivery network (CDN), content providers are able to give their end-users a high-quality experience for rich media content, including video, music, games, software and social media.”
– “source”:https://www.limelightnetworks.com/about_us.html

I’ve pondered this decision for a little bit now (interviewed over two weeks ago or so) and it seems to be the right fit. I’ll be working with the Flash Platform (yummy…FMS here I come) on the day to day but also working with PHP, Ajax, and I’ll even get to do some Silverlight, maybe/hopefully. They just went IPO in June 2007 and a lot of people are enthusiastic about this stock. It is low right now (9 bucks) so I can get a lot of stocks for a lil’ bit right now. LLNW being newly public is exciting. I have several sweet ideas for apps that could help boost revenue or at least popularity and possibly boost stock. We’ll see how things go and I’ll keep everyone posted (for that not under NDA, etc).

Anyways…that’s the news!