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.

YouTube Channel

I post regular fun on YouTube like me playing the bass and anything else I find fun. 

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All project work goes through Katapult Media. Business is open. Let’s chat.

HTC, I want a divorce!

[fair warning, this is a rant]

Since Summer 2010 I have been rocking an HTC Evo after leaving my iPhone 4 upgrade with AT&T. I went with the Evo 4G and loved it, even bought my brother, wife, and employee one. Sense is an excellent “overlay” for Android and I missed a ton of the issues many people talked about with Android looking ugly, not being smooth, etc. It is a really nice addition but I do have issues with it. My main issue is the battery and it has moving away from the Evo product line but let’s start with a lighter topic first: updates.


Outage: Switching Mail Servers

I’ve switched mail servers for Katapult and some others I managed to Google Apps (https://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html). This has been a GREEEEAAAAAAT decision as my spam has decreased to 0 from 25-50/day (basically 3 to 6 per hour most of the time).

So, my personal email address (tied to this domain) will be down for a bit as I am making the switch right now. I know…middle of the day isn’t the best but spam can push you to places you never thought you’d go. 😉 lol.