Shiver me timbers...
May 15, 2000 6:06 PM   Subscribe

Shiver me timbers... Derek P becomes a Pyrate. That "Meet the Beatles" cover will soon need to be replaced with one from Sly and the Family Web. Or Treasure Island. But good luck, and a very happy birthday for tomorrow... and if anyone even mentions the word beginning with C and rhyming with "babble", terminate with extreme prejudice.
posted by holgate (35 comments total)
 
ROCK ON!!!! *clapping* *whistles* Oh happy days.....
posted by Jeremy at 6:25 PM on May 15, 2000


Definitely check out the press release they put out, wherein Derek quotes Krusty to good effect.
posted by wiremommy at 6:49 PM on May 15, 2000


Am I the only one that still doesn't get what Pyra (the company, the app I think I understand) actually does?
posted by endquote at 6:57 PM on May 15, 2000


I was in the dark, endquote, until I read this.
posted by holgate at 7:08 PM on May 15, 2000


Endquote, this is where you say nice things about Pyra and Derek. THIS is where you can read all about Pyra and blogger and get most of your questions answered.
posted by Jeremy at 7:10 PM on May 15, 2000


Thanks, everyone! I never thought I'd be so excited to have a fulltime job again, but I am. Stay tuned for great things. :-)
posted by fraying at 7:28 PM on May 15, 2000


what's the second suprise gonna be?
I can't wait
posted by starduck at 7:53 PM on May 15, 2000


The second surprise? Well, let's just say that there were *four* secrets at Fatima, and the Pope ain't talkin'. (Congrats, Derek!)
posted by bradlands at 9:04 PM on May 15, 2000


I predict something really, really interesting :).


But seriously, based on Derek's expertise and various web projects I'm fairly intrigued. Up to this point Pyra has been pretty tool-centric, but in today's press release they described themselves as a creative laboratory as well. I don't know exactly what that means, but it sounds pretty exciting.


posted by Axodys at 9:22 PM on May 15, 2000


When's the IPO? ; ]

Members get first crack, right?
posted by Mick at 9:39 PM on May 15, 2000


Is it just me, or do the best go to work for Pyra? I mean take a look at Derek. M. Powazek & Jack Saturn, the two recent additions, now all they need is Jason Kottke & the K10K baldies to complete what I would consider a dream team, not that the current line up isn't already a dream team.Good show you guys, you sure do know who to hire!
posted by riffola at 9:48 PM on May 15, 2000


Congratulations, you old wage slave.
posted by Zeldman at 10:06 PM on May 15, 2000


well, jason posted something when arianna moved to austin that sounded like he was kind of restless...then, he DID hang with pyra while in san francisco for the webby awards...

i'm going to go out on a limb and say that the next announcement has something to do with him...if derek is the creative director, doesn't he need someone to direct?

if i'm wrong i'm wrong...
posted by centrs at 11:02 PM on May 15, 2000


Jeez, am I the last to hear? :-) Congrats, from out here in the boonies.
posted by prolific at 12:05 AM on May 16, 2000


Pyra = Borg?

They seem to assimilate a lot of people into their collective :-)

Hope you guys have a good time :-)
posted by tomcosgrave at 1:52 AM on May 16, 2000


PS. Lance Arthur is next ;-)
posted by tomcosgrave at 3:41 AM on May 16, 2000


This is sure to end all that elitist cabal talk . . . uh oh



for the sarcasm impaired, that's a joke
posted by alan at 5:57 AM on May 16, 2000


and if anyone even mentions the word beginning with C and rhyming with "babble", terminate with extreme prejudice.

...Cabble?
posted by solistrato at 6:47 AM on May 16, 2000


Heh. I suppose I should read the entire message before a make a wiseass comment like that.

Terminate away.
posted by alan at 7:30 AM on May 16, 2000


Yeah, but I'm still wondering what "cabble" is. Sounds like a marvelous snack food. Cabble! Now With Olestra!

Besides, the Cabal disbanded years ago.

*duck*
posted by solistrato at 7:44 AM on May 16, 2000


And besides, the a is *long*.

[ looks ]

The dictionaries are *wrong*, damnit! :-)

(I always pronouce debacle with the accent on the first syllabobble, too; shoot me)
posted by baylink at 8:18 AM on May 16, 2000


Dammit, There Is No Cabal.
posted by harmful at 8:37 AM on May 16, 2000


Well, you find a perfect rhyme with that unmentionable word ;)

posted by holgate at 8:40 AM on May 16, 2000


heh-heh heh-heh "tool-centric" heh-heh...

Congrats Derek, Congrats Pyra. I can see that Lance isn't the only one with plans of World Domination.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 9:01 AM on May 16, 2000


Well, you find a perfect rhyme with that unmentionable word ;)

Okay...ummmm...

Errrrrrr...

Ehhhhh.....

I hate you.
posted by solistrato at 9:49 AM on May 16, 2000


Starts with a C and rhymes with "the mall".
posted by wiremommy at 10:02 AM on May 16, 2000


Cerman Oaks Calleria?
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 10:20 AM on May 16, 2000


Uh....Happy Birthday, Derek P & congratulations?

I don't even know the guy and knew today was his 27th birthday. I'm surprised to not see so many well-wishers posting that too.
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 10:22 AM on May 16, 2000


>jason posted something when... [snip]
>i'm going to go out on a limb and say that the next
>announcement has something to do with him

Ev and Meg are going to hate me, but I'm going to spill the beans about Pyra's next announcement. I am in talks with Pyra to sell them kottke.org in a multi-million dollar deal. I've been trying to sell it for months now. Glassdog Heavy Industries made a bid of just over $6.50 ($6.54 plus a slightly eaten Twinkie, to be exact), but Pyra came though with a bid well into the 2 figures ($14.97, plus my choice of discontinued McDonald's Happy Meal toy). I'm feeling good about how the negotiations are going and a deal should be announced within the week. I'm so happy....
posted by jkottke at 10:29 AM on May 16, 2000


Hey congrats to you too, Kottke dude!
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 10:42 AM on May 16, 2000


Be careful of that GD Bid, Jason, you know Lance is always trying to pawn off Twinkies with all the cream filling sucked out.

er... that didn't come out quite the way I meant it to.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 11:28 AM on May 16, 2000


It's in fact a joint licensing deal, whereby Jason adopts Blogger for kottke.org in return for Pyra funding his "web developer's brunch" fund. Winners on both sides, see...
posted by holgate at 11:31 AM on May 16, 2000


Careful, Jason, those crafty silivalleyians may have actually been offering 1497 lire ...

Anyway, this is more good news for Pyra. Eventually they're going to hire people we haven't actually heard of and who don't actually do anything interesting (paper clip wrangler?). That would be a good time for me to apply.
posted by dhartung at 11:38 AM on May 16, 2000


"But, Christ; I mean, *yellow*?"
posted by baylink at 2:26 PM on May 16, 2000


No, wait:

NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Spanish Internet service provider Terra Networks SA agreed to pay about $12.5 billion in stock for the U.S. Web portal kottke.org, giving Terra a valuable source of online content and ending more than a year of acquisition discussions surrounding kottke.org.

There you go!

posted by solistrato at 4:44 PM on May 16, 2000


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