Evan Williams could not be reached for comment.
"Evan Williams, Pyra's co-founder, blogged his day-to-day life for the last three years right up until it got interesting. Williams pulled his blog offline earlier this week." Leander Kahney at Wired asks Why Did Google Want Blogger?
and thinks it might have something to do with that slippery idea of a semantic Web
give jack saturn his old job back!
of course one could assault me for posting something found from the infamous j.ko
that has to do with blogger
- and lord knows there's enough of those threads already - but i found this to be too interesting to pass up.
if you weren't already aware, pyra [blogger's parent company/alter ego] is looking for someone to handle customer support
and jack saturn [who had the job before and hasn't had one since] is looking to get his job back. i don't know about anyone else, but i'd like to see the old team have the chance to come back....
The man who saved "blogging"?
Old news about the Trellix/Pyra deal but interesting none the less.
Blogs of Our Lives.
There I was, enjoying a Burger King breakfast, reading the local Gannett paper, when I turn to their Tuesday technology section and find . . .
collapses once more - this time with the message: "Error 103:java.sql.SQLException: java.sql.SQLException: The log file for database 'pyra' is full. Back up the transaction log for the database to free up some log space. [more info]" It's an old theme, but a pertinent one to a large number of people on this site so don't kill me. It's being talked about here
. Look - we all know that this is not the fault of Pyra
, but it's getting absurd. Prol
has already migrated over to Grey Matter
- and from the look of the mailing lists, she may be the beginning of a flood. I have so much invested in Blogger working, that I'm prepared to be slapped for saying something must be done. What can we do?!
Ev explains the Pyra situation.
Sad news from the makers of Blogger.
woo! blogvoices is staying open
thanks to the good folks at pyra. well, im just going to go right out and say that this has made my
day. way to go chris and pyrates!
LiveJournal's "Paid Accounts" model
might be the route that Pyra wants to take with Blogger. I don't know much about LiveJournal's features as compared with Blogger, but they certainly have thought out their revenue model. Does anyone know anything about LiveJournal?
Blogger gets its server
Pyra pulls it off with a little help from its friends.
Say the good folks at Pyra, as Blogger goes to telethon mode and asks for New Server donations. And they really suckered me in, too, because sufficient donations yield free stickers
blah blah blah new york times "Web logs"
blah blah williams blah hourihan blah blah blood blah this is news.
put up a link to the New Yorker article
that mentions himself, Meg, Pyra, EV, etc. It also mentions MetaFilter and myself. I find this funny in a way, all of of these people that never would have known anything about each other are all interconnected. Why? Because Ev and Meg started Pyra. Because I read an article about the original Pyra app. Which led me to Blogger. Which led to Ev, Meg, Pb, MetaFilter... whcih led to Kottke, Haughey, etc. Ahhh the good old days
Blogger is the answer.
Portals suck. "Community sites" suck. The always-excellent NUblog
crew think Pyra has the answer -- communities of Bloggers focused on specific subject areas.
Blogger/Pyra is getting into hosting?
Blog*Spot.com is run by Pyra, it's obviously not done yet, but it looks like it'll be an easy-to-setup microhost for blogs, complete with templates.
On a semi-related note, is anyone using WrapZap as an ASP for forms on their blog? Seems like integrating that with Blogger would be a nice little bit of advanced functionality for Blogger Pro.
Good luck with the new book
. You will be missed at Pyra HQ
Happy birthday to ya!
The Best Web App still alive turns 1 and doesn't look like slowing down. Now it's found it's legs, it seems like time to take pyra out of diapers and potty train the little guy (you can tell what's happening in my house at the moment).
O'Reilly investment in Pyra disclosed
by Dave Winer on the FoRK mailing list. Was this a secret?
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.
Pyra - a company built to flip?
Sippey makes the most important statement and one that I have posted here before...
Both Blogger, and Pyra are great products but where is the BUSINESS MODEL.
Matt do not censor this please... it is a very valid point whether you like it or not...
Pyra's killer app
, says Michael Sippey in the most recent Stating the Obvious
. The Pyra
maniacs started out to build a robust project-management tool, and got sucked into the swirling vortex that is weblog-world along the way.
"Pyra's killer app isn't Blogger, it's Pyra. Of course, that's mostly semantics, since Blogger's an application built on top of the Pyra framework. Which means that Pyra could not only be your next project management app, but your next content publishing platform as well. An integrated content, template, task, issue, and discussion database? Sounds like a killer app to me. Now they just need to figure out the business model..."
I would have thought the business model was obvious. Isn't it?