Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Poor Paul Allen

It's tough to be rich. You have to decide which house to spend the weekend in, where to take your mega-yacht next and how to redecorate your Gulf stream. And the endless pampering really takes its toll.

That's why Microsoft co-founder took a badly needed vacation on the Antarctic on his 200-foot yacht (one of several big boats).

Before Allen arrived on his yacht, named the Octopus, there was a problem with one of the two helicopters on board (helicopters are like underwear to the rich -- you really should change them everyday) and it made an emergency landing on the water.

Even though Allen was miles away at the time, the poor guy must have been traumatized.

We can help. I'd like to start The Paul Allen Fund. Money collected will pay for Microsoft stock, boat fuel and rock-and-roll memorabilia. How much you gonna give? Answers (facetious of course) readily accepted at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/04/2011 at 1:18 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft and SAP Enhance Partnership with Teams Integration

    Microsoft and SAP this week described continuing partnership efforts on Microsoft Azure, while also planning a Microsoft Teams integration with SAP's enterprise resource planning product and other solutions.

  • Blue Squares Graphic

    Microsoft Previews Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows

    Microsoft announced a preview of Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows, which lets organizations tap Linux virtual machine processes that also work with Windows- and Azure-based processes and services.

  • How To Automate Tasks in Azure SQL Database

    Knowing how to automate tasks in the cloud will make you a more productive DBA. Here are the key concepts to understand about cloud scripting and a rundown of the best tools for automating code in Azure.

  • Microsoft Open License To End Next Year for Government and Education Groups

    Microsoft's "Open License program" will end on Jan. 1, 2022, and not just for commercial customers, but also for government, education and nonprofit organizations.

comments powered by Disqus