Eugene Cho

bill gates’ last day

This is a hilarious video of Bill Gates shown at the CES as part of his final keynote speech this past week.  I know that it’s easy to make fun of him because of the haircut, the nerdiness, the sweater, the Microsoft empire, etc. but the more I reflect on his legacy and particularly, his philantrophy and foundation, I’m amazed.  I know many younger folks are drawn to Steve Jobs of Apple, but there’s something very appealing about Bill that grows on me.

Check out the video. He’s got some notable friends…with funny cameos by Spielberg, Bono, Jay-Z, Barack Obama, and many more.

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4 Responses

  1. j says:

    i do admire what Bill has done for his creation of microsoft as well as what he is doing on the side to help the needy. BUT as you have seen on my previous comments on different topics, i just have to comment on everything…and at times interpreted as abrasive. for those who might be affended, i do apologize in advance. there are more that deserves out admoration as well as appreciating their presence in this world.

    a year ago, i have received an email from my coworker. he forwarded me a local newspaper article and the reason my partner in crime “Todd” will be out for 2 weeks from project management. The article was that of “Todd’s” brother in-law who was a camptain for US special forces. He was based in IRAQ and was hit with IMD while riding in his humvee. He initially survived approx. 2 mins after the hit. He took out a picture of his family before he died, and told another surviving soldier and said “Please, tell my wife and kids i love them, i will always be with them and will be looking down from above” Those were the last words.

    It is great to marvel on those who made fortune and giving away fortunes. however, should we idolize them as many do. There are those that are dying so that you and I can sleep safely tonight. Please support out soldier and pray for them, as they are doing you a favor by dying in Christian-hating country in hopes that we all can be safe.

  2. Mrs.K. says:

    I may not be a Bill Gates fan, but that video was brilliant! If a guy like that is going to display his sense of humour, more power to him. I’m also not a Hillary fan, Obama fan, Al Gore fan, Jay Z fan, etc. but it all just added to the hilarity of it. You seem to have a knack at finding the best videos and sharing them here…the Rick Astley music video a few months back was awesome! Nice to find a pastor’s blog that has some comic relief now and then.🙂 Keep it up!

  3. Alexisnexus says:

    Great entertaining fun video…where and who produced it???

    Maybe because of his family ties to Hollywood he will now become a film star..maybe not!

    http://www.familyforest.com/Bill_Gates.html

  4. d says:

    I belong to the Cult of Mac. Even so, many in the mac community love and respect Bill Gates. The success of Microsoft, his ongoing philanthropy, his iconic contributions to the tech world and of course his history with Steve Jobs…it’s like the relationship between Magneto and Prof Xavier!

    Here is a historical moment from geek heaven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3tUkyCRp0A&feature=related

    d

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First day of our daughter's college years at this great school. We love you. We're so proud of you.We believe in you. Go Huskies. Go Dawgs. And also, beat Stanford this Friday. As I soaked in this breathtaking sunrise this morning above the clouds, I felt compelled to pray for so my places in America and around the world that are experiencing such pain, heartache, injustice, and violence. At times, it feels so overwhelming but in prayer, I was reminded of these words from John 16:33. As we keep striving, working, hoping, preaching, loving, truthtelling, reconciling, repenting, forgiving, dismantling, peacemaking, Kingdom building...may we fix our eyes on Christ: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33 Grateful for a very full weekend of ministry and preaching in Toronto, Canada (GTA). Such a privilege to partner with @worldvisioncan @wvcollective to advocate for the most vulnerable around the world. God is so gracious. A true honor to meet and encourage local pastors, lecture at Tyndale University & Seminary (photo), and preach at Richmond Hills Community Church, Compass Point Bible Church, and New City Church. Thank you, Lord, that you use broken and imperfect people like me to speak of Your love. Today, Minhee and I dropped off our eldest child at her college. We have been thinking and praying about this day for many years. On some days, we hoped it would never come. On other days, we couldn't wait for it to come. On some days, we prayed for time to stop and other days, we prayed with anticipation. 
After an entire summer of laughing it off, it hit us...hard...this week. Seeing all of her stuff laid out on the basement floor was the catalyst to a load of emotions.

After unloading the car and taking her stuff to her new home for this year and mindful that she might never live with us again; helping sort out her stuff, saying hello to her roommates...I wasn't sure what to do or say.

A flood of thoughts rushed my mind.

Is she ready?
Have we done enough?
Have we taught her enough? 
What if this? What if that?

And so we shared what we have shared with her the moment she began to understand words: "Remember who you are. Remember WHO you belong to. Remember what you're about. God loves you so much. Please hold God's Word and His promises close and dear to your heart. We love you so much and we are so proud of you." And with that, we said goodbye. Even if she may not be thousands of miles away, this is a new chapter for her and even for us. I kept it composed. Her roommate was staring at me. I didn't want to be that father. I have street cred to uphold. Another final hug. 
And I came home.
And I wept.
Forget my street cred.
I miss her. I love her.
She will always be my little baby.

I'm no parenting guru. I just laughed as I wrote that line. No, I'm stumbling and bumbling along but I'd love to share an ephiphany I learned not that long ago. Coming to this realization was incredibly painful but simultaneously, liberating. To be honest, it was the ultimate game-changer in my understanding as a parent seeking after the heart of God.

While there are many methods, tools, philosophies, and biblical principles to parenting, there is – in my opinion – only one purpose or destination.

Our purpose as parents is to eventually…release them. Send forth. For His glory. Met a friend and fellow pastor who I haven't seen in over 20 years. In him, I saw a glimpse of my future. While only 10 years older, his kids are married and he's now a grandfather of 3. His love for his wife and family were so evident and his passion for the Gospel has not wavered. It was so good to see someone a bit older still passionately serving the Lord with such joy and faithfulness. Lord, help me to keep running the race for your Glory. Happy wife.
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