May 3rd, 2004

count, ten, 10-A

Ten random things: May 3

Ten poems from Songs of Innocence by William Blake:

  1. "The Ecchoing Green"
  2. "The Little Black Boy"
  3. "The Blossom"
  4. "The Chimney Sweeper"
  5. "Laughing Song"
  6. "The Lamb"
  7. "The School Boy"
  8. "Nurse's Song"
  9. "The Little Boy Lost"
  10. "The Little Boy Found"
  • Current Mood
    cold cold

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The agency at which I work has flown into a tizzy over the spread of the Sasser Worm. Apparently we were not hit as badly by this worm as by the Blaster worm last year, but it's bad enough that my officemate has been pulled off her project temporarily to assist with the remediation effort underway in the call center.

I'm not particularly sympathetic toward those who have been infected, insofar as this worm exploits a vulnerability in Windows for which Microsoft released a patch more than two weeks ago. In other words, if you were infected, it's your own fault.

I'm using a new icon on this post, but it is not a gratuitous icon post, because I decided to write the post before I decided to make the icon. It is somewhat gratuitous, however, in that I'm experimenting to see how well LiveJournal deals with a certain HTML tag. Call it a GEP, I guess.

ETA: It deals with that tag very poorly. Drat.
  • Current Music
    Brian Setzer Orchestra - "Rock This Town"


Before I got drafted onto the virus remediation team this afternoon, I had a chance to put together one of those random song lyrics things. Unfortunately, I didn't think to remove the non-musical mp3s from my queue before I started, so there are some "lyrics" below that are not lyrics at all. But you should still try to identify them if you can.

  1. There's a name that plays in my head like a song all day long; she's with me every day - The Bens, "Just Pretend" (hcwoodward)
  2. And here is the man pushing paper past her, thinks up ways to make the day go faster - Fountains of Wayne, "Sick Day" (Greg S.)
  3. Money can be exchanged for goods and services - The Simpsons, "Boy Scouts 'N the Hood" (tomthedog)
  4. I'm here to say there's a rainbow just around every corner
  5. We wake each morning with the sun to live our dreams away - Mike Oldfield, "The Time Has Come" (pidgehuss)
  6. I want you go out and bring me Lazarus; bring him dead or alive
  7. When you walked out on me, in walked old misery - Brian Setzer Orchestra, "Since I Don't Have You" (Greg S.)
  8. We thank you, God, for wondrous light
  9. Something as hard as a prayer on your back can wait a long time for an answer - Patty Griffin, "Mother of God" (hcwoodward)
  10. But not a real green dress, that's cruel - Barenaked Ladies, "If I Had a Million Dollars" (queenofdenile)
  11. I used to be cruel to my woman - Gomez, "Getting Better" (nongenius)
  12. She saw the future, she heard voices from inside - Ben Folds, "Zak and Sara" (sodanyc)
  13. Every now and then I feel so insecure - The Beatles, "Help!" (jennlynnster)
  14. As far as I can see there's no reason for goodbye
  15. There's another season that crawls by like years - The New Pornographers, "From Blown Speakers" (pidgehuss)
  16. You don't think that mentioning these few superficial failings is going to do you any good, do you? - You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown soundtrack, "The Doctor Is In (demo version)" (pidgehuss)
  17. Why can't you let it go? - Marti Noxon, "The Parking Ticket" (jennlynnster)
  18. Some say I'm robbing the cradle, but I say she's robbing the grave!
  19. Don't ever, ever say or think that again!
  20. It's better, my sweet, that we hover like bees, 'cause there's no sure footing

By the way, I'm using a new icon for this post. Extra credit if you can identify the person in the icon.

  • Current Music
    Joan of Arcadia - "Anonymous"

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Looking over my lyrics quiz, I saw I made a mistake in one of the lyrics. Number 8 should read as follows:

We thank you, God, for wondrous light

Not that I think it will help much. It's a toughie.

  • Current Music
    Futurama - "A Bicyclops Made For Two"