Dan Camp's Blog – May 2009 Archive (2)

Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt

"On January 1, 2000--just 9 months away--we'll take a deep breath and hope our banks, utilities, and government took the right steps to protect us from a potential nightmare. How will your phone system behave that morning?"

These are the opening lines to a letter I unearthed while cleaning out a file cabinet I inherited along with my day job as an IT network admin. One of my predecessors had filed it away more than ten years ago, and it had never been discarded. It's hard to… Continue

Added by Dan Camp on May 23, 2009 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Beggar Who Gives Alms

I have a new favourite song-du-jour. Downhere's The Beggar Who Gives Alms from their "Ending is Beginning" album.

There are no mystic jewels embedded in my prose

No moonlit haloed cherubs perched on my piano

No lyrics laced with pixy dust, no angels sing along

I am just a beggar who gives alms

Gold and silver have I none, but such I have give Thee

Borrowed words from the One who gave the gift to…

Added by Dan Camp on May 7, 2009 at 2:39am — No Comments

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