Sharepoint Random List Item Not Working

I am still on SharePoint 2.0 for the time being, and trying to generate a "tip of the day" section. I have a Data View Web Part, and have searched over and over for using the "ddwrt:Random" function. In my case I get the "XSLT transform failed: 0x80004005" error related to the "Random" method. Is there a way to fix this, or an alternate method to accomplish what I need until we're able to upgrade SharePoint?
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JHMH IT StaffAuthor Commented:
The only solution to this was to upgrade to SharePoint 3.0
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
ddwrt namespace is a 'bonus' library you can reference for extra functionality in your xslt transforms etc. It's not included with SharePoint per se, but easily referenced as below;

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd583143(v=office.11).aspx

http://www.glynblogs.com/2011/11/displaying-a-random-list-item-with-xsl.html
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JHMH IT StaffAuthor Commented:
So far, no luck. I'm still getting the error, and I'm getting confused. When I'm in SharePoint Designer it shows the codesense for the Random function, but it fails with the error even in preview mode.
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JHMH IT StaffAuthor Commented:
This function was simply not possible on previous versions of SharePoint
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