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Friday, November 28, 2008

Sandy's Back

That was quick .... A lot of people are really going miss Sandy, including yours truly, and a message by Freelance Samurai give some hope to seeing Sandy again. A Sandy fan, set up a blog to put together a team to revive Sandy, this time around in Open Source format. Hopefully they'll get an improved Sandy up and about soon.

Idioms ... by Karam Singh Walia

This list came through my email and made me smile.
I thought I'd share this :-D

I dioms by Karam S ingh Walia

  • Kemana tumpahnya kuah kalau tidak ke bawah
  • Tak lapuk dek hujan, tak lekang macam rambutan
  • Tiada rotan, pelempang berguna juga
  • Biar lambat asalkan tak cepat
  • Biar putih tulang, jangan kuning gigi
  • Di mana ada gula di situ adalah gula-gula
  • Kalah jadi abu, menang jadi arang, seri jadi abu bakar
  • Carik-carik bulu ayam, lama-lama jadi shuttlecock
  • Secupak takkan jadi 18 cupak
  • Gajah mati meninggalkan gading, udang harimau mati meninggalkan kulit, manusia mati meninggal dunia
  • Sedangkan lidah lagi tergigit, inikan pula makanan di dalam mulut.
  • Harapkan pagar, pagar tidak boleh diharap
  • Alang-alang mandi biar guna sabun
  • Berapa berat mata memandang, berat lagi seguni beras
  • Cubit paha kanan, paha kiri tak rasa apa-apa pun
  • Diam-diam ubi berisi, diam-diam orang... . bisu

Sandy Quits

Sandy's quitting come 8th December 2008.

I've been very dependent on Sandy to remember stuff which works very well with twitter and email. All I need to do was to send Sandy a tweet/email and she'll take note of the tweet or message, be it a to do, a note or an appointment. Sandy will remind me via twitter and/or email of the tasks or appointments. A virtual secretary. Now that Sandy will be no more in a few days time, I feel like losing an employee.

I can still use Remember the Milk with twitter for the same functionality, though it wouldn't feel the same.

That's the price I have to pay for falling in love with free online services. What to do, I'm a cheapskate and will continue using free online applications and services. I doubt Gmail would shut down ... but you can never tell. I have to think of other email alternatives it it happens.

The creator of Sandy explained why he's pulling the plug on iwantsandy.com here, but I guess by the 8th December, the link will be switched off as well. More about the end of Sandy's career at WebWorkerDaily.com.