Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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become a better chess player (read all 21 entries…)
Deeper play

It’s been a good few day’s worth of chess in the evenings. Last night spent a bunch of time talking chess basics with a fellow in Kansas, who was very happy for the information on strategy, openings, etc. I always enjoy getting a chance to review what I’ve learned so far by teaching.

And as of today I’m up another 8 points, to a personal best of 1133. At this rate, I might be an average player in a matter of a month or so! (heh). Seriously though, it feels great to be getting closer and closer to USCF Class D. I can’t wait to see if any of the Windsongers are into chess, and if so to what degree and at what level. It would be great to be able to work on things there. I love playing online, but nothing beats a face to face game.


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