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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Jeremy is trying to stay sane

Assemble a working functional computer by July 09
early Jan 2011

Well…....it is now quite some long time since this expired.

On the upside I did make a very concerted effort to get this goal accomplished last summer. It was a fully functional computer for a short period of time, but I wasn’t able to use it for some of the media that I wanted.

I had installed Ubuntu and probably should’ve shelled out the money for Win 7. I do not seem to have the time or patience to figure out how to make all the different programs work that I need to make work. Device drivers always seem to be unavailable or lost.

I have a huge supply of older computers I should practice on before I tackle an expensive build with up to date parts. To this end, I am going to rename this goal as July ‘11. I pray that is sufficient time to accomplish what I should/hope to have completed.



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