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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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Sherlock is at PopClogs now.

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For better or worse, I do not let go.

Maybe it would be better if I did. But I never knew a bully who stopped bullying because he or she was ignored, especially when they are doing it in public and get public attention for it.

I have called the EEOC officer, because my boss ignored by calls and emails all day yesterday. I spoke to the university ombudsman, who was a nice guy, but can’t really make anything change. I emailed a former student, whom I rescued from this nasty, to ask that she fill our chair in on what the nasty did to her. At least I have friends.

I am so physically upset that it is unreal…my blood pressure has spiked out of control and my head is killing me. I had nightmares last night, and I can’t focus or attend to even conversation today. It sucks.

I did finally talk with my boss today. Fortunately, I did not cry, but I was very, um, directive, about needing to see this addressed promptly. I pointed out that he didn’t stop it last time one of these people harassed me, and I predicted it would escallate. Jeez. Every mother knows you can’t let this behavior go.

As a result, I have 30 papers to grade and I have to post grades on Monday morning, so you know what I will be doing this weekend.

I know it might not make sense that I’m so upset, but it’s the history of abuse. Having been abused (and had no one step up to protect me at age 6 or so), I am very aware of hostility and have a low tolerance for ever being abused again. So having to work with this going on is just maddening.

Also, of course, most of my colleagues will never say a thing about what happened in front of them yesterday. People don’t want to get involved. I learned that by age 15, when I started telling adults and they did nothing about the abuse.

Could you pray that this Chairman gets insight and realizes just a firm conversation about worksite behavior would be incredibly helpful? And that I can step away, step away, into the arms of God, who does love me in a powerful way. Remembering that protects me from my own reactions, you know?!


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