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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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Create an Enchanted Tiki Room (read all 14 entries…)
28 April 2012 - In a Month

A month from now I will have some time off from work. More importantly, I will have the entire house to myself for six full days! During this time, I intend to pull EVERYTHING out of the Tiki Room - which has again become an impassible mess - and REMOVE all the bamboo wall covering.

Then I will re-install the wall covering with a proper backing so that no white painted wall shows through the spaces between the individual reeds. This mistake has been bothering me since the original installation.

I can’t believe it was FIVE YEARS AGO that I installed the original bamboo. Has it really taken me this long to get around to fixing it?

Anyway, that’s the plan: move everything out, fix the walls, and sort the junk before I put it back in so there’s some kind of method behind the madness. Oh, and, of course, I’m still “working on” clearing out the clutter.



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