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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Daniel O'Connor in Adelaide is doing 14 things including…

Stop The Oil Peak

6 cheers

 

Daniel O'Connor has written 17 entries about this goal

Article of Interest

http://physicsweb.org/articles/news/10/7/13/1



It's not all hot air...

The solar tower has a home, and hopefully, so will sky windmills.

Both Australian achievements! That’s exciting stuff.



Standby Buttons

BBC News has an article about the standby button and the cost of electricity in running such devices.



Nifty Method for Precooling Buildings

A paper about precooling buildings to save energy caught my eye recently.

The gist of it is you crank up the airconditioner in the morning, cooling the material of the building, then all you have to do is keep it minimally cool, letting it warm through the day.



Blown Over

Shea Gunther has a post about Whole Foods switching to 100% wind power.

Equivalent to taking about 60,000 cars off the road in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, I wonder how much oil they are saving us all.



Biopimping

New York pushes Biofuel.

Look at all of the resistance out there – it’s disheartening to say the least.



I suppose I could cheat...

Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here’s a lot of nagging.



More Nukes Are Only A Good Thing

I’m keen for it.



Japan is doing its bit

Lowering energy costs is a new marketing ploy.



Tricked out pimpmobile!

... of a house. For sale. $250,000, in Canada.



Daniel O'Connor has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.

  • Rise_Above cheered this 8 years ago
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