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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Matthew Jordan is doing 8 things including…

master emacs


Matthew Jordan has written 4 entries about this goal


I’m a point where using emacs is almost second nature. I think about what I want to do, and the commands just come. Loving this.

Emacs on the command line (ncurses)

I used Emacs on the command line, and it really felt natural, the command line and the GUI really aren’t that different. Notwithstanding the fact that Emacs is a very powerful tool, I hardly had to leave it for most of my work. I soo need to discover other interesting modes lol.

Using Emacs

Now that I’m using Emacs everyday you say I’m pretty much comfortable with it. I have to say I love Magit, CPerl-Mode and the Org-Mode among others. I seriously considering learning LISP so I can extend emacs in my personal way. Great program!

What and Where I am using emacs

I use Emacs at home and at work. As far as various task goes, I use it for programming, text editing, configuration files, news, integrated work environment, with git through magit. That’s some of uses I have found so far, but I am certain there are many many more.


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