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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Eric Hodel in Seattle is doing 34 things including…

Have an Entertainment Center

3 cheers


Eric Hodel has written 4 entries about this goal

Almost there!

I’ve now got some lovely new Logitech Z-5500 speakers hooked up to my PS2 and TV (picture). I’m waiting for the digital converter thingy for the Xbox to arrive, and I need to mount the speakers on the wall.


I now have the PS2, Xbox and subwoofer on shelves next to the TV. The power adapter sits underneath, and I’ve got a nice bias light shining behind the TV to take the strain off the eyes!

Added Crappy Speakers

I hooked up my Altec Lansing ADA-305s to the TV, so now I have a subwoofer, but they buzz unless the wires are positioned just right.

I thought it was from living right next to 3 TV/radio towers, but now I live 3 blocks farther away, so the intensity should be much less. I still get the same buzz, so I’m thinking its the speakers.


On Sunday I moved my TV downstairs, along with our two comfy chairs.

I still need to rebuild my internet gateway box (eventually into a toaster-like case that can run nearly silent) and get some killer speakers, like the Logitech z680 set (because I’m too poor to get a real reciever right now).

Eric Hodel has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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