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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jippo in Bangkok is doing 11 things including…

learn unix

2 cheers


jippo has written 8 entries about this goal


I have to re-partition my harddisk to instll 2005. This is a good time for me to install freebsd. I think working on vmware is not enough I should play with real unix. (and suffer from lack of driver supports :(

Practical Unix

I am reading Mark Sobell’s Practical Unix something.
A bit thick but it is a light reading. Actually, I like the appendix. It gives more detail than man page.


I am playing with debian in vmware.
So far, the experience is good. The way that debian update the whole system via base-config is good. It is like freebsd. But I still don’t know why I always think about Slackware. It is like the beast that you were lost and you need to go back to conquere it, somehow.


To adapt with my work, I plan to install Cygwin on my Windows laptop.


What should be minimum knowledge?

First, know common unix command
Second, shell scripting
Thrid, perl/sed/awk

VMWare with Damn Small Linux

Yoh, I just installed DSL with VMWare player.
The linux running on the virtual machine is quite fast.

Currenly, I am developing program to remotely control network server. This lilnux will be used as a test server.


I am going to install VMWare player on my Windows machine so I can tinkle with unix more often.
I will start to test with Browser appliance virtual machine posted on VMWare Web site.
If things go well, I will choose whether I will go with Linux or FreeBSD.
If Linux is the chosen one, Slackware or Ubuntu needed to be choose.

At the end, Thank you VMWare for this greate free program.

My Plan

I have to admit that I am still using Windows for my programming task. I plan to install Slackware 10.1 to my laptop.
The only problem is the suppport of centrino. I have to look into it now.

jippo has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

  • matx cheered this 9 years ago
  • jaypaul cheered this 9 years ago


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