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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smartstuff in Austin is doing 1 thing including…

learn something new every day

3 cheers


smartstuff has written 21 entries about this goal

Make Space, Make Space

I learn a lot. And sometimes having this goal is useful for posting things that I want to share, but that don’t have a home elsewhere.

But on a daily basis, the way this goal is set up isn’t quite working for me. So I’m marking it as done, and will only post new learned things to it as they come, rather than feeling guilty when I don’t have something for every day.

New Thing: October 25

Spent the morning learing about Rogallo wing design and the history of hang gliding. ‘Cause that’s useful information to my daily life.


Thank you Airship Ventures, for finally making commercial passenger blimps. You are my corporate heroes of the day.

New Thing: October 22

Yet another reason why Neil Patrick Harris is awesome

New Thing: October 19

I’m always excited about anything “bucky”. So this article on Practical Applications for Buckypaper has me all atwitter. I’m already planning my next blimp. ;)

New Thing: October 17

Someone told me today:

I DO call… And google chat, and mails, and texts, and videos. A bit of everything

Which brought up something I’ve actually been thinking about quite a bit myself recently—how we interact over different discursive environments, and the ideas behind transliteracy in general.

This article I think does a pretty good job at addressing some of the basic questions. It at least is giving me a piece of framework under which to start to examine my own personal experience, which has gotten significantly more diversified of late in itself.

New Thing: October 15

How do you feel about weather? How do you feel about astronomy?


Check out the weather on Saturn

New Thing: October 13

Free time at work today, I’m using it to discover different competing theories for Explaining biodiversity

New Thing: October 1

This morning I learned that apple-shift-4 will let you take a screen capture of part of the screen on a mac. What a handy new skill—I’m sure I will use this many times again.

(Thank you Mamabear for giving me something that I simply had to have pictures of!)

New Thing: September 28

Want. This. Cake.

smartstuff has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

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