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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David Jacobs




I'm doing 34 things
 

David Jacobs's Life List

  1. 1. learn french
    2 cheers
    12,884 people
  2. 2. go to SXSW Interactive
    4 team members . 1 cheer
    59 people
  3. 3. Be fluent in Italian
    2 cheers
    335 people
  4. 4. Become a better programmer
    892 people
  5. 5. Learn Ruby
    1 cheer
    1,869 people
  6. 6. Explore how 43 things can be a social change tool
    1 cheer
    158 people
  7. 7. run a half marathon
    2,496 people
  8. 8. start using the library
    1 cheer
    104 people
  9. 9. throw a party with more than 30 people attending
    56 people
  10. 10. Start a company that survives longer than 2 years
    386 people
  11. 11. project movies on my wall
    2 cheers
    91 people
  12. 12. See all the films that have won the Best Picture Oscar
    1 cheer
    312 people
  13. 13. Run a spring marathon
    14 people
  14. 14. get out of debt
    1 cheer
    12,264 people
  15. 15. Invest
    929 people
  16. 16. Be more efficient when working
    1 cheer
    573 people
  17. 17. Run the Paris Marathon
    6 people
  18. 18. Run the NYC Marathon
    2 team members
    119 people
  19. 19. Put up real curtains in my house.
    2 cheers
    11 people
  20. 20. Build a Personal Video Recorder
    36 people
  21. 21. eat more locally grown food
    3 team members
    255 people
  22. 22. Attend the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
    41 people
  23. 23. Be "Ripped"
    62 people
  24. 24. ride my bike more
    1 cheer
    1,014 people
  25. 25. catch them all
    2 team members
    6 people
  26. 26. become a morning runner
    15 people
  27. 27. Run the Great Wall Marathon
    2 team members
    31 people
  28. 28. Help test Tootietails: the next new thing from The Robot Co-op
    174 people
  29. 29. see the Tour de France live
    1 cheer
    203 people
  30. 30. Visit Chicago
    1 cheer
    250 people
  31. 31. Be a better blogger
    1,360 people
  32. 32. buy a place
    1 cheer
    30 people
  33. 33. Adminster a server with my friends for 50 web sites
    3 team members
    4 people
  34. 34. start my own company
    968 people
Recent entries
learn to cook Thai food
Read "Real Vegetarian Thai"

This book really encourages you to learn how to use the basic ingredients of Thai food to create exceptional flavors. In this case the constraint of being vegetarian is a blessing.



go to SXSW
I've had a lot of fun

I’m sad that I can’t stay the entire week.



Explore Brooklyn Chinatown
This is an ongoing process

but we had a great walk today.



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