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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OddBloke's Life List

  1. 1. Learn C plus plus
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    63 people
  2. 2. Have a Monty Python movie marithon
    8 people
  3. 3. Perform the Dead Parrot sketch
    3 cheers
    2 people
  4. 4. go to a tampa bay buccaneers game
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  5. 5. stay a virgin, untill I'm married
    2 cheers
    12 people
  6. 6. See Billy Connolly live.
    1 cheer
    0 people
  7. 7. Make people realise that there is a difference between hacking and cracking.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  8. 8. lead someone to Christ
    1 cheer
    260 people
  9. 9. learn how to prepare 10 excellent meals
    1 cheer
    784 people
  10. 10. own all of the quentin tarantino movies
    1 person
  11. 11. improve my memory
    1,324 people
  12. 12. make someone laugh every day
    2 cheers
    42 people
  13. 13. Publish a paper
    1 entry
    174 people
  14. 14. post goals on 43T as if no-one is watching
    1 entry
    1 person
  15. 15. blog at least once a week, on all my blogs
    21 people
  16. 16. Buy a good LaTeX reference book.
    1 entry
    1 person
  17. 17. sail across the atlantic
    116 people
  18. 18. overcome my fear of heights
    2 cheers
    125 people
  19. 19. lose weight
    1 cheer
    42,100 people
  20. 20. See a baseball game
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3 people
  21. 21. Play live music
    1 cheer
    22 people
  22. 22. Work out what job I want to do
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    14 people
  23. 23. Help document an open source project
    1 entry
    1 person
  24. 24. get a girlfriend
    3 cheers
    1,777 people
  25. 25. Memorise Family Guy
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    8 people
  26. 26. play football
    1 entry
    305 people
  27. 27. have a house with hidden rooms and trap doors, and some kind of secret tunnel
    4 cheers
    496 people
  28. 28. Open a cafe/bookstore
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    121 people
  29. 29. see system of a down in concert
    15 people
  30. 30. go to a rage against the machine gig
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7 people
  31. 31. take singing lessons
    931 people
  32. 32. fall in love with someone who loves me too
    4 cheers
    1,066 people
  33. 33. Read all the books in my "must read" pile
    1 cheer
    1,081 people
  34. 34. road trip across america
    109 people
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type with 10 fingers
I've just become used to doing this... I spend too much of my life on the computer. I think I use all ten fingers (though my pinkies aren’t called on that much), but I don’t type with all 10 in the traditional manner…

grow a beard
It's not a very good one...

...but it’s the best I’ll ever manage. TBH, I have it just because I’m too lazy to shave… :p

Buy a good LaTeX reference book.
I've used LyX for a lot...

...of work, but I know that if I had a good handle on LaTeX, I could use it much more powerfully. Getting a good reference seems like a good way to go.

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