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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How to purchase a new laptop
It took me
2 months
It made me

How to find a really good sticker manufacturer
It took me
3 weeks
It made me

How to join as many social networking sites as possible
It took me
5 days
It made me
I get to sleep now.

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move to Panama
Get the hell out of Maine and move to Panama

Taking care of a few things before I go. Toughest thing has been trying to find a buyer for my motorcycle. Anyway, a friend has offered to help me out with computer work down there and as my wife left me for another man, I think it’s time to get the hell out of Dodge. If it doesn’t work out there, I still have jolly old England as an option. Picture is of Zane Lamprey from the “Three Sheet” episode in Panama with the real Pleepleus. Hoping to be able to go to Zanetoberfest in Chicago before I leave.

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onward and upward

Finished another book. Can hardly believe it. This time it was the irreverent Bill Bryson. I’m ecstatic as well because I will be attending his book signing in Portsmouth, NH this coming Sunday. Looking forward to spending time with other Bryson fans (which if things were fair in life, would be every other person on the planet). If anyone wants to go you can call 603-431-2100 to purchase a backstage pass.

finish my rental rebate tax form
I hope it was worth it.

I’m still waiting to find out if the government is going to shell out or not. I definitely qualified with the exorbitant price of my rental (not worth it by the way). However, if they start wanting an enormous paper trail I may have to scrap this one as there is only so much time I will throw away trying to get my own money back from the government. I’d rather get by knowing they did me no favors.

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