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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Xial




I'm doing 8 things
 

Xial's Life List

  1. 1. finish my commission
    1 person
  2. 2. go on a relaxing vacation
    1 entry
    6 people
  3. 3. build a HERF gun
    33 people
  4. 4. Sleep more
    1,755 people
  5. 5. photoblog with Second Life
    1 entry
    2 people
  6. 6. upgrade my computer
    108 people
  7. 7. write my resume
    21 people
  8. 8. get over my fear of heights
    2 cheers
    235 people
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lose 20 pounds by February (read all 2 entries…)
Did it!

I dropped from 340 pounds, to 320 pounds over the course of 6 weeks, and it wasn’t by conventional “dieting”.

What did I do?

Simple:
I stopped drinking so much soda, cut most of the McFood out of my diet, and got a little exercise. :)

Best 20 pounds I’ve ever lost.

Gonna have to do it again. :)



photoblog with Second Life
I'm fighting right now.

I’m not a big fan of Flickr for my photoblogging needs within Second Life, but I’m incapable of writing my own script to convert Second Life’s Postcard emails into something usable by WordPress.

So, I’m trying to get Postie to do the job.

If this works, then I can just use my own bandwidth and space to store images. Right?



LEARN CSS
A must.

If you’re not using CSS, you just might be part of the problem with the Internet today.
Sites are slowly coming to realize that you should never ignore accessibility in favor of looking pretty. This rather important lesson comes at the cost of saving some bandwidth as you remove those stupid, STUPID <font> tags, all those <table>s, replacing it all with CSS, <div>s, and a little time.

Learn how to design without tables, and you’ve won half the war.
(hint: consider adding a couple of links that jump between navigation and content, and hiding them with CSS (display:none). They won’t show in modern browsers, which will use your CSS, but in text browsers, they can jump between content and navigation sections without much work.)



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