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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bytesmythe's Life List

  1. 1. Start my own business
    9,325 people
  2. 2. learn to play an instrument
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    1,413 people
  3. 3. learn russian
    2,818 people
  4. 4. learn chinese
    2,655 people
  5. 5. learn japanese
    1 cheer
    10,796 people
  6. 6. learn german
    5,480 people
  7. 7. learn greek
    704 people
  8. 8. learn arabic
    2,364 people
  9. 9. learn latin
    2,009 people
  10. 10. get in shape
    1 entry
    10,377 people
  11. 11. cook more
    2,049 people
  12. 12. learn old english
    69 people
  13. 13. learn gaelic
    620 people
  14. 14. write short stories
    210 people
  15. 15. Become Financially Independent
    6,720 people
  16. 16. Research my genealogy
    216 people
  17. 17. learn aikido
    364 people
  18. 18. meditate
    3,300 people
  19. 19. create my own computer game
    2,373 people
  20. 20. Learn to identify plants, flowers, and trees
    2 cheers
    117 people
  21. 21. learn to identify birds
    1 cheer
    6 people
  22. 22. learn to play go
    157 people
  23. 23. learn how to play chess
    364 people
  24. 24. learn photography
    2,906 people
  25. 25. learn astronomy
    158 people
  26. 26. get a telescope
    36 people
  27. 27. get an SLR camera
    1 cheer
    13 people
  28. 28. Learn Lisp
    257 people
  29. 29. read "The Art of Computer Programming" by D.E.Knuth
    1 cheer
    3 people
  30. 30. learn to sew
    1 cheer
    4,065 people
  31. 31. get a Nokia N97
    3 people
  32. 32. roast my own coffee
    1 cheer
    45 people
  33. 33. Invest in Real Estate
    307 people
  34. 34. Make mead.
    1 cheer
    28 people
  35. 35. Contribute to an open source software project
    1 cheer
    756 people
  36. 36. set up my own server
    31 people
  37. 37. learn yo-yo tricks
    5 people
  38. 38. play footbag!
    4 people
  39. 39. get a kilt from Utilikilt (utilikilt.com) and wear it to teach in.
    2 people
  40. 40. learn to draw
    2 cheers
    2,399 people
  41. 41. learn how to throw a knife
    1 cheer
    6 people
  42. 42. learn to write with a fountain pen
    20 people
  43. 43. finish my thesis
    492 people
Recent entries
get in shape
Eat less

Just by cutting calories, I’ve lost 17 pounds.



learn to play an instrument (read all 3 entries…)
Actually doing it

I have been taking lessons for about 3 weeks now. I discovered that it’s actually easier to learn to switch chords if I don’t look at the strings. It’s difficult, and I have a lot to learn, but it’s infinitely cooler than “Guitar Hero”.



know how to solve a rubik's cube
Learning vs. remembering

Learning to solve the cube isn’t too difficult. Youtube has a large selection of videos that can help.

The problem is you will most likely forget the moves if you don’t refresh your memory of it fairly regularly.



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