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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chipski's Life List

  1. 1. Be a better Father
    5 cheers
    283 people
  2. 2. live
    2,114 people
  3. 3. Help test the next new thing from The Robot Co-op
    73 people
  4. 4. Re-read the Chronicles of Narnia
    33 people
  5. 5. camp more
    1 cheer
    123 people
  6. 6. Buy original art
    1 cheer
    80 people
  7. 7. drink more water
    20,173 people
  8. 8. remember my password
    4 people
  9. 9. identify 100 things that make me happy.
    2,500 people
  10. 10. Fall in love
    27,212 people
  11. 11. learn to sail
    2,281 people
  12. 12. speak less and listen more
    27 people
  13. 13. do 101 things before i die
    14 people
  14. 14. finish my masters
    277 people
  15. 15. Research my family tree
    904 people
  16. 16. have mindblowing sex.
    1 cheer
    23 people
  17. 17. live in the moment
    1 cheer
    2,077 people
  18. 18. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    7,806 people
  19. 19. Learn Czech
    1 cheer
    178 people
  20. 20. Take more Pictures
    1 cheer
    15,312 people
  21. 21. Release my code
    1 cheer
    12 people
  22. 22. Get a better job
    1 cheer
    1,386 people
  23. 23. Live in Verbier
    1 person
  24. 24. Travel to Australia
    1 cheer
    882 people
  25. 25. Get an iPod
    1,143 people
  26. 26. Live life fully
    24 people
  27. 27. Make new friends
    1 cheer
    13,751 people
  28. 28. Ski more
    128 people
  29. 29. work because I like to, not because I have to
    17 team members
    3,457 people
  30. 30. redesign website
    65 people
  31. 31. learn how to prepare 10 excellent meals
    1 cheer
    784 people
  32. 32. rails
    48 people
  33. 33. Give 100 cheers
    5 cheers
    35 people
  34. 34. Finish my website
    990 people
  35. 35. write in my journal more often
    1 cheer
    539 people
  36. 36. have better posture
    7,978 people

How I did it
How to live passionately
It took me
400 days
It made me

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Get a job where I can code in Ruby all day
Python Zope -> Ruby on Rails

I have been a daily Python and Zope/Plone programmer for over 6 years and am very drawn to Ruby on Rails. Remixing elements in web applications is great but the weight of Zope is draining.

get an apple powerbook
Finally got a 15" Powerbook

I have been a *nix and Windows user for over 15 years and never had the opportunity to go Mac. For the first time I did not have a laptop provided by my employer and needed to buy my own laptop. I bought a Mac and could not be happier.

Everything just works!!

No more installing drivers ans fighting software. This is such a pleasure.

backpack through Europe
Best year of my life (so far;)

Jumped on my bike in Boulder Colorado, worked a summer in New Bern NC, then rode up to NYC. Virginia was OK but riding through the Cotswolds in England was so much better. Welsh hunting lodges, Seaside Castles in Cornwall, Monkeries in Belguim, then Santa Claus in Holland. So many wonderful adventures and so many more to be had. I skiied in the Swiss, French, & Austian Alps, and rode the hills of Tuscany and the Riviera. Slept on the beach in Cannes during the film festival, partied on Ibiza for a crazy drunked week, and picked grapes near Sevilla in Antalusia. The time riding through Morocco were a bit of a for some reason but it was all good.

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