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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Piotr Przemyslaw Karwasz




I'm doing 34 things
 

Piotr Przemyslaw Karwasz's Life List

  1. 1. publish in MathML
    1 person
  2. 2. Wikimonography Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  3. 3. circumnavigate the world
    1 cheer
    17 people
  4. 4. Learn Japanese
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    10,794 people
  5. 5. export this data in RDF/XML
    7 people
  6. 6. Improve my photography
    644 people
  7. 7. Live less inside my own head
    1 cheer
    353 people
  8. 8. redesign my blog
    115 people
  9. 9. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
    2 cheers
    5,409 people
  10. 10. Witness the end of Microsoft
    1 cheer
    40 people
  11. 11. Master PHP
    318 people
  12. 12. Save money
    16,491 people
  13. 13. learn xslt
    54 people
  14. 14. Master mathematics
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    17 people
  15. 15. learn scheme
    36 people
  16. 16. Finish what I start
    4,026 people
  17. 17. play the violin again
    1 cheer
    156 people
  18. 18. GHexy
    1 entry
    1 person
  19. 19. Contribute to planetmath.org
    1 entry
    1 person
  20. 20. improve my english
    1 cheer
    2,181 people
  21. 21. improve my German
    523 people
  22. 22. improve my Polish
    2 cheers
    13 people
  23. 23. Improve my French
    1,441 people
  24. 24. learn Russian
    2,818 people
  25. 25. find more time
    1 cheer
    21 people
  26. 26. spread foaf
    1 cheer
    1 person
  27. 27. Build the Semantic Web
    1 cheer
    78 people
  28. 28. stop getting junk mail
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    25 people
  29. 29. Eat fugu
    2 cheers
    76 people
  30. 30. Be less of a geek
    7 people
  31. 31. Sleep more
    1,755 people
  32. 32. lose weight
    42,100 people
  33. 33. fall asleep outside watching the stars with someone i care about
    1 cheer
    915 people
  34. 34. learn romanian
    183 people
Recent entries
convince people to use Jabber for instant messaging
Facebook Chat and GTalk

Since most of my contacts nowadays use these two service, I consider the goal accomplished.



witness the end of IE (read all 2 entries…)
Explorer Destroyer

Last month come up with 2 pleasant surprises:

  • As a consequence of the first point I am seriously considering using the scripts of Explorer Destroyer to achieve the goal of less than 25% of IE users on my site.

The script is still a little bit too intrusive and I don’t want in any way make the Web surfing unpleasant for those users who freely chose to use IE: they have as much right to use IE as I have to use Firefox. However I would like to “rescue” those newbies that doesn’t know that there are other explorers beyond IE and I really don’t like to twitch my pages in order to work around IE’s bugs.



Learn Japanese
Stop wasting time

To learn (or better to learn again, since I already took a few Japanese lessons, before being obliged to quit for lack of time) is on my “tomorrow I begin” list since at least six months, but I was too lazy to do it.

So I decided to finally find a Japanese teacher in Nancy . Hopefully I will be able to assist to lessons in my University , but I wouldn’t regret to spend a couple of hundred of euros to learn this beautiful language (and if I must pay, I am more motivated :-) ).



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