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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hackasaurus's Life List

  1. 1. get my bachelor's degree
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    428 people
  2. 2. study music
    23 people
  3. 3. start a webcomic
    2 cheers
    133 people
  4. 4. become a better cook
    528 people
  5. 5. make a game
    1,276 people
  6. 6. Contribute to an open source software project
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    756 people
  7. 7. Get a job where I can code in Ruby all day
    49 people
  8. 8. Sleep more
    1 entry
    1,755 people
  9. 9. drink tea everyday
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    16 people
  10. 10. Keep a journal
    1 cheer
    3,725 people
  11. 11. learn spanish
    1 cheer
    18,259 people
  12. 12. Become a certified Toastmaster
    2 cheers
    23 people
  13. 13. write a book
    1 cheer
    31,381 people
  14. 14. Finish creating my website
    2 people
  15. 15. Become an initiate of a magical school
    1 person
  16. 16. be more organized
    1 entry
    3,538 people
  17. 17. study logic
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    12 people
  18. 18. Learn how to remember peoples' names
    1,679 people
  19. 19. do Ruby Quiz
    1 person
  20. 20. pose nude
    1 cheer
    409 people
  21. 21. get corrective eye surgery or lasik
    1,071 people
  22. 22. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  23. 23. live outside the united states
    190 people
  24. 24. Attend the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
    41 people
  25. 25. Attend RailsConf
    2 people
  26. 26. Go to Defcon
    9 people
  27. 27. get a masters degree
    2,999 people
  28. 28. Get a PhD
    2,975 people
  29. 29. pay off my student loans
    2,981 people
  30. 30. write a song
    5,190 people
  31. 31. learn kaballah
    1 person
  32. 32. design my own tattoo
    1 entry
    5,055 people
  33. 33. Meet Colin Wilson
    1 person
  34. 34. Meet the Dalai Lama
    421 people
  35. 35. meet Stephen Colbert
    42 people
  36. 36. Meet Rev. Ivan Stang
    1 person
  37. 37. Meet Steve Jackson
    1 person
  38. 38. go to X-Day before the world ends
    1 person
  39. 39. Publish a scientific paper
    28 people
  40. 40. go to the gym regularly
    819 people
  41. 41. Get accepted to graduate school
    23 people
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drink tea everyday
Doing well

I’ve been drinking at least a little tea more or less every day all summer. I will give school one month to break me of the habit before declaring this goal accomplished.

study logic
logic studying in progress...

I know Boolean algebra and Propositional Calculus, at the very least, but I want to learn more about the various types of logics that have been devised to deal with uncertainty and time-dependence, like fuzzy logic and temporal logic.

do research
In progress...

I’ve been doing this for the last year, working on a very interesting project with Prof. Crandall @ UNM studying Chinese Internet censorship. That said, I’ve only made the slightest bit of progress and have so much more work to do….! It’s fun, but wow, it’s not easy to do.

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