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.

Export My Content

Roderick Macdonald

Read more books
Mists of Avalon

Just started reading Mists of Avalon after it being recommended by some friends and a number of sites on the net. I should enjoy it, considering the setting is one I enjoy.

Find a special someone (read all 2 entries…)
Still looking...

sighs :|

Take more pictures (read all 2 entries…)

Definitely worth doing, and I hope to keep it up, even if I the camera ends up dying. :)

Take more pictures (read all 2 entries…)
Lots and lots...

I’ve taken almost 1500 pictures in the last month and a half. Of course, about half are duds but I’m definitely getting off my butt and taking more pics than I have before. Basically making more time for it.

Find it kind of funny that I know alot of photography, aperature, shutter speeds, etc, yet up until recently I just haven’t taken the time to take pictures with my Panasonic FZ5.

Update my blog regularly
Well, sort of...

Well, I have sort of been doing this lately, although I really haven’t done much else with the blog (looks wise).

More concern with getting my PC up and working perfectly with everything I need, and dumping Windows completely.

If I can make at least one post every week, I think I will be on track, and can just improve beyond that as time goes by.

learn python (read all 2 entries…)
Great resources for Python.

I find it incredible how many free online books there are for Python. Check out my weblog at where in the last post or two I noted the four best ones I have found so far.

save some money
A Tough Goal

No matter what, I always end up saving some money but I usually end up spending it. Bills get paid, but I don’t have any kind of savings if something was to happen and I needed it.

Lately, I needed to pay for a prescription. A $102 dollars less, left me in a very tight position the week after.

Hence the reason for trying to start saving more!

Find a special someone (read all 2 entries…)

I’m one of those silly people who doesn’t go out of his way looking for a relationship, because I believe that one day I will just find someone that is perfect. Not likely, and pretty silly, I know.

It is hard though going without that feeling of closeness(is that even a word?) once you have had a few times in your life.

Only time will tell I suppose on this goal.

learn python (read all 2 entries…)
Byte of Python

Started going through the free online book, called Byte of Python. Great so far, although it possibly helps that although I never mastered C/C++ I’ve had dealings with off and on over the last ten years or so.

Still hard to not use { }, but I’m getting over it. It helps that I can whip together a few quick scripts in a matter of minutes.

Check out the book at

start a blog
New Blog

I created a blog at!



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