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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organize my mp3s

I am a member of the first generation of “music lovers” who never have seen a need to organize their cds. why? Since my childhood i ripped every cd on my computer, put it into a large unsorted crappy box and probably will leave it there until the end of time.

when i need a cd, i simply burn a copy.

i love watching cd collections an find out how they are arranged, some people arrange cds by the date they board the music, they get known by it or simply loved it. you know that (“oh hey, that was my punk era, and after that i started listening grunge … blabla).

so i never actually “learned” to organize them “correctly”, because the computer will arrange them alphabetically. but wait! some people say, that people with alphabetically sorted cds (or even lps) are mentally disordered or at least a bit unkindy.

i dont want to be called a digital mentally disordered so i sorted my albums in differend directories like this:

pre era,

then i created a “inbox” dir, just for the new stuff. one of the best ideas i ever had!

worth it!

Read 50 books in 2006

A long way down – Nick Hornby. 49 left.

reach 300000 kilometers with my honda civic (read all 2 entries…)

coming soon: the last 10k Kilometers. Live on


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