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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jimrin's Life List

  1. 1. Bid a fond farewell to this site in the old style
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    55 people
  2. 2. Celebrate what 43T has been to me
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    6 people
  3. 3. Save
    1 entry . 27 cheers
    34 people
  4. 4. Be sure people know they can find me at
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    0 people
  5. 5. Plan for life after 43T
    1 entry . 30 cheers
    2 people
    9 entries . 181 cheers
    0 people
  7. 7. make a difference in someone's life
    3 entries . 357 cheers
    1,275 people
  8. 8. learn more about other cultures
    2 entries . 328 cheers
    23 people
  9. 9. be more patient
    7 entries . 276 cheers
    3,252 people
  10. 10. get in shape
    46 entries . 235 cheers
    10,376 people
  11. 11. learn Spanish
    213 cheers
    18,259 people
  12. 12. defeat the republicans
    133 entries . 189 cheers
    251 people
  13. 13. be fluent in Japanese
    4 entries . 186 cheers
    287 people
  14. 14. become more organized
    18 entries . 184 cheers
    941 people
  15. 15. learn German
    2 entries . 185 cheers
    5,480 people
  16. 16. find the best rib place in Dallas
    8 entries . 176 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. improve my golf game
    12 entries . 134 cheers
    62 people
  18. 18. fight for truth, justice, and the American way
    75 entries . 127 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. stop being so forgetful
    6 entries . 122 cheers
    12 people
  20. 20. explain how computers work to my mom
    3 entries . 107 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. earn second income through rental property
    2 entries . 106 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. be entertained
    133 entries . 104 cheers
    4 people
  23. 23. keep a house and yard journal
    34 entries . 92 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. get the latest gadgets whether they are practical or not
    95 entries . 77 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. figure out what to do with Twitter
    2 entries . 71 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. keep track of my dreams
    13 entries . 65 cheers
    2 people
  27. 27. document travel tips and tidbits
    13 entries . 71 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. keep a gadget journal
    34 entries . 66 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. improve Google search for
    2 entries . 59 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. research and compare
    58 entries . 57 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. keep track of how to do things
    13 entries . 54 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. Back up my 43 entries and goals
    3 entries . 52 cheers
    0 people
  33. 33. document shopping tips and tidbits
    10 entries . 51 cheers
    1 person
  34. 34. keep track of things.
    1 entry . 26 cheers
    1 person

How I did it
How to elect Barack Obama president
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60 days
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Recent entries
defeat the republicans (read all 133 entries…)
We truly must live in Bizarro world

(where everything is backwards) if we listen to the Republicans.

Texas Governor Rick Perry is crying “partisan politics” in his indictment for using his veto power. But his use of his veto power was a result of trying to use extortion to get Rosemary Lehmberg to resign from office. Oh yea, Rosemary Lehmberg is a Democrat.

Because the head of the department for investigating public corruption would not resign, he threatened (and then carried out) a veto to cut funding to the department. Since when is extortion legal? D’oh, it’s not, resulting in the indictment! To Perry, seems like political partisanship has priority over investigating corruption. Hmmm…


PS. This was not the one which I wanted to write, but this one is as crazy as anything else these days, I thought I need to write it.

get in shape (read all 46 entries…)
You can do anything on your last day at work...

Sorry I have not been around lately. It’s a long, long, long, long story. I’ll update you on it. Oh wait, I can’t as 43T is being shut down.

However, it’s not my last day at work, but as an analogy, on my last day of using 43T, I thought I would post an update of my progress.

Even after August 15, I can update the source of the photo and it will update here. Thus, since 43T will actually be available in “read only” until the end of the year, I can post more updates to the photo if I make more progress this year.

While I am still far away from my goal, actually achieving only approximately 50% of my goal so far, I’m thinking if this is what I look like achieving only 50% of my goal, I’m hoping for even better results if I hit 100%. Even with 43T being shutdown, I am motivated to hit my goal.

I wish all of you continued success with all of your goals!

be entertained (read all 133 entries…)
Somehow Rina Takeda reminds me of Bluepark...

I don’t know the details yet, but she was picked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game in Japan and for some reason, she decided to first break concrete bricks with her head. Tough girl!

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