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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Dmitri Z.

I'm doing 40 things

Dmitri Z.'s Life List

  1. 1. learn to draw
    1 cheer
    2,398 people
  2. 2. Keep a Detailed Time Log
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    5 people
  3. 3. Organize my papers
    1 entry
    96 people
  4. 4. Learn to spin fire
    19 people
  5. 5. go through my things, get rid of or donate anything I am not using
    1 cheer
    209 people
  6. 6. renew my ACM membership
    1 cheer
    2 people
  7. 7. Skydive
    1 cheer
    11,428 people
  8. 8. Write an application in Seaside
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    8 people
  9. 9. Practice religious test-first development for a month
    5 entries . 3 cheers
    43 people
  10. 10. find a pair for pair programming
    1 cheer
    2 people
  11. 11. Have a savings account funded with at least enough to cover one month's expenses.
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  12. 12. perfect my wardrobe
    52 people
  13. 13. Start own web portal
    2 people
  14. 14. build a MUD
    1 cheer
    6 people
  15. 15. master Smalltalk
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    15 people
  16. 16. write an application on Rails
    443 people
  17. 17. Get the LPI Certification
    1 cheer
    18 people
  18. 18. Learn to play African drums
    32 people
  19. 19. learn to SCUBA dive
    2,697 people
  20. 20. Read all Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett
    7 entries . 1 cheer
    120 people
  21. 21. play every NES RPG
    1 entry
    2 people
  22. 22. sail the intracoastal waterway
    1 cheer
    4 people
  23. 23. learn Tai Chi
    1,129 people
  24. 24. build a tower
    3 people
  25. 25. go to gencon
    8 people
  26. 26. do one hundred consecutive push-ups
    1 entry
    290 people
  27. 27. Do one hundred consecutive sit-ups
    1 entry
    27 people
  28. 28. Learn how to give a good massage
    1 cheer
    211 people
  29. 29. Get a PhD in Computer Science
    10 people
  30. 30. go to burning man
    1 cheer
    1,610 people
  31. 31. pay off credit cards
    1,430 people
  32. 32. bike the entire Erie To Ohio Trail
    1 entry
    2 people
  33. 33. Learn to play go
    157 people
  34. 34. climb mt. fuji
    157 people
  35. 35. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  36. 36. Send a message in a bottle
    1 cheer
    4,120 people
  37. 37. Cruise the Great Loop
    1 entry
    5 people
  38. 38. Complete the Mongol Rally
    1 entry
    16 people
  39. 39. Run a 25 Minute 5K
    2 entries
    25 people
  40. 40. Lose 10 pounds
    1 entry
    6,361 people
Recent entries
Run a 25 Minute 5K (read all 2 entries…)
One month in - 5k progress

Ok, ran the 5k in 27:13min this morning. Gives me hope that I’ll get down below 25min this year.

Lose 10 pounds
Two weeks in

When I weighed myself for the first time this year, coming home after the holidays, the scale read 207. I’ve been stuck around 205-210 for the last several years, and have resolved to lose (at least) 10 pounds this year. There’s a weightloss contest at work that’s also providing motivation.

So, I switched a slow-carb diet (eating foods with a low glycemic index, which basically means meats, fish and veggies for me), and have kept up running and working out. (Altho this past week or so, with my grandmother dying and having to travel to the funeral, I’ve neglected the exercise part of this plan).

But anyways, seems to be working so far. Yesterday morning, the scale read 199 for the first time in many many years.

I’m pretty psyched, I think I can get to 10 lbs lost easily.

Run a 25 Minute 5K (read all 2 entries…)
New Year's resolution - starting out at 28.5 min for 5k

Ok, so, as of this morning, I’m doing a 28.5 minute 5k (with some hard hills, but still).
My goal this year is to get this 5k course down to under 25 minutes, I think it’s quite doable.

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