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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Watch X-Files movie 2
No more XF movies please!

Especially if they’re going to be as bad as this one. I went into the cinema without any explicit expectations other than the movie would involve the two main X Files leads and would have nothing to do with the mytharc. Still it disappointed me because it wasn’t even equal to a decent XF episode.

The premise isn’t bad but the plot was heavily diluted by the fact that Scully’s storyline is independent of and irrelevant to the MOTW. There’s no time to get to know/understand the major new character (played by Amanda Peet). I couldn’t have cared less about the FBI manhunt or the boy with Sandhof’s.

Billy Connolly is the most interesting character as a psychic paedophile priest (those writers like allieration don’t they?), but all mention of him disappears in the last half hour.

Skinner makes a token appearance. There’s no suspense or mystery. The plot doesn’t “wrap up”.

There are some cute in-jokes for fans. Chris Carter makes a cameo. But these things do not a good movie make. Audiences were right to opt for “The Dark Knight” instead.

swim 20 laps every day of the summer break
I should but I haven't.

Currently working 6 days a week. I’m sure I have time but I’m too exhausted to go.

re-read Chronicles of Narnia before the movie comes out
Um... oops.

Okay, I’m changing this to “re-read before I see the movie”. I’ve got the books, but am so preoccupied with work and finishing half a dozen other books that I’ve started over the holidays!

Hope I get to it before the movie finishes its run at the cinemas!

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