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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  1. 1. get my pilot's license
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  2. 2. play the piano again
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    491 people
  3. 3. Learn Ruby
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  4. 4. Learn AJAX style programming
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  5. 5. learn ruby on rails
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  6. 6. Save money
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  7. 7. cook a turkey
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get my pilot's license
So close...

I was working towards getting my license, and was one lesson from my solo flight when I became unemployed. I would love to be able to get back in the air and eventually be able to just rent a plane to fo for a nice flight by myself or take friends.

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Make Thunderbird my default email application

I have been using Thunderbird (and Firefox) for quite some time now. They do everything I need without all the bloat of “other” applications. And if I want to add things, there are plenty of extensions to do that.


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