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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Learn a martial art
I've started this already

I’m going to classes in taijutsu, and enjoying it despite the slight nervewrackingness of class with only guys, most much larger than I am. It’s giving me focus to work on my fitness and become more aware of my body.

get more RAM

This was worth doing - my computer feels so much happier now - but oh, the terror I had during installation! My new RAM and my old RAM disliked each other, and I had blue screen after blue screen on my first restart. I’m now running with only the new RAM, and kind of unsure that I haven’t damaged it. So, um, warning to those planning to do this: be really careful about buying and installing!

learn python (read all 2 entries…)
RSS reader

Yesterday I wrote some plan-notes for an RSS reader in Python. I need some project to focus my learning of Python, and I use RSS a lot, fairly idiosyncratically, and no RSS reader really suits me enough that I’m happy with it. So, what better way to stretch my Pythoning abilities? Let’s see how it goes.

learn python (read all 2 entries…)
Learning Python

I’ve been reading the book “Learning Python” from O’Reilly, and well, I’d almost learn Python just for the sake of using this book for it; it’s the first computer book I’ve read in years that I’ve really been interested by. Python itself is fascinating; I love that I’ve already been able to write actual useful programs for a few random small tasks I wanted to automate. Programming languages haven’t been this useful to me since back in the days when I used Basic on 80s computers.

read all of Kabuki
David Mack's Kabuki

I started reading David Mack’s Kabuki comic series a few months back, drawn to it by friends praising it, and by the beautiful art. I’ve read three of the trade paperbacks, and am very much looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

complete ADoM

I’ve been playing Adom: for a good while now. It’s a roguelike, so I have to start the game again each time I die; I’ve got a reasonable distance in some games, and I’d like to reach the end of it some time. It’s good just to play, though.

watch all the Buffy episodes

I’ve done this, and I’d do it again happily. I loved this show.

use Opera

Brilliant browser that’s now ad-free. I’ve customised it with the Strange Truth skin, and added many custom buttons and such to it (with the help of nontroppo’s wiki) and I could never go back to using Firefox or IE now.

learn to make jewellery

Spent some time this evening playing with the wire I bought on Tuesday. I can make loops, and coils! Enjoying this, and I’ve enough wire to stop myself worrying about using it up “doing nothing”.



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