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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Get more exercise
Went to gym 3x per week for the last month

BUT…I have a cold so I didn’t go this week yet. I think I need to keep this up for at least six months to call it done.

Learn AJAX style programming

They pay me to do this, so I suppose it is worth it.

Get a MacBook Pro (read all 2 entries…)
Yay, got one from work.

Done and done.

Write a computer book

My expertise is in CSS and javascript….but there are already a few great books about this, some written by people I know. I wonder if I can find a nitche.

survive my long-distance marriage (read all 2 entries…)

Done and done. Moving and changing cities was harder than the long distance thing. Also, plane tickets are expensive.

Get a MacBook Pro (read all 2 entries…)
Getting one from work!

Yay! The purchase req is in….the mbp is coming soon.

Learn to surf
No excuse?

I live like, uh, half a mile from the ocean now. So I should get on this, right?

find an apartment in San Francisco
Holy shit

It is really freakin’ hard. Whoa what a nightmare. It took two months and it was a lot of work. And it was expensive. But we found a place, and its nice, even if it is way out in the fog zone.

survive my long-distance marriage (read all 2 entries…)
Only for two months

But it seems like a long time! I’m not worried about this being unstable, but we’ve lived together for so long it will be weird being apart.

make more money
Good news and bad news

Got a new job. Pays 60% more. But its in the bay area. Net gain:$0. Sigh.

get a new car
Cars are expensive.

If you can, live in a city with public transit. I got off the car train a year ago and I don’t miss it.

Move to Denver
Lovely city

Its a nice place to live. Cool people, great climate (really!) and generally a great town. Serious shortage of late night food options, however.

Learn MEL
Changed careers...

I learned PHP, javascript and ruby instead.

get a car

Sold mine. Not necessary. Bike + bus is almost as good. And cheaper!

Buy a PowerMac G5
Intel macs are better...

yeah, what the title said

raid 5 my file server
No no

Going with RAID 1 now instead…reliabilty over capacity

work for myself
Doesn't sound that great at the moment

Too stressful!

Visit 50 of the world heritage sites (read all 2 entries…)
19 down, 31 to go..


Visit 50 of the world heritage sites (read all 2 entries…)
19 down, 31 to go..


move to Vail
Did it for one year

It was very fun. Wouldn’t want to live there for ever but I had a fabulous time.

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