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. Visit Hong Kong
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  2. 2. Live in Vancouver
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  3. 3. learn ruby on rails
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  4. 4. study tai chi
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  5. 5. visit San Francisco
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learn ruby on rails

I’ve been intrigued with this solution for some time now but had so much on my plate that I didn’t think I had time…until last week when I saw the book “Agile Web Development with Rails”. After browsing through it while sipping a cappucino, I realized that by learning RoR, I would actually have more time. On Saturday I searched for web hosting companies that support RoR and came across what I thought was an interesting company… I immediately signed up. BTW Joe Clarke (the owner??) was very helpful and got my account set up right away.

After installing everything including MySql and MySql Front on my own machine..I spent a couple of hours digging in.


I hope that by mid – January, I’ll be in full RoR mode.

Live in Vancouver

Having worked for a Vancouver based company for a number of years while living in Toronto, I was drawn by the mountains, ocean and its people. I know the rain and clouds can depress some…but frankly I’ll take that over an Ottawa winter anytime


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