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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Phil Wilson




I'm doing 27 things
 

Phil Wilson's Life List

  1. 1. Learn Ruby
    4 cheers
    1,869 people
  2. 2. visit friends in New York City
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. read and implement Getting Things Done
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    115 people
  4. 4. master CSS
    2 cheers
    711 people
  5. 5. lose weight
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    42,074 people
  6. 6. drink more water
    5 entries . 12 cheers
    20,186 people
  7. 7. get an apple powerbook
    5 cheers
    451 people
  8. 8. be a better cook
    2 entries . 7 cheers
    481 people
  9. 9. Practice religious test-first development for a month
    1 cheer
    43 people
  10. 10. integrate Ruby into the corporate environment
    1 cheer
    4 people
  11. 11. hike at least once a month
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    33 people
  12. 12. organize my mp3s
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    75 people
  13. 13. get a new digital camera
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    194 people
  14. 14. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5,411 people
  15. 15. ride my bike more
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1,014 people
  16. 16. Derive 10% of income from secondary job
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  17. 17. organize my bookmarks
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    133 people
  18. 18. take more day trips
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    32 people
  19. 19. Spend at least 15 minutes a day doing something on this list
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    22 people
  20. 20. read with my kid more
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    2 people
  21. 21. redesign website
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    65 people
  22. 22. build a desk
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    32 people
  23. 23. Build a PVR system
    40 people
  24. 24. read more historical books
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. Get a Bernese Mountain Dog for a family pet
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  26. 26. Invite friends for dinner regularly
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    28 people
  27. 27. Use typo as my weblog
    1 cheer
    1 person
Recent entries
get an ipod (read all 2 entries…)
It's actually my daughter's

My oldest daughter got one for Christmas and I get to use it during the day for biking to work, etc. While it is not mine, it is as close as I need to get.



write an application on Rails (read all 3 entries…)
Application was fun, client wasn't

Developing the application was fun. Working for the client I had was less than desirable. I Was sub-contracting through a friend of mine. If it wasnt for the opportunity to learn Rails and gain the experience, I would have taken the loss and walked away. But it is good experience and I dont want to leave my friend high and dry.



read with my kid more (read all 3 entries…)
Dora comes through

While my oldest was at dance, I took my neice and youngest to Chapters. My daughter found 2 books to read and one was Dora. It was fun reading and it showed pictures of words that she knew and feel like she was reading.



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