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. learn to play piano
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  2. 2. start an internet company
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  3. 3. be a good father
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  4. 4. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
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  5. 5. learn python
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  6. 6. pray more often
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  7. 7. ace the GRE test
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  8. 8. build shelving in our kitchen
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  9. 9. love my neighbor
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  10. 10. manage my money better
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  11. 11. eat healthier
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  12. 12. write more
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  13. 13. read more books
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  14. 14. manage my time better
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  15. 15. blog more often
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  16. 16. be a better husband
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  17. 17. read the bible more
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  18. 18. Go to graduate school
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finish staining our rocking chair

It was messy, and I could have done a better job, but the chair looks okay.

Learn the C programming language

C’s a cool language, I think. Granted, not the best for many tasks, but, for unexplainable reasons, I think all programmers should grok C. Doubly so if you’re a Linux hacker.

Just don’t pick up some of the bad habits that C programmers are so famous for. Obfuscated code still sucks.

Design a website

It was fun, hosting my blog off my cable modem. Till I had to move, that is. Now I’ve only got a ghetto dial-up connection from my rural house. :(

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