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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Ashish Dixit

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Ashish Dixit's Life List

  1. 1. Eat Healthy & Exercise
    1 entry
    8 people
  2. 2. Learn Rails
    1 entry
    122 people
  3. 3. Learn Ruby
    1 entry
    1,868 people
  4. 4. Wake up early
    748 people
Recent entries
Learn Ruby
SMART Objective List
  • Complete Beginning Ruby by Peter Cooper
  • Work on Project Euler Problems for practice
  • Participate on Ruby Programming Challenge over at
  • Be able to build basic scripts by end of March

learn rails
SMART Objective List
  • Finish the available chapters of Rails Tutorial Book
  • Start working on Mylenski’s CRMesque app for practice
  • Look into AuthLogic and implement that for IssueTracker app
  • Read the conceptual part of Agile Web Development with Rails
  • Be able to build simple webapps without having to look/read through too much stuff by end of March.

eat healthy & exercise
SMART Objective List
  • Develop a habit of tracking daily food intake
  • Be able to run 6 miles straight by end of March
  • Improve swimming speed
  • Improve running speed at current rate of .2 mi/hr per week


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