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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set up my own server


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TaldarUnder My Control

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have your digital world revolve around one superpowerful device? Your email, at your name .com; multiple computers, but all your files in one place; host your own website; centralized backups; ease your addiction to Google services; don’t worry about data loss in laptop theft…

That is why I want my own server. 5 years ago

shaifiI want to make my own web server

please help me 5 years ago

Phillip SchneiderI'm doing everything.

I’m basically trying to do everything with this computer. I learned that I can kinda do everything with one computer so I’m going to try and squeeze every possible thing I can onto this one computer and see how that works. So far what I’m trying is dedicated FTP over FileZilla, Run a Website that I’m going to design, Counter-Strike Source Server, Ventrilo Server, Personal Blog and Anything else I can possibly think of. I know I’m going to waste all of my bandwidth with useless things but it’s a learning experience. I just hope that Comcast doesn’t shut down my internet service. I know they don’t look too kindly on people running servers at home. From a bit of research I learned that they don’t (or didn’t used to atleast) Block port 80 so I can run a website and blog. Tomorrow I am probably going to start designing the website. I’ve never done it before so it should be interesting. I’m trying to locate some tutorial videos covering the basics to advanced on dreamweaver. Anyways, things are moving along well. 6 years ago

Phillip SchneiderI have a computer just need to make it a dedicated server

I recently built a new computer and was going to give my computer that I had to my parents. My parents computer case only fits mini atx motherboards so I don’t have anywhere to put it and so I could buy them a computer case or I could make it a server… They hardly ever use the computer anyways because they usually use the laptop so I figured might aswell keep it for myself :).Right now it’s sitting hooked up in my room on my tech station that I made out of a shoe box. Its kinda old but now I just need to figure out what to do with it. The easy thing to do would be use windows home server and use it as a backup computer and hopefully as a media center storage computer so my parents can stream movies through the home network, but what do I learn if I do that? Plus I would have to teach them to use the network and that would take till the end of summer… I think I am going to try to go either windows vista or linux instead of home server. I think it’s been about 5 months since I installed my windows vista on this computer so I might be able to install it on the old computer now… I don’t play many computer games anymore so setting it up as a counterstrike server wouldn’t really do me any good. Plus it’s in my room and I have huge 120×38 110cfm fans attached to the tech station for benchmarking and it is really loud…

I will research the possibilities and hope that I can figure out by the end of the weekend.

Specs of old computer to be server
Board : K8n Neo
Ram : 2Gb Corsair
proc : amd 64 3200+
Hard driv: 320gb (need more room for movie/music storage server)
Vid card : BFG 6800 Ultra 6 years ago

dcoleEasy as scripting!

The web say it’s not worth doing but they are outdated. Keeping up a server is a peace of cake. My server needs updating about once every 6 months and that’s about 30 mins work. 8 years ago

Lis FaurholtSet up my own server

I’ve forgotten what you told me about an easy way to set up a server (not connected to the Internet). 9 years ago


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