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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The desktop files folders have been sorted and mostly purged of the outdated and unnecessary files I was holding on to with the few useful ones filed away in more logical places. To celebrate I changed my wallpaper to a photo I took during the summer on a hike instead of the generic pattern wallpaper I had before because it did not look bad with icon clutter. 3 years ago

Celtic Christianthe scope of the problem

You know that you really need to complete this goal when in addition to a collection of files and folders on your computer desktop that it also contains a folder called “desktop files to sort”, in which there is another folder called “desktop files from old computer” and inside that folder another folder called “desktop files from old computer”. So in order words my current computer desktop not only contains the desktop mess on my current computer but also the messes contained on the desktops of my two previous computers before my current computer. Looks like I really need to work on doing something about this. 3 years ago

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