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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Never could get the VPN thinger to work, so that I could connect to my host. So, I’ve finally gotten around to migrating the site over to my current university (actually, to be fair, I’ve been waiting on the webmaster here—who is a total slacker).

So, it’s now here.

Seems the URLs just keep getting more and more complex every time I move it. So this time I’ve finally reverted to using a TinyURL in my profiles (here and elsewhere). Oh well.

The important thing is that I can now start updating it again. I began by updating the front page (to include our Kodak Gallery, primarily). Have also tweaked one or two other things. Nice to have control back. 8 years ago

spokoWoo hoo

Did one very small update (fixed the bullets on one of the subpages). But at least I finally got the VPN-connection thing working. What I really need to do now, I think, is to migrate this to where I am now. My website is currently hosted on, where I went to undergrad. But it would be much easier to connect to it (and thus work on it) if I had it here at UNK, where I’m working now. I’ll have to see what kind of space I have here, I guess. 8 years ago

Apollo LeeWordpress

Installing Wordpress certainly made it easy. I can’t believe I spent 12 years editing flat HTML files. Damn! 9 years ago

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