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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idkbrblolhempcrete - amazing!

- WHEN WE GROW [hemp, marijuana?], This is what we can do
~3:m hemp plastic lighter than steel but can withstand 10x the force
~4:m hemp is anti-bacterial flame-resistant
~6:m negative carbon footprint!
~ ?m hempcrete!!
~19:30 unintelligible – background sound too loud, speaker mumbles. Too bad; he sounds like a useful speaker.

Maybe I should change this goal to “use appropriate technology appropriatly”

- using bikes (cyclists on bicycles) to transport bike parts to locations that can assemble them, to help severely poor people – “Working Bikes Cooperative” or “Bikes Not Bombs”
. 2 years ago

NevahRoseCool project!

Take old plastic bottles and crush them down and look what you can do with them! 2 years ago

NevahRose 2 years ago

idkbrblolred worms (reloaded)

I’ll let you ponder that.

(P.S. The old peach can “pen & pencil holder” has been replaced by an old (¾) pop bottle, so the peach-can can be given to a needy family so they can recycle [sell] it.)
. 2 years ago

idkbrblol[re-use] yay! I have a new bowl

a “new” bowl

Happy Thanksgiving

(too bad the original contents have MSG. Looks like I’ll have to find a different whipped cream)

And if there is a next time, dirt pudding should have some gummi worms in it.
. 3 years ago

idkbrblolreduced, "reused &/or recycled"

I like TG’s idea of putting the tv on a power-strip so it can be turned off from the source.
I think I’ll see if I can get all my power strips out to where it’s easier to hit that button & shut a bunch of periferals down! (especially the tv)

I just made something new out of (used) materials. (I reused &/or recycled) 3 years ago

idkbrblolcomputer-station renewal

I found an old thrown-out work-station thingee (just a skeleton of aluminum) & some decent old wood boards (slats?) & they waited around all summer for me to get offa my butt. I’m alone here today, so that’s what I did. And I don’t think it could’ve worked-out much better. I think it’ll be a nice surprise.
I tied the flats to the station with a cross-hatching of twine.
And if that’s actually a small bee’s nest in there, then later-on I will be able to “get in touch with nature”!
(maybe a pic later)

edit: I’m now using an old peach can as a pen & pencil holder.
. 3 years ago


(I think I’ll make that a “goal”!) 3 years ago

idkbrblol"smaller ecological footprint" ...

“If you want to make a smaller ecological footprint, take off your ‘boots’.” 3 years ago

idkbrblolNo more Nestle, Coke, or Goldschlagers

I been thinking a little more about where things are coming from, that I use (& use-up.)
We’re getting much more efficient at mining & tearing things up to get to “the good stuff,” and we’re probably getting better at using the primary scraps. But I don’t think it’s enough. It’s not going to work this way.
In the past couple of days I’ve successfully avoided a Nestle cup of pudding twice! And I made some “homemade gatoraid,” which, the only ingredient I was missing was sea salt! So that was easy.

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The Cost of a Coke 3 years ago

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