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101 in 1001

Welcome to my 101-in-1001 project page! Below, I have defined 101 goals that I will try to reach within 1001 days. The list was launched on September 22nd 2010, which means that the time is up on June 20th 2013.

This date coincides with my plans to graduate, so it seems reasonable to list some things I want to achieve before that. This is the second time I start a 101-list (the previous list can be found here), and even though I think the setup has several flaws, I do think that a list such as this is useful.

I think of it not as a list of goals or things to accopmlish, but rather a number of different directions I'd like to progress. For instance, secifying a number of creative goals doesn't imply that these goals are meant to be what matters, instead it means that creativity is something I would like to focus more on than I do. Reading this list will probably tell you as much about the person I am now as the person I want to become.

This list will be maintained both here on Snigel.nu and on a website dedicated to projects like this. You can visit my profile there or simply browse the main page for inspiration and information. Click here if you want to see a list of posts regarding this project.

Status and minor updates will be posted here!

My list runs from September 22nd 2010 to June 20th 2013. I have 97 tasks left.

A task that I have not started
A task that I have started but not completed
A task that I have completed
A task that I have failed with


(a brief introduction to these goals)
Publish my role-playing game Magneter och mirakel
Publish the story-telling game Nostalgia
Publish yet another Kaleidoskop game
Contribute 20 articles to Haragada
Complete my current novel
Write another novel (about Taiwan)
Write ten short stories
Write an article about the snel hest meme

Experience and play

(a brief introduction to these goals)
Learn to average blindfolded cubing below 10 minutes and over 90% accuracy
Learn to solve three cubes blindfolded
Solve the 5x5x5 cube without any help
Send a photo of myself to random people and ask them to describe what kind of person I am
Spend one day blindfolded
Use my left hand instead of my right for one week
Spend three days with no contact with civilisation
Participate in three competitions of any kind
Collect images, quotes or scraps and put them on display
Get some informative and fancy business cards
Buy five new board or card games
Watch the top 100 movies on IMDB
Watch 5 movies from each continent
Compile a "best of Snigel" CD and trade it with 10 others for their favourite music
Find ten new bands I really like

Everyday life

(a brief introduction to these goals)
Cook 25 new vegetarian dishes
Analyse what I eat three times, one week each
Use dental floss every day for a month
Learn to sleep comfortably on my back
Make sure I have enough plants to be satisfied
Buy something from Hans-Werner Sahm
Distill memories from Taiwan into something that can be put on a wall
Study three books about sleeping
Monitor everything I buy for one month
Don't accept second best solutions in my apartment because I'm lazy
Get an ID card
Update and upgrade my medical equipment
Don't eat meat I've bought myself more than once a week
Explore, research and evaluate the electronic book reader market
Follow my no-new-books manifesto
Have an economic buffer after 1001 days of at least 50 000 SEK (can be borrowed)
Re-examine the need for reading glasses

Social and society

(a brief introduction to these goals)
Attend two first-aid course
Donate blood 5 times
Refresh my driving skills 3 times
Praise 10 strangers in person for something they have done well
Go to a party where I know less than 10% of the people
Take a dancing class (minimum ten times)
Focus on talking clearly and evaluate progress five times
Perform ten random acts of kindness


(a brief introduction to these goals)
Have a total of at least 120 academic credits in Chinese
Write 100 000 characters worth of blog entries in Chinese
Launch HackingChinese.com and publish at least 50 articles
Have one month with over 5000 unique visitors to HackingChinese.com
Write a book about learning Chinese
Read ten university level textbooks in Chinese
Read a total of 10000 pages of Chinese (any text at any level)
Be able to listen to news broadcasts in Chinese with close to full comprehension
Learn the lyrics of 50 songs in Chinese
Correct all the listed pronunciation mistakes in Chinese, at least when reading
Record one hour of Chinese to study my pronunciation
Learn at least 5000 new words and/or characters
Learn to recognise all simplified Chinese characters
Keep review queues in Anki at zero
Offer my help to all arriving Taiwanese exchange students
Record one issue of the Economist to study English pronunciation
Study one solid English grammar book
Learn all the TOEFL words in my electronic dictionary
Learn IPA for Chinese and English pronunciation

Physical activities

(a brief introduction to these goals)
Be able to perform 15 dives with a degree of difficulty over 2.0
Walk 100 metres on my hands
Hold a planche for five seconds
Hold a front lever for five seconds
Do one handstand push-up with clap
Do one muscle-up to handstand
Do one one-arm chin-up (left and right side)
Perform a front flip on solid ground
Perform a back flip on solid ground
Perform a front handspring on solid ground
Perform a back handspring on solid ground
Be able to reach full front split
Be able to reach full side split
Sargent's jump 80 cm
Study an anatomy handbook and learn at least 200 anatomical words


(a brief introduction to these goals)
Read ten interesting articles about second language acquisition
Learn and write about the five top origins of migration to Sweden outside Scandinavia
Create a system to record and keep useful classroom activities
Get 2.0 on the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (need not be formal due to the cost)
Take one extra evening or summer course
Evaluate myself as a teacher with the help of mentor(s)
Formulate a teaching manifesto for English
Formulate a teaching manifesto for Chinese
Write a CV and have it commented by someone knowledgeable

Computer activity

(a brief introduction to these goals)
Fix the browser bug on Snigel.nu
Merge SoaringCloudDragon.blogspot.com and Snigel.nu
Sort and organise all personal files on all computers and all servers
Sort and organise all photos
Establish a file system that works over many computers


(a brief introduction to these goals)
Explain and motivate all goals on the list
Write about the former list, the current and the relationship between them
Publish something about each task on the list
Write a concluding essay on the subject of this list

Published in this category

2014-06-12: I have spoken more Chinese than English in my life so far
2011-09-08: Chinese proficiency report 13
2011-07-15: Back flip and muscle-up to handstand on rings
2011-06-25: Monitor everything I buy for one month
2011-04-21: Magneter och mirakel published
2011-03-22: Learn to sleep comfortably on my back
2011-02-13: The new and the old 101-in-1001 lists
2010-12-29: Learn IPA for Chinese and English pronunciation
2010-12-27: Learn all the TOEFL words in my electronic dictionary
2010-11-25: Explaining the 101 list, 8: Computer, meta
2010-11-18: Explaining the 101 list, 7: Professional
2010-11-12: Explaining the 101 list, 6: Physical activities
2010-10-19: Explaining the 101 list, 5: Languages
2010-10-17: Explaining the 101 list, 4: Social and society
2010-09-30: Explaining the 101 list, 3: Everyday life
2010-09-28: Explaining the 101 list, 2: Experience and play
2010-09-27: Explaining the 101 list, 1: Creativity
2010-09-26: New 101-in-1001 project launched
2009-07-25: Speed cubing
2009-02-27: 25 years and still going strong
2008-12-27: 101-in-1001 put on ice
2008-09-17: Have unscathed fingers for a month
2008-08-31: August 2008 monthly report
2008-08-24: Almost a week alone and away from civilisation
2008-08-05: Learn 1001 new words in English
2008-07-31: July 2008 monthly report
2008-07-24: 100 things that make me happy
2008-07-10: Miscellaneous 101-in-1001 report
2008-07-02: Read 10 work by Nobel Prize winners
2008-07-01: In the country of the blind
2008-06-30: June 2008 monthly report
2008-06-20: The Bible – New Testament
2008-06-18: The Bible – Old Testament
2008-06-07: Donate blood
2008-06-04: Volleyball frenzy
2008-06-03: Play marbles
2008-05-31: May 2008 monthly report
2008-05-21: The Koran
2008-04-24: Assemble a digital address book
2008-04-23: Make a list of 1001 Chinese characters and learn them
2008-04-22: Read ten different comics
2008-04-14: Organise and catalogue all my books
2008-04-13: Read 10 books in Swedish
2008-04-09: Attend a first-aid course
2008-04-03: Spontaneous marathon
2008-01-27: Do 25 chin-ups
2008-01-16: 250 sessions of Antioch
2008-01-13: Make my contribution to the new Rollspel.nu version
2008-01-09: Character: Olle Linge
2007-11-29: Manage a free handstand for one minute
2007-11-24: A guide to Carcassonne strategy: The basics
2007-11-20: Do one-and-a-half forward somersaults with one twist
2007-10-25: Use dental floss every day for a month
2007-10-12: Write fiction in English
2007-10-09: Analyse what I eat for a week
2007-09-29: Get the three remaining points from my psychology education
2007-09-26: Stretch after all physical activity for a month
2007-08-19: Physical endeavours, last week
2007-08-16: Listening to audio books
2007-08-12: Physical endeavours, week 7
2007-08-10: Type 500 characters per minute for two minutes
2007-08-08: Changing the 101-in-1001 list
2007-08-06: Buy a really good book and pass it on…
2007-08-05: Physical endeavours, week 6
2007-07-28: Physical endeavours, week 5
2007-07-23: Two website-related tasks completed
2007-07-22: Physical endeavours, week 4
2007-07-16: Physical endeavours, week 3
2007-07-08: Physical endeavours, week 2
2007-07-01: Physical endeavours, week 1
2007-06-27: Learn to walk 100 metres on my hands
2007-06-25: Air Alert 3
2007-06-20: Joint account and update of 101 in 1001
2007-04-26: Daniel Keyes – Flowers for Algernon
2007-03-31: Buy a high-quality rucksack
2007-02-16: Buy a scanner
2007-02-15: Buy a pair of high-quality boots
2007-01-06: Best of Snigel, revised
2006-10-09: Get someone to start a list of their own
2006-10-06: Swim 10 000 metres in 4 hours
2006-10-01: Learn to sleep comfortably on my back
2006-09-30: Find out what is wrong with my back
2006-09-27: One week without using a computer
2006-09-26: Backup, sort and reorganise all my music
2006-06-13: Get detailed statistics working for www.snigel.nu
2006-05-28: Change one aspect of my appearance
2006-05-22: Get up when the alarm sounds in the morning for one month
2006-05-20: Nei Kung in the morning before breakfast for one month
2006-05-07: Trampoline!
2006-05-04: Backup, sort and reorganise all my audio books
2006-04-17: Best of Snigel
2006-04-05: 101 tasks in 1001 days
2006-03-12: 1001 day project
2005-05-15: The (old) 101-in-1001 list