Quite a while back I had signed up for some Coursera offerings which were off in the distant future. Around ten days ago I started getting boatloads of e-mails as several of the classes started. I've had plenty to keep me busy, including preparation for a couple of upcoming ApacheCon EU talks, so I dropped all but Functional Programming Principles in Scala. I've mostly caught up over the last several days.
After I left full-time employment earlier in the year, MOOCs were exactly what I needed for a change in perspective and a structured way to acquire useful knowledge, but there are a number of projects I want to develop, and eventually I need to create something that generates income, so I'll have to exercise a lot of restraint when I see interesting class offerings.