I often look at running a business as an existential adventure. Day-to-day life as an employee is comfortable but does not necessitate much self-reflection. Chris Granger is going through two existential challenges at the same time. He documents his soul-searching in this excellent and personal post.
This course is awesome and it's free. The teacher does a great job explaining the algorithms and math involved. Make no mistake, you'll have to pay attention, but you'll come out with a good foundation. The above link is to the 14th lecture. You may want to start with the first.
Everybody is talking about Prismatic, a company with a Clojure stack. The two co-founders Bradford Cross and Aria Haghighi were interviewed by Robert Scoble. They talk about the future of the product and it looks brilliant.
The tickets went on sale yesterday and they will not stay long. This has got to be the hottest conference in its field. And who could turn down a lineup like what they've got. I just bought my ticket. Get yours while they last.