rickh, I've been pressured for time for some time and I haven't posted regularly even in my blog for a while. Maybe the rustiness is showing, but I assure you I try my best to express my thoughts in the best possible manner.
Also I wanted to try a different style of writing here at LQ instead of my usual rants. I don't want to attract the flames that are usually attracted to my more controversial (and well thought out) articles. So I was naturally focussing on things that wouldn't draw too much negativity.
I hope that you will continue reading and hopefully with Jeremy's permission I can actually share this content with my own blog as well so that I minimize the time taken to maintain different sets of articles. You will understand that my first priority is to keep my blog active so that I can continue attracting my own audience as well. In fact, after starting my LQ Column, I have sacrificed quite a lot of my blog time to post for other websites, paritcularly LQ.org and hence I've dropped my activity considerably on my blog. See the date on my latest blog post to get an idea of what is happening.
It's hard to write consistently good articles when I lack material. However, I have a couple of plans for this year which, hopefully I will discuss with Jeremy and bring off - namely interviews of up-and-coming Linux software developers and their projects.
I accept your criticism. Unfortunately I write a lot of different things including book and movie reviews on my website and other stuff, so naturally one area of writing suffers when I focus on another. Plus I have to keep my literaryforums active as well.
In short I'm finding it a bit tough to keep up with all my writing activities and still find time to pursue my educational activities.