As Tim Peach was kind enough to point out in the comments earlier this month, things have been quiet here for quite some time. Some of you have inquired personally to see whether I am quitting, whether I am dying of an incurable disease, etc. Some have even been kind enough to tell me that they miss the blog, or that they have something they want to contribute.
This unplanned “Christmas break” was longer than I would have liked, but it has presented me with a good opportunity to reevaluate the time I spent here during roughly ten months of continuously active posting in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »