Kudos, Mr. McCarthy!
I would like to pass on my compliments, Mr. McCarthy. Honestly, while your commentaries have always (IMO) been well-researched and solidly written -- even if I disagreed with your conclusions -- up until recently they have seemed to lack the (if you will) "spark of snark" that has always been the Register's defining characteristic. Lately, however, I have been noticing a greater facility in melding the two into enjoyable and truly Reg-worthy articles.
I just wanted you to know that someone has noticed and approves. Keep up the good work!