excellent idea and well written.
The X-Tended Developers blog is an idea we have had knocking around for a while now, but writing a blog takes time away from modding. However the idea just would not die, and so eventually we decided to create a Dev blog anyway.
The XTC Dev Blog: http://www.thexuniverse.com/blogs/7576-Aragon-Speed
May be the title of the linked blog was changed or this blog was removed, however you can acces the blogs via [Comunity] -> [Blog].
On the right site of your screen will apear a calendar labeled "archieve". Just go to May -2010 et seqq. and read the blogs (most of them will be german, but there are also english developer blogs).