The Scot, AKA Rod MacLaren, is alive and well, just very busy with work and real life issues. He's still writing, but at a very slow pace. He finished the first draft of WTF and put it to editors for checking. However, it still needs some work.
I am handling some emails for him, but I am not privy to the details of his writing schedules, so please don't ask about them. I will post a blog update when I know something.