As of this day, I have reversed the order of all the posts by artificially changing the post dates, so that you can start at the top, and work your way down, normal book-fashion. I think the move will make this blog much more useful.
I have preserved all of the original publish dates, in case anyone is interested in knowing when I originally posted something. The original post dates appear in italics in the beginning of each post (except for the last chapter; I didn't change its date).
One of these days, I'll get around, finally, to incorporating all the (useful) comments into the main blog posts.