Some administrative things:
a) anyone who would like to have specific themes discussed in the blog can send me a mail (or use the comment function). I have received several propositions so far and will start working on them.
b) in order to get notified when a new post is published, you can either use the 'subscribe to' function on the right-hand-side of the blog or drop me an email and I will add you to the distribution list.
c) any suggestions on formatting etc. to make it easier to read are also more than welcome.