Based on some initial feedback on the blog I've gone back and re-formatted the previous posts and will be using the new format going forward. I've tried to outline the most important stuff at the start of each article and moved all the more technical geek-speak to a section, in blue text, below it.
For you non-geek, non-engineering sorts, you can safely ignore anything in blue. If your eyes still glaze over reading the white sections, sorry about that. But hopefully the changes make things at least a bit more reader-friendly.
As always, more feedback is welcome!