This must be covered someplace, so feel free just to drop links.
I was reading around here a few nights ago, and I found a post of Will’s in response to someone. In the response, he laid out a list of videos, perhaps reading too, that a newbie really ought to read. Implicit in that list was a kind of sequence to approach the material. Naturally, I did not save the list. I do have Edward Ford’s intro book, and I am reading that, and I surf this site, the Wiki, and youTube, but, a plan of learning might be in order, considering the volume of info available.
If anyone knows where that list is, or where a similar one is, I am interested. Or, just some good material for a new guy to scale the learning curve.