Not sure if this is possible, but I would like to set up a static front page and a posts page, but have it work a bit differently than the options available under the Reading Options dashboard tab.
Instead of designating a Page for the static front page, I would like to designate only posts from a certain category.
Then, I would like to make posts from that category invisible on the posts page.
So, for example, one post from Category A only would show up on the front page, and this page would be updated each time a new post is posted to Category A.
On the "posts" page, all the posts from all the other categories, B-Z, show up and are updated as a normal blog.
I know the second part, excluding a category from the index page, is fairly easy. Is the first part possible?