Trying to set up a static home page and following the instructions at http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page to create the "place-holder for showing the Posts":
If you will not be using WordPress' blogging functionality, you can skip the second page; otherwise, title it "Blog" (or you could call it "News", "Articles", etc.). This page will be a place-holder for showing the Posts on your site.
Do not use a custom Page template for this page! home.php or index.php will be used to generate this page.
DO NOT add content to the Blog Page. Leave it blank. Any content here will be ignored -- only the Title is used.
Publish the Page.
When I create this page and select "Preview Changes," it shows up fine. But as soon as I publish the page and then try to go to it, I get the reply "The requested URL /dsescaleWP/blog/ was not found on this server". This is the url that WP creates when I create the blog page.
What's going wrong?