code and images


so we'd put code here. Python.


As in a voyage, when the ship is at anchor, if you go on shore to get water, you may amuse yourself with picking up a shellfish or a truffle in your way, but your thoughts ought to be bent toward the ship, and perpetually attentive, lest the captain should call, and then you must leave all these things, that you may not have to be carried on board the vessel, bound like a sheep; thus likewise in life, if, instead of a truffle or shellfish, such a thing as a wife or a child be granted you, there is no objection; but if the captain calls, run to the ship, leave all these things, and never look behind. But if you are old, never go far from the ship, lest you should be missing when called for.


  • To get rid of the blue wave default banner with the "We are volunteers" edge in beez3, change Template Color under Template, Options from Personal to Nature. (or change the pic per below)
  • To change default banner in template beez3, when in Edit Style, Advanced tab, "Template Colour" is "Personal", change file: joomla3/templates/beez3_dgv1/images/personal/personal2.png. Its size: 1060x288 px, 96 dpi resolution, 20.48 Kb.
  • if you make a new template, its creation associates it with a new style.
  • User Manager under System->UserManager is a true global management environment and different from the pulldown menu under "Users".
  • Favicon size should be 16x16 pixels. Put it in: /joomla/templates/ directory and name it favicon.ico.
  • Images kept in /joomla/images/
  • To get the articles in a blog category to sort on date, particularly modified date, Category Order needs to be set to "No Order".
  • This approach doesn't work so well:
    • Site Name is set under Global Configuration. It will overlap the image "Header Image" set in Template Manager under the Advanced tab. Site Title in Template manager will replace Site Name on the Home Page if it is set.
    • Site Description is set here too.
  • Media Manager (Joomla) vs. Phoca Gallery.
    • Phoca:
      • Is an extension.
      • Can be found under Components -> Phoca Gallery

Finding positions on a page: Such as:


Joomla 2.5 Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x Joomla 3.x will show the template positions with ?tp=1 or &tp=1 if the Preview Module Positions mode in the Template Manager has been Enabled:

  • Extensions Template Manager then click the Options button in the toolbar.
  • Under the Templates Tab, make sure Preview Module Positions is set to Enabled.

Removing font size selection:

(a) Remove Font Size and related links
Edit the file layout.css located in the directory \templates\beez3\css and add the following css entry at the end.

#fontsize {
   display: none !important;

Note: Make a copy of the file before editing it.


Salvation is no-thought

"Chop off his head, man!"

I interpret zazen to mean: sitting in quiet contemplation with a physical discipline regulating mind and body, displaying the singleness of mind (concentration) in itself and in the unity of mind and body.

Helen Vause was born in Kobe, Japan in May 1915, far from the killing fields of  World War I.

The tradition is more than 2,500 years old, founded by a sage who asserted that Truth is revealed to the individual mediated by his own efforts, has no scripture, has no authoritative hierarchy, and has evolved manifesting itself differently in the cultures into which it has spread.

This is to journal my new web site set up after being trashed by an SQL injection attack.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." - Henri Cartier Bresson

Fundamental Principles of Mind: objectivity, empiricism, limits, evolution, and turtles.