Viewing posts from September, 2008

Banner images and single article module displays in Joomla 1.5

There are common issues with people trying to get Joomla to display nice distinctive pages or banners for particular pages.

Really customizing the metamorph template

This article describes my experience customising the very nice looking rockettheme metamorph template for my site. I'm not aiming to repeat the information in the tutorials that come with it but rather to detail the things I've had to do to get it to work how I want it to.

Changing the overall colour on a Joomla 1.5 template with photoshop

When you use a commercial or free Joomla template, there is usually an option to change the template colour. This generally will not have changed all the colour hues and often leaves something to be desired.

Electric motocross paves the way for public adoption of electric vehicles

Electric motocross will be the first large scale public adoption of electric powered vehicles...

There has been a lot of fuss about the electric hybrid cars lately and a little fuss about electric motorcycles. With rising fuel prices, electric transport is starting to look more appealing but I think its in the leisure industry we'll see it hit first.

Mass extinctions and global recession - the triviality of catastrophe

While spending today chopping out well over a hundred devils fig trees from our gully and land I came up with an idea. It is that:
The mass extinctions that punctuate life on earth where periodically more than 50% of all species disappear within a short interval are not so much a consequence of the catastrophes that precipitate the extinctions so much as they are a result of the increasingly complex ecosystem's inability to adapt to the catastrophes without the dramatic species loss.
Life is complicated. From starting with a single cell, a complete incredibly complicated animal gets built just by feeding it the right raw materials.

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