RSSSite Updates

May 24, 2024, 3:18 PM – Reworked some of the wording on the Contact Information page.  No contact methods have changed, but the wording has been improved.

May 10, 2024, 9:07 AM – Updated social media bar on the site header, removing Mastodon and Twitter, and adding Threads.

May 9, 2024, 11:26 PM – Replaced comment counter in the Journal with an estimated reading time indication.  Also removed comment counters for the Photo Feature Archives and Splash Photo Archives pages.

March 30, 2024, 10:35 AM – I am currently running a 90-day test with anchor ads, i.e. dismissable advertisements that sit at the bottom of the screen, to see if they would be viable for use in a future site redesign.  Please send feedback about what you think of these new ads.

February 5, 2024, 1:10 PM – Added new episode synopsis for "String" to the Today's Special site.

February 3, 2024, 4:41 AM – Rewrote a lot of content on the Historical Site Designs page for better readability.

January 9, 2024, 3:55 AMOttawa is now available in Life and Times.

December 26, 2023, 4:25 AM – Added detail regarding changes on the 2000-2001 site design on the Historical Site Designs page.

July 22, 2023, 11:12 PMEye in the Sky, about drone photography in 2022, is now available in Photography.

July 4, 2023, 10:05 PMSmoke Over Baltimore is now available in Photography.  A Journal entry accompanies this photo set.

June 26, 2023, 1:29 PM – Updated the 404 not found page with a more minimalistic design.

May 4, 2023, 11:55 PM – Updated social media icons on the header, adding LinkedIn, Mastodon, and Reddit, and replacing the icons for Facebook and Instagram with their most recent designs.

April 11, 2023, 12:26 PMAdventures in Tennessee is now available in Life and Times.

March 25, 2023, 6:46 PM – Added sections about the Scion and the new HR-V to the "Cars" page in Odds and Ends.

March 10, 2023, 11:38 AM – Minor wording changes for improved readability on the About Me page.

January 20, 2023, 3:46 PM – Pagination for the Journal, Photo Feature Archives, Splash Photo Archives, Site Updates, and search result pages is now powered by WP-PageNavi following the deprecation of an earlier plugin.  The appearance is slightly changed, but the functionality is the same.

January 12, 2023, 2:35 PM – For those of you who use Reddit, Schumin Web now has a subreddit for site updates and announcements, at /r/SchuminWeb.  Subscribe today!

December 4, 2022, 10:12 PM – Fixed a number of glitches in the Virginia Beach photo set from 2004.  All photos should now display properly.

October 20, 2022, 9:57 AM – Updated Cars page in Odds and Ends to put the HR-V in past tense, following its untimely demise in an accident.  Also changed the photo of the Bronco to a better scan of the same shot.

August 21, 2022, 10:27 PM – Added note to the introduction of the "new" March on Crystal City photo set with a link to the Flickr album about the same photo shoot, which contains the same photos in full color.

July 30, 2022, 10:00 AM – In case you weren't aware, The Schumin Web has a page on LinkedIn.  Please consider helping grow the site's presence on LinkedIn by following the page.

June 23, 2022, 12:56 PMZane Showker Hall: Then and Now, about the renovation of a building at James Madison University, is now available in Life and Times.  Additionally, a companion piece called "A look at Lakeside dining past…" is available in the Journal.

March 30, 2022, 1:17 PM – Added new episode synopsis for "Temperature" on the Today's Special site.

March 1, 2022, 12:00 AM – Removed the "Celebrating 25 years" anniversary banner, replacing it with the site URL.

February 22, 2022, 3:37 PMThree Mile Island, about a drone flight around the nuclear facility of the same name, is now available in Photography.

January 31, 2022, 2:48 PMNorth Carolina and Hampton Roads is now available in Life and Times.

October 24, 2021, 8:55 PMOcean City Signs is now available in Photography.

August 10, 2021, 5:36 PMThe Last Months of Normalcy, about life in 2020 before pandemic restrictions took hold, is now available in Life and Times.

August 1, 2021, 11:40 PMStaunton Mall, documenting the final days of Staunton Mall in Virginia, is now available in Life and Times.

July 18, 2021, 12:32 PMNormal Photography is now available in Photography.

July 14, 2021, 5:08 PM – Restructured image folders for the Life and Times and Photography sections.  The user experience on the site is unchanged, but if you have directly linked to any individual image files in these sections, those URLs will no longer work.

July 13, 2021, 3:13 PMSigns of the Pandemic is now available in Photography.

July 11, 2021, 2:12 AMPhotography at Night is now available in Photography.

July 5, 2021, 8:52 PMHampton Roads, Virginia is now available in Photography.

July 5, 2021, 1:55 PM – Schumin Web and College Life are now once again using WP jQuery Lightbox for displaying full-size images.

July 2, 2021, 4:00 PM – Woomy the octopus now has his own website.  See this Journal entry for more details.

June 14, 2021, 2:32 AM – Added Pixels.com to the Store page, replacing Fine Art America.  Pixels is the same company as Fine Art America, but Pixels offers more products.

May 22, 2021, 8:47 PM – Corrected a mistake in the original Afton Mountain photo set, identifying a small building as a gift shop and motel office.

March 16, 2021, 12:55 PM – Two new photo sets, Abandoned Gas Station and SS United States, are now available in Photography.

March 3, 2021, 12:33 AM – Replaced banner text underneath site logo with "Celebrating 25 Years" ahead of the site's 25th anniversary on March 23.

February 22, 2021, 10:10 PMConsolation of Ruin, i.e. the Borf show photo set, has been moved from Life and Times to Photography.

January 17, 2021, 1:59 PM – Schumin Web and College Life are now using jQuery Colorbox for displaying full-size images.

January 9, 2021, 12:46 AM – Modified Discussion Guidelines page to remove references to Creative Commons licenses and replace with a more straightforward license, and added a line about redactions of names.

September 11, 2020, 8:05 PM – Redesigned the Archives main page to match the style used on the main pages for Life and Times and Photography.

June 4, 2020, 1:26 AM – The restructuring of the Photography section is complete.  The URL for every single page in this section has changed as a result of this work.  Therefore, please update your bookmarks and links accordingly.

June 1, 2020, 2:55 PM – Restructured all Photography sets from 2000, 2001, and 2002.  Please update your bookmarks and links accordingly.

June 1, 2020, 12:20 AM – The restructuring of the Life and Times section is complete.  The URL of every single page in this section has changed as a result of this work, so please update your bookmarks and links accordingly.

May 30, 2020, 1:49 AM – Restructured the Funk the War 3G20 Economic Summit ProtestsMidnight MarchNSM Counter-ProtestProject ChanologyYear of Many CamerasFunk the War 7March on Crystal CityTubing the Shenandoah River, and Year 2009 photo sets.  Please update your bookmarks and links accordingly.

May 26, 2020, 8:24 PM – Restructured the Consolation of RuinJ27 Anti-War DemonstrationOctober RebellionSeptember 15 Anti-War MarchWeekend with Katie, and Year 2007 photo sets.

May 26, 2020, 3:12 PM – Restructured the Building 7 Burns, Night March, No Armageddon For Bush, and The Year That Was photo sets in Life and Times.  Each of these sets has been consolidated to a single page.  Please update your bookmarks and links accordingly.