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August 18, 2003, 1:40 AM – The first new Life and Times photo set, entitled Big Mavica Hits the Scene is now online!

August 18, 2003, 1:26 AMThe Schumin Web is now completely fitted with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)! Its effect on you as a viewer is expected to be little to none. However, for me, it makes changing colors and such a breeze!

August 15, 2003, 6:21 AM – Fixed a misprint in The Anatomy of a DC Trip. Now, the navigational links for that photo set refer to the right photo set, and not the Virginia Beach photo set.

August 10, 2003, 12:30 AM – Changed splash page picture to one of me taken on the Metro during a recent trip to Washington DC, aboard Breda 2008, on the Orange Line to Vienna.

August 7, 2003, 11:21 PM – Switching The Schumin Web over from regular body tags and such to cascading style sheets. Why didn't I do this during the redesign, when the site was already all torn apart? Oh, well. During the conversion, there may be times when some pages have no formatting.

July 31, 2003, 5:19 PM – Made some minor wording corrections in the A Protest Against the War photo set.

July 23, 2003, 9:22 PM – The redesigned version of The Schumin Web is now online! All pictures, databases, and multimedia are again operational.

July 6, 2003, 4:23 PMSchumin Web Multimedia Central is temporarily out of service due to reorganizations. Additionally, most multimedia content anywhere on the site is most likely out of service for the same reason.

July 6, 2003, 1:31 PM – The Web Cam Archives have been taken out of service temporarily as part of a reorganization that I'm working on. Since the downtime will last until the redesign launches, I've taken the Web Cam Archives off the Archives menu for now.

July 6, 2003, 10:09 AM – Due to the redesign on The Schumin Web currently in progress, some full-size images and multimedia features may go out of service. Please be assured that these outages are temporary, and will be restored when the redesigned site goes into service.

July 4, 2003, 9:42 PM – Minor technical update - The URLs for the full-size images themselves in the Photo Essays section have changed in preparation for the annual redesign's launch.

July 1, 2003, 5:04 PM – All systems are again operating within established parameters.

July 1, 2003, 3:20 PM – Okay... things are getting back to normal around here. The navigation and database functionality have been restored. However, the forums are still out of service, to which I say, we're working on it.

July 1, 2003, 12:00 PM – I am aware that the menus on The Schumin Web are currently out of service, and am working on getting this problem fixed. At this time, it is believed to be a server problem. Until this is fixed, navigation through the site can still be accomplished using the Alternate Navigation page, linked here as well as at the bottom of all pages. Additionally, the discussion forums are out of service. This is believed to stem from the same problem that is affecting the menus.

June 30, 2003, 6:36 AM – To forestall any questions, please note that I am holding the current splash picture until the annual redesign is complete.

June 29, 2003, 3:47 PM – Changed Survey colors as part of the annual redesign, now in progress. I personally think it kind of looks like the interior of a school bus.

June 21, 2003, 9:44 PM – Added four months of Web Cam Archives to the site. This is February through May, 2003.

June 21, 2003, 5:17 PM – At long last, A Protest Against the War is complete. This is a four-part photo essay, plus movies.

June 18, 2003, 11:34 AM – Corrected database error in regards to Springtime Blossoms Photo Essay, which previously caused the full-size images to not show up.

June 14, 2003, 6:52 PM – Another College Life set! This time, follow LPCM to Smith Mountain Lake and see what we get ourselves into...

June 8, 2003, 9:07 PM – Added a new College Life feature, entitled Cookout at Canterbury. The videos really make this one, so make particularly sure to check them out.

June 5, 2003, 6:05 PM – Changed the "membership levels" on The Schumin Web Community to New Participant, Casual Participant, Active Participant, Serious Participant, and Career Participant. Note that participation is now properly emphasized. Also changed the number of posts required to hit each level.

June 3, 2003, 3:24 PM – Changed the Splash Page picture for the month of June. I think that the picture is a VERY accurate representation of what we've had to deal with for a while now!

June 1, 2003, 10:19 PM – Added Photo Essay Blitz 2003 Outtakes page. This includes photo and movie outtakes in it.

June 1, 2003, 12:22 AM – Made a few minor fixes to the Quote Archives pages.

May 18, 2003, 5:37 AM – New "super photo essay" entitled An Urban Comparison, covering four major areas: the Washington DC area, Richmond, Norfolk, and Roanoke. This finishes the Photo Essay Blitz proper, and all that's left now is to put together the "blooper reel".

May 16, 2003, 2:54 AM – Added another eye-candy photo essay - Mountain Scenery.

May 16, 2003, 1:18 AM – Added eye-candy photo essay Monticello.

May 14, 2003, 5:38 AM – Two new photo essays! Take a look at Mill Mountain Park By Day, and Mill Mountain Park By Night.

May 13, 2003, 4:40 AM – Another new photo essay, this one about a visit to Lake Moomaw in rural Alleghany County, Virginia.

May 12, 2003, 11:41 PM – Added Norfolk Waterside Photo Essay.

May 9, 2003, 12:26 AM – A number of College Life photo sets make their return today: General Stuff Senior Year, Halloween TV Lounges, and Halloween Costumes. Additionally, some new photo sets have arrived in College Life: Snowed In!, and The Fourth Floor Suite. Also, the Scooter Races set from Sophomore Year finally reappears after more than two years' absence from The Schumin Web.

May 8, 2003, 12:49 PM – Added Potomac Hall line to the Online Store, in commemoration of my finally becoming a Potomac Hall alumnus, and not a resident or RA.

May 7, 2003, 8:08 PM – Made a small fix on The Metro of Tomorrow photo essay in regards to those sand-colored end seats.

May 1, 2003, 12:34 AM – Changed the Splash Page picture for May. Note how my feet are positioned, and how that helps one look better weight-wise...

April 25, 2003, 10:57 PM – Added new Photo Essay, entitled The Awakening at Hains Point, part of the Photo Essay Blitz.

April 25, 2003, 4:30 PM – Changed photo on main Photo Essays page from one of the Federal Reserve building in Richmond to one of some birds at the Alexandria waterfront.

April 25, 2003, 1:49 AM – Added the first of the Photo Essay Blitz features... this one is called Alexandria Waterfront.

April 24, 2003, 11:27 PM – Made a number of changes to The Metro of Tomorrow photo essay in order to correct errors made previously. These changes are substantial for the photo essay, as I incorrectly identified the new rail cars as rehabilitated Breda cars, instead of as CAF Series 5000 cars. The Schumin Web regrets the error.

April 19, 2003, 2:28 AM – The guest book for Today's Special has gotten zapped like the others. The "Guest Book" name has now been pointed at The Schumin Web Community.

April 19, 2003, 2:17 AM – For The Classic Liners of Long Ago, the old guest book is now gone. The "guest book" name, however, has been retained, but this now goes into The Schumin Web Community discussion forums, which is a better fit for how the old guest book was being used.

April 19, 2003, 1:53 AM – Removed all guest book references from A Week in England site.

April 18, 2003, 6:27 PM – Removed guest book references on Schumin Web Multimedia Central.

April 16, 2003, 8:28 AM – Due to repeated abuses, all guest books on the entire Web site have been suspended indefinitely. Anyone may view the existing guest books, but no one may post. This does not affect The Schumin Web Community discussion forums.

April 11, 2003, 12:59 AM – Added new Springtime Blossoms Photo Essay. I know that this isn't Photo Essay Blitz material (actually more recent than that!), but I foolishly promised a few people this set with a quicker turnaround than I planned...

April 5, 2003, 8:39 PM – Small update to Union Station photo essay for historical correctness.

March 31, 2003, 11:33 PM – Changed the Splash Page picture for April. I went for something warm-weather this time.

March 30, 2003, 11:19 PM – Added Union Station Photo Essay.

March 30, 2003, 5:59 PM – Added new photo essay, entitled The White House in Snow.

March 30, 2003, 12:14 PM – The Web Cam Archives are now hosted with as a trade for the forums moving here.