RSSSite Updates

February 3, 2004, 1:54 AM – Updated the About Me and College Life inroduction page to reflect the fact that I've now graduated from college.

January 18, 2004, 10:20 PM – Completely overhauled Transit Center section on Washington DC Rail, aka Metro, is now complete and online. The biggest change is the addition of a System Map with links to all stations right on the map.

January 15, 2004, 9:17 PM – I am currently having problems with my Email. I can receive Email but cannot send it out at this time (don't know what's going on). I'm working on the problem, but until it's fixed, if you want a reply back to me, please scroll down the page and contact me via Instant Messenger.

January 4, 2004, 4:44 PM – Changed the splash page picture, as well as the URL for the image, since people like to remote-link that image far too much. Also, yes, that is a WHITE sign for Metro.

December 15, 2003, 1:00 AM – Fixed some date glitches caused by an incorrect server clock which set some forum posts, journal entries, and site update entries to appear posted in the year 2003. The site updates and journal entries have been corrected. The forum will not be corrected.

December 12, 2003, 1:15 AM – Finally, a new, permanent setup for the Journal Archives.

December 11, 2003, 1:50 AM – Fixed a glitch regarding the survey in the Quote Archives.

December 6, 2003, 12:38 PM – Did some work on the Quote Archives to make them more "search engine friendly", so to speak. Note that the URLs have changed for the Quote Archives, but there is no change in operation. Also updated the Splash Page Archives to bring that up to date through the current month.

December 6, 2003, 1:57 AM – Changed the splash page picture for December. This picture was actually an alternate from last year's Christmas picture photo set that didn't get used before.

December 1, 2003, 11:50 PM – Registration is now required on The Schumin Web Community in order to post. You must be registered to post, but you do not have to be registered if you only want to read messages.

November 15, 2003, 5:46 AM – One of my long-term projects, the redesign of Almond Street, my stock photography site, has come to completion and is now in service.

November 6, 2003, 12:37 AM – I'm currently changing nameservers for If the regular URL for the forums goes out during this transition (I don't expect it to, but just in case), the forums can still be reached here.

November 5, 2003, 12:37 AM – Fixed a glitch in the Pittsburgh trip in regards to the full-size pictures. Now the full-size images will load correctly.

November 3, 2003, 3:22 PM – Added two new two-part photo sets! One is Pittsburgh with LPCM in College Life, and the other is Afton Mountain: Victim of Progress in the Photography section.

November 2, 2003, 12:05 AM – Changed splash page picture to one that Kathleen of LPCM took of me moving furniture at Sojourner House in Pittsburgh, since October is over, and on November 1, Halloween must go.

October 29, 2003, 1:35 PM – Added new banner advertisements in affiliation with in the banner ad location.

October 28, 2003, 5:21 PM – My Email is now moved over to its new server and free of the industrial-strength spam filters that were eating all kinds of messages previously. So feel free to contact me and I'll definitely see it.

October 22, 2003, 10:23 PM – My Email will be moving to a different server soon in order to avoid some nasty spam filters. So... your Emails may arrive late to my inbox, but I've been told that no Emails will be lost. However, if it's urgent, please contact me via Instant Messenger.

October 21, 2003, 1:27 PM – Added new Fitted T-Shirts to the Online Store.

October 16, 2003, 2:10 AM – New splash page picture, this time all festive for Halloween. Note the Harry Potter picture in the background, which I did not realize was even there until long after the picture was made.

October 8, 2003, 12:49 PM – The Online Store has undergone an overhaul! It is now powered by new ASP code, and additionally, you will find some changes in what is offered in the store, particularly the new Photography category.

October 8, 2003, 10:57 AM – Fixed a glitch in the Photo Outtakes 2 page. Now all the images there load to full-size.

September 28, 2003, 2:51 PM – Fixed the menu reference for Life and Times entrance page. This affects the scroll-menu and Alternate Navigation pages.

September 19, 2003, 4:34 PM – This has nothing to do with Schumin Web, but it's another Web site I do. LPCM's Web site has had another facelift, and you should check it out. Some faces may be familiar from Schumin Web photo sets, and others may be new.

August 30, 2003, 9:41 AM – The Life and Times journal got a bit of a facelift today... check the journal for more details!

August 25, 2003, 12:15 AM – A number of new things have come to life on Schumin Web, back after a brief site outage. First of all, Movie Outtakes is now two pages, as we have Movie Outtakes from 2002 and Movie Outtakes from 2003. Also added some new pictures to Photo Outtakes 2. In Life and Times, a new photo set is available, called The Anatomy of a DC Trip.

August 23, 2003, 12:18 AM – Added picture of the Potomac Hall Staff in College Life Senior Year. Goes with a Journal Entry in Life and Times, believe it or not.

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!