RSSSite Updates

February 2, 2003, 1:19 AM – All menus on The Schumin Web are now powered by a database. This is the permanent solution to the Metropolitan Advertising bug as previously mentioned. Additionally, there is now an Alternate Navigation page providing text links to all pages within the site, also powered by the new database.

February 1, 2003, 1:49 PM – Changed the Splash Page picture to one of me posing with the James Madison statue at JMU.

January 31, 2003, 9:53 PM – The Photo Essay A Snapshot of Metropolitan Advertising was discovered to have been accidentally removed from the menu! For now, you can use this link to get there, and then a permanent fix will be implemented this weekend when the navigation menus are upgraded to be powered by a database. Additionally, on the Photo Essay The Metro of Tomorrow, there were no database entries powering the large images. This has now been fixed, and the large images for this photo essay are now functional.

January 25, 2003, 12:30 PM – Updated the Fire Alarm Collection pages. The manufacturer names now display better in the headings, plus I generally updated certain alarm descriptions.

January 20, 2003, 11:19 PM – Added all kinds of new merchandise to the Online Store: Women's T-Shirts, Panties, Camisoles, Night Shirts, Toddler Hoodies, Tile Boxes, Rectangular and Oval Stickers, and Bumper Stickers.

January 14, 2003, 7:57 PM – Finally added the sounds for the Cerberus Pyrotronics MTL-S15-S multitone horn/strobe to the Fire Alarm Collection pages.

January 12, 2003, 9:20 AM – In the Photo Essays section, I officially changed the "Powered By" headers from StratoSearch to Almond Street. The Almond Street Web site, however, is still incomplete - visit The Schumin Web Community discussion forums for more details as well as discussion on Almond Street.

January 11, 2003, 7:03 PM – Back in Potomac Hall again, and I updated the splash page picture with one from the fire alarm set from College Life.

January 11, 2003, 1:51 AM – Changed Contact Information FAQ page slightly regarding Almond Street site.

January 3, 2003, 7:19 AM – Happy 2003! Updated a couple of Contact FAQ questions.

December 23, 2002, 9:46 PM – Fixed a mistake on the route for the Third Walk. It now correctly follows Grace Street at the end of the walk.

December 22, 2002, 2:16 AM – Removed all links to the Web site Portal of Evil, as part of a planned dissociation from the site.

December 19, 2002, 10:56 PM – Emergency repairs to the Online Store are now complete.

December 19, 2002, 3:39 PM – Working on emergency repairs to The Schumin Web Online Store in order to restore item images.

December 18, 2002, 5:34 AM – New Photo Essay stuff! New Botanical Gardens and Iwo Jima Memorial photo essays. Additionally, the Outtakes section was rearranged and expanded. Now we have Photo Outtakes 1, Photo Outtakes 2, and Movie Outtakes (containing some VERY silly movies). Check it out!

December 15, 2002, 4:50 PM – Added page about The Third Walk from my State and Local Government class.

December 15, 2002, 2:18 PM – The first Schumin Web movies are online! Check out the Snow Day page in the College Life section.

December 13, 2002, 12:42 AM – Changed the splash-page picture to something a little more Christmas-y. So here's Santa Claus Schumin (i.e. me) pulling a coffee table out of my bag-o-stuff.

December 11, 2002, 2:24 PM – Sad times! No more Christmas Ornaments in the Online Store due to the west coast dock strike. No other items besides the ornaments are affected.

December 6, 2002, 12:57 AM – Updated About Me page.

December 2, 2002, 7:28 PM – Updated Contact Information FAQ. I changed about half of the answers, either to clarify, or to update. I also added one new question about linking to me.

December 2, 2002, 6:19 PM – Changed all Schumin Web copyright notices to reflect my company's new name, from StratoNet to the new Almond Street Image Service.

December 1, 2002, 12:42 AM – StratoNet, parent company of The Schumin Web, is now named Almond Street Image Service.

November 18, 2002, 6:22 PM – A considerable portion of the removed parts of The Schumin Web have now been restored. Restored is ALL missing material from the Quote Archives and the Web Cam Archives, as well as the following College Life photo sets: Inside My Room (Senior Year), Who Would Ever Hurt A Whammy, Inside My Room (Junior Year), D-Hall, An Hour in the Post Office Lounge, Sledding At ISAT, and Swimming at Potomac.

November 16, 2002, 9:15 PM – Reorganized the Photo Essays section! Now the photo essays are arranged by year, and then alphabetically inside the year.

November 15, 2002, 12:21 AM – Added the first Photo Essay taken with Big Mavica! Check out Autumn Leaves over in the Photo Essay section!

November 14, 2002, 11:26 PM – Minor update on "Childhood Days Later Years" in Main Event, adding more detail to the robot picture's description.

November 5, 2002, 2:08 AM – Due to various issues, approximately 15% of The Schumin Web has been temporarily de-linked. Areas affected are Quote Archives, Web Cam Archives, College Life (Junior and Senior Year), as well as the entire Web Cam section. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

November 5, 2002, 2:08 AM – Added new Photo Essay, entitled Protesting Against the World Bank.

November 3, 2002, 12:56 PM – The Halloween pictures are in at College Life! Check out Halloween - Decorating the TV Lounges and Halloween - The Costumes!

November 3, 2002, 8:37 AMOctober 2002 Web Cam Archives are finished! 38 of the best pictures from October's absolutely MASSIVE Web Cam stash, ready for your viewing.

November 1, 2002, 3:19 PM – Changed front-page picture from spider picture to one taken during the Photo Essay Blitz.

October 27, 2002, 4:24 PM – Updated navigation in the fire alarm collection - now you can browse by manufacturer and by device type, and it uses drop-down menus now vs. text links.

October 21, 2002, 3:48 AM – Lots of new products in The Schumin Web Online Store... now you can order stockings, two kinds of Christmas ornaments, winter "ski caps", and THONGS! (Yes, that last one is legit!)

October 18, 2002, 11:08 PM – I'm learning Flash! Read all about my experiences under "Learning Flash" in the Main Event section!

October 18, 2002, 1:49 AM – Perhaps the craziest cover-page picture yet... me with my spider hangy-thing, looking all scared. Meanwhile, I had the foresight to tape googly eyes onto it first, making it all the crazier...

October 12, 2002, 8:15 PM – The Classic Liners of Long Ago is now completely rehabilitated, has been given a visual update, and is now at a new URL. The address is now http://ocean-liners.schuminweb.com/.

October 12, 2002, 5:29 AM – StratoSearch finally has its own Site Updates page. All further updates to stratosearch.com can be found on that site.

October 12, 2002, 2:33 AM – Reprogrammed the Online Store a little bit for greater efficiency, and in the process, the Beer Steins are back, plus I now have Infant/Toddler T-Shirts, Snap Bibs, and those cute little metal lunchboxes like you used to have when you were a kid.

October 7, 2002, 12:57 AM – Brought the Web Cam Archives up to the present, with July, August, and September 2002 archives now in place.

October 5, 2002, 1:38 PM – Did a little rehabilitation to the headers on the site... now the "Choose a page" titles are outside the Iframe. This should fix the problem with the scrollbars going out of frame.

October 4, 2002, 6:55 AM – The Web Cam is now operational once again! I've switched monitoring programs, from Creative Video Blaster WebCam Monitor to a new program called ConquerCam. There is no loss of services as a result of the program switch, thankfully.

September 23, 2002, 5:47 AM – Changed StratoSearch Stock Photography shopping cart slightly... now shoppers must agree to the license agreement before the photos go in their cart.

September 22, 2002, 4:33 AM – Added three senior year pages to College Life. "General Stuff", "Inside My Room", and "Who Would Ever Hurt a Whammy?".

September 16, 2002, 10:44 PM – Eighth Grade Online Yearbook has now moved to its new subdomain home, http://yearbook.schuminweb.com/.

September 15, 2002, 4:46 AM – StratoSearch: All of the site except for Shopping are now on stratosearch.com server, at their respective subdomains.

September 15, 2002, 4:46 AM – Moved D-Hall photo essays from Photo Essays section to College Life section, where they make a better fit with the surrounding content.

September 10, 2002, 3:07 AM – Switched over a bunch of Email links to forms to help reduce spam and virus attachments. Also changed my Email address, and this is accessible through the new form. My old address, ben@schuminweb.com, will work until I say otherwise.

September 7, 2002, 9:12 PM – Updated Web Cam pages for new "off" cam (window cam).

September 1, 2002, 2:33 AM – Changed splash-page picture for September showing me in Residence Life garb studying...