RSSSite Updates

March 22, 2017, 3:49 PM – Removed "Celebrating 20 years" banner, replacing it with the site URL.

March 18, 2017, 1:15 AMSchumin Web Photo Licensing has been redesigned to harmonize with the main site's color schemes and designs.

January 17, 2017, 9:00 PMPittsburgh 2016 is now available in Life and Times.

December 16, 2016, 12:00 AMSchumin Web Photo Licensing is now open for business.  As part of this launch, the Content Licensing and Store pages have been updated with information about this new site.

November 2, 2016, 2:42 PM – Journal entries are now AMP-enabled in search results.  Here is an example of a Journal entry in AMP format.

October 30, 2016, 4:35 PM – has been removed as my provider for image licensing.  Look for a new, in-house licensing service in the relatively near future.  Fine Art America is still available for print sales.

September 2, 2016, 10:31 AM – Updated Privacy Statement to reflect change in contact form operator.

September 1, 2016, 7:34 AM – Added note to Contact Information regarding communications issued by Pixsy.

May 3, 2016, 9:55 PM – Minor updates to introductions on Identifying Metro Rail Cars, to reflect retirement status of 1000 and 5000-Series.

April 24, 2016, 8:07 PMScott's House, about an abandoned house in Elkridge, Maryland, is now available in Photography.

April 12, 2016, 11:21 AM – Swapped header image on the Fire Alarm Collection main page for an updated photo of the same horn (see this Journal entry for more details).

April 3, 2016, 11:51 AM – New feedback form on the Contact Information page, as well as on the College Life contact page.

March 23, 2016, 10:00 AMThe Schumin Web celebrates its twentieth anniversary today.  Read more about it in a Journal entry about the event, and see a compilation of memories in the new Twenty Years photo set in Life and Times.

February 19, 2016, 11:14 AM – The Today's Special site is now served over HTTPS.

February 19, 2016, 10:45 AM – The Schumin Web (i.e. the main site) is now being served over HTTPS.

February 11, 2016, 12:42 PMCollege Life is now served over HTTPS.

February 11, 2016, 2:52 AM – Site search is now operated in-house, using the native WordPress search function.

January 24, 2016, 12:45 AMEverything Else, the 2015 retrospective photo set, is now available in Life and Times.

December 13, 2015, 8:51 PMHigh Rock is now available in Photography.

November 20, 2015, 5:22 AM – Menu changes: College Life is now located on the Archives menu.  The Today's Special site is now located on the main Odds and Ends menu.

October 29, 2015, 6:53 PM – Added description of Modern Blue 2.0 design to Historical Site Designs.

October 28, 2015, 11:29 PM – Site reorganization: "Major Areas" is gone, with its content now located in Odds and Ends.  The Online Store section is now called Store, and features content from multiple providers.  Additionally, a button for licensing is now at the top of all pages.

October 28, 2015, 4:28 PM – All photo licensing is now handled through Professional Licensing.  The Content Licensing page reflects this change.

August 31, 2015, 5:52 PMNew York City is now available in Life and Times.

July 20, 2015, 11:37 PM – Updated Notifier BG-1 details to reflect confirmed information on model number and operation.

July 7, 2015, 6:42 PMJournal sidebar has been redesigned.  Date and category listings are now in collapsible form.

March 26, 2015, 4:23 AM – Updated the Privacy Statement to remove an outdated section on image licensing, add a section about social media, and tighten up wording regarding the email contact form.

December 27, 2014, 10:00 AMLake Artemesia is now available in Photography.

December 26, 2014, 8:02 AMOuter Banks is now available in Life and Times.

December 7, 2014, 12:11 PM – Added wording to the Content Licensing page to indicate that no content licenses for commercial use will be granted without financial compensation (i.e. I don't work for credit).

October 25, 2014, 5:10 AM – Good news: DreamHost has transitioned Schumin Web to new hardware.  You should begin noticing faster load times immediately.

October 4, 2014, 12:44 PMPower Washing is now available in Life and Times.

September 24, 2014, 1:07 PM – Look alive, Internet: Silver Line is now available in Life and Times.

September 17, 2014, 1:22 PMPlungefest 2014 is now available in Photography.

July 3, 2014, 12:16 AM – Videos in College Life have been upgraded from file downloads to YouTube.

June 13, 2014, 11:25 PM – Swapped the update tickers on the Main Page.  Journal updates are now on top, and other updates are beneath.

June 13, 2014, 11:12 PM – Added six new fire alarms: Edwards 1251-0Fire-Lite BG-6NNotifier BG-1Wheelock AH-24Wheelock NS-24MCW, and Wheelock RSS-24MCW-DW.

April 2, 2014, 2:16 AM – Instagram feature on the Journal sidebar is functional again.  Now using the Basic Instagram Widget plugin to operate this feature.

March 18, 2014, 11:58 PM – The redirect link to The Fire Panel Forums (former Schumin Web Community) has been discontinued.  Please visit to access the discussion boards.

February 20, 2014, 12:30 AMShrouded in Scaffolding, a Photography set showing the Washington Monument as it appeared for much of 2013, is now available.

February 20, 2014, 12:00 AMThe Schumin Web is no longer being offered under a Creative Commons license.  Please see this Journal entry for explanation on the change.  For information on image licensing, see the new Content Licensing page.

January 5, 2014, 2:04 PM – It's polar bear plunge time again, going in on January 25!  If you have not yet donated to Team Schumin Web, please consider doing so.

December 31, 2013, 8:24 PM – The Transit Center website is now closed.  The URL now redirects to Identifying Metro Rail Cars.

December 5, 2013, 11:31 PM – Added icon for my Flickr photostream to the row of social media icons near the top of every page.

October 22, 2013, 10:11 PM – Updated header information for Welcome, Contact Information, and Content Reuse pages.

October 6, 2013, 11:09 PM – Updated preferred attribution on Content Reuse page.  My preferred attribution is "Ben Schumin/The Schumin Web".

September 25, 2013, 2:18 PM – The Chicago Botanic Garden set is now available in Photography.

September 14, 2013, 1:20 AMRichmond 2013 is now available in Photography.

September 9, 2013, 1:44 PM – The Cumberland, Maryland photo set is now available in Photography.

September 8, 2013, 6:13 PMForward on Climate is now available in Life and Times.