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March 26, 2015, 4:23 AM – Updated the Privacy Statement to remove an outdated section on image licensing, add a section about social media, and tighten up wording regarding the email contact form.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

August 15, 2013, 12:19 PMSchumin Web is now running the Modern Blue 2.0 interface, an upgraded version of the earlier Modern Blue interface.

August 14, 2013, 2:27 PM – A description of the current Modern Blue site design has been added to Historical Site Designs.

July 21, 2013, 10:02 PMA Month in Photos, featuring photos from May 2013, is now available in Life and Times.

July 19, 2013, 12:29 AM – Replaced recording of "You Make My Memories" from the Memories photo set in College Life with a clearer version of the same song.

June 29, 2013, 4:13 PM – Updated footer links on the Today's Special and Transit Center sites to point to new page locations.

June 22, 2013, 2:06 PM – Temporarily removed Instagram box from Journal sidebar due to technical problems.  Don't worry, though - I'm still on Instagram.

May 6, 2013, 10:39 PMMillion Puppet March, about a political demonstration in support of public broadcasting, is now available in Life and Times.

May 4, 2013, 9:43 PMSandy Point State Park is now available in Photography.

April 27, 2013, 3:12 PM – Added button for Instagram to header bar.

April 26, 2013, 2:57 PM – Activated a feature on Disqus that displays related posts beneath the comments area on Journal entries and certain Archives entries.

April 10, 2013, 2:22 PM – Updated Identifying Metro Rail Cars to reflect that Metro has opted to forgo rehabilitation on the 4000-Series cars.

March 27, 2013, 11:44 PMFruit Stands, a photo set about a visit to Eastern Market, is now available in Photography.