RSSSite Updates

March 26, 2015, 4:23 AM – Updated the Privacy Statement to remove an outdated section on image licensing, add a section about social media, and tighten up wording regarding the email contact form.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

March 20, 2013, 12:15 AMTransit Center: Large update made to the Washington Metro section, mostly for the Orange and Red Lines.  One new page: Branch Avenue Yard.

March 12, 2013, 1:24 AM – The version of the site designed for smaller screens has been temporarily disabled due to caching problems.

March 11, 2013, 9:16 PM – Fixed a site problem that was causing images in photo sets to not load properly.  This also helps ensure that the entire website is served from Ashburn, Virginia, which should improve response times for many users.

February 2, 2013, 11:07 AM – Updated commenting system to the Disqus 2012 layout.  This affects the Journal and various sections within the Archives.

January 27, 2013, 10:59 PM – The font size for comments made in the Journal and other places has been reduced to more closely match the other text on the pages.

January 26, 2013, 11:06 PM – My host has notified me that the server move is complete.  Schumin Web is now physically hosted in Ashburn, Virginia.  Response times should now be back to normal.

January 26, 2013, 8:47 PM – My host is currently moving Schumin Web from a Los Angeles-based facility to Ashburn, Virginia.  This is the cause of slower site response times lately.

January 23, 2013, 3:33 PM – Updated Contact Information page in regards to Facebook.  If you're messaging me via Facebook, please do so through the website's page, and not my personal page.  It relates to notification speed.

December 30, 2012, 1:58 AM – The photo box in the Journal is now powered by Instagram, replacing TwitPic, for reasons of greater flexibility.  Additionally, the Instagram box now shows up on the low-res/mobile version of the site.

December 20, 2012, 2:05 AM – I have formally ended my involvement with the English Wikipedia.  I wish the Wikipedia community the best in the future.

December 16, 2012, 12:38 AM – Schumin Web and College Life are now running WordPress 3.5.

December 8, 2012, 9:56 PMTransit Center: Added new photos from 2009 to Miscellaneous, Railroad, Green Line, and Yellow Line pages in the Washington Metro section.

November 12, 2012, 3:13 PMCollege Life is now running on the WordPress platform, with very few changes to content.  Due to the conversion, all internal URLs have changed.  Please make sure to update your links.

November 6, 2012, 10:01 PM – The Online Store is now hosted through CafePress once again.  Visit the new Online Store and see what's new!