RSSSite Updates

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!

November 4, 2012, 12:03 PM – The email form on the Contact Information page has been reworked a little bit.  The form should work now.

October 28, 2012, 3:47 PM – For reasons of greater flexibility, the new photo box in the Journal is now being powered by TwitPic.  Additionally, the links to social media in the sidebar have been updated to add Instagram.

October 27, 2012, 5:44 PM – Added link to my most recent Instagram photo in the sidebar of the Journal.

October 13, 2012, 9:53 PM – Updated the appearance of the Photo Feature Archive and Splash Photo Archive to somewhat match the formatting of the Journal.

October 13, 2012, 6:10 PM – Changed Site Updates to present a cleaner list.

October 1, 2012, 5:30 PM – Fixed a coding error that prevented the display of splash photos in the Splash Photo Archives section.

September 30, 2012, 11:02 PMChicago 2012, about my trip to Chicago this past July, is now available in Life and Times.

September 30, 2012, 8:31 AMThe Schumin Web is now sporting the "Modern Blue" theme, replacing the "Blue Squares" theme that it has carried for the past several years.

September 16, 2012, 6:35 PM – Removed two images from the Photography intro page and rearranged the photos on the Odds and Ends intro page ahead of the design change.

September 16, 2012, 1:29 PM – The current "Blue Squares" site design will be replaced with the new "Modern Blue" design during the late night/early morning of September 29-30.  See this Journal entry for a preview of the new design.

September 1, 2012, 12:00 PM – Changed splash photo on the Welcome page to a self-portrait that I did at a local CVS store.

August 20, 2012, 10:42 PMMBTA subway photos are now available on Transit Center.

August 9, 2012, 11:10 PM – Changed splash photo on the Welcome page, showing me in Chicago with my sister.

August 5, 2012, 5:24 PM – The photos of the 5000-Series floor lighting, door signage, and door release handle have been replaced with newer versions in Identifying Metro Rail Cars.

July 22, 2012, 10:41 PM – With all of the new jumps installed, Journal pages now show 15 entries at a time.  RSS feeds now also show the 15 most recent entries.

July 20, 2012, 10:27 PMJournal design update: entry end matter is now on the permalink page only, and entries now list a jump to the permalink page after three paragraphs or so.

July 15, 2012, 12:34 PMHumpback Rock is now available in Photography.

July 15, 2012, 2:04 AMDeJarnette Center, a photo set about an abandoned mental institution in Staunton, Virginia, is now available in Photography.

July 8, 2012, 2:36 PMTransit Center: Added approximately 170 photos to the Washington Metro section.

July 5, 2012, 11:12 PM – Each entry on the Site Updates page now contains a permalink on the date and time.

July 4, 2012, 11:43 PM – Updated Discussion Guidelines to specify that registration is now required to comment on posts.

July 4, 2012, 1:50 PMTransit Center: Added new bus photos for CUE, Fairfax Connector, Metrobus, and Ride On.

July 4, 2012, 12:31 AM – Added icons for RSS feeds for the Journal, Photo Feature Archive, Site Updates, and Splash Photo Archive.  These updates also now post to the site's Facebook page.

July 1, 2012, 12:01 AMThe Schumin Web is now running on the WordPress platform.  See this Journal entry for details on all of the changes.

June 24, 2012, 12:04 AM – In order to improve navigation, Today's Special and Transit Center have both lost their splash pages.  On both sites, the main URL now goes directly to the main page.

June 17, 2012, 9:15 AM – Falcon content conversion is complete, and it is now time for beta testing. If you would like to help with beta testing on Falcon, please go here for more information.

June 9, 2012, 1:34 AMThe Schumin Web converts to the WordPress platform on July 1. All internal URLs will be changing at that time.

June 4, 2012, 1:14 AM – Changed splash page photo to one of me at the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

May 18, 2012, 1:04 AM – Further clarified certain passages of the Content Reuse page relating to content ownership.

April 30, 2012, 11:51 PM – Updated splash page image for May. This image is intended to be reminiscent of the Power Rangers In Space morph sequence.

April 23, 2012, 7:38 PMThe Schumin Web Community is now cobranded as The Fire Panel ahead of a spinoff of the forums.

April 22, 2012, 8:41 PM – Changed database backend connections for College Life in preparation for more extensive changes related to The Schumin Web's conversion to WordPress.

April 10, 2012, 11:14 PM – Clarified wording about the nature of the source of site content in the Content Reuse page.

April 8, 2012, 9:41 PM – Added Journal pages for March and April 2012.

April 1, 2012, 8:11 PM – Updated splash page image for April, showing me posing for a self-portrait on the Metro.

March 18, 2012, 7:09 PM – Removed "Celebrating 15 years online" underneath the logo and replaced it with the site URL.