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Splash Page, April 2012When I redesigned the site in 2002 to the “Minimalist” design, I also redesigned the splash page (example seen at right), which, from February 2001 until June 30, 2012, was the first page people saw when entering the site.  Until August 2002, the splash page contained the logo in large size and the URL, with an invitation to click to enter.  With the 2002 redesign, the splash page reduced the size of the logo and added a picture of me, which I changed monthly.  This was the splash page’s design for more than nine years, with only minor color changes throughout the years until the splash page was discontinued with the completion of the site’s conversion to WordPress in 2012.  At that time, the splash photo feature was temporarily moved to the Welcome page.  When the site was redesigned in September 2012, the splash photo, though now smaller in size, was placed in the upper right corner of every page.

Since August 2002, I have run many photos in the spaces where the splash photo has resided, with “whatever I find interesting” as the guideline.  All of the photos that have come and gone over the years are listed here, and I hope that you will find these photos interesting, too…

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June 2010

Scientology “Ideal Org” uniform spoof.

Notes: The background image is "Vesuvius from Portici", chosen because it's a volcano like on the cover of Dianetics. Ask a Scientologist some time about why there's a volcano on the cover of Dianetics. It's fun, because they can't talk about Xenu, the alien that threw souls into volcanoes and blew them up (seriously, they actually believe this stuff), and so they end up having to do some serious back-pedaling.

May 2010

Posing with the “elephant man” on the JMU campus.

Notes: For more information on this trip, see "A fun time was had by all..." in the Journal.

April 2010

Holding up the Wheelock 7002T that I keep on my desk at work.

Notes: I took this picture for an all-staff Email, where I needed to show the consequences of leaving the coffee pot on.

March 2010

“Advice Dog” spoof.

Notes: After spending way too long working on this picture, "I spent way too much time working on this picture" is about the only thing I could think to say on it...

February 2010

At my sister’s wedding, after the reception.

Notes: The tie I'm wearing is a Metrobus tie, with little Orion Vs on it. For complete coverage of this event, see Schumin-Lysy Wedding in Life and Times.

January 2010

Posing with an oversized rubber duck at Bath and Body Works in Roanoke.

Notes: For the related Journal entry, see "ZOID"?.

December 2009

At Anonymous DC’s “Operation Snow White Christmas” raid against the Church of Scientology.

Notes: For more photos from this event, see "Long hat is long!" in the Journal.

November 2009

All smiles at the office.

October 2009

My 2008 halloween costume, where I went as a Breda 3000-Series rail car, in pre-rehab form.

September 2009

Duckpin bowling in College Park.

August 2009

Power Rangers shirt at work on a Friday…

June/July 2009

Fire alarm at work, October 12, 2007.

Notes: I wrote a Journal entry about this incident as well.

May 2009

“It’s morphin’ time!”

Notes: If you want a shirt like this, go here. They also have all the other Mighty Morphin colors, sans the White Ranger.

April 2009

Posing in front of the Liberty Bell.

Notes: This photo was taken during Anonymous DC's Philadelphia Raid.

March 2009

How do I look in this shirt?

Notes: This photo was taken in the fitting room at JCPenney in Charlottesville for reference regarding how I looked in the shirt I was wearing.

February 2009

Once again smiling for the camera.

January 2009

Smiling in my Gatsby cap.

December 2008

Holding a stocking as if it’s a dirty diaper.

Notes: This kind of goes right along with a Journal entry that I did during this month, where I was totally not enjoying the Christmas thing.

November 2008

Making a face for the camera.

Notes: I'm actually trying to imitate this expression by then-vice president Dick Cheney in this picture. You can judge for yourself about how successful I was, but I don't think I got the lip curl right.

October 2008

Shadow portrait at 20-Minute Cliff on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Notes: This photo was taken on the same day as the January 2008 splash page photo.