The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania image is no longer a dirty steel-town but, is fast becoming one of the greenest cities in the world.
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Downtown Pittsburgh Dog Park is planned and Point State Park construction should finish during this Summer.
WINDOWS® 8 WITH JAMES
5.15.13 Windows 8 was Reset after Windows Update failed to install Intel 965 Express Chipset Family update.
5.13.13 A Windows BSOD occurred, details sent to Microsoft. Downtown Pittsburgh James has upgraded (3.9.13) the Intel 965 Express Chipset Family driver to the Windows 8 version after that Windows BSOD.
5.12.13 Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) stopped responding. Report sent, still no solutions found for the recent crashes.
5.9.13 Linux Mint 14 Nadia (Cinnamon) has replaced the Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) operating system. Linux is dual-booted with the Windows 8 operating system.
5.6.13 Windows 8 reliability has improved after recent reinstall. James has no issues to report.
4.29.13 Windows Explorer crashed; James is investigating the recent Windows Explorer errors.
4.26.13 Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) was upgraded to version Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail). Windows 8 was reinstalled with all programs downgraded from their beta versions to improve reliability. Windows Explorer crashed during application installs, report sent.
4.23.13 Bing (wwahost.exe) Windows 8 App stopped responding. This was the first Bing Windows 8 App crash.
4.22.13 After another unforced Firefox error, Google Chrome (Dev), along with its Firefox plugin, was uninstalled permanently. Chromium was installed on the Ubuntu operating system.
4.20.13 LiberKey 5.7 update notification caused a Firefox 21 Beta 3 error. Firefox was already open when this happened. This has happened before with other applications therefore, Internet Explorer 10 was set as the default browser. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10. Later, a Windows 8 BSOD occurred while restarting, reason unknown.
4.17.13 Newly updated Flash Player 11.7.700.182 Beta failed 18 times while using iphone4simulator.com with Firefox. James has removed image/rich media ads from mobile webpage. This issue appears to be resolved.
4.16.13 Windows Update (svchost.exe) stopped responding.
4.15.13 Problems burning and converting .cda to .mp3 audio files caused errors as Exact Audio Copy application crashed and Windows 8 froze. Also, four Adobe Flash 11.7 r700 crashes occurred. The reason is unknown since a system restore was initiated. Firefox failed.
4.6.13 It appears that a rogue website was not responsible for the recent Adobe Flash errors. When FileHippo.com Update Checker 1.040 opens results in Firefox 21, the crash occurs. Adobe Flash Player 11.7 r700 crashed twice while checking for updates. James set FileHippo.com Update Checker 1.040 to open with Internet Explorer.
4.4.13 While preparing a flash drive for a Ubuntu dual-boot installation, SanDisk U3 Launchpad Removal Tool worked but, left the documented errors in the process.
4.1.13 After Adobe Flash Player 11.6 r602 stopped responding twice, it was updated to Flash Player 11.7.700.165 Beta. Firefox also crashed.
3.31.13 Firefox and IM+ App failed.
3.30.13 Adobe Flash Player 11.6 r602 crashed twice after a Windows 8 Reset.
3.27.13 Music App failed and a Windows 8 BSOD crash occurred.
3.25.13 Error using Internet Explorer 10.
3.19.13-3.24.13 Firefox crashed once. It appears that Adobe Flash 11.6.602.180 plugin on a rogue website is probably responsible for these recent problems.
3.14.13 Yet another Mail App crash. Google Account was removed and Mail, Calendar, People, Messenger App was reinstalled.
3.9.13 Intel 965 Express Chipset Family driver compatibility issue with Windows 8 was solved by hiding Intel 965 Express Chipset Family optional Windows Update. Downtown Pittsburgh James is currently using a Windows 7 graphics driver.
3.8.13 Mail App failure.
3.7.13 Mail App LiveComm.exe failed again.
3.6.13 Driver compatibility issue with Intel 965 Express Chipset Family and a Firefox crash occurred.
2.28.13 Mail App failed.
2.20.13 Adobe Flash Player 11.6 r602 crashed 22 times while using Firefox.
2.18.13 Firefox stopped working.
2.8.13 File Explorer failed.
2.7.13 Adobe Flash Player 11.6 r602 crashed 14 times.
2.1.13 A Windows 8 Reset was initiated and then a Firefox crash occurred.
1.30.13 Windows 8 Pro crashed.
1.24.13 RJ TextEd 8.52 crashed twice while clicking Check for Updates. RJ TextEd was set to automatically check for updates at startup so this could have caused the problem. This is the second time this year that the new RJ TextEd Updater failed.
1.21.13 LibreOffice 126.96.36.199 failed twice and was uninstalled. Microsoft Office Web Apps via SkyDrive will now be used for documents.
1.18.13-1.20.13 Firefox stopped responding once.
1.15.13 javaw.exe crashed due to using two Java clients simultaneously. Thus, it is shown that Downtown Pittsburgh James or any user can affect the reliability statistics of the Windows 8 operating system.
1.12.13 Foxit Reader was uninstalled because its browser plugin is not needed for Mozilla Firefox 19.
1.11.13 Recent test have shown that File History is now reliable after tweaking the Exclude Folders.
1.9.13 Investigating UPnP Device Host error. Report sent to Microsoft.
1.7.13 Adjustments were made, once again, to File History after two errors occurred.
1.5.13 RJ TextEd 8.51 crashed during updating within the program. RJ Texted was manually updated to version RJ TextEd 8.52.
1.4.13 The first Windows 8 BSOD crash of the year occurred while testing AOL Desktop 9.7. Windows 8 Pro with Media Center became unstable until Viewpoint Media Player was uninstalled. Viewpoint Media Player is a part of AOL 9.7 Desktop, which was also uninstalled. Also, I noticed that the Unsend feature with AOL Mail is no longer available.
12.29.12 File History crashed when restoring files. Windows 8 operating system file names will be shortened before saving to File History in the future as this could resolve the problem. Also, Google Ads are not showing, once again, on Internet Explorer 10 desktop version.
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