Odd behavior in Win8-I'm stuck fixing it, Help??

David Bovill david at viral.academy
Sat Jul 18 08:52:32 CEST 2015


William - thanks for the link. Please add me to the list. I'd be interested
in using this material in teaching, and help with any code. It is a subject
that I am very interested in. Great work!

On 17 July 2015 at 21:48, William Prothero <prothero at earthednet.org> wrote:

> PS:
> The app I am developing is targeted at high school and college
> introductory Earth Science classes and is focussed on getting a range of
> data that supports the theory of Plate Tectonics into student hands. These
> data support realistic scientific investigations and science writing. Some
> of these tools will be incorporated into future versions. The app is unique
> in that it allows easy access to a wide range of Earth data that otherwise
> students have to get from various other web sites, which takes away time
> they might spend on thinking about the meaning of the data. I have used a
> version of this software written in Adobe Director, in large introductory
> Earth Science courses at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to
> anchor science writing and peer review activities. My web site contains
> links to publications describing my activities.
>
> This app will be free to all and I would love to have a few teachers who
> are willing to work with me on it.
>
> If you are willing to look at the app and potentially use it in your
> classroom, I will inform you of new versions and future plans. Also, I will
> welcome (whether you are a teacher or now) suggestions and ideas for
> improvement.
>
> Best regards,
> Bill Prothero
>
> William A. Prothero, Ph.D.
> University of California, Santa Barbara Dept. of Earth Sciences (Emeritus)
> Santa Barbara, CA. 93105
> http://es.earthednet.org/
> my new project link <http://earthednet.org/ptExplorer/Cover.html>
>
>
> > On Jul 16, 2015, at 2:07 PM, William Prothero <prothero at earthednet.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > Folks:
> > I have an application that is being used by a class of Earth Science
> students and get failure reports from two who use Windows 8. One lives in
> Australia and one lives in Japan. The app works fine on Macintosh. I’ve
> also tested it on my own installation of both Windows 8.1 and 7, 32 bit and
> 64 bit versions. I can’t get the reported pixellation of the map and screen.
> >
> > I’m wondering if it is something related to foreign installations. The
> symptom is extreme pixellation of images captured with the "export
> snapshot” command. I live in the US.
> >
> > So, I wonder if somebody with Windows 8 would be willing to download the
> app and try it, and perhaps give me an idea of what might be going on. If
> it’s a bug in “snapshot”, it would be important to be reported and fixed.
> Otherwise, I’m pretty stuck on figuring out what is going on.
> >
> > Here are links:
> > Windows zip file of the app:  <
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/lsn087vrhstxvg4/PT_Explorer-Windows.zip?dl=0>
> > Pixellated Image sent by a student <
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/m2frv9i0dg7mxtp/Explorer%20in%20Windows%208.1.pdf?dl=0
> >
> >
> > Thanks for any help or feedback you can give me.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Bill
> >
> >
> > William A. Prothero
> > http://es.earthednet.org/
> >
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