BSOD Windows 8.1 CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION

Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) an inevitable part of using a windows machine.

Today I received a BSOD with an error CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION while working on my Android homework. The error wasn’t very descriptive and I wasn’t hopeful to find a resolution. I thought maybe this was random, but searched and fortunately Google lead me to  StackOverflow.

In the post it outlines the cause is possibly due to Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager  (HAXM) software which is used to speed up Android emulators. The post also mentions to download the new updated Intel HAXM software through Intel and not necessarily Android SDK Manager. I had just updated through the Android SDK Manager prior to the blue screen with version 1.0.6. I thought the most recent version was just installed, but I was wrong. Intel’s site has 1.0.8 which apparently fixes the BSOD issue.

Here’s the link to Intel’s site for the most up to date version.
https://software.intel.com/en-us/android/articles/intel-hardware-accelerated-execution-manager

How-To's, Tech

Connect Android to a WPA2 Enterprise Wireless Network

Connecting to WPA2 Enterprise even if Android doesn’t officially support it.

There isn’t a lot of documentation on this for Android so I thought I would make a step-by-step how-to.

Here’s how to connect your Android phone to a WPA2 Enterprise wireless network.

Click on any of the pictures to enlarge them.

Step One: At main screen hit the menu button and select settings.

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Tech

US Cellular Announces Release Date for Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab

US Cellular Announced on their Facebook page the release date for the Samsung Galaxy Tab as November 19th. US Cellular stores can start selling the tablets as soon as they arrive. Specifically on US Cellulars web page they state the shipments may arrive early. From past experiences they generally do. Contact your US Cellular rep to notify you. My guess is the tablets will arrive on the 17th or 18th.
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Tech

Learn to Build Android, Window Phone 7, and iOS Mobile Applications

WP7, Android, and iOS logosMashable posted a great article for learning how to start building mobile applications and the resources needed here.

Reasons for learning how to build mobile applications.

  1. Eventually almost everyone will have a smartphone, some may replace computers.
  2. Potential business use.
  3. Source of revenue, assuming the application is well built and people buy.
  4. Relatively cheap hobby

How to: Setup WordPress Android application and Blog

While setting up my WordPress application on my Desire I encountered an error displaying enable xmlrpc on my blog. I figured out what had to be done and thought I should share how to enable and set up the WordPress app.

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Before you can setup a self hosted blog on the application you must enable XML-RPC under settings and writing. Then you can setup the WordPress application.

How-To's

How to Verify A2SD is Working Properly (The Easy Way)

After installing about 15 applications my phone displayed notifications informing me memory was low. I needed a solution because I wanted to install other applications. I discovered a ROM that had A2SD installed, but the biggest problem was figuring out how to set up A2SD. I spent hours researching how to properly install and verify A2SD was working.

Requirements:

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