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Android Virtual Device Download Problems in IntelliJ

March 1, 2017

I’ve been wanting to play around making Android apps for awhile now. Though difficult, I was able to setup things using Maven and IntelliJ. Almost everything was working - I could even build an APK and install it on my phone - but when I tried to run it on my computer via an Android Virtual Device, I needed to download some components via IntelliJ. Unfortunately, I received the following error:

Fixing my Samsung Galaxy S5 Power Button

February 21, 2017

Fixing my Samsung Galaxy S5 Power Button

I was working on my fiancee’s car over the weekend when the power button on my Samsung Galaxy S5 stopped working. This was particularly frustrating because I had the flashlight on at the time and didn’t want to drain the battery.