Apache : How to Solve port 80 is occupied problem on Windows

The other day I decided to install EasyPHP (a WAMP package that includes PHP, Apache, MySQL) on my machine running Windows 7. After install I ran the application, but to my surprise, Apache server was not working. It complained that Port 80 is used by another application. I thought this issue would be easily solved, but it took me a while to figure out what exactly is causing the problem. In this article I will show you what I tried and how I finally solved the Apache problem of not being able to run.

VS : How to create an Empty Solution in Visual Studio Express 2013

Do you want to create a blank solution in your VS Express but can't find it? I had this issue as well. I mostly code stuff for my personal needs so I never gave much thought on making the code more readable and organized, but on my last WinForms project I wanted to give more attention on how the project is structured. It seemed to me that the best way to achieve that was to start with an empty solution and then add necessary projects to that solution. I had trouble finding this option in Visual Studio, so I decided to write a post about it in case there are others with the same issue.

SQL : How to solve Northwind Database Install Error in SQL Server 2012

Recently I was going through a database programming tutorial that used Northwind Database in code examples, so I thought "No problem, I'll quickly add that database to my SQL Server 2012". I assumed this would be easy but to my surprise that wasn't the case.

In this post I will show you what problems I encountered while trying to install Northwind database and how I finally managed to make it work.

Local Area Network : How to fix slow LAN transfer speed of files in Windows

Recently I had to solve a problem of a very slow transfer of files between two computers on a LAN network using Ethernet cable. Both machines had Windows 7 x64 installed and the transfer speed was ridiculously slow at 10-15kb/s. Using Task Manager under Networking tab, Network Utilization was showing only around 0.25% for Local Area Connection.

I looked around the web for solutions and found quite a few suggestions how to tackle this problem. Those that I tried and the one that finally solved my problem are discussed here.

DotNet : How to solve NUnit Error - Unable to find test in assembly

The other day I wanted to learn something new so I decided to try a little Unit Testing using Microsoft .NET. After looking at different Unit Testing Frameworks I chose to use NUnit Framework. I then tried an example found on the web and after the project was built, I loaded NUnit GUI and opened unit test assembly, but to my surprise, the NUnit GUI was giving me Error message. It was telling me that the Test load failed with detailed error: SystemApplicationException: Unable to find test in the assembly.

In the end I found three different ways to make NUnit work and each one will be shown in this article.

iTunes : How to fix error message that video file cannot be copied to iPod / iPad

I recently bought an iPod Classic and since this iPod has a large capacity, you can easily store movies on it. So I added a .MP4 video file to iTunes and it was able to play the movie without a problem. So I decided to Sync the iPod to add the movie to the device, but to my surprise an Error Message window showed up stating:

...was not copied to the iPod ... because it cannot be played on this iPod

In this article you will learn how to solve this problem in two different ways.