Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pidgin: Cannot connect to Yahoo - "connection refused" error

Recently my Pidgin, version 2.5.5, stopped connecting to the yahoo im service with a "connection refused message" I found that this was a recent issue with a work around.

I created a batch file to do this work-around if this happens again.

REM flush dns so pidgin will work with yahoo
REM see
ipconfig /flushdns

UPDATE 2009-06-21

There are further issues with this that showed up last week, or maybe just more yahoo servers are upgraded. Pidgin 2.5.7 works for me so far and I flushed my dns a couple of times.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 Custom Assembly Error

Error while loading code module: ‘RS_funcs, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null’. Details: Could not load file or assembly 'RS_funcs, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
Last fall I was getting this error when trying to get our reporting projects created in VS 2005 to work in VS 2008. I found this post showing where to put your custom assembly in order for the VS designed to work. I post it here so as not to forget again. In VS 2008, the path is "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies"