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Monthly Archives: November 2012

When calling the MailChimp listBatchSubscribe method via PerceptiveMCAPI in ASP.NET, I got the followng error:
“A parameter is of, or contains an instance of, type CookComputing.XmlRpc.XmlRpcStruct which cannot be mapped to an XML-RPC type”
I panicked, thinking that the PerceptiveMCAPI, which up to now I’ve found flawless, might be broken for this one, vital method. Was it unable to process the Dictionary it required as input?
After looking closely at my merge vars I commented out one that had a Decimal value. Everything magically worked. Replaced with a double and I’m back on track.

My ASP webpage containing a TinyMCE control worked in Chrome but was broken in IE9. Clicking the ‘Send’ button simply didn’t trigger the sendnow_click event, which I verified by putting a breakpoint in the debugger.
The solution was to remove a superfluous ‘form’ from the page.
I hope this post helps a fellow sufferer.

When trying to start my server in SQL Server Configuration Manager as usual, I got the message:
“The request failed or the service did not respond in a timely fashion. Consult the event log or other applicable error logs for details.”

I couldn’t consult the log because no log was generated today.

So, the solution was a bit embarrassing. I removed the password from my logon this morning. Apparently, SQL Server doesn’t like Windows logons with no passwords.
Once I added a password again, and typed it into the properties for the SQLExpress server, everything went back to normal. Phew.

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