My XM Radio (in my GPS) died a number of weeks ago. I kept thinking of getting it fixed but all the GPS units I am looking at use FM/Cellular for traffic reports and paying for radio only just didn’t make a lot of sense for someone who drives 7-10K miles a year, I do have an MP3 player after all. Traffic updates on a GPS on the other hand are a nice luxury I enjoy in my traffic riddled area.

I went to xmradio.com to press the big-red CANCEL button, but no such button could be found. The FAQ online indicates how to cancel but the directions did not reveal a magic link to me. ... Click to read more

On occasion /dev/null on one of my virtual servers goes bad. It becomes:

-rw-r--r--  root root

Which causes all kinds of horrible issues, The quick correction for this is to re-create the device. This should work on most environments including native, OpenVZ, Parallels (Virtuozza), etc.).

sudo rm /dev/null
sudo mknod /dev/null c 1 3
sudo chmod 0666 /dev/null

If all worked correctly then /dev/null will be (as seen with ls -la /dev/null):

crw-rw-rw-  1 root root 1, 3 

I have not found out why this is happening. ... Click to read more