It appears that OpenVZ and CentOS can have some issues regarding udev. After installing the “Development tools” yum package I found myself unable to do anything in the container. It generated an error on ssh, vzctl enter,etc.

Unable to open pty: No such file or directory

There are numerous posts on fixing the problem. most remove the udev package but that can be problematic as some packages (ImageMagick for example) seem to require udev. For those packages it seems best to leave udev present but disabled. ... Click to read more

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