New phone

I ordered Liz a new phone today. Her old Virgin Mobile phone was out dated and we were spending quite a bit of change lately on that plan. After much going back and forth on whether to switch us both to AT&T Wireless or to just add her to my existing Verizon Wireless plan, based on who we call it made more sense to stay with Verizon.

What did she get? an LG env3 in Slate Blue, and it should be here tomorrow.

lg-env3

For comparison, here’s the old phone:

Shuddle [sic] service

On Thursday (June 4th), I scheduled an appointment with a nearby Mazda dealer via email (using their web form). I scheduled the appointment for today (June 10th). As of Wednesday morning I had not heard anything so I assumed my appointment was not confirmed so I drove straight to work.

During my morning routine email checking I see an email from the dealer confirming my appointment. I got the email at 5:44pm on Tuesday evening. It’s a bit annoying they would wait that long to confirm an appointment for the following day. But what really got me was the horrendous spelling and punctuation of the email I received. Based on the email alone, I wonder if I really want to take my car there for service.

shuddle

I think I’ll try another dealer nearby.

Happy Birthday to me :)

I know it’s probably not cool to wish yourself happy birthday, but I’m not much for rules :)

I opened my birthday presents this morning and was surprised to see some cool toys, yes they were toys I’m still a kid at heart. Here’s what I got:

A Logitech Driving Forceā„¢ GT wheel for the PS3, this will make it more fun to play Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
Logitech wheel

I finished F.E.A.R. and really liked it so now I get to try the second version – F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin game for PS3
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

I also got Motorstorm Pacific Rift to continue honing my racing skills :)
Motorstorm

The children got me some neat stuff too. Marco picked out Star Wars Commanders Battle pack Unleashed:

Adan got me “The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” DVD:
The Mummy

And finally, Iliana got me Star Wars Neimoidian Shuttle diacast vehicle:

I’ve brought the Star Wars toys into the office to decorate my desk. I’ll have to post pictures later.
Now to enjoy the rest of my day.

just update already

I’ve grown tired of these stupid ‘waiting’ messages. Time to find a remedy.

$ sudo yum list updates
Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade, changelog, fastestmirror, priorities, refresh-
              : packagekit
Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running as pid 7292.
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...

yum-updatesd you are dead to me now. This is the last time you bother poor little yum :)

$ sudo kill 7292
$ sudo yum remove yum-updatesd
...
Removed:
  yum-updatesd.noarch 1:0.9-1.fc9                                                    

Complete!