Atmosphere – Strictly Leakage (Full Mixtape)

Atmosphere gave us all a nice little Christmas present today by releasing Strictly Leakage. It’s a full 13 song album “to chase away the winter doldrums”.

Quote from Rhymesayers:

as a way to thank all of our supporters, ant and i have put together this party favor.

it’s called “strictly leakage.” thirteen songs to chase away the winter doldrums.
free and downloadable at this link : Right Click and Save as…

it’s great for first dates, crappy houseparties, or to play in the backround while you google yourself again.

is downloadable a word?
what’s a doldrum?

nonetheless, thank you for the love, and please have a happy safe holiday.

oh yeah, i almost forgot,
“sad clown bad winter 11” is available now, and a new album from atmosphere, “when life gives you lemons, you paint that shit gold” will be available on april 22 2008.

Outlook 2007 Does Not Shutdown – On Exit, OUTLOOK.EXE Remains in Task Manager

I recently noticed that when I close Outlook, that the next time I open it, it doesn’t prompt me for my password (my personal folders are password protected). Come to find out that when I shutdown Outlook, it isn’t actually closing and removing itself from memory. When I open the Task Manager after shutting down Outlook, OUTLOOK.EXE remains active and taking up a large amount of memory – typically 90+MB.

Does anyone else have this problem? I found the post below in a forum, however there wasn’t an answer associated with it. Are we stuck with a version of Outlook that will not close? Does this have anything to do with the fact that my Address Book is unavailable as well – See Post: Microsoft Outlook – Address List Cannot Be Displayed.

I have recently installed Vista Ultimate (32 bit) and Office 2007.

I have discovered a problem with Outlook 2007 in that it does not always close down on exiting the program. When this happens, the next time you try to start Outlook nothing happens, when I go into task manager I see outlook.exe running 2, 3 or more times. When I kill these in task manager Outlook will then load.

It seems like something is keeping Outlook active after I exit the program but I am unable to find out what it is.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Outlook Missing Address Book – The address list cannot be displayed.

When I open Outlook and create a new message, I used to be able to press the To, Cc, or Bcc button and then select recipients directly out of my Address Book, however, now I get the following error message:

The address list cannot be displayed. The Contacts folder associated with this address list could not be opened; it may have been moved or deleted, or you do not have permissions. For information on how to remove this folder from the Outlook Address Book, see Microsoft Office Outlook Help.

So after seeing that message, I checked out the Microsoft Office Outlook Help, but to no avail. I tried to remove the address book listing but it won’t let me, so then I tried to add a new Outlook Address Book and I received an error saying that the same type of address book could not be created twice. What the hell is going on here? Anyone have any suggestions?

US Post Office Wants Netflix to Pay More for Shipping Services

The USPS wants to increase the rate that they currently charge Netflix by 17% – this will drastically decrease Netflix profitability. Netflix will obviously try to offset this postage hike by passing on the rate increase to it customers, but that could result in a loss of customers. At the time of this writing, Netflix stock is pretty much unchanged, but I bet in the days to come, you’ll see the stock price start to fall, and once the rate increase is actually put into effect, the stock price will undoubtedly fall even more.

At the time of this writing, Netflix (NFLX)stock had closed at 23.49… watch for it to fall below 20 as the news of the USPS rate hike spreads.

USPS says that the rate hike will go to generate approximately $61.5 million over the next 2 years and will help cover the increasing processing costs. After an audit, the USPS concluded that 70% of the mailers “sustain damage, jam equipment and cause mis-sorts during automated processing”.

I haven’t seen any news about the US Post Office increasing rates for Blockbuster DVD mailers… I wonder if now is a good time to invest in Blockbuster???

Unlock iPhone and Install 3rd Party Apps with AppSnapp

This has probably been out there for quite awhile, but I just came across it today – is a website that you can visit on your iPhone Safari web browser and it will unlock your iPhone allowing you to create, customize, and install third party applications directly onto your iPhone. The website puts all sorts of stuff onto your phone that allows you to customize it to look and feel exactly how you want it to.

Before you install the AppSnapp application on your iPhone, make sure you visit and read up on how to install everything.

iPhone Wallpapers – Great Logo Wallpapers for Apple iPhone

Ever since I got my iPhone, I’ve been looking for good fresh wallpapers for it, here’s a site that has got it: Sofa King Many iPhone Wallpapers. The iPhone doesn’t show your wallpaper that often, but if you need something that makes an impression, go no further than the Sofa King

Gmail 2.0 New Features – Colored Labels Help Organize and Track Email

The new Gmail 2.0 web interface has just added a new feature in addition to the recently added contacts and groups pane. You now have the capability to add colored labels to your messages which help ease with sorting, archiving etc.

Check out a couple of the screenshots provided by Google:

Gmail 2.0 New Features - Colored Labels Help Organize and Track Email

Gmail 2.0 New Features - Colored Labels Help Organize and Track Email

Here is the Gmail explanation of the new colored labels:

There are two ways to edit a label.

You can:

  1. Click Edit labels at the bottom of your Labels list.
  2. Click rename next to the label you want to edit.
  3. Enter the new label name, and click OK.

Or you can:

  1. Click the square to the right of a label in your Labels list. A color palette opens.
  2. Select Edit name at the bottom of the palette.
  3. Enter the new label name, and click OK.

All the messages categorized under your old label name are now categorized under your new label. And, if the label you’ve edited is part of a filter, Gmail automatically updates your filter settings so new messages are categorized with the new label’s name.