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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 15 January 2005 
INSIDE THIS EDITION
  • A Message from the Editor
  •  by Matt Stephens
  • Free e-cards from BMI 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • KUDOS from Our Customers
  •  by Matt Stephens
  • Rewards/Partners 
  • by Matt Stephens
  • Partner of the Month
  •  by Jon Alexander
  • KJ's Virus Corner 
  • by KJ Newby
  • Tech Tips
  •  by Tony Abrego
  • What happens after I click Dial? 
  • by Nate Oneel
  • BMI Shares the Laughter
  •  by Katrina Moran
  • Deep Thoughts 
  • by Katrina Moran
  • False Teeth
  •  by Katrina Moran
  • Still Kicking 
  • by Ruben Bybee
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    A Message from the Editor
    by Matt Stephens

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    Hello all and welcome to this month's edition of The On Ramp. My name is Matt, and I am the new BMI Newsletter Editor. Over the next few months there will be a couple of small changes to The On Ramp that you can help with. The first thing you may notice is that you will see a larger variety of authors. This is because we are involving the en... - CONTINUED

    KUDOS from Our Customers
    by Matt Stephens

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    Good Morning.....all systems are GO here, thanks to the cybergenious of Katrina. She is a gem. Thanks for the support and speedy resolve of my problem. I especially appreciate the patience and respect shown by Katrina to this middle-aged computer simpleton. She never made me feel as stupid as I really am when it comes to all things ... - CONTINUED

    Partner of the Month
    by Jon Alexander

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    Partner of the month for January, 2005 is John's Computer Depot in Baker City, Oregon.
    John and Karen Deshiro started their business in May of 1998. They offer services from business technology consulting to computer networking. Other services are:
  • Hardware and Software Sales, Support and Training
  • Network Maintenance, Troublesho... - CONTINUED

  • Tech Tips
    by Tony Abrego

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    For this month's tech tip, I will share with you the most common tech calls that I've received over the last month.
    When your connection is dropped after sending and receiving email in Outlook Express.
  • Click on tools at the top of Outlook Express
  • Click on Options across the top
  • Click on Connections across the top
  • In c... - CONTINUED

  • BMI Shares the Laughter
    by Katrina Moran

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    Every day, we get thousands of jokes from our customers! Sometimes they are read and tossed to the side in hopes of using them in a future newsletter. And well, we share the clean ones with you in our monthly newsletters. If you have a clean joke that you would like to share with your BMI family, please send them to katrina@office.bmi.net - CONTINUED

    False Teeth
    by Katrina Moran

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    While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my four-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. One day, I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I bra... - CONTINUED

    Free e-cards from BMI
    by Ruben Bybee

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    BMI is proud to roll out free e-cards. These e-mail greeting cards are absolutely free for BMI customers. You can find the free e-card builder at http://my.bmi.net/rewards.cfm. This system allows you to create and send unlimited e-mail cards to your friends, family members, co-workers, etc. We hope you... - CONTINUED

    Rewards/Partners
    by Matt Stephens

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    Blue Mountain Internet strives to provide the best of services to our customers. One way we achieve this is to offer you a reward for referring new customers to BMI. This is how it works. Tell your friends and family about the great service you get at BMI. When they sign up for new service we ask them how they heard about us. They tell us that you sent them and presto - you receive a $5 credit on your account. Refer just three people a month and your account for that month is easily paid.

    We also have a program called Partners. This is a group of computer retailers that strive for the same level of customer service that we do. We greatly rely on you, our customer for information about the businesses that you feel put your needs first. Please tell us which computer businesses meet or exceed your expectations. We want to develop relationships with those businesses. Our partner relationships will give you an extra layer of support when you have problems with your computer. Sort of like your regular doctor (BMI) sending you to a specialist doctor. Please forward your referrals or questions about our partners to: partnersprogram@bmi.net

    KJ's Virus Corner
    by KJ Newby

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    Hi Folks, this is KJ. Here is my current virus report for the month. It looks like there are still plenty of virus threats to go around. Please click on the following link to view the top ten viruses, their description and instructions for removing them.
  • Top 10 Viruses
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  • What happens after I click Dial?
    by Nate Oneel

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    When you click the dial button your computer sends a command to the modem. This is known as "dial-up networking process". If it successfully finds the modem and gets a response from it, the computer tells your modem to dial your internet service provider's number (ISP). Then you will hear dialing. The ISP's access number is answered by a modem... - CONTINUED

    Deep Thoughts
    by Katrina Moran

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  • If a man is standing in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?
  • If a deaf person swears, does his mother wash his hands with soap?
  • If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
  • Is there another word fo... - CONTINUED

  • Still Kicking
    by Ruben Bybee

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    As you can see, I will be taking a smaller role in putting together the content for each BMI monthly newsletter. I have done this to provide you, our customer, a higher quality and more enriched product. I will use the extra time to continue to develop and provide the best and most innovative services available. I appreciate all the great feed... - CONTINUED

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    Please send your comments or requests to info@bmi.net

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