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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 17 March 2005 
INSIDE THIS EDITION
  • Letter from the Editor
  •  by Matt Stephens
  • Fast DSL from BMI 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • New BMI Voting Poll
  •  by Ruben
  • Kudos from our Customers 
  • by Matt Stephens
  • Google offers Movie Show ...
  •  by Ruben Bybee
  • Scrabble Fun 
  • by Carol Hall
  • Tech Tips
  •  by Tony Abrego
  • Flavor for the Season 
  • by Carol Hall
  • KJ's Virus Corner
  •  by KJ Newby
  • A 'Lil St. Patrick's Day History 
  • by Katrina Moran
  • Irish Shopping
  •  by Katrina Moran
  • St. Patrick's Day Funnies 
  • by Katrina Moran
  • How does BMI Turbo work?
  •  by Nathon Oneel
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    Letter from the Editor
    by Matt Stephens

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    Welcome to this month's edition of The On Ramp. Spring is nearly upon us, and I'm sure you are all as happy about that as I am - warm weather, sunshine, and being able to get out of the house without freezing. Along with all that, the sun will start taking it's sweet time setting in the evening, inviting you to stay outside longer.

    But you will still want to get on the internet to visit friends and do all the other fun things. If you have trouble with your internet when you return from playing, remember that Blue Mountain Internet is available more ways than before. We have live telephone support until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday (6 p.m. weekends), email tech support 24 hours a day plus live chat with our techs until 10 p.m. Monday through Friday (6 p.m. weekends). So play happily and know that we'll be here to help you when you need us.

    One more thing to keep in mind as you see your neighbors and friends more often. Each person you refer to BMI means $5 off your account. You could pile up enough referrals to keep your internet paid for all next winter.

    New BMI Voting Poll
    by Ruben

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    In February, we added a voting poll to the BMI home page. You can voice your opinion anonymously and have fun checking out the opinion of other voters. The questions change about once a week. After you cast your vote, you instantly get to see how others voted. Here is another chance for you to be heard. Cast your vot... - CONTINUED

    Google offers Movie Showtimes
    by Ruben Bybee

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    Google has recently introduced a new section to their web site to find local showtimes for movies. This site also has private reviews of movies as well as details from the Internet Movie Database (www.imb.com). I am a big movie fan! While the Google offering is nice, it still lacks the links to movie trailers. Pl... - CONTINUED

    Tech Tips
    by Tony Abrego

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    Hello all. For the tech tip of the month I'll show you how to change your homepage address on your browser so that you can open BMI every time you open your Internet Explorer.
  • Click on start
  • Click on control panel
  • Double click on Internet options
  • In the address box type www.bmi.net
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  • KJ's Virus Corner
    by KJ Newby

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    Hello, this is KJ and this month I'm informing you of some of the most common Viruses that are being passed around the Internet at this time. Below you will find the Top 10 Virus Alerts and instructions for removal.

    SPYW_GATOR.B
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    Irish Shopping
    by Katrina Moran

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    McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered Martini after Martini, each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar. When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks consumed, the Irishman started to leave. "S' cuse me", said a customer, who was puzzled over what McQuillan had done, "What was that all about?" "Nothin', said the Irishman, "My wife just sent me out for a jar of olives!"

    How does BMI Turbo work?
    by Nathon Oneel

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    BMI Turbo is a small piece of software that enables you to surf the internet at a much faster rate like a high speed connection. You wonder how? Well, here is a run down of how it works.

    First, when you are surfing from page to page online, your computer is requesting website information. While this is occuring, the request actually g...
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    Fast DSL from BMI
    by Ruben Bybee

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    BMI now offers super fast DSL services in 8 western states. These states include Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. DSL is always on and does not require an extra phone line. From time of order, we can get you setup and surfing in less than 10 days. DSL from BMI costs $32.99 per month ($17.99 to BMI plus $15.00 to... - CONTINUED

    Kudos from our Customers
    by Matt Stephens

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    Thank you to all our customers who make it very easy to provide the level of customer service you expect and deserve. Here is what a couple of our customers had to say:

    "Thank you, I just recommended you guys to a whole computer class. I have gotten wonderful service so far, and I want it to stay that way. Thanks." Diane C. Washougal...
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    Scrabble Fun
    by Carol Hall

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    In our monthly newsletters, we provide you with a "Wordfind" puzzle, and also a "Crossword" puzzle. I know that many of you are "Word Gamers" because of the large volume of completed puzzles we receive. I particularly enjoy a good game of Scrabble, but sometimes grow weary of competing with the computer. However, trying to find a convenient time to meet with a Scrabble friend online can be hard as well. I ran across a fun site recently which allows me, and 1, 2 or 3 others to play Scrabble together and at our leisure. The way this works is simple.

    The scrabble board is emailed from one person to another. As each person takes their turn, it is sent to the next person and so on. The email contains a link that you click on, you log in, and presto your "in process" game is waiting for you to take your turn. You do not have to buy the game, download any programs or even be in a rush. Each player can take up to two days to play so it fits everyone's schedule. While the game is being emailed from person to person, there is also a place for you to send messages to those you are playing with. So, not only do you have fun playing, you get to keep in touch as well. I recently played a game with my sister who lives in another state. We had loads of fun playing scrabble and emailing messages back and forth. If you are interested please visit Scrabble and Enjoy!

    Flavor for the Season
    by Carol Hall

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    St Patrick's Day "Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage"
    INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 10 small red potatoes
  • 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges
    DIRECTIONS:
  • 1. Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned ... - CONTINUED

  • A 'Lil St. Patrick's Day History
    by Katrina Moran

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    Have you ever wondered who St. Patrick was? How St. Patrick's Day came to be? Click here to learn about all about it

    St. Patrick's Day Funnies
    by Katrina Moran

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    Q: Where would you find a leprechaun baseball team? In the Little League.
    Q: Did you hear about the leprechaun who worked at the diner? He was a short-order cook.
    Q: Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day? Regular rocks are too heavy.
    Q: What do you call a clumsy Irish dance? A jig mistake
    Q: What would you g...
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