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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 22 August 2005 
  • A Note from the Editor
  •  by Carol
  • Online Dictionaries 
  • by Gena Bybee
  • A Moment with Matt
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Buying Books Online 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • School Humor
  •  by Victor Luna
  • Online Libraries 
  • by Pam Robison
  • Homework Help on the Net
  •  by Renee Eagon
  • Translating Tony! 
  • by Tony Abrego
  • Public Safety
  •  by KJ Newby
  • Laptops and Cool Features 
  • by Mike Rochelle
  • Wireless Networking
  •  by Nathan O'Neel
  • POM Integrity Computers 
  • by Jon Alexander
  • The Kudos Korner
  •  by Matt Stephens and YOU
  • The Winner's Circle! 
  • by Carol Hall
  • Our Mailing Address
  •  by Gena Bybee
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    A Note from the Editor
    by Carol

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    I sincerely hope you find this issue of The On Ramp not only enjoyable, but useful! It is truly amazing how many helpful Online Resources are available to students today. What I would have given for just a portion of these great tools in my school days! The really wonderful thing is, however, that everyday is a day to l... - CONTINUED

    A Moment with Matt
    by Carol Hall

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    Matt has been with BMI for several years, and brings a lot of experience with computers and technical support. Matt is currently the Technical Support Supervisor and has devoted much of his time writing training manuals for our outstanding technical support staff!

    Editor: Where were you born, and where did you grow up? - CONTINUED

    School Humor
    by Victor Luna

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    A little girl came home from school and said to her mother, "Mommy, today in school I was punished for something that I didn't do." The mother exclaimed, "But that's terrible! I'm going to have a talk with your teacher about this ... by the way, what was it that you didn't do?" The little girl replied, "My homework." - CONTINUED

    Homework Help on the Net
    by Renee Eagon

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    It's hard to believe that summer is coming to an end bringing the advent of fall, and with it, the annual "back to school" tradition. Nowadays you can do just about anything online, such as shopping for your back to school fall fashion fundamentals and school supplies. Then to fulfill your school studying purpose, there's the all importan... - CONTINUED

    Public Safety
    by KJ Newby

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    5 tips for using a public computer

    Public computers at libraries, schools, Internet cafes, airports, and copy shops are convenient when your computer is not available. But are they safe? It depends on how you use them.

    Here are 5 tips for using public computers without compromising your personal or financial inf...

    Wireless Networking
    by Nathan O'Neel

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    • Do you have a laptop?
    • Do you have more than one computer, but they are not in the same room?
    • Would you like to be able to have all of the computers connected together for file sharing and internet access?

    This has long been a common scenario for computer owners, and is becoming more common as people own multiple comput... - CONTINUED

    The Kudos Korner
    by Matt Stephens and YOU

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    Thank you very much! I cant tell you enough how much I appreciate BMI live person service! You are quick, knowledgeable, friendly, and real vs virtual. Over the years, if I had a problem, all I needed to do is to call you and BMI always was able to fix it. This is why I remain a customer even after my husband and I moved away from ... - CONTINUED

    Our Mailing Address
    by Gena Bybee

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    Have you noticed our NEW mailing address. A number of people are still using our old mailing address, so I thought I would take a moment to give you the new one:
    Blue Mountain Intenet 206 N. 2nd Ave, Suite D Walla Walla, WA 99362

    Online Dictionaries
    by Gena Bybee

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    Online dictionaries have many links to a lot of cool learning tools, a word of the day, crossword puzzles as well as other word games. Some even have online translators and yet others have spell checkers. There are many different dictionaries available, each with their own set of features and tools.

    The online dictionaries let you search by typing a word in a search bar. So, the age old question is "If I don't know how to spell it, how can I find it?" Not to worry... if you spell it wrong they will give you suggestions of words similar to the one you typed in. You just click on one, and it gives you the definition so you can see if it is the right one. Some dictionaries even let you search by word definition.

    Merriam Webster:
    This is my favorite:
    It features a free online dictionary and thesaurus, word games, a word of the day, and many other English language and vocabulary reference tools. It has a fun link for kids (a tab at the top) called Word Central that has lot of cool learning tools. You can build your own dictionary, or look up words in a student dictionary. It also has a "daily Buzzword" that allows you to click on it for an audio pronunciation of it.

    The Free Dictionary:
    This is a free online dictionary and thesaurus, with an encyclopedia link. This is the one that allows you to search by word definition. In addition, this site has a "Word of the Day" and a "Quote of the Day" and an "Article of the day". This features a free online Dictionary, Thesaurus, Crossword Puzzle, Word Games, a Word of the Day and an Online Translator.

    Online dictionary and thesaurus. You have to "register" first, before you can do anything, even the crossword puzzle helper, so it is not one of my favorites.

    This is a rhyming dictionary and has link to a thesaurus too. It features a search for rhyming words, has reference tools, and a spell checker.

    All of these sites are not only helpful to a student, but just plain entertaining to the "word-minded". Have some fun and take a look!

    A Word of Caution: all these sites have advertisements.

    Buying Books Online
    by Ruben Bybee

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    Buying books online is a great way to save cash on your back to school purchases. My daughter, Shawna has been using Amazon for the past several years and she has consistantly saved anywhere from 50% to 75% off the prices she would have paid at the college book stores.

    But, be careful to pick the exact same titles and version...

    Online Libraries
    by Pam Robison

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    When I was in high school, I remember researching school assignments at the public library. To find books, I had to thumb through the card index, write down the book's call numbers, then go through the library stacks to locate the book. If you didn't know the Dewey Decimal system you could be in there for hours. Sometimes after all that work, ... - CONTINUED

    Translating Tony!
    by Tony Abrego

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    Hello everyone! Have you ever run into a situation where you hear a word in Spanish, French or German and it sticks in your mind - you wonder what that word meant in English? Well I have, and being bilingual (Spanish and English), sometimes I'll hear a word in Spanish that I don't know the English translation for, or an English word tha... - CONTINUED

    Laptops and Cool Features
    by Mike Rochelle

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    Laptops have truly "come of age" with faster processors and state of the art hardware. Now, laptops have built in card readers, wireless radio cards, DVD players plus docking stations so you can use it as a desktop PC in addition to taking it on the road with you.

    Cool features and how they help us:

    Card reader: ...

    POM Integrity Computers
    by Jon Alexander

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    Blue Mountain Internet's Partner of the Month for August 2005 is: Integrity Computers in Florence Oregon.

    Integrity Computers is owned and operated by Dale Barrett at 1751 12th Florence, Oregon. He offers new and used computer sales and service but specializes in "top-of-the-line" specialty gaming computer syste... - CONTINUED

    The Winner's Circle!
    by Carol Hall

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    Congratulations to our July 2005 Puzzle winners!!

    Kirsten J of Kennewick WA for the Wordfind and Kimberly C of Cove OR for the Crossword

    The lucky winners each receive 3 FREE months of service from BMI

    Congratualtions Ladies!

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