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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 25 November 2005 
  • Greetings from the Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Mike's Movie Madness 
  • by Mike Rochelle
  • BLOG
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Gabbing with Gena 
  • by Carol Hall
  • Downloading Music
  •  by Victor Luna
  • Better SPAM filtering 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • Thanksgiving
  •  by Tony Abrego
  • Colins Cool List 
  • by Colin Miller
  • Buying/Selling Cars Onli ...
  •  by Nathan ONeel
  • ISPCON 2005 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • Veterans Day
  •  by Mike Rochelle
  • POM Spectrum Computers 
  • by Jon Alexander
  • Kudos
  •  by Matt Stephens
  • The Winners Circle 
  • by Carol Hall
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    Greetings from the Editor
    by Carol Hall

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    Greetings to all! I hope you enjoy this month's edition of "The On Ramp" and find the host of links and information not only interesting, but useful!

    There are so many different things to use the internet for, that I find it hard to limit the newsletter to a reasonable length! I want to share everything, with everyone, right now. However, if I included everything I wanted, in every newsletter, you would spend so much time reading, you would not have much time for using the Internet.

    If there is a particular subject you would like discussed, please let me know. Email me at

    Thank you, and Enjoy!

    by Carol Hall

    full story  | top is another one of "those" words! You know...the ones you "think" you should know, maybe. "Have you heard it before? Oh sure... Wait...maybe not" Now confusion takes over.

    Let me help you:

    What is a Blog?
    1. An online personal message board
    2. A stumbl... - CONTINUED

    Downloading Music
    by Victor Luna

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    There are many websites where you can download music legally for a small fee. For instance, Rhapsody from is one of them. You get access to 1,300,000+ songs for as low as .89 cents per song. You can download and burn to a playable CD or transfer the songs to over 100 dev... - CONTINUED

    by Tony Abrego

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    Take this fun Thanksgiving Quiz, and test your knowledge:

    Thanksgiving Quiz

    Buying/Selling Cars Online
    by Nathan ONeel

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    The buying and selling of cars...for some this is an easy task, but for most of us it is "easier said than done". Internet can make this otherwise difficult task easy! The answers are there waiting for you.
    • How much is my car worth?
    • What price should I ask ... - CONTINUED

    Veterans Day
    by Mike Rochelle

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    As a veteran myself, I was amazed at the amount of Veterans Day websites.

    So, how did we get this day?

    In 1918, at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, fighting ceased in World War I. Formerly known as "Armistice Day", Veterans Day (November 11) is a d...

    by Matt Stephens

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    "I would just like to thank the employees at BMI for there wonderful assistance and patience in helping me get online. Especially Nate! Thank you! You were extremely helpful and nice!"
    Ashley B, Pendleton OR

    "Please tell Matt thank you so much for his help. He fixed my problem and I appr...

    Mike's Movie Madness
    by Mike Rochelle

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    Movies, movies movies!
    • "Do you remember who co-stared with Cary Grant in Operation Petticoat?"
    • "What year did that movie come out?"
    • "Who was the leading lady?"
    • "Do you care?"
    • "Where can you get such information to amaze (or annoy) your friends?"

    Gabbing with Gena
    by Carol Hall

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    Editor: Where were you born, and where did you grow up?
    Gena: I was born in Pendleton, Ore. and I grew up in Milton Freewater, Oregon

    Editor: Are you named after anyone?
    Gena: MY Dad, his name was Virgil and my complete name is Virgena

    Editor: What was your FIRST paying job?
    Gena: Doing dayc...

    Better SPAM filtering
    by Ruben Bybee

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    BMI has begun development of a new e-mail server cluster to offer you improved spam and virus control. BMI has used a 3rd party SPAM service for about 4 years and during that time our cost for the service has doubled while the level of service we receive has declined.

    While cost is a concern, ou...

    Colins Cool List
    by Colin Miller

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    If you've been stuck in the old routine of visiting the same websites over and over, take a look at these fun and family friendly sites:

    ISPCON 2005
    by Ruben Bybee

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    BMI recently attended ISP Con 2005 in Santa Clara, California.The purpose of this convention is to keep ISP's informed of the latest tools, technologies, and techniques available to independant ISPs.

    We discovered a a number of interesting and innovative items this year and we will be exploring their usefulness ...

    POM Spectrum Computers
    by Jon Alexander

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    Blue Mountain Internet's Partner of the Month for November 2005

    Randy and Cindy
    Spectrum Computers
    Havre, Montana

    Spectrum Computers specializes in:

    • Building custom computers to your specifications
    • Small home and home office n... - CONTINUED

    The Winners Circle
    by Carol Hall

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    Congratulations to our October 2005 Puzzle winners!!

    Karen W. of Post Falls, ID for the Wordfind and Sandra S. of Hermiston, OR for the Crossword

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


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