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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 30 April 2006 
  • Greetings from the Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • BMI Refer-A-Friend Program 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • Noticing Nathon
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Q and A 
  • by Matt Stephens
  • What's out there?
  •  by Mike Rochelle
  • Keyboard Shortcuts 
  • by Colin Miller
  • Easter Fun
  •  by Gena Bybee
  • Turbo Charging! 
  • by Victor Luna
  • Referral Winners
  •  by Ruben Bybee
  • Just for Laughs 
  • by Matt Stepehns
  • Photo Phun!
  •  by Nathon O'Neel
  • Se Habla Expanol 
  • by Tony Abrego
  • Slogan Wise Crossword
  •  by Carol Hall
  • A Closer Look at IE 7.0  
  • by KJ Newby
  • POM - Computer Geex Inc
  •  by Jon Alexander
  • Kudos 
  • by Matt Stephens
  • The Winner's Circle
  •  by Mike Rochelle
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    Greetings from the Editor
    by Carol Hall

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    Greetings to all of you and may your spring grass grow thick and green to overshadow the weeds this month! I hope you enjoy this edition of The On Ramp. We are very excited about our upcoming contests and prizes and cannot wait to start "picking winners!". After all, at BMI it is all about YOU. .

    As always, I welcome your comments and additions to the newsletter! Please email me at

    Noticing Nathon
    by Carol Hall

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    Nathon has been with us at BMI for almost 2 years He is one of our friendly and helpful Customer Service Representatives just waiting for you to call so he can assist you. Nathon is very enthusiastic about all he does and is an outstanding asset to BMI. Take a minute and read on to get to know him:

    Editor: Where were you born, ...

    What's out there?
    by Mike Rochelle

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    Today people have millions of saved sites in their web browser. I will show you some sites you didn't think were out there or maybe you didn't realize existed. If you have some extra time, take a look:

    Yahooligans This Yahoo company has made a wonderful site catering to the kids<...

    Easter Fun
    by Gena Bybee

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    It is almost time for Easter. If you are looking for Easter stuff such as games, coloring pages, stationery, baskets, eggs, recipes or even riddles it's all on the net. Why not go check it out?

    Easter: Easter baskets, Easter eggs, recipes for Easter dinner or Easter brunch and much more!

    Celebration Corner: This site has Coconut Cookie Nests and other recipes - also fun Easter coloring pages.

    Easter Story: A brief history of the Easter story.

    Holiday Fun: For Easter Fun, scroll down this page for games and coloring pages and stationary to print! Also check out the links at the top of this page for other fun activities.

    Topmarks: An illustrated Easter Story

    Kids Domain: Online games and riddles for kids.

    Holidays: Easter crafts, printable puzzles coloring pages, and clip art.

    A word of caution: "There are a lot of advertisements"

    Referral Winners by Ruben Bybee
    BMI Contest Winner Contest Name: Referred New Customer Entry Type: referer Winner: Special: referred: korr Prize: $25 credit on your BMI account Drawing Held by: ruben

    Photo Phun!
    by Nathon O'Neel

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    Email is one of the best communication tools in today's world. With it you can send pictures and other types of attachments. This is a great way to write to family about how Sally is growing up so fast; and send pictures of the cutest things she does. Pictures are worth a thousand words! And they have never been easier ... - CONTINUED

    Slogan Wise Crossword
    by Carol Hall

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    Go to the Slogan Wise Crossword

    POM - Computer Geex Inc
    by Jon Alexander

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    Blue Mountain Internet's Partner of the Month for April 2006 is Computer Geex Inc. in Butte Montana!

    Computer Geex Inc. is a full service IT firm serving small to medium businesses and home users in Butte and Southwest Montana. They have become the region's premier home computer repair shop by specializing in netw...

    The Winner's Circle
    by Mike Rochelle

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    Congratulations to our March 2006 Puzzle winners!!

    Merne R. of Milton-Freewater OR for the Wordfind
    Kristin D. of Baker City OR for the Crossword

    Each lucky winner received 3 FREE months of service from BMI


    BMI Refer-A-Friend Program
    by Ruben Bybee

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    Beginning April 1st BMI is introducing a new addition to the BMI Rewards program. This addition automatically enters both the referrer and referee into Monthly and Quarterly drawings for prizes. Our first quarterly prize is a brand new computer and will be awarded on July 1st, 2006.

    We post our current prizes on at web page. You can also find printable Refer-A-Friend cards there, or if you prefer we can print and mail them to you directly.

    We have updated your online account viewer to show the number of entries you have pending for our drawings. You will now also receive an email each time that we process a referral from you.

    Don't delay...start collecting your entries for great prizes!

    Q and A
    by Matt Stephens

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    As you know BMI began using a new spam filtering system. This system was developed to keep up with an ever growing problem known to us as SPAM. During the initial release of this new filtering system, we have had some questions about how to use it, and why we have made various changes.

    We made these changes to ...

    Keyboard Shortcuts
    by Colin Miller

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    Before the computer mouse was widely used to click around on your computer, users got by with just a keyboard and they used many keyboard shortcuts to speed up activities. Don't be afraid to use these. You really can't hurt your computer. Here is a list of keyboard shortcuts you can try:

    Turbo Charging!
    by Victor Luna

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    "What is a web accelerator?" You have heard of it, and perhaps you are even using it....but do you really know what it is?

    BMI's Turbo Accelerator will display your web pages up to 7 times faster than when you are not using it. The accelerator is software that compresses the data that makes up the website (eve...

    Just for Laughs
    by Matt Stepehns

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    Dog looks at human and thinks:
    "My hero, my friend, my buddy."
    Cat looks at human and thinks:
    "My can-opener."


    In Africa, some of the native tribes have a custom of beating the ground with clubs and uttering spine chilling cries...anthropologists call this a form of p...

    Se Habla Expanol
    by Tony Abrego

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    One of the biggest obstacles we face in a multi cultural country is the language barrier. At BMI we are aware of the importance of servicing our customers the best way we can, and that includes extending our services in Spanish to our spanish communities.

    We currently have two spanish speaking employees to serve ...

    A Closer Look at IE 7.0
    by KJ Newby

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    This month I'll be reviewing the latest release of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, version 7.0 (beta 2). At first glance the browser looks much different from the previous versions, however, it seems to be an improvement from past releases. Here are some of the new features that I like:

    IE 7.0 now has Tabbed browsing - CONTINUED

    by Matt Stephens

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    BMI, Thank you for the new spam Quarantine notification. Having the address usually makes it clear if I need to check it. Once again BMI comes through with a time saver. Bill & Joan M. Florence, OR Our church wants to give Mike a big thank you and HUGS for helping us get networked so our staff and volunteers can work from home... - CONTINUED

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