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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 31 May 2006 
  • Greetings from the Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • New Puzzles Coming Soon 
  • by Gena Bybee
  • Movie Rentals
  •  by Colin Miller
  • BMI Hardware Available 
  • by Jon Alexander
  • State Capitals Crossword
  •  by BMI Staff
  • Q and A 
  • by Matt Stephens
  • A Jewel of a Book
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Hobbies 
  • by Nathon ONeel
  • Referral Winners!
  •  by Ruben Bybee
  • May Flowers Wordfind 
  • by BMI Staff
  • Cool Sites!
  •  by KJ Newby
  • Conversing with Carol 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • 3 of a Kind Picture Find
  •  by BMI Staff
  • Perplexing Peripherals 
  • by Mike Rochelle
  • Read the Signs!
  •  by Jose Acosta
  • POM - Catalyst Innovations  
  • by Jon Alexander
  • Kudos
  •  by Matt Stephens
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    Greetings from the Editor
    by Carol Hall

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    Greetings to all of you! I was very pleased this month to receive several suggestions from you regarding articles and content! I even received a "Book Review" which I included in this issue. Now, I need your help...Each month I include an article in which I interview one of our staff so that you can get a glimpse of "who they are". I have interviewed all of the staff, and now I need volunteers! If you are interested in being interviewed so we can get to know you...please let me know. As part of our "BMI Family" I would love to share you with everyone! I hope you enjoy this edition of The On Ramp and I look forward to hearing from you. .

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

    Movie Rentals
    by Colin Miller

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    Renting movies is as easy as going to a website and double clicking the titles with your mouse. With walk in store rentals as high as $4.50 per title, it's considerably less expensive! Most companies charge between $4.99 to $21.99 per month. The price ranges determine how many movies you can have "out" at one time; 1... - CONTINUED

    State Capitals Crossword
    by BMI Staff

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    Click here to play: State Capital Crossword Puzzle
    Congratulations to Patricia H of Kooskia, ID for winning the April 2006 Crossword contest! Patricia received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account!

    A Jewel of a Book
    by Carol Hall

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    Dolores, W a valued, long-time subscriber to BMI, ran across a jewel she would like to share. I searched and found this book also for sale at Amazon.

    "Even with a com...

    Referral Winners!
    by Ruben Bybee

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    Congratulations to our April 2006 Referral winners!!

    In last months The On Ramp we told you we would begin drawing winners from our list of participants in our "Refer a Friend" program! To be entered in this month's contest, refer someone to BMI. If they signup, both YOU and your FRIEND are put into the drawing for great prizes!

    Donna L. of Baker City OR for referring Samuel O. of Haines, OR
    Cris V. of Baker City OR for being referred by Jody J of Baker City, OR.

    Each lucky winner received $25.00 credit on their BMI Account!


    Cool Sites!
    by KJ Newby

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    This month I will be looking at a few cool sites that might be of interest to you.

    The first is Calories Per Hour . I have recently spent a lot of time on this site and find it to be very useful. This is a diet and weight loss site with many useful tools including calorie a...

    3 of a Kind Picture Find
    by BMI Staff

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    Click here to play: 3 of a Kind Picture Find
    NEW this month! Maybe you will be the first winner!

    Read the Signs!
    by Jose Acosta

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    II've been told that laughter is great medicine. Personally, I love a good laugh, and after reading these below, I couldn't help but share them with you. Hopefully you will enjoy them as much as I did. Happy medicine!"

    • A sign seen on a restroom dryer at O'Hare Field in Chicago: "Do not activate with we... - CONTINUED

    by Matt Stephens

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    "Thank you, Jon, for your help and patience. Makes me even more aware of why I'm using a local, accessible ISP."
    -Penny F. Pendleton, OR

    "Dear BMI
    I am the winner of the computer in the find Santa contest. I just wanted to thank you again for the marvelous prize. I finally installed it and your representative...

    New Puzzles Coming Soon
    by Gena Bybee

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    Introducing our newest newsletter puzzles: 3 of Kind and Sudoku

    3 of Kind is a lot like playing word search but with groups of 3 little pictures to find. Just click and drag over the 3 different pictures in the order in which you are asked to find them (right hand column) - across, down or diagonal. Our first "3 of a kind" puzzle is in this month's newsletter. Enjoy!

    Sudoku: You start by logically entering numerical digits from 1 through 9 in each box of a 9×9 grid made up of 3×3 sub-grids without repeating a number in the row or column or 3x3 grids. Try to calculate where the numbers go according to the numbers already given for that particular puzzle. For more ways to solve puzzles go to: Angus1

    To play Sudoku online: Web Sudoku and Sudoku

    A little Sudoku history: The puzzle was designed anonymously by Howard Garns and in 1979, it was published in the magazine Dell Pencil Puzzles and Word Games under the title Number Place. The puzzle was introduced to Japan in 1984. At a later date, the name was abbreviated to Sudoku which can be translated as "the numbers must be single" or "the numbers must occur only once". The name stuck.

    Our FIRST "3 of a Kind" puzzle is in this issue. We will be introducing "Sudoku" with our June issue. Enjoy!

    BMI Hardware Available
    by Jon Alexander

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    Blue Mountain Internet is a dynamic and growing company. Not one to rest on our laurels, we are always watching for new technology and seeking new markets. In addition to offering nation-wide dialup service, we also offer high-speed DSL through the Qwest phone company.

    In the spirit new technology, we now carry a full range supply ...

    Q and A
    by Matt Stephens

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    Good morning, afternoon, or evening to all of our valued customers! You may have seen last month's article on the frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding our new spam and virus filters. This month, I'll do something similar.

    There are few questions that we receive on a regular basis regarding one specific ...

    by Nathon ONeel

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    Everybody needs a hobby, especially guys. "Something to occupy your time when there's nothing better to do". It keeps you out of trouble and when you have finished, it's something to be proud of. For me, its cars and the internet has helped me so much.

    From "cheaper parts and great information", to that "ra...

    May Flowers Wordfind
    by BMI Staff

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    Click here to play: Flowers Word Find
    Congratulations to Tami K of College Place, WA for winning the April 2006 Wordfind contest! Tami received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account!

    Conversing with Carol
    by Ruben Bybee

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    Carol joined BMI "at the beginning" in May of 1995 when we first opened our doors. She is the Office Manager and Editor of "The On Ramp". She's usually the "interviewer" in this section of the newsletter, but this month the tables are turned and she is the "interviewee"!

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

    Perplexing Peripherals
    by Mike Rochelle

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    Have you ever wanted to find help for a problem on your PC or a device attached to your computer? Is it old? Have you lost the manual and have no idea where it is? Windows XP users already know their operating system is chock full of drivers and info on just about anything they plug into it. But what about an old Windo... - CONTINUED

    POM - Catalyst Innovations
    by Jon Alexander

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    Blue Mountain Internet's Partner of the Month for May 2006 is Catalyst Innovations in Athena, Oregon!

    Sean Calvert is the owner and operator of Catalyst Innovations. He states that Catalyst Innovations will assist small business clients in improving their products and processes.
    "We he... - CONTINUED

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