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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 32 June 2006 
  • Greetings From The Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • Phishing 
  • by Matt Stephens
  • ACAC Conference
  •  by Ruben Bybee
  • Nature Cams 
  • by Victor Luna
  • Circus Word Find
  •  by Gena Bybee
  • Virus Report 
  • by KJ Newby
  • Driving Directions
  •  by Colin Miller
  • HA HA HA 
  • by Tony Abrego
  • State Parks
  •  by Jose Acosta
  • Picture Find 
  • by BMI Staff
  • Fishing Crossword
  •  by Tami Rochelle
  • Palouse Falls 
  • by Jon Alexander
  • LinuxFest
  •  by Ruben Bybee
  • Kudos 
  • by matt Stephens
  • Referral Winners
  •  by BMI Staff
  • POM - Best Little Computer Store 
  • by Jon Alexander
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    Greetings From The Editor
    by Carol Hall

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    Greetings to all of you! I hope you enjoy this edition of The On Ramp and I look forward to hearing from you. .We had hoped to be able to include our new Sudoku puzzle in this edition...however, it has been delayed by a month. After much testing, we were not satisfied with the quality and look of the Sudoku puzzle we were going to use. We have now began testing a new program...and intend to include it starting in July. This however, allows you more time to hone up on your Sudoku skills to play and be entered in our monthly contest!

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

    ACAC Conference
    by Ruben Bybee

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    ACAC Conference In May BMI attended the ACAC conference in Seattle. This conference is sponsored by Alden and Associates, a supplier of hardware for our line of AtraMax servers.

    While at the conference we got a sneak peak of the new operating system from Microsoft called Vista. I think Vista will be a grea...

    Circus Word Find
    by Gena Bybee

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    Visit June 2006 Circus Word Find. Congratulations to Del A of Dayton, WA for winning the May 2006 Wordfind contest! Del received a $25.00 credit on their BMI account!

    Driving Directions
    by Colin Miller

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    It's time to put fuel in your tank and load up the kids. Driving vacation season is upon us. Yes, fuel prices are higher than ever, but if you're careful, you can save a few gallons on your trip by choosing efficient routing, and avoid wasted gas while you try to get "unlost"!

    Here are a few sites that offer free driving dir...

    State Parks
    by Jose Acosta

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    Camping = Here We Come!

    For a lot of us, summertime means camping! Whether we go to the beach, a mountain lake, alongside a river, or in the woods, it is a fun-filled event whether you are single, a couple, a family, or a group. Many state parks offer different activities relative to the location, whether it is sw...

    Fishing Crossword
    by Tami Rochelle

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    Congratulations to Celia M of Walla Walla, WA for winning the May 2006 Crossword contest! Celia received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account!
  • Fish Crossword

  • LinuxFest
    by Ruben Bybee

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    BMI had the opportunity to attend LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham, WA in May. We attended this event as both a vendor promoting our new line of AtraMax servers, as well as a participant to see what others in the Linux world are doing. It was a most pleasurable event, and gave us insight into the world of Linux that will help u... - CONTINUED

    Referral Winners
    by BMI Staff

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    Congratulations to our May 2006 Referral winners!!

    In 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!

    Mark H. of Walla Walla WA for referring Leo B. of Walla Walla WA
    Donna C. of Umatilla OR for being referred by Dani F of Umatilla, OR.

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


    by Matt Stephens

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    We have all heard about email scams before. The threat of identity theft grows each day leaving us all in a blind fog wondering how to prevent it. People everyday close their online trading accounts, or online bill pay, or even their internet accounts thinking they are safe inside the little bubble of their own lives.


    Nature Cams
    by Victor Luna

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    Here are some nature cams where you can view a live feed rom a camera that takes a picture every few seconds. These are cameras have a live feed (real-time) to the internet. If you have a broadband connection, the pictures will load easy. If you have a dial up connection, you can still view just takes a bit of time... - CONTINUED

    Virus Report
    by KJ Newby

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    Hi folks...this is KJ & here is my current virus report for the month. Below I have listed five of the most common viruses at this time. Please click on the following links to view the top five viruses, their description, and instructions for removing them.


    HA HA HA
    by Tony Abrego

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    • What did the porcupine say to the cactus?
      Is that you, Mommy?

    • Which nut is like a sneeze?
      A cashew!

    • Why did the man put a dollar in his freezer?
      Because he wanted cold, hard cash!

    • How do you stop a skunk from smelling?
      Plug its nose!


    Picture Find
    by BMI Staff

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  • Picture Find

  • Palouse Falls
    by Jon Alexander

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    Well, spring is almost over and school will soon be letting out. The children will soon be at home for the summer looking for something to do. Oh, what will you do? Summer jobs have always seemed like a good idea to me, but there will eventually be the "I'm bored and there is nothing to do" statements that seem to float aimlessly aro... - CONTINUED

    by matt Stephens

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    "Thanks so very much for your help. I never cease to be amazed at how you can find the problems I have had - guess that's why you all work where you do. Many, many thanks to all!"
    -Joan A. Dixie, WA

    "Thank you for catching these spam letters. I really appreciate not having to deal with them."
    Arlene D. Walla...

    POM - Best Little Computer Store
    by Jon Alexander

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    Blue Mountain Internet's Partner of the Month for June 2006 is: Best Little Computer Store of Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

    Company president Del Henry started the business in a shop located at his home over thirteen years ago. As the demand for computers and software grew, so did the company. It is currently located...

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