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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 63 January 2009 
INSIDE THIS EDITION
  • Greetings from the Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • FAQ 
  • by Matt Stephens
  • Crossword
  •  by Mike Rochelle
  • Keeping Kids Busy 
  • by Rochelle Helms
  • Veggie Stack Pita
  •  by Gena Bybee
  • Keyboard shortcuts 
  • by Victor Luna
  • Picturefind
  •  by BMI Staff
  • Online Tools 
  • by Michelle Mook
  • Instant Messaging
  •  by Rebecca Sheridan
  • Tools for Movie Lovers 
  • by KJ Newby
  • Wordfind
  •  by BMI Staff
  • Helena MT 
  • by Mike Rochelle
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    Greetings from the Editor
    by Carol Hall

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    Greetings and Happy 2009to all of you! The theme of "The On Ramp" this month is "The Toolbox"! While this may seem like an odd theme for and Internet newsletter....actually...THAT is what the Internet really is:  A Toolbox.

    The Internet is an endless resource for 

    News
    Research
    Shopping
    Socializing
    Communication
    Entertainment
    Money Saving

    The list is truly endless.  Whether you are researching a college to attend, or attending college...it can be done via the Internet.  Banking, recipes, communicating with friends and family, settling a bet on who's right, paying bills, fixing a thermostat, checking whether the schools or roads are closed, planning a vacation, looking for and buying the perfect gift, training your cat to stay off the table, checking the headlines, looking for a quilt pattern, and the list goes on.  What the Internet is to you is as unique as YOU.

    I have included articles written by our staff regarding their favorite Internet Tools and how they use them.  I hope you find this information helpful and enlightening.  I welcome your comments and additions to the newsletter! Please email me at editor@bmi.net


    Crossword
    by Mike Rochelle

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    Please visit the January 2009 BMI crossword puzzle.

    Veggie Stack Pita
    by Gena Bybee

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    Here is a sandwich that would be a delight for any toolbox, lunch box or just a brown paper bag. Help them eat healthy:
    Veggie-Stack Pita Pockets 


    Picturefind
    by BMI Staff

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    Please visit the January 2009 BMI picturefind puzzle.

    Instant Messaging
    by Rebecca Sheridan

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    There are hundreds of amazing internet tools that are available to you instantly and most are free!! My personal favorite is Instant Messaging which allows you to send messages back and forth instantly from your PC. There are a lot of fun sounds and icons you can add that make yo... - CONTINUED


    Wordfind
    by BMI Staff

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    b>Congratulations Chirley T. of Townsend, MT for winning the drawing for the December 2008 Wordfind! Shirley received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account! Please visit the January 2009 BMI wordfind puzzle.

    FAQ
    by Matt Stephens

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    Holy Cow! 2008 is already over. Can you believe it? What seems like a couple of weeks turned out to be an entire year. I really hope that 2008 was as good for all of you and your families as it was for me and mine. I truly am appreciative of all I have and those I have to share it with.

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    Keeping Kids Busy
    by Rochelle Helms

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    So, it's wintertime and in many parts of the country, we have snow and really cold temperatures. Sometimes, too cold to play outside. I know if my kids are in the house for more then about one hour I hear a chorus of "I'm bored". So I have a few ideas to keep them occupied.

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    Keyboard shortcuts
    by Victor Luna

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    Did you know that you can save time and keystrokes by using some "shortcuts" that require no installation or software?  That's right:  YOU ALREADY HAVE THEM!

    Press the  for the following results (when 2 keys are shown, press them simultaneously):

     F1 for HELP
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    Online Tools
    by Michelle Mook

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    Here are a few fun tools built in to the Google search engine that I use regularly:

     define: If you want to know the meaning of a word like nadir, type "define: nadir" into a Google search box. You'll get results with the word's definition in them.

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    Tools for Movie Lovers by KJ Newby

    If you are a movie buff, and enjoy knowing more than just "plot and cast", this is the place for you!

    The IMDb (Internet Movie DataBase) website consists of one of the largest accumulations of information about films, television programs, direct-to-vid... -- CONTINUED


    Helena MT
    by Mike Rochelle

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    Helena is the capital city of the state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. The population was 25,780 at the 2000 census, and had been estimated to rise to 27,885 by 2006. The local daily newspaper is the Independent Record. The local w...
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    Please send your comments or requests to info@bmi.net

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