The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 10 August 2004 
INSIDE THIS EDITION
New BMI Webmail Server  by Ruben Bybee BMI Home Page Update  by Ruben Bybee
BMI Summer Survey  by BMI Staff XP Service Pack 2  by Ruben Bybee
Walla Walla Sweets  by Ruben Bybee Why is blue for boys and ...  by BMI Staff
Search Engine Tips  by BMI Staff New Search Engine   by Ruben Bybee
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New BMI Webmail Server
by Ruben Bybee


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BMI has rolled out a brand new webmail server. This server is a replacement for the Emumail system that we have been using for about 5 years. The reason for the change is to increase reliability, performance, and functionality. This server is available at http://webmail.bmi.net. We will keep the old server online at http://oldwebmail.bmi.net for the next 3 months so that users can retrieve any address book information that they may have saved.
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BMI Home Page Update
by Ruben Bybee


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To better serve our customer needs we have updated the mechanism by which the BMI home page portal saves your information. This update means that you will not need to login repeatedly to the home page to save your settings. We accomplish this by using cookies to store your profile rather than sessions. You can visit the BMI homepage at http://my.bmi.net. This personal starting page was developed for you (our customer) and has no banner advertising or slow loading graphics. The result is a fast loading page that you can customize with your preferences.
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BMI Summer Survey
by BMI Staff


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We have put together a simple survey to help us better understand your needs and experiences with BMI. If you want to be heard please take our survey. All participants will be entered in a drawing for a free 25 pound box of Walla Walla Sweet Onions delivered to your door. This info is for internal BMI use only and WILL NOT BE SHARED with any other parties.
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XP Service Pack 2
by Ruben Bybee


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Microsoft is planning to release a major update to their Windows XP operating system in August. Windows XP Service Pack 2 will be a free update. This update will help make your computer more secure and provides a number of other tweaks as well. This update will include embedded pop-up ad blocking software as well as a much improved firewall. Microsoft will be offering free support for this update. see full AP article or read more about how companies such as Norton are bracing for the impact of this update.
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Walla Walla Sweets
by Ruben Bybee


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Walla Walla Sweet Onions are now in season. The history of the Walla Walla Sweet Onions began over 100 years ago on the Island of Corsica, off the west coast of Italy. It was there, a french soldier, Peter Pieri, found an Italian sweet onion seed and brought it to the Walla Walla valley. Visit the official Sweet Onion Marketing site.
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Why is blue for boys and pink for girls?
by BMI Staff


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In ancient times, it was believed that certain colours could combat the evil spirits that lingered over nurseries. Because blue was associated with the heavenly spirits, boys were clothed in that colour, boys then being considered the most valuable resource to parents. Although baby girls did not have a colour associated with them, they were mostly clothed in black. It was only in the Middle Ages when pink became associated with baby girls.
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Search Engine Tips
by BMI Staff


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Did you know that Blue Mountain Internet has an extensive search page available online? You can access the page by surfing to BMI's Search Page. The Search Page offers several catagories and different types of engines. Want better results from your search? You can find other useful tips at SearchEngineWatch.com.
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New Search Engine
by Ruben Bybee


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Microsoft has released a brand new search engine at http://search.msn.com. I have tested this engine and when it is working it has returned some very good search results. In a related note a Microsoft employee from Kirkland, WA. was arrested in early July on allegations that he stole proprietary technology from the AltaVista search engine two years ago while he was employed there.
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