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How to Read a Windows Firewall Log

Microsoft Windows includes a built-in firewall. By default, the firewall does not log any traffic. However, users or system administrators can optionally configure the firewall to log dropped traffic, successful connections or both. If Windows firewall logging is enabled, Windows firewall generates “pfirewall.log” files in the Windows directory hierarchy. You can read the Windows firewall […]



How to Read Contact Lens Power

Reading contact lens prescriptions can be daunting; understanding them can be more so. With a little help, you can read the power of your contacts, and understand what it means, to help you become better informed. [IMG] http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/640/cme/photography.prod.demandstudios.com/59b3651d-5e85-45d4-882a-31f18da7a540.jpg [/IMG] (Rachel Prodigalidad/Demand Media) Things You’ll Need Prescription label on contact lens box Contact lens power chart […]



How to Read a Mechanical Blueprint

Blueprints are a set of schematic drawings of a project that contractors will use to install, maintain or troubleshoot a structure. Mechanical blueprints illustrate the characteristics and features of the intended product in explicit detail. These drawings render the subject from a number of different perspectives and levels of depth. For example, a mechanical blueprint […]



How to Read Plumbing Blueprints

Blueprints provide a map for building a home. The symbols on the blueprints tell carpenters, plumbers and electricians all they need to know about the home’s design and building materials. Plumbing blueprints detail everything from the type and size of sinks to the location of gas lines, drains and vents. Plumbers may take extensive courses […]



How to Read an Old Mac Floppy in a PC

Floppy disks are long-forgotten relics of an earlier computing age, but many Mac users who have moved on to PCs still have data stored on them they’d like to recover. You need more than just a floppy disk drive to read a Mac floppy disk–a special Mac-to-PC program must be installed on the Windows computer […]



How to Read Measurements on a Dress Shirt

Men’s shirt sizing isn’t always clear cut, especially when you’re used to looking simply for small, medium or large. Knowing your measurements takes the guess work out of shirt shopping and helps you find the right fit every time. Breaking Down the Numbers Dress-shirt sizing typically features two numbers that represent key measurements. Neck Size […]



How to Read the SYS DIA Pulse

Personal blood pressure monitors allow you to check your blood pressure at any given time. When you use one of these monitors to check your blood pressure, the monitor displays two numbers. One of these numbers measures your systolic pressure, which is the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats, and one measures your […]



How to Read a Glass Thermometer To Check Body Temperature

Daniel Fahrenheit invented the glass thermometer, which contains mercury, to measure body temperature. On one end of the thermometer there is a silver colored bulb containing the mercury. When the mercury is warmed by body heat, it rises in a tube within the glass thermometer. To learn how to read a glass thermometer, check the […]



How to Read a Stock Ticker

Edward Calahan invented the stock ticker in 1863 and the New York Stock Exchange installed the first stock ticker in 1867. Messengers used to run price updates from the exchanges to brokers’ offices prior to the ticker. You may spot stock tickers scrolling across financial websites or on digital displays inside and outside financial buildings. […]



How to: Share Books Between Kindle Accounts

When you find a great read, it’s hard not to want to share the experience with friends and family. Use Kindle’s Households and Family Library option to connect your Kindle account to other accounts in your home. Some Kindle e-books have an option to loan your copy of an e-book to someone else for up […]



How to Read Bus Maps

Bus lines can seem confusing at first. What route goes where? What times do they come by each stop on the route? Fortunately, this is where bus maps come in. A bus map provides an outline of all the stops along a route, along with a timetable showing when it will stop at each location. […]



How to Read an Electrical Meter

Many homeowners trust the electric company to read their meter every month in order to bill properly. Understanding how to read your own meter, however, not only ensures that you can verify the electric company’s reading but that you can monitor your daily, weekly or monthly electricity usage. Monitoring your electricity usage is critical if […]



Rock The Vault: Celebrating The Urban And Rural Setting Thesaurus Duo

As we storytellers sit before the keyboard to craft our magic, we’re usually laser-focused on the two titans of fiction: plot and character. Yet, there’s a third element that impacts almost every aspect of the tale, one we really need to home in on as well: the setting. The setting is so much more than […]