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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 a Restaurant Wine List

Gone are the days of matching your wine to food. Wine now is all about liking the taste. Many restaurants now have gone to what is called a Progressive wine list. This type of list categorizes wines by type or flavor rather than by price or by grape variety or wine origin. This article will […]



How to Open a UDF Reader Disc

CD-R or CD-RW discs which have been formatted using Universal Disk Format (UDF) will require the use of specific software to open and view the contents of the disc. UDF was used with the Easy CD Creator program from Roxio. If a copy of this program is no longer available, an alternative will be needed […]



How to Read Lab Tests in Dehydration

Dehydration is a complex and challenging syndrome to diagnose. It can be particularly debilitating even at mild levels if it is not caught in time. Some medication such as water pills can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalances that are dangerous to the patient. Reading lab work to determine if a patient is dehydrated takes some […]



How to Read Codes in a PT Cruiser

You can save yourself time and money by reading your Chrysler PT Cruiser’s codes right from your home garage. The PT Cruiser comes with an On Board Diagnostics (OBD) computer that reads and stores the trouble codes sent to it from sensors positioned throughout the vehicle. These codes can be read right from the vehicle […]



How to Read & Write Text Files With Visual Basic 6.0

Visual Basic 6.0 provides a straightforward way to open text files and read their contents into a text box on the screen, as well as write new text to a file. Only eleven lines of code are required for the first step, and ten will suffice for the second operation. The process uses the Input […]



How to Read a VBA Code in Microsoft Excel

VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code is part of most of the Microsoft Office applications. Learning to read the code involves understanding the logical way lines of code appear, using the help system built into VBA and perhaps consulting online or print resources. The syntax of each word and statement is fixed and will always […]



How to Read a Pet Scan Report

A positron-emissions tomography or PET scan is an X-ray that can find cancer, determine how advanced it is and examine the effectiveness of treatment. If an X-ray detects a spot in a lung, a PET scan determines if surgeries, biopsies or other treatments are needed. PET scans use radioactive tracers attached to glucose to discover […]



How to Read a Technical Drawing

Technical drawings are used to visualize just about anything that is manufactured, built or assembled. From idea to drawing to factory, mill or construction firm, a technical drawing describes shape, dimensions, materials, construction and overall look of the object being created. With a few tips and some insight about terms and meaning, anyone can visualize […]



How to Read a Residential Wiring Diagram

Residential electrical diagrams vary according to what the diagram is for and who is compiling the information. These kinds of diagrams are helpful in aiding homeowners in not only wiring their own home but locating the existing wires within the completed structure. Diagrams that are in color, not just black and white, may be more […]



How to Read an RTF File

Rich Text Format (RTF) is a file type recognized by several common word processing software applications. Microsoft Word, OpenOffice and Wordpad are a few of the applications that recognize the RTF format. Wordpad is a free tool installed with your Windows operating system. If you do not have advanced word processing software installed, you can […]



How To Read an Airline Ticket

Airline tickets have a language all their own. They are covered in codes meant to convey information to airline personnel. Most of it is gibberish to everyone else. While the things printed on airline tickets are confusing, they are not secret. If you know what to look for, it is easy to read an airline […]



How to Read a Tri-Fold Brochure

With attention-grabbing graphics, layout and wording, brochures are designed to get your attention and keep it. Tri-fold brochures are a way to advertise goods or give out information on a product. They are called tri-fold because these brochures are folded into three panels. Information on the brochures is laid out in a way that makes […]



How to Read an EKG Strip

An electrocardiogram is a painless medical procedure that takes a measurement of your heartbeat that your doctor can use to analyze your heart’s health. An electrocardiogram will produce an EKG strip, which measures the electrical activity of your heart. Have your doctor administer an EKG. The results of the test will be immediately available on […]



How to Read a Metric Scale

The metric system is exclusively used around the world as a system of measurement. The United States is the only country currently using the standard system. Learning the metric system takes a little time but becomes easier the more you practice. Measure out about 3 1/4 feet (3.28). This is 1 meter. The meter is […]



How to Fake Reading Palms

Need a palm reader for a party, carnival or fair? No problem. Learning how to fake reading palms can be fun and enjoyable for a person with a little acting talent and a lot of imagination. Here are a few tricks that can help anyone to fake reading palms. Preparing to Play the Part and […]



How to Read a Novel Fast

Reading novels can sometimes take a long time. However, if you find you are in a crunch before that next book club meeting or need to buzz through a novel before your literature exam, learning to speed read novels can have some benefits. Keep in mind that speed reading isn’t usually much fun, but with […]



How to Improve College Reading Skills in 10 Steps

Have you ever sat and read the same sentence in a textbook over and over without getting anything from it? Now that you’re in college, the information you get from reading textbooks is often necessary for your success on tests. That’s why knowing how to approach reading for college is important. The following steps will […]