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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 Soil Texture Triangle Chart

Soil texture, which refers to the relative proportion of mineral particles of various sizes in soil, is among the most important soil characteristics. Texture influences water-holding capacity, drainage, aeration, organic matter content and other properties. A common soil science and agricultural tool, the soil texture triangle uses the percentages of sand, silt and clay in […]



How to Install an Internal Card Reader

A simple way to get data from your camera or other portable device into your computer is by inserting the memory card into a card reader on your computer. This eliminates the need to hook up the external device, such as a camera, using a USB cable. The card reader allows you to simply remove […]



3 Tips for Reading Cosmetic Labels

eHow Style Blog Cosmetic labels and ingredient lists can be quite confusing and intimidating, especially when they are filled with claims and?unpronounceable words. But it’s important to learn to read labels so you know what you are putting on your body and can verify if a product is really worth the money. Here are three […]



How to Read Highway Blueprints

Civil engineers design highways and create large sets of documents called highway blueprints. These plans are sheets of drawings and charts that illustrate proposed new roadways or existing road improvements. Highway blueprints convey design, construction and right-of-way information that designers, contractors, estimators, construction workers, appraisers, negotiators, attorneys and property owners use. Contact your Department of […]



How to Improve a Low Carbon Dioxide Reading

A low carbon dioxide reading in the body can cause anxiety, vision problems, blackouts, muscle cramps and dizziness. The body’s carbon dioxide concentration reading measures the amount of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream, with an expected normal reading of 40 mmHg. Physical conditions alter this normal state, creating alkalinity in the blood if this concentration […]



How to Read Screw Sizes

Screw sizes are written in an alphanumeric code that can be difficult to decipher if you’re not familiar with the system. Sequences like "4-30 x .10," "1/8-10 x 4/6" and "M5-.4 x 15" may seem meaningless, but they say a lot, and you need the right screw to do the job. Purchasing or using the […]



How to Use a DVD Player to Read Computer Files

Since DVD-writing programs create ISO files, or disc image files, from the media files that are loaded into the program before burning the files to disc, the disc created in the programs can be played in most DVD players that accept DVD-Rs. To use a DVD player to read data files that are stored on […]



How to Read a Bubble Level

Whether you’re a professional carpenter or a do-it-yourselfer, a bubble level is a must-have tool. Also called a spirit level, this tool helps to keep your projects perfectly horizontal or vertical — level or plumb. Commonly used levels typically have two glass tubes, one to determine level and the other for plumb. For most around-the-home […]



Tutorial for Reading Wiring & Electrical Prints

A blueprint or schematic represents an architect’s plan for construction of a building. The schematic contains technical drawings indicating the placement of electrical outlets, wiring, light fixtures and the building’s other structural components. By studying the print, an engineer or homeowner can determine where important fixtures like a single-pole light switch, doorbell or thermostat are […]



How to Read Laboratory Blood Results

CBC. BMP. These are names of common blood tests your doctor may order. In fact, two of the most common blood tests are a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Tests like these reflect your general health and give doctors a place […]



How to Read Visual Basic

Microsoft Visual Basic is a popular programming language and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for creating Windows applications and components. Standard Visual Basic stopped being sold at Version 6 and has been replaced with VB.NET, a version of Visual Basic standardized for the .NET framework, which can be used for various applications, including Web applications, Windows […]



How to Fix an Original Xbox Disk Read Error

The Xbox continues to be a well-used gaming console, despite the advent of the more powerful Xbox 360. Dirt and debris can get into the DVD drive inside of the Xbox and cause it to display a disk read error when you are attempting to play a disc. You can fix the DVD drive yourself, […]



How to Read Military Maps

Military maps are used during land navigation exercises and daily military operations. The purpose of a military map is to allow a service member to find his way from one point to another using grid coordinates, terrain features and topographic symbols. Military maps are measured in meters. Although the military has largely converted to the […]



How to Read Football Formations

Football isn’t a game that just involves tackling your opponents or running into the end zone for that important touchdown. Football is a game that involves a surprising amount of subterfuge and strategy. It is very difficult to have a player work his way through a line of defenders without first blocking them or tricking […]



How to Read a Process Flow Chart

Most processes can be displayed visually using a process flow chart. The concept of the flow chart was once tied to the realm of software development, where it was necessary to analyze the algorithms that were being programmed. Since a process can be seen as a kind of algorithm, the practice spread into the business […]



How to Read Data Packets

Reading ethernet packets on a network is an advanced technique that allows administrators to analyze traffic. If hacker attempts are made, the administrator can read the packets and determine the source. It’s also a way for programmers to write network applications. The ethernet data packet has four parts to understand its source and destination. Evaluate […]



How to Keep Good Posture When Reading

Good posture is key to maintaining a healthy spine and can also prevent fatigue, back pain and headaches. It’s important to stand up or sit up straight at all times, even when you’re doing something as simple as settling in with a book. Here are a few ideas to maintain good posture while you’re reading. […]



How to Read Percussion Sheet Music

You can learn drumming by ear, but learning to read percussion sheet music will help you grow as a musician. Often, drumming requires you to play intricate rhythms on several drums at once. Percussion sheet music makes it easier for you to learn from other, more-experienced musicians and allows you to precisely write down the […]



How to Read T-Scores

A T-score measures deviations from normal. When used to check for osteoporosis, your T-score compares your bone density to that of other adults. Your T-score determines your degree of bone loss and helps you predict your risk for bone fracture. Knowing your risk allows you to weigh different options for increasing bone density, such as […]