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How do I Read the Numbers on a Glasses Frame?

Heads and faces come in different shapes and sizes; therefore eyeglass frames must be made to fit a range of head and face sizes. The glasses industry uses standardized measurements to help manufacturers and optics workers dispense frames that properly fit their customers. By learning a few key facts, you can decipher the numbers on […]



How to Read an Oil Tank Gauge

If you think your boiler, warm air furnace or water heater has stopped working, the first thing you want to check is the oil tank gauge. By finding and reading your oil tank gauge, you can figure out if the heating appliance in your home is broken or if your tank is out of fuel. […]



How to Read SDF in Microsoft

A file with the SDF file extension is likely a fixed length, ASCII Structured Data File. The SDF file format is a compacted database normally created using Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition, though Microsoft Access will also create and open SDF files. Microsoft Access is included in most versions of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. […]



How to Read a Scuba Tank

Familiarization with equipment and establishing a regular maintenance routine are habits that ensure a diver’s safety. The scuba or air tank is no exception, and each scuba tank should be visually inspected every two years and complete hydrostatic testing every five to ensure the interior and exterior of the tank are sound enough to support […]



How to Convert Mobipocket to Sony Reader Ebook Files

Ebooks and ereader technology give you many new reading options. But they can also give you an occasional headache, since not every ebook format can be read by every ereader. Incompatibility is a hurdle if you have switched ereaders or want to read an ebook in a format not supported by your current ereader. However, […]



How to Sight-Read Choir Music

Most choral groups require their members to sight-read music. Sight reading requires the ability to look at an unfamiliar piece of written music and sing the notes assigned to the singer’s part. It calls for a knowledge of musical notation and a good ear for rhythm and intervals. As with any other art, learning to […]



How to Make a Reading Light for Kindle

The Kindle, a wonderful electronic reader, is only missing one feature–a light. It can be read easily in any kind of light, but there are times when you need to have a portable light to use. Imagine that you are reading a great book on your Kindle and your bed partner is ready for sleep […]



How to Read iBooks on Multiple Devices

One of the big advantages of iBooks is that you are not limited to one device. With the iBook Reader installed on your iPhone or iPad, you can download your iBooks to multiple devices and sync them between each. This will keep you from losing your place as you switch between your iPad and iPod. […]



How to Read Expiration Dates on Food Packaging

There are so many dates on food labels that it is often challenging for a consumer to read them. The sell by date is the date that the product needs to be pulled of the shelf of the store. The best if used by date is the date that the manufacturer recommends eating the product […]



Do You Crab During High or Low Tide?

Crabbing is the practice of catching crabs in the ocean, usually by means of a net, crab trap or crab pot. It is popular in locations on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the U.S., including Oregon, Northern California and Maryland. While crabbing is not difficult, conducting a research into the ideal places and […]



Games to Learn to Read Music Notes

Music games help children learn to recognize music notes by seeming more like recreation than work, making the learning process easier and more enjoyable. Some music games for the computer have multiple difficulty settings, allowing students to progress to more advanced levels as they master their note-reading skills. However they’re structured, music games for youngsters […]



How to Read an Imperial Ruler

An imperial ruler is a measuring device that allows for the taking of imperial measurements precisely, down to 1/64th of an inch. To achieve these precise measurements, though, you’ll need to know how to read the ruler correctly. There are markings on the ruler to make it easy to do so, and once you know […]



How to Take an Accurate GPS Reading Using a GPS Receiver

Scientists have enhanced the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) capabilities immensely since the first GPS satellite was launched for military surveillance purposes in 1968. Today GPS devices exist for a variety of purposes from driving directions to pinpointing your coordinates as you’re hiking. Taking a specific GPS reading can be especially important if you are charting […]



How to Read Your Form 1099-DIV

How to Read Your Form 1099-DIV. Many investors who receive dividend income are confused by the way this income is broken down on the 1099-DIV form. This article explains how to interpret the numbers in each of the commonly used boxes on this form. Look at box 1a of your 1099-DIV. This box is labeled […]



How to Read a Digital Electric Meter

Electric meters are devices used by power companies to measure how much electricity a household or apartment uses. The electric companies take readings on these electric meters, typically monthly, and charge the electricity user for the amount of power consumed for the month. Digital electric meters have numeric displays that show numbers in kilowatt hours. […]