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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 read a web page using Python

This will show you how to read a web page from a python script given a URL. Install the python builder from here. It is free. http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.5.2/ After you have installed Python you can run it from the start menu Python 2.5 – IDLE (Python GUI) Once the application opens, it looks like notepad. Select […]



How to Read a Rim Size

Most rims come with three common sizes stamped or cast into the back side of the hub. These are the most important sizes to determine if the rim will fit the tire and the vehicle you want to put it on. However, there are two other measurements that are often disregarded, and these can be […]



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 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 Read an Architectural Metric Engineer Scale

Blueprints use a ratio or scale to show that the image is smaller or larger than the actual size. The ratio is typically represented using a ratio such as “1:100” or “1:2.5” depending on the type of blueprint. A scale is also a type of ruler that uses a ratio to measure blueprints without the […]



The Best Nighttime Reading Lights

Reading before bed is more than just a habit for some, it’s a vital element in their ritual before sleep. Often this reading occurs in darkened environments so as not to disturb others who have already nodded off to sleep. This factor places a tremendous amount of importance on the reading lamp to illuminate effectively […]



How to Read EBV Blood Test Results

The Epstein-Barr Virus, or “EBV” blood test, determines whether or not a person has mononucleosis. The marker this test looks for is the amount of anti-bodies, or the heterophile aggluntination antigens present. False positives may occur in patients with hepatitis, lymphoma, rubella or lupus. Locate the section with blood readings starting with “EBV.” There will […]



How to Read Bond Quotes

Because corporate and municipal bonds tend to trade less frequently than current United States Treasury issues, investors should proceed with caution when reading bond quotes. In addition, because bonds tend to trade in institutional amounts of $500,000 or more, quoted prices for smaller individual amounts may be very different. Much of a bond’s value comes […]



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 […]



How to Read & Interpret a Multimeter

A multimeter is an electronic device for testing electrical circuits for proper performance. Multimeters are equipped with a settings control to test voltage, amp output and ohms, which is a measure of current resistance. Two probes wired to the multimeter attach to the positive and negative terminals on the circuit. The measurements display on a […]



Meter Reader Job Description

Utility meters track the consumption of electricity, water and gas by private citizens and businesses. Meter readers record the information provided by these measuring devices. According to a Salary Wizard report, the median annual salary in 2009 for a meter reader in the United States was $25,658. Job Duties Accurately reading utility meters for residential […]



How to Read a Carpenter’s Ruler

One of the basic tools in any construction or remodeling project is the measuring tape. Understanding how to read it will be the knowledge that you will use more than any other skill learned in the industry. From the beginning of the age when man started constructing shelters to protect himself from the elements, he […]



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 […]



How to Read an Architecture Ruler

Reading an architecture ruler is easy once you understand why it looks different from a standard ruler. Architects are used to working from drawings or blueprints that are reduced in scale. In other words, one foot in reality is reduced to 1/4 inches in order to make the image fit on the page. An architect, […]



How to Become an Audiobook Reader

Have you always been curious about how to break into the competitive industry of audiobook reading? One must have more than just a “nice voice” to make an impact and get noticed. Here are several steps that may prove helpful in your efforts to become a reader of audiobooks. Audiobook Reading is Competitive – How […]



How to Read a Tire Gauge

Maintaining a tire’s air pressure will ensure that the tire will operate at its peak efficiency. A tire gauge is used to measure this pressure. Most tire gauges provide two different units of measure: psi and kPa. The term psi, or pound-force per square inch, is the unit of measure most commonly associated with automobile […]



How to Annotate a Text for Understanding

Whether you’re reading for pleasure or in preparation for a class, diligent annotation helps heighten your understanding of the text immeasurably. Many writers rely on the assumption that their reader is going to work hard to understand developed, thought-provoking dynamics that may be buried beneath themes, metaphors and other literary devices. To annotate a text […]



How to Read an Eye Chart Without Glasses

One of the routine tests for an eye exam is to have your visual acuity checked using eye charts. This is often done using a Snellen eye chart for distance and a Jaeger reading chart or card for near visual acuity. If you wear glasses, these tests are often performed while they are on, however, […]