reading between the wines


How to Build a Card Reader

Have you ever sat there looking at your credit card or driver’s license and wondered what on earth could be stored on that tiny magnetic strip? Now you can find out for yourself by building your own magnetic strip card reader at home for less than $30 and it will connect to your personal computers’ […]



How to Use the Actron Cp9135 Auto Code Reader

Although the Actron CP9135 is no longer in production, it is still a widely available code reader in the automotive repair and parts industry. The CP9135 is OBD II compliant. This was the second phase of automobile on-board diagnostics that standardized plug connections and tools to read trouble codes on all vehicles manufactured from 1996 […]



How to Read a Civil Scale Ruler

As engineers are designing roads, topographical structures and water mains, they use scales (size reduction) to transfer the design concept to a manageable size set of drawings that provide two- or three-dimensional representation of the project. Civil or engineer rulers (scales) refer to the tools that engineers and plan reviewers use to measure these projects […]



How to Read a Lung CT Scan

A computed axial tomography scan, better known as a CAT scan or CT scan, is used to image the internal organs of the body using multiple x-ray beams taken successively from multiple angles. A lung CT scan is used to diagnose and monitor diseases that may have a nonspecific appearance on conventional chest x-ray. Doctors […]



What Does a Normal EKG Reading Look Like?

EKC or ECG stands for electrocardiogram. It is a recorded visual representation of the electrical impulses in the heart that make it beat. Physicians use EKGs to diagnose potential illness within the heart. This depends on observing deviations from the normal EKG reading, which is used as a baseline for diagnosis. EKG Electrodes Normal Sinus […]



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 Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas produced when a fuel source such as natural gas, gasoline, or wood is burned. It is one of the leading causes of accidental deaths in the United States each year. Many people have taken steps to avoid incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes by installing carbon […]



How to Read an XML From a Web Service

You can write a web service that will read XML data. In fact, XML is the native format for web services in ASP.NET, which is what gives applications on other frameworks (e.g., Java, PHP and so forth) the ability to communicate with each other. The System.XML classes in ASP.NET make it simple to instantiate a […]



How to Read NTFS Disks

NTFS is the most popular file format for hard drives connected to PCs running Windows. Mac computers can also read NTFS disks, although they cannot write data on them. If an NTFS hard drive is connected to your computer but you cannot read it, you can manually mount the drive onto your system. PC Instructions […]



How to Read Clarinet Music

When reading clarinet sheet music, it’s important to know that the clarinet reads from the treble staff. Learn how to read a treble staff with help from an elementary school music teacher in this free video on clarinets.



How to Read a Candy Thermometer

A candy thermometer measures the sugar solution used in cooking candy. There are three kinds of candy thermometers. The dial thermometer has a round face with a needle that points to the temperature. The glass thermometer contains liquid that rises as the solution grows hotter. It looks like a weather thermometer. The digital thermometer, with […]



How to Read Oil Pressure Gauges

The oil pressure gauge in your car’s dashboard tells you more than just the level of oil currently in your engine. It is also an indicator of the general health of your engine. Just like when a person’s blood pressure is too high or too low, your car’s engine can suffer significant damage if 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 Dial Bore Gauge

Dial bore gauges are typically used by machinists to measure the inner diameter of bores in motor engines. Tresna Instruments says the cost associated with bore gauges means they are often found only in the hands of professionals. If you can afford one, the speed and accuracy of a dial bore gauge can save a […]



How to Calculate Reading Light Requirements

It’s convenient to have an extra light in a room specifically for reading. Reading requires more light than other activities. By having a reading light, you can keep the rest of the light in your room muted while still having enough in one area to read comfortably. If you put a reading light next to […]



How to Read a Stopwatch

There are two main types of stopwatches, the traditional non-digital watch with a large hand that circles the clock in a clockwise motion and more modern digital clocks that typically show readout times up to one-hundredths of a second. Depending on which clock you use you’ll want to know how to read them. Reading a […]



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 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 Learn to Read Music

You can play music without ever learning to read a single note, but knowing the basics helps a lot, especially if you want to play with other people who do read music. Learning to read music is easier than you might think. Notes, Clefs and Staves Get some simple sheet music in front of you […]