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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 Write a Thesis Statement for a Literary Analysis Essay

A literary analysis essay discusses a particular aspect of a work of literature. It essentially presents an argument or an interpretation about that work. Developing a clear, concise thesis for a literary analysis essay is highly important in guiding the reader through the essay and expressing your interpretation of the work. There is much preliminary […]



How to Enable a 2530P Fingerprint Reader

HP’s 2530P notebook computer has an Intel processor, a 12.1-inch WXGA display, two wireless local area network antennas, and supports up to 8 GB of system RAM. The 2530P has an optical DVD/CD drive and supports a hard drive ranging from 80 to 160 GB. Its fingerprint reader allows a user to log into Windows […]



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 a Thermocouple With a Voltmeter

A thermocouple is a small electrical device that is basically the junction of two wires that are composed of different metals. Because different metals react differently to temperature, an electric potential develops at the juncture. This electrical potential varies with temperature, and therefore the temperature can be calculated when the voltage is known. A voltmeter […]



How to Read a Pivot Table

Pivot tables allow you to create an organized summary of data within a spreadsheet. Pivot tables can calculate data by addition, average, counting and other calculations. A data set is summarized in a chart format which can be updated whenever the data set is updated. A pivot table can include multiple columns and rows from […]



How to Read an Old Mac Floppy in a PC

Floppy disks are long-forgotten relics of an earlier computing age, but many Mac users who have moved on to PCs still have data stored on them they’d like to recover. You need more than just a floppy disk drive to read a Mac floppy disk–a special Mac-to-PC program must be installed on the Windows computer […]



How to Read Basic Music Notes

A sheet of music may look like mysterious lines, dots and squiggles to the uninitiated. However, learning to read music is no different from learning to read another language. The notes themselves communicate pitch and rhythm, while other notations on the page give directions for expression and intensity. To learn to read music, begin with […]



How to Read a W-2

Employers are required to file a Form W-2 for each employee who earns more than $600 for services performed during the year. This government form reports the employee’s annual wages and any taxes withheld, and is used for annual tax filing purposes. The IRS requires that employers distribute a copy of Form W-2 to each […]



How to Tell if You Are Being Manipulated

Manipulation is a mind game used for the purpose of controlling others. Sometimes it can be an unintentional thing. The person doing the manipulating may not be aware of what he is doing. But often, manipulation is masterfully intentional. Be aware. Read on to learn how to tell if you are being manipulated. Learn how […]



How to Read Blue Screen of Death Minidump Files

The Blue Screen of Death and the accompanying error message that "A problem has been detected…" is a dreaded occurrence for Microsoft Windows users, especially since the information given in the message rarely seems helpful. Even computer-savvy people require tools to decipher the error codes and hexadecimal addresses. Fortunately, tools are available that will help […]



How to Convert a Load Cell Reading Into Total Weight

Strain gauge load cells are by far the most common type of load cell-based weighing system in 2010. Strain gauge load cell weighing systems convert weights into analog output signals that can be further conditioned to indicate weight in digital meters and control systems. They are used in every area of human endeavor, including commerce, […]



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 Use a Dwell Meter Reading

A dwell meter measures the amount of time that the points remain closed or “dwell together” when an engine is running. These specifications only apply to vehicles that were made using the old points/plug/condenser ignition. Modern vehicles that use electronic ignition no longer have points, so these steps are not applicable. Dwell figures for any […]



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 Numerology Charts

Constructing and reading numerology charts is easy if you can do basic, everyday addition. Numerology is an occult practice, like astrology or tarot, which applies the innate meaning of numbers to your individual life path. Discover your personal numbers, create a chart for viewing their patterns and gain new insights into your habits and choices. […]



How to Read a Glucose Meter

A glucose meter is a quick way for a person suffering from diabetes to monitor her blood sugar levels. This allows the individual to protect herself from the health dangers associated with blood sugar levels either rising too high or dropping to dangerously low levels. Wash your hands. Before taking a glucose test you should […]