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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 Weighing Scale

There are several different types of weighing scales, all used to weigh different things. The easiest kind to read is the digital scale, but an older scale can involve slides, rotating needles and multiple measurements that need to be added together. Learning to decipher all types of scale readings can help in classes, jobs and […]



How to Study Economics Effectively

Understanding economics prepares you to be a better, more active participant in the economy – as both a consumer and producer. It also helps you better understand government policy decisions. Most college students must take at least one course in economics during their student careers. Economics, however, is not an easy subject, and understanding the […]



How to Read a Thomas Guide Map

Thomas Guides contain maps covering the Los Angeles area. You can buy one for $20 to $30 in any grocery store: spiral bound books of maps that are easy to read and loaded with information. The books lay flat on a car seat or dashboard and you can use them to track your progress across […]



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 Sonograms

You may see sonograms of friends and family online, or pictures of celebrities getting an ultrasound. You or someone close to you has probably had one. How are those pictures taken, and is it more than just a black-and-white blur? Sonograms, like this picture of a baby, are taken with sound waves using an ultrasound […]



How do I Read Metal Fabrication Blueprints?

Large buildings contain steel skeletons. Every “bone” or piece of steel carries a piecemark, or label, to differentiate it from the others. Each piece of steel started as a single blueprint, or detail drawing, before becoming part of the whole. A detailer labored over that drawing, providing hole sizes, dimensions, and carefully labelling each and […]



How to Read a Digital Multimeter Ohm Scale

A digital multimeter can be used to measure voltage, amperage and resistance. Resistance values are measured in ohms, thousands-of-ohms, and millions-of-ohms. The reading on a multimeter display will depend upon which measurement type is selected on the multimeter’s selection dial. Using a few simple steps will give you an understandable reading on the meter’s digital […]



How Do I Add a Tarot Card Reading to My Website?

Even if you’re a total novice when it comes to designing a website or a blog, you can add a free tarot card reading to your website very quickly and easily if you already know — or can learn — to cut and paste. Before you begin, however, take a look at a variety of […]



How to Read a Stock Ticker

Edward Calahan invented the stock ticker in 1863 and the New York Stock Exchange installed the first stock ticker in 1867. Messengers used to run price updates from the exchanges to brokers’ offices prior to the ticker. You may spot stock tickers scrolling across financial websites or on digital displays inside and outside financial buildings. […]



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 Put Requirements on the Reading Fair Board

Turning students into bookworms helps them become stronger readers, which benefits them in all areas. A reading fair is a creative way to get kids excited about books. Reading fairs use presentation boards to share information about the book, with certain presentation requirements, such as specifics about the book or your opinion of the story. […]



How to Turn on a Screen Reader

A screen reader is a software component that interprets the words on a computer screen and re-represents it in either text-to-speech or a braille output device. Screen readers are part of family of technology used to help the visually impaired, illiterate, or disabled use mainstream computers and other devices. Microsoft, Linux and Apple all have […]



How to Use the Nook E-Reader

When you have an e-reader in hand, you can quite literally carry around an entire library’s worth of information. The Nook e-reader, produced by Barnes & Noble, provides you with access to the many e-books available for sale in the Barnes & Noble online store. When you initially power up your Nook, ensure that you […]



What Is the Optimal Blood Pressure Reading?

High Blood Pressure–also known as hypertension–refers to increased pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. Blood pressure is created by the heart when it pumps blood through the arteries and circulatory system. It is also created by the force of the arteries as they resist the blood flow. The systolic, which is […]



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 Work From Home as a Professional Tarot Card Reader

In this day and age of computer technology, the demand to work from home is stronger than ever. With that strong demand, however, comes a bombardment of illegal scams and ripoffs. In this article I will demonstrate legal ways in which you can successfully become a Professional Tarot Card Reader from Home. The first thing […]



How to Read a Tape Measure

Tape measures in the U.S. mostly utilize Imperial measurements, which means that you measure in feet, inches and fractions of inches. When using a metric tape measure, the measurements appear in centimeters, millimeters and, sometimes, meters. But not all tape measures are alike. While some only contain Imperial measurements, you can also find some with […]



How to Keep Awake While Reading

Whether you are studying for an exam or leisurely reading a book, the last thing you want to do is fall asleep. When you get sleepy, it becomes hard to focus and retain the information you are reading. This becomes even more difficult when reading late at night. You can take a number of steps […]