Reading tiny numbers
I needed to retrieve my modem ID in order to reset my password. The modem is on the wall in a closet blocked by an equipment tower. My option was to disconnect two cable boxes, one audio system and a DVD player, move the tower and get on a ladder to to read the tiny numbers. My “clever” move was to reach in with my iPhone and photograph the box. I was then able to enlarge my photo so I could read the numbers. My phone also came in handy when I had to read the number on a circuit breaker way above my head. I held my phone high up and snapped a picture. Voilá! I was able to once again enlarge the photo and read the needed numbers. Joyce Shields, Charlotte
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