* replace sister's cablemodem with new docsis 3.0 cablemodem, but unit already registered to someone else, so i couldn't switch over the phone and had to go to the comcast office in somerville to do it. i went home and grabbed my leased comcast cablemodem along with the old cablemodem so i could switch that over to my account. then back at my sister's place i couldn't get the modem to work because i didn't realize the new modem had all sorts of lights and white was the same as green.
* went to the assembly square mall with my mother, visited the christmas tree shoppe to buy some glass jars (found the 5L variety, the same price as 4L, they look similar, but i just happened to have 2 that were different sizes and i was able to grab 2 large ones instead). also bought a 12 pack of classic root beers and a 4 pack of sarsaparilla. later we went to acmoore.
* i fixed the brother HL-2070N network laser printer. the trick was to turn off and on the printer, not just hit the start button. i debugged the problem by connecting directly to the switch in my bedroom and pulling up the printer's networking manual online.
* kombucha: 5L of water measured in the glass jar first then poured into the stock pot and heated. 10 teabags (red rose) and more than a cup of sugar. tea finished at 7:30, by 11:30 it was still 90 degrees, but i couldn't wait and dropped in a scoby. not sure if this batch will be successful because 1) i added the scoby when the tea was still warmer than optimal, 2) the overall room temperature is getting colder, and 2) first batch doesn't have enough bacteria to completely digest 5L of black tea before it goes bad.