In case there are people here that don't understand what I mean, try it. Use the j key to scroll down and you'll notice certain boxes still render a blue outline.
So I have had a Netgear N600 (WNDR3700v2) for a while, and yesterday I made the mistake of upgrading its firmware. With all the router stuff in the news, I thought I should do it. Because newer is better, right?
The "upgrade" brought back the bad old days in the configuration setup interface, but hey, I remember those days, so I didn't mind too much. It was prettier for a while, but I can take ugly when I look at that interface maybe once a year.
But then, several hours later, I start getting emails about my WiFi thermostats no longer phoning home. Unrelated? I don't think so (but see edit).
And sadly, Netgear has removed the old firmware version that had the prettier configuration interface, and that used to actually work. Oops.
Are there any good routers that just work? And no, I'm not in the least interested in dicking around with custom firmware, part of the "just work" package is that the damn thing shouldn't need that.
Edit: it seems that the thermostat problem wasn't in my network, and really was unrelated after all. So I guess I can live with the ugly configuration interface.
Edit2: Ok, switched to OpenWRT.
It's been nearly a year since we started brewing Kombucha. Thanks to the following two videos and several other Internet resources we grew our own SCOBY and worked our way up to two gallon batches.
Kombucha: How to Grow a SCOBY (Mother) From Scratch
Kombucha: How to Make (Brew) a 1 Gallon Batch
Our recipe only differs in that we use 6 bags of black tea and 1-1/4 cup of sugar per gallon of sweet tea. Cloth covered primary fermentation for us is pretty consistent at 7 days, however we've occasionally let it go upwards of 9 days without turning too vinegary. After primary fermentation is complete, we add flavouring and then bottle ferment for another 3 days. Throw it in the fridge and let it chill for a minimum of two days for additional Co2 absorption.
For flavoring, we use either 1/4tsp of fresh pressed ginger or 1oz of grape juice. Kombucha makes for an excellent effervescent summer drink, so if you have a health food store nearby pick up a bottle of flavoured GT's and give it a try. Third Eye Chai, Grape, and Gingerade are our favorites.
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