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2009/08/08 Our Wedding Day
π 2009-08-08 00:00 in Family, Public
And then came the day:

The pictures below are from 5 different photographers, including JBQ with his professional gear (while Eugenia was filming):

JBQ's gear
JBQ's gear

Setup:

Almost $500 worth of balloons prefilled with air and balloons (600 balloons total)
Almost $500 worth of balloons prefilled with air and balloons (600 balloons total)


My dad and Jennifer's working on setting up balloons
My dad and Jennifer's working on setting up balloons


the wind was a problem, we had to secure the arch carefully
the wind was a problem, we had to secure the arch carefully

the result was nice though
the result was nice though



a portion of the wine we had
a portion of the wine we had

Fabien Lubais, our excellent French caterer and his crew
Fabien Lubais, our excellent French caterer and his crew

Talking about Fabien, we totally lucked out on finding him: he was a great French chef who did a great job with our event, especially since we had a fair amount of French food connaisseurs.

Getting ready:

The sand to be mixed for the ceremony
The sand to be mixed for the ceremony

Chat got to be locked up in the office all day
Chat got to be locked up in the office all day

We were barely ready by the time the guests came over :)
We were barely ready by the time the guests came over :)

Il est bo le ralf :) (Michel aussi d'ailleurs)
Il est bo le ralf :) (Michel aussi d'ailleurs)

The ceremony was in two parts:


oui :)
oui :)



the crowd, amused by the intermission
the crowd, amused by the intermission

So that's around the time that she asked for the Rings, which well, we didn't quite bring after having decided not go with best man and maid of honor. In the end, we were a bit rushed and neither Jennifer nor I kind of remembered to bring the rings. This was no big deal though it only took a minute for me to get them inside and for the ceremony to resume after everyone had a good laugh at our expense :)

all in good time ;)
all in good time ;)



the sand ceremony
the sand ceremony

as it goes, nothing can undo our union any more than the blue and white sand can be put back in their bottles
as it goes, nothing can undo our union any more than the blue and white sand can be put back in their bottles




Food time:





Photo ops. Doh, having 5-6 people taking pictures ensured that no one was looking at the same camera :)






Dinner:

the first course is about ready
the first course is about ready





Eva telling us how it's a miracle that her sister survived so long :)
Eva telling us how it's a miracle that her sister survived so long :)















Desert:






After desert:





jennifer -- I'm totally sober. Now gimme more wine! :)
jennifer -- I'm totally sober. Now gimme more wine! :)

All in all, it was a great day. Everything went more or less according to plan, Jennifer didn't fall in the cake :) and everyone had a great time. Thanks to all for coming, Michel for retrieving our cakes, and JBQ/Eugenia for the pictures and video.

2009/08/04 Work on HAI Omnistat code for misterhouse
π 2009-08-04 00:00 in Linux, Linuxha, Public
We recently made a subzone for our bedroom which allows to send a crapload of air from our HVAC system to the bedroom at night so that it can get cooled or heated quickly without bothering to bring the rest of the house to temperature.
But to control and monitor all this, there was some half finished code in misterhouse that I cleaned up, fixed up and improved. I now get reports of what's going on, can remotely control my HVAC system to change its setpoints, remotely and easily program its 48 time and setpoint settings via a web browser instead of the cumbersome panel interface, and of course I can log everything, like so:

07/08/2009 18:57:00 Main Omnistat RC-90: Indoor temp is 74, HVAC Command: off, heat to 50, cool to 86, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 18:57:30 MBR Omnistat RC-80: Indoor temp is 73, HVAC Command: off, heat to 50, cool to 88, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 18:58:00 Main Omnistat RC-90: Indoor temp is 74, HVAC Command: off, heat to 50, cool to 86, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 18:58:30 MBR Omnistat RC-80: Indoor temp is 73, HVAC Command: off, heat to 50, cool to 88, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 18:59:00 Main Omnistat RC-90: Indoor temp is 74, HVAC Command: off, heat to 50, cool to 86, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 18:59:30 MBR Omnistat RC-80: Indoor temp is 73, HVAC Command: off, heat to 50, cool to 88, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 19:00:00 Main Omnistat RC-90: Indoor temp is 74, HVAC Command: fan/cool, heat to 62, cool to 74, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 19:00:01 Main Omnistat State set to: cool_sp_change 07/08/2009 19:00:01 Main Omnistat State set to: heat_sp_change 07/08/2009 19:00:01 Main Omnistat State set to: current_output_change 07/08/2009 19:00:14 set cool to 76 07/08/2009 19:00:16 Main Omnistat State set to: cool_sp_change 07/08/2009 19:00:30 MBR Omnistat RC-80: Indoor temp is 73, HVAC Command: off, heat to 50, cool to 88, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 19:01:00 Main Omnistat RC-90: Indoor temp is 74, HVAC Command: off, heat to 62, cool to 76, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 19:01:00 Main Omnistat State set to: current_output_change 07/08/2009 19:01:30 MBR Omnistat RC-80: Indoor temp is 73, HVAC Command: off, heat to 50, cool to 88, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 19:02:00 Main Omnistat RC-90: Indoor temp is 74, HVAC Command: off, heat to 62, cool to 76, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 19:02:30 MBR Omnistat RC-80: Indoor temp is 73, HVAC Command: off, heat to 50, cool to 88, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 19:02:30 MBR Omnistat State set to: temp_change 07/08/2009 19:03:00 Main Omnistat RC-90: Indoor temp is 74, HVAC Command: off, heat to 62, cool to 76, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 19:03:30 MBR Omnistat RC-80: Indoor temp is 73, HVAC Command: off, heat to 50, cool to 88, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 19:04:00 Main Omnistat RC-90: Indoor temp is 74, HVAC Command: off, heat to 62, cool to 76, mode: program_auto 07/08/2009 19:04:30 MBR Omnistat RC-80: Indoor temp is 73, HVAC Command: off, heat to 50, cool to 88, mode: program_auto

You can see more on the Misterhouse HAI Omnistat Setup Page


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