Monday 24 June 2013

A wedding

This evening, ladysolly and I went to Jo and Neil's wedding, which was great fun. I met a couple of old IT folks there; one of which was exactly my vintage, and had used the same computers and programming languages that I had.

For me, the high point of the wedding was when the groom used a computer video display as background for his singing. His singing was pretty good, but the video display consistently showed just the bottom half of the screen, and I almost fell off my chair laughing. A useful lessing on "never trust a computer for anything important".

The food was good, and the wedding cake was excellent, but the sound was too loud. Maybe it's just me, but I found it so loud as to be actually painful, and had to go outside. Actually, it wasn't just me, several other people did exactly the same. I asked the band to amplify less, and they seemed to be turning a volume knob, but after they'd done that, it was still so loud as to be painful. Next time I go to a wedding, I'm going to take a decibel meter, and insist that the band stay within the health-and-safety maximum, which is (I think) 96 decibels, which is still very loud, but doesn't cause actual pain.

It was a very good wedding, however, and everyone had a great time.

On the way back, I passed a cache at a milestone, so naturally stopped off to sign the log.

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