On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM, George Clark <geomh@fenachrone.com> wrote:
One more quick question if you can put up with it.   How do I intercept
the off_fast command.    Does it show up as a state_now value?   I have
not been able to catch it in my user code yet, but I've only tried it

Yes, it shows up as the state of the device.  So state_now or state will work.  You should be able to see it in the device state log too.