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Record Online Meetings in Pear Note

While Pear Note is primarily geared toward recording notes in the physical world, it's possible to use it to record things in the virtual world as well. For instance, you can use it to record and take notes on Skype calls. To do this:

  1. Download Soundflower and install it (along with the Soundflowerbed app that comes with it).
  2. Download LineIn and install it.
  3. Start Soundflowerbed, and select Built-in Output (or whatever output you'd like to listen to the conversation on).
  4. Start LineIn, and select your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the input and Soundflower (2ch) as the output, then press Pass Thru.
  5. Open Pear Note Preferences, select Recording, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio device.
  6. Open Skype Preferences, select Audio, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the audio output and your microphone (e.g. Built-in Mic) as the audio input.
  7. Hit record in Pear Note and make your Skype call.

This will allow you to conduct your Skype call while Pear Note records both your audio and the other participant's.

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Usenet Macintosh Programming Award Winners

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Usenet Macintosh Programming Award Winners -- Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the Usenet Macintosh Programming Awards! Organized by Matthew Mora <mxmora@unix.sri.com>, the awards not only highlight cool Mac programming feats, but also emphasize support of the net and those who have earned the respect of the Mac programming community.

Nominations and categories were submitted from the comp.sys.mac.programmer.* hierarchy on Usenet, then votes were validated (you had to answer some geek questions!) and tabulated. This year's winners are:

  • Commercial Product: CodeWarrior from Metrowerks
  • Shareware Product: Anarchie from Peter N Lewis
  • Freeware Product: WASTE from Marco Piovanelli
  • Support of Mac Programming Community: Greg Galanos (Metrowerks)
  • Official SmartFriend (most helpful net citizen): Jon Watte

Winners will receive a plaque and t-shirt, plus a surprising array of prizes donated by vendors, including versions of CodeWarrior, Symantec C++, MPW Pro, BBEdit, and other programming tools and resources. For the time being, you can check out a list of winners and prizes at:

http://xavier.sri.com/AwardsForm.html

Again, congratulations to all the winners and nominees! Your hard work, dedication, and innovation are greatly appreciated! [GD]

 

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