SVMUG Monthly Meeting Apr 20, 2015 Allison Sheridan presents Audio Hijack

posted Apr 14, 2015, 3:19 AM by Pam Ailes   [ updated Apr 17, 2015, 10:15 PM ]

Hello svmug members & friends! 

The next meeting of the Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group (svmug) is on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00PM. As always, meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Bring a friend! We are in our "Normal" room: BODEGA BAY TECH TALK ROOM at Google in Mountain View, CA. See below for details and directions.

SPEAKER & TOPIC:  Allison Sheridan - Audio Hijack

Allison Sheridan, host of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast joins us to talk about Audio Hijack. Have you ever wanted to record audio coming from your Mac?  Maybe you have a streaming radio station that you’d like to capture, or the audio from a favorite YouTube video, or maybe you use FaceTime or Skype to do audio or video chats and you’d like to be able to pipe in audio from other sources to play on the calls, or perhaps you have some old records or tapes you’d like to get into digital form on your Mac.  You can now do this very easily using Audio Hijack 3 from Rogue Amoeba.

Audio Hijack 3 is a massive improvement over the previous versions, bringing a delightful drag and drop interface that makes experimentation a dream.  Please join Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast as she does a live demo of Audio Hijack 3 with her own unique style that always entertains and informs.


Allison Sheridan is the host of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast - a technology geek podcast with an EVER so slight Macintosh bias - which has been running for 10 years with more than 500 episodes. The NosillaCast brings you Mac and iOS tips and tricks and tools, but also dives into photography and security and accessibility among many other technology subjects. Allison produces the NosillaCast weekly as an audio podcast and an extensive blog at, and she also broadcasts the creation of the show live on video every week to an audience who affectionately call themselves the NosillaCastaways. 

You may also have seen or heard Allison on Tech News Today and MacBreak Weekly on the TWiT Network, the Daily Tech News Show, Let’s Talk Photography and Let’s Talk Apple, the Mac Roundtable, Mac Geek Gab, Cordkillers, the Pocket Show and Mac Show on the British Tech Network, the SMR Podcast, Tech’s Message, The Productive Woman Podcast, as a screencaster on ScreenCasts Online and as a columnist in SCO Magazine.

Allison has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and worked for a large aerospace company for 35 years. She ran a 170 person IT organization with budget responsibility for $50M/year.  In her last few years she became an IT Fellow, the highest technical level possible in IT in the company.

Twitter @podfeet

NOTE: What does "NosillaCast" mean? Find out here:

OPEN SOURCE:  Lightzone presented by Robert Brown

From wikipedia: “LightZone is a free, open source digital photo editor software application. It was originally developed as commercial software by the now-defunct Light Crafts. Its main purpose is to handle the workflow when handling images in various RAW formats. It is comparable to Adobe Systems's Photoshop Lightroom.”


We will be meeting at Google, in the Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room. If you have not been here before, please allow for some extra time to find the room. Often there is a giant white mobile "Hair cut van" parked in the parking lot near where a cafeteria for Google employees and the Bodega Bay room are located. If you are lost, call (408) 480-1690 and we will try to get you to the right place.

Bodega Bay Tech Talk Room

Google - Building 1950

1950 Charleston Rd  (same as 1950 Amphitheater Parkway)

Mountain View, California 94043



If you log into the svmug yahoo group, click on the Photos link to see photos of the svmug sign, the big white hair-cut van and the side area of the Google building near where the usual meeting room (Bodega Bay), as well as other building maps and rooms. If you are not yet a member of the svmug yahoo group, you can easily join from this link by clicking the "About" link and then click "Join Group".


-- From Highway 101, take the Amphitheater Parkway exit, which is also Rengstorff Avenue; Head North.

-- Turn right (East) onto Charleston Rd.

-- Turn left (North) onto the Google complex, at the 3rd driveway entrance. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.

-- Look for the meeting room shown on the map.

NOTE:  If you are coming from the other direction on Charleston (coming from the East and driving West), once you cross the creek's bridge, turn RIGHT at the first driveway and go along the right side of the Google building. You'll most likely see the big white hair cut van parked there. You want to park near here. Look at the map to verify the driveway's location since it is hard to see in the dark.



6:45 PM - Doors open around this time; Get a Visitor Badge in the lobby.

7:00 PM - Introduction

7:05 PM - News 

7:30 PM - Presentation by Allison Sheridan (remote)

8:15 PM - Break

8:30 PM - Open Source by Robert Brown

8:45 PM - Q&A - misc.

9:30 PM - All done!  Clean up after ourselves and go.

2015 CALENDAR:  

May 18 - TBD

Jun 15 - TBD

Jul 20 - TBD

We are busy working on getting speakers for the rest of the year!

NOTE:  Is there a new product or technology you think the group would like to know about? Who would you like us to bring back? Let us know.



SVMUG (Silicon Valley Macintosh User Group)

SVMUG meetings occur on the 3rd Monday of each month (with some holiday exceptions). Meetings are free and open to the public. Audience members may arrive or depart at their convenience, so feel free to arrive late, or leave early if you wish.

SVMUG started as the South Bay branch of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and lives on after the dissolution of the main organization. We hold monthly meetings on the Google campus in Mountain View, focusing on user support, vendor demonstrations, and community contacts.



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Santa Cruz Mac User Group, at

Stanford/Palo Alto MUG, at 

BMUG West, at 

East Bay Mac User Group, at 

San Leandro Mac User Group, at 

North Coast Mac User Group, at 

Planet Mac User Group, at