Carla Schroder on Computer America Tonight

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Mar 24, 2011
3:40 PM EST
OK, so how come no one has let everyone know that Carla Schroder will be on Computer America ( tonight (8:00PM PST), talking about her new book: The Book of Audacity ( Just sayin'.


Mar 25, 2011
7:41 AM EST
This link will probably be up for a couple of weeks only .

Carla, can you give us a small free audacity lesson showing how to take that audio file and cut out the unnecessary promotion of Windows by that one interviewer?

Mar 25, 2011
8:08 AM EST
> cut out the unnecessary promotion of Windows by that one interviewer?

Not sure voice recognition on Linux is good enough yet.

Maybe we should ask the NSA for some of their key-word recognition routines? They should be OpenSource, since they were written by the Feds....

Mar 25, 2011
8:15 AM EST
You kidding me? Voice recognition for Linux is the best available, I think!

Here, this definitely runs on Linux: #at=12

interesting to note I can't understand the Dutch at all though...

Mar 25, 2011
12:05 PM EST
(having listened to much of that mp3:) Cutting out the Windows fanboi shouldn't take more than zeroing in on the two ends of the stretch of audio to cut out, using Audacity as a digital Edit-All. Assuming something external converted the signal source from MP3 to WAV and back again, you could also use older tools like gnoise for that; all you need is a zoomable edit/play display of the stream's waveform so you can zoom in on where the excursions leave the zero-line so your splicepoints don't leave a pop. With digital tooling you don't have to rock the reels back and forth; you also don't end up with a thatching of mylar tape all over your floor.

Ye gods, parenthood and time have made me irritable. Carla, your delivery was relaxed and direct, but I could only stand so much of the interviewer's verbal stumbling about before the urge to QSY got overwhelming; sorry. Maybe those people should listen to Hour 25, particularly the early shows with Hodel at the mike, to see how it's done. (And, noting the BSOD excuse on that show's home page, maybe they should read your book.)

Mar 25, 2011
12:17 PM EST
cr, you bailed out before the other interviewer took over. If you are willing to give it another shot just skip the first X minutes.

Also, there wasn't much on Windows (a little is too much for me), but I got the feeling the second guy might be a bit defensive about open source.

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