Sorry everyone! Didn't realize my laptop (with lid closed)'s mic was set as default till near the end of the hangout. :S Looking forward to next hangout! Thanks again to Sacha for organizing these.
PS. If anyone cares to chat sometime and trade experiences with audio/visual/game, or literate programming in Emacs, send me a line!... Perhaps we might even develop some eye/ear-catchy demos to present at the next hangout!