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by Chris Aguilar
June 12th, 2017, 4:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 122
Views: 16629

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Richard Kaufman wrote:Sankey's idea was an interesting one: he uses a rubber band around the center of the card, which has been folded in quarters lengthwise. This lets him use a Paddle Move.

His use of a similar method for a card based version of "Jumping Gems" (also in 100% Sankey) is also pretty clever.
by Chris Aguilar
June 12th, 2017, 4:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 122
Views: 16629

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

... All I can say is thank God at least one person did not ignore it. I'll check my copy when I get home about the "warp" reference in the manuscript. Jeff Pierce It looks like Jay Sankey had some fun with his "one card" Busby inspired variant ("Definitely Warped" 100%...
by Chris Aguilar
June 3rd, 2017, 10:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help from a video poobah
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Need help from a video poobah

Perhaps something like this? (And it's open source / free) I used it a few years back to help someone with a project and I seem to recall that it worked well. https://www.dvdstyler.org/en/ About DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVD...
by Chris Aguilar
April 12th, 2017, 1:21 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: More on Bob Cassidy
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: More on Bob Cassidy

The fuji instant camera is a lot of fun and the prints come out surprisingly well.
by Chris Aguilar
February 27th, 2017, 2:19 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Keeping my Eye on "The Eye"
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Keeping my Eye on "The Eye"

I'm kind of lukewarm towards it. Sometimes a few nice items jump out, but it seems to take up a lot of space that could perhaps be used for something more interesting/focused.
by Chris Aguilar
February 2nd, 2017, 9:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books, DVD's, Lecture Notes and Tricks on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: Books, DVD's, Lecture Notes and Tricks on Ebay

Some really nice books for sale there at nice "buy it now" prices.

You might want to reconsider the $50 price for "Verbal Control", as it's available new for only five bucks.
by Chris Aguilar
January 31st, 2017, 9:23 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Submitting to Magicana
Replies: 13
Views: 2561

Re: Submitting to Magicana

Richard Kaufman wrote:We have a detective in our midst!

"You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment"
by Chris Aguilar
January 31st, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Submitting to Magicana
Replies: 13
Views: 2561

Re: Submitting to Magicana

Ian Chandler sounds like a nice generic pseudonym.
by Chris Aguilar
January 23rd, 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Two
Replies: 59
Views: 8697

Re: RE: Re: The Jerx Year Two

.... Will not be interesting for those who don't find it interesting. http://www.thejerx.com/blog/2017/1/22/rest-in-pieces A friend is visiting your place. "Oh, would you do me a favor?" you ask. You bring out a small box the size of a bible, wrapped in brown paper. "Would you hold o...
by Chris Aguilar
December 10th, 2016, 1:56 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The vernon touch book
Replies: 56
Views: 30124

Re: The vernon touch book

Great books. Maybe it is time I pick up a copy of Labyrinth. Cheers, Richard! You really should, it's fantastic. And the So Sato book has rapidly become one of my favorite card magic books. It's so great having the DVD so you can enjoy the routines before learning them. I hope Richard is able to do...
by Chris Aguilar
November 23rd, 2016, 2:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Perpetual Puzzle - I like this!
Replies: 18
Views: 3455

Re: Perpetual Puzzle - I like this!

Does the gaffed frame stand up to any scrutiny should anyone pick it up to examine it?
by Chris Aguilar
October 29th, 2016, 12:49 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 43
Views: 17785

Re: Genii Archive Question

Great to hear it Richard. I use the Genii android app several times a week to read downloaded issues during my light rail commute to work.
by Chris Aguilar
October 29th, 2016, 2:34 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 43
Views: 17785

Re: Genii Archive Question

Let me address this issue: I spent several hours on the phone the other day with the company who handles our digital side, and ran a test on the new HTML5 platform. It works great, and the search function works great. Small things need to be addressed. If you'll be patient just a little while longe...
by Chris Aguilar
September 16th, 2016, 2:41 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Remembering the SS Adams Company
Replies: 32
Views: 6532

Re: Remembering the SS Adams Company

Mystic smoke promo video from Houdini magic. :D


by Chris Aguilar
September 15th, 2016, 7:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Remembering the SS Adams Company
Replies: 32
Views: 6532

Re: RE: Re: Remembering the SS Adams Company

Richard Kaufman wrote:Michael Weber taught me how to use Mystic Smoke so that it actually works and looks like smoke. Great stuff.

Did he also have a solution to the godawful smell?
by Chris Aguilar
September 1st, 2016, 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Replies: 18
Views: 4710

Re: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

That rumor has been denied. And, as was pointed out in something I read, Daniel Radcliffe wouldn't be old enough to play the role for another decade. Radcliffe or no, do you really doubt that they'll try to squeeze at least a few movies from the play? They've already re-cast for the play, why not f...
by Chris Aguilar
August 31st, 2016, 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Replies: 18
Views: 4710

Re: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Chris Aguilar wrote:Seems nicely set up for them to milk at least two movies out of the play.

Well, I almost nailed it.

They're thinking going full on "cash cow" with a trilogy.
by Chris Aguilar
August 31st, 2016, 10:33 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 48
Views: 13955

Re: The Secrets of So Sato

The "mimic show" routines, especially the excellent "collectors" variant really gobsmacked me when viewing them on the DVD. Lots of room for further exploration of that ruse...
by Chris Aguilar
August 30th, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 48
Views: 13955

Re: The Secrets of So Sato

This book is fantastic. So many clever ideas and most of the effects are extremely direct.
by Chris Aguilar
August 23rd, 2016, 12:36 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 16735

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

The DVD was a lot of fun and has me fired up to read the book. Viewing it has encouraged me to read through and try some of the effects I might have otherwise skimmed over.
by Chris Aguilar
August 22nd, 2016, 9:24 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 16735

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

So Sato's new book arrived today in Sacramento. Looks great and am now watching the DVD...
by Chris Aguilar
August 19th, 2016, 5:07 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 16735

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

I definitely look forward to the updated videos.
by Chris Aguilar
August 18th, 2016, 10:03 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 16735

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Since I had never heard of So Sato before, these few videos really sold me on ordering the book.










I'm really looking forward to the book.
by Chris Aguilar
August 18th, 2016, 12:57 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 16735

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Have the pre-orders started to ship yet?
by Chris Aguilar
August 16th, 2016, 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Our FIRST Ad! Let us know watcha think!
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Re: Our FIRST Ad! Let us know watcha think!

Looks good.
by Chris Aguilar
August 12th, 2016, 3:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: My Knack Magic Tricks is Still in Print
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: My Knack Magic Tricks is Still in Print

I've seen it in a few of my local libraries also.
by Chris Aguilar
August 11th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?
Replies: 24
Views: 6052

Re: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?

I've been ordering from penguin for years and have always been pleased with their customer service, selection, and pricing.
by Chris Aguilar
August 3rd, 2016, 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Replies: 18
Views: 4710

Re: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Seems nicely set up for them to milk at least two movies out of the play.
by Chris Aguilar
July 9th, 2016, 5:53 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 16735

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

I just pre-ordered and was wondering if if the DVD contains performances of all the material of just several featured items? Either way, it's a great bonus and I look forward to watching before reading the explanations.
by Chris Aguilar
July 6th, 2016, 4:13 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 115
Views: 19901

Re: The Works

For some odd reason I've been unable to make the broadside for "The Works" a readable size. If anyone has any bright ideas on how to fix that, please let me know. If you're interested in better handling of images posted to the forums, you might want to consider using the stock forums atta...
by Chris Aguilar
June 15th, 2016, 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with castle pass
Replies: 18
Views: 4686

Re: Help with castle pass

When people visit the castle for brunch, do they get kicked out at some point so the castle can prepare for the dinner crowd?
by Chris Aguilar
June 13th, 2016, 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with castle pass
Replies: 18
Views: 4686

Re: Help with castle pass

Richard Kaufman wrote:Call the castle and make a ressie. Then they call us to check.

Thanks for the clarification in terms of needing to call for a reservation. I had assumed that perhaps they had a current list of Genii subscribers that they could check upon entry.
by Chris Aguilar
June 13th, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with castle pass
Replies: 18
Views: 4686

Re: Help with castle pass

@ Richard,

How does a Genii subscriber use their once a year visit to the magic castle?
by Chris Aguilar
March 21st, 2016, 9:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini & Doyle review
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: Houdini & Doyle review

Looks dreadful.
by Chris Aguilar
March 14th, 2016, 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 10908

Re: This New Blue Board

Jack Shalom wrote:Still not able to send a PM. It's stuck in my Out folder

That just means it hasn't been read yet, not that it's stuck.
by Chris Aguilar
March 11th, 2016, 1:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages
Replies: 15
Views: 2547

Re: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages

I've been testing the "Stop Forums Spam" phpBB extension in conjunction with the "sortables" captcha and so far so good. Spam registrations have now dropped to near zero (compared to several a day that I would have to delete). It's a good combination, because, even if the captcha...
by Chris Aguilar
March 9th, 2016, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages
Replies: 15
Views: 2547

Re: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages

@ Richard, As a temporary fix, there are some very easy to set limits on private messaging that you could use. Check out this link to see the admin panel area to find them. You'll find options to limit PM's so they cannot be sent to groups or multiple users. And also an option to put a hard limit on...
by Chris Aguilar
March 9th, 2016, 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Received Spam/Fishy PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: Received Spam/Fishy PM

@ Richard, As I use the same exact forums software (phpbb 3.1) you might want to try a different sort of registration security. I use a two part solution. First, I created a custom profile filed ("Are you a spammer?") which (upon registration) they must change (via dropdown menu) to "...
by Chris Aguilar
March 2nd, 2016, 3:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Help Needed for LJ Trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

Re: Help Needed for LJ Trick

Volume 1? Are you splitting the book in some way? If the current (complete) manuscript is as huge as you've previously mentioned, that seems like a very smart way to get the material out there sooner. I would honestly prefer two normal size books to one huge unwieldy one. It's very exciting to think...
by Chris Aguilar
December 21st, 2015, 12:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 100
Views: 16172

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

If it so happens that you can't (or don't want to) wait around for a UPS delivery on a given day, you can also set the "my choice" service to auto-route your UPS packages to a nearby UPS store.

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