Search found 53 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: The Perfect Retention

The moves certainly appear to mimic Mickey Silver's amazing work. I kinda hope Mickey never tips his work. The inevitable copycat performers who view his POV and the ploys he uses as drop-ins will be sad to watch. The moves work in Mickey's hands because they fit his playful persona; the same moves ...
by Dan Smith
07/01/14 09:47 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Retention
Replies: 56
Views: 3650

Re: OK explain, no more Genii archives?

Rick Ruhl wrote:Sucks they won't give you the scans...if they keep them up, isn't that a copyright violation?

There is an ongoing business agreement between Genii and Conjuring Arts that allows some CA members continued access to Genii. The Conjuring Arts scans were, unfortunately, not part of the agreement.
by Dan Smith
05/29/14 08:32 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Question Re the Genii Archives
Replies: 34
Views: 3448

Re: OK explain, no more Genii archives?

erdnasephile wrote: From the way I interpreted the email, I thought it was access and not just a limited preview


Access is for the full Bronze subscription, not a preview. PM me if you have questions.
by Dan Smith
05/28/14 05:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Question Re the Genii Archives
Replies: 34
Views: 3448

Re: Hello Genii and Exciting News about Free Ask Alexander!

Thank you, Dan. As a non-member of CARC, I do not have access to AskAlexander, so that's why I posted the question. You're welcome. You can register for a free Alexander account without joining Conjuring Arts. As a thank-you for registering we'll provide you with access to Jinx, Stanyon's Magic, Co...
by Dan Smith
05/11/14 10:30 AM
 
Forum: Ask Alexander
Topic: Hello Genii and Exciting News about Free Ask Alexander!
Replies: 9
Views: 6379

Re: Hello Genii and Exciting News about Free Ask Alexander!

I hope you won't mind this teach-a-man-to-fish answer.. Search Ask Alexander for "@author shevlin" to find all titles by Mr. Shevlin. Two books are available. Whether you can read the full text of the books depends on your subscriptions. By default Alex displays results that are in your s...
by Dan Smith
05/09/14 09:04 AM
 
Forum: Ask Alexander
Topic: Hello Genii and Exciting News about Free Ask Alexander!
Replies: 9
Views: 6379

Re: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii

Pigeon was one of the first and there are various apps that market themselves JUST for this point. A quick search on google shows that this problem was resolved in 2010. To finish off this thread.. why does it look like Flash works on iOS in these browsers? Some browsers are available on iOS that e...
by Dan Smith
04/27/14 05:19 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 5535

Re: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii

There's a chance that Google didn't take the player out of their iOS app as a way to get flash onto the device. Perhaps they couldn't be bothered. Also, I think there's a subtle difference between Shockwave and Flash. I think Aguilar would know more details on that. You misunderstand the dynamics. ...
by Dan Smith
04/27/14 03:47 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 5535

Re: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii

shatteredorbit wrote:Do you think that it's delivered a different way for tablets?


Yes, that's exactly what is done. Servers often customize the content depending on the browser and supported media.
by Dan Smith
04/27/14 03:29 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 5535

Re: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii

shatteredorbit wrote:Apple doesn't support flash, but there are other browsers out there that do. Google chrome on ipad2 renders flash.


Minor technical point -- Chrome on iPad does not support Flash. Flash is not allowed on iOS devices.
by Dan Smith
04/26/14 09:11 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 5535

Android browser

Android tablets and phones should now be able to browse PDFs on Ask Alexander. Some devices, mostly older devices, may not work due to limited memory or software limitations.

Please respond to this thread on whether this is working for you.
by Dan Smith
04/22/14 12:50 PM
 
Forum: Ask Alexander
Topic: Android browser
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Re: Browser for iPhone/iPad

iOS Safari can display PDFs but has a bug that prevents it from working within Ask Alexander. It's a well-known bug that Apple will hopefully address in the near future. Until then... if the blank PDF is resized (via a "pinch" or "zoom" action) then the PDF will often display. &q...
by Dan Smith
04/11/14 12:53 AM
 
Forum: Ask Alexander
Topic: Browser for iPhone/iPad
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Re: Advice on using Ask Alexander

Hey JR, Notes are used by some readers a lot; most do not use them. There are nearly 9,000 collections actively and are used a lot for research and organizing. The Bookshelf feature is most heavily used -- there are 16,000 books on user's bookshelves. A couple tips: When viewing a collection, you ca...
by Dan Smith
12/09/13 06:19 PM
 
Forum: Ask Alexander
Topic: Advice on using Ask Alexander
Replies: 10
Views: 3328

Re: iGenii question

The default Flash Player security settings should work fine. The app doesn't require access to your camera or microphone though the app may use some local storage.

Let me know if you're still having problems after checking these settings.
by Dan Smith
02/06/13 02:31 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: iGenii question
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually

Ted, No plans for a collected TOC. Volunteers welcome! Would it be useful to be able to search just the tables of contents pages? That'd be a quick way to find all articles on a given subject. You guys know about using the search modifiers, right? @author kaufman @title genii 34 marlo @author racher...
by Dan Smith
01/02/13 08:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually
Replies: 35
Views: 1567

Re: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually

We (myself and the other volunteers) were also tasked with finding the index page of each issue. Will that information eventually be used in some way so we can jump immediately to the index of each separated issue? Chris, you guys also identified the first 'reading page' of each issue, usually the ...
by Dan Smith
01/02/13 08:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually
Replies: 35
Views: 1567

Re: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually

Ian,

The data was remarkably good considering the hundreds of numbers you had to enter.

Thanks!
by Dan Smith
01/02/13 08:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually
Replies: 35
Views: 1567

Re: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually

As promised.. Alex now displays a link to the table of contents while viewing a document. While viewing a document with the table of contents identified, this link appears in the information panel: [img:center]http://askalexander.org/images-public/TOC-link.png[/img] All the Genii issues should have ...
by Dan Smith
01/02/13 07:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually
Replies: 35
Views: 1567

Re: Roberto Giobbi's Dai Vernon Seminar at the Genii Convention

I also attended an earlier version of this wonderful lecture. It's really a guided tour of some of magic's masterpieces. What's special to me about the lecture is that Roberto explains the thinking behind some of Vernon's material and why particular artistic choices were made. Seeing the paths not t...
by Dan Smith
09/15/12 10:35 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roberto Giobbi's Dai Vernon Seminar at the Genii Convention
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Volunteer Opportunity: Ask Alexander

Did you know Ask Alexander can: * Search for information using a book's title, author, year published or language? * Help you organize the cool things you find into collections of downloadable pages? * Create a personalized virtual bookshelf and conveniently track how far you've read in each? Alex h...
by Dan Smith
06/18/12 11:52 PM
 
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Volunteer Opportunity: Ask Alexander
Replies: 0
Views: 885

Re: Hank Lee

Quite unbelievable. Hank posted the following comments on his blog today, the same day the news articles detailing the credit card fraud became public. Highlights are mine. Quoting from: Hank Lee's Blog News Greetings from all of us at Hank Lees Magic Factory. Another fine week here in New England. ...
by Dan Smith
03/30/12 09:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 69484

Re: The Digital Version of Genii's March Issue is Now Live Online

Left scalpel in patient. All well now.
by Dan Smith
02/17/12 02:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Version of Genii's March Issue is Now Live Online
Replies: 30
Views: 1137

Re: The Digital Version of Genii's March Issue is Now Live Online

Clicking on Genii title under the flipping page icon correctly takes you to the magazine. That's been broken a long time... glad it got reported.

Oddly Bent, your subscription data has been updated. You should be able to access iGenii tonight.
by Dan Smith
02/16/12 09:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Version of Genii's March Issue is Now Live Online
Replies: 30
Views: 1137

Re: Tony Giorgio Has Died

And Amazon has it as a $2.99 rental.
by Dan Smith
02/11/12 08:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tony Giorgio Has Died
Replies: 23
Views: 3935

Re: iGenii Problems/Questions

Gary, your 3 year sub is now registered correctly. iGenii showed up when the 3 year sub was updated.

You can check the status of your Ask Alexander subscriptions on the My Alex -> Preferences page. The subscriptions are at the bottom of the page and include both current and expired subs.
by Dan Smith
08/04/11 09:01 AM
 
Forum: iGenii
Topic: iGenii Problems/Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 2980

Re: Card Trimmer & Corner Rounder

Jim,

Thanks so much for sharing your insights. Fascinating. Much appreciated.

Dan
by Dan Smith
06/20/11 06:55 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Card Trimmer & Corner Rounder
Replies: 23
Views: 2953

Re: Cannot login on iPad

Rich, Your account data was updated on 4/18. Your account definitely has access to the iGenii May issue which indicates that your iPad should now have access too. You have two accounts on Alexander (one for Genii, one from Magic*Con 2010). Are you sure you're using the correct account (richaviles) t...
by Dan Smith
04/26/11 08:34 PM
 
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Cannot login on iPad
Replies: 10
Views: 1896

Re: Cannot login on iPad

Dorian, you should be able to access the iPad content.

John Bodine, there is no Genii subscription attached to your Alexander account. Did you activate your Genii subscription and attach it to your existing account?
by Dan Smith
04/21/11 10:35 PM
 
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Cannot login on iPad
Replies: 10
Views: 1896

Re: April issue arrived

The April digital genii issue is now available. Please post any problems here and they'll be resolved quickly. Thanks, Dan
by Dan Smith
03/16/11 09:06 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: April issue arrived
Replies: 31
Views: 3092

Re: Delay for New Activations to iGenii

It only affects new users reading the current issue; the Alexander Genii archives are available to all Genii users.
by Dan Smith
03/04/11 03:38 PM
 
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Delay for New Activations to iGenii
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: The February Issue of Genii is Now LIVE Online!

The blank values in the URL are fine.

I think your issue is resolved. Computer says, try again.

Best,
Dan
by Dan Smith
01/13/11 08:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Now LIVE Online!
Replies: 21
Views: 2128

Re: Search Tips for iGenie, Anyone?

Jim, Have you read the Using Ask Alexander posts in the forum? There are 3 articles on searching (with pictures!) and another article on the limits of OCR. You'll learn to search on specific metadata such as author or title, exclude search results that contain certain words, and specify alternate sp...
by Dan Smith
01/05/11 11:29 PM
 
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Search Tips for iGenie, Anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: RSS feeds not feeding?!?

It has been failing for me too. Jun 22 was the last update.

Dan
by Dan Smith
07/03/10 09:48 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: RSS feeds not feeding?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Best books relating to theory behind deception in magic

The Psychology of Magic by Bill Nagler was published by Martin Breese. The Lybrary.com edition is available here.
by Dan Smith
03/28/10 12:52 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Best books relating to theory behind deception in magic
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: Paul Chosse

Maybe Jim's link to the Cafe thread is incorrect? The thread is still available .

For those wishing to avoid the green monster, Steven Youell's interview with Paul Chosse is available here. It's a great read about many of magic's greats: McComb, Miller, McMillen and more.

RIP, Paul.
by Dan Smith
03/27/10 10:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Chosse
Replies: 13
Views: 4518

Re: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog

David, there's a minor typo in your RSS feed - there's an extra "blog/" in the URL.

Correct RSS URL: http://www.davidben.com/blog/Tricks_%26_Tweets/rss.xml

- Dan Smith
by Dan Smith
11/27/09 08:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 2182

Re: Wanted: Leading With Your Head by Kurtz

Jarle Leirpoll's web site also carries Leading With Your Head:

http://www.leirpoll.com/leading.htm

Terrific booklet.

Cheers,
Dan
by Dan Smith
05/26/09 07:02 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Leading With Your Head by Kurtz
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Anything going on in Boston?

Hey, JR. The Mystery Lounge features David Oliver, Mike Bent, Steve Kradoffer, Bob Riordan and Danny Hustle. Tuesdays at 8pm, informal close-up magic usually starts around 7pm at the bar. Le Grand David is in its 32nd year presenting classical stage magic. Beverly, MA is a bit of a drive from downto...
by Dan Smith
05/10/08 08:43 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Anything going on in Boston?
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: The Genii Session

Yes to more handling details. There were gems in this month's column.

Unsolicited plug: video clips of Roberto Giobbi demonstrating the sleights from Card College 1 and 2 can be found on the CD editions at Lybrary.com. Highly recommended.

Dan
by Dan Smith
01/27/08 06:27 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Genii Session
Replies: 13
Views: 4632

Re: Fielding West Lecture In Connecticut

Fielding presented his lecture in Peabody, MA last weekend. It was one of the best lectures in recent memory. Full of stories, tips, and practical stand-up comedy magic.

The lecture and DVD (nearly 5 hours of content) are bargains.

Dan
by Dan Smith
01/17/08 06:03 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fielding West Lecture In Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: New Design and New Forum coming for Genii

Richard, Whoo Whoo!! This is fantastic news!

A web search (e.g., 'google ask alexander -poster') turned up the answer to what is Ask Alexander ?

It's time to join and support the CARC...

Dan
by Dan Smith
02/17/06 07:36 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: New Design and New Forum coming for Genii
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Next

Return to advanced search