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by Scott M.
May 10th, 2017, 6:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown: Secret extended 3 weeks in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Derren Brown: Secret extended 3 weeks in NYC

I have an extra ticket for tomorrow night if anyone in NYC is looking for one.
by Scott M.
February 21st, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: problem accessing on desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: problem accessing on desktop

Richard Kaufman wrote:Delete the app and reinstall.


I wasn't using the app -- I was accessing through a browser. Regardless, I'm doing the same thing now that I was doing last night and am able to access.
by Scott M.
February 20th, 2017, 9:49 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: problem accessing on desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 436

problem accessing on desktop

Anyone else having problems accessing issues on the desktop? I can read back issues on my tablet, but when I click on a cover on the desktop (Mac, using both Chrome and Safari), I'm redirected every time to the account page.
by Scott M.
February 3rd, 2017, 6:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2806

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Sounds great!

That huge stack of papers you held up in the More Genii Speaks column -- was that one of these, the Vernon book or something unannounced?
by Scott M.
January 30th, 2017, 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LARRY HORAYNE Blog
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: LARRY HORAYNE Blog

More a site than a blog, but Magicana.com. (No relation to the Genii column.)
by Scott M.
January 29th, 2017, 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LARRY HORAYNE Blog
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: LARRY HORAYNE Blog

It's written in an irreverent, satirical and sometimes happily obscene style, but I wouldn't call the blog satirical in intent. Larry seems to be a pretty dedicated cardman and his comments on card magic and books on card magic I always find worth reading.
by Scott M.
January 16th, 2017, 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Two
Replies: 59
Views: 7346

Re: The Jerx Year Two

Is anyone here of the opinion that some of Andy's anecdotes concerning his one-off performances may be apocryphal? I have always thought that. In fact, for a long time, when I first started reading his blog, I took it as almost entirely satiric. It took a little while to figure out its larger purpo...
by Scott M.
January 15th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Two
Replies: 59
Views: 7346

Re: The Jerx Year Two

Listening to the violin is ultimately listening to the violin. Looking at a painting is ultimately just looking at a painting. Reading a novel is ultimately just reading a novel. I liked Andy's latest post a lot too, but a small quibble with the above, which is that there are experimenters in all a...
by Scott M.
January 13th, 2017, 1:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trailer for New Movie: "Sleight"
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Trailer for New Movie: "Sleight"

I interviewed the director before Sundance last year, and we talked about magic in the second half of the interview.

http://filmmakermagazine.com/97107-stre ... t-sleight/
by Scott M.
January 3rd, 2017, 12:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 3566

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

TheAttorney wrote:Any cards available with the marking system on the left side of the card? Something that can be easily seen while spreading from hand to hand.


Try Andy Nyman's The Code.
by Scott M.
December 12th, 2016, 6:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2016 tricks?
Replies: 35
Views: 2477

Re: 2016 tricks?

The one thing I bought -- which, admittedly, is sitting here in its bag waiting for me to assemble and try it -- that might fit the bill is "Little Door." I really smiled when I watched the demo, and from looking at the gimmick and watching the explanation, the routining seems solid.
by Scott M.
December 2nd, 2016, 12:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November
Replies: 29
Views: 4270

Re: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November

Richard Kaufman wrote:Saw the show. Ricky ambled onstage and held the audience for 90 minutes, performing about half a dozen tricks and telling lots of stories. Steve Martin made a surprise appearance.
Standing ovation.


I got Elvis Costello the night before.
by Scott M.
November 30th, 2016, 6:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November
Replies: 29
Views: 4270

Re: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November

I have a second row seat for tonight's show for which my friend is suddenly sick and can't go. I was going to try and sell it at the box office but if anyone here is interested let me know by replying...

Scott
by Scott M.
October 19th, 2016, 6:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: November Issue of Genii Now Live Online and in the Mail
Replies: 8
Views: 1181

Re: November Issue of Genii Now Live Online and in the Mail

Really excited about the John Bannon column in January.
by Scott M.
October 19th, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: audio problems
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: audio problems

Thanks, fixed it. I remember this was a problem in previous iOS's, but this was the first time I encountered it on this one.
by Scott M.
October 19th, 2016, 1:02 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: audio problems
Replies: 4
Views: 861

audio problems

Anyone else having audio problems -- as in no audio -- in the embedded videos in the iGenii app? I'm on an iPad Air running the latest iOS version.
by Scott M.
October 15th, 2016, 7:40 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Andi's Magicana run
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Andi's Magicana run

Before the new issue arrives with John Guastaferro's first column, I thought I'd just say thanks here to Andi Gladwin for what, I thought, was a really good run editing Magicana. I might not have done, or even tried to do, every trick, but the column always had ideas, felt fresh and was written with...
by Scott M.
September 24th, 2016, 2:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen
Replies: 19
Views: 3202

Re: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen

Even though I wasn't a MAGIC subscriber, I did subscribe to MAGIC Legacy and am sorry it won't be coming to fruition. And I'm not trying to second guess, but it's clear now that this kind of campaign perhaps would have been better on Kickstarter, where you could see the amount needed and there could...
by Scott M.
September 4th, 2016, 8:50 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Online Book Ordering Now Working Again
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Online Book Ordering Now Working Again

Are the pre-order specials over?
by Scott M.
August 18th, 2016, 1:59 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 15652

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Someone on the Cafe said his just arrived.
by Scott M.
August 11th, 2016, 12:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?
Replies: 24
Views: 5668

Re: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?

I found this thread over at the Cafe which discusses this too: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?forum=110&topic=616355#7 . Totally understandable that Stephen would hand things over to Penguin. (I've ordered from them for years and have always had good experiences, by the way.) I...
by Scott M.
August 10th, 2016, 5:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?
Replies: 24
Views: 5668

Re: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?

Hermetic Press was sold to Penguin Magic. Minch continues to write books, and these will be published and marketed through Penguin. I had read that, but I'm surprised to see the site gone as there's nowhere on the Penguin site that the books are grouped together. Yes, you can search for them indivi...
by Scott M.
February 3rd, 2016, 8:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Looking for a New Editor for "Magicana" in Genii
Replies: 17
Views: 3833

Re: Looking for a New Editor for "Magicana" in Genii

Wow, that was fast.

Well, I'll take a moment as well to say thanks to Andi. I thought he did an excellent job. The tricks were always interesting, and I could feel his personal touch and interest in the column's overall identity.

Look forward to hearing who the new editor is.
by Scott M.
August 26th, 2015, 7:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2
Replies: 145
Views: 31839

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2

As Ristiharju mentioned, the effect is taught on Josh's Unreal DVD set. I just spoke with Josh, who has been a friend of mine since he was 8 years old. He stated that his method doesn't involve an index or pre-show work. Well, then, to paraphrase Penn, there's only one explanation... I was fooled. ...
by Scott M.
August 25th, 2015, 3:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2
Replies: 145
Views: 31839

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2

Just watched Josh Jay's routine, which was very well done, as expected. When he started it, I was surprised. I love John Lovick's "I Dream of Mindreading," which is what he was doing, and I was surprised that he'd pick that trick to try and fool Penn and Teller. The first part of the routi...
by Scott M.
June 13th, 2015, 2:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Issue of Genii is Now Available to Subscribers!
Replies: 16
Views: 2978

Re: The Digital Issue of Genii is Now Available to Subscribe

Thank you, Richard.

I thought that iOS bug was fixed. In any case, I switched the rotation lock switch in settings to mute and then back again, and now it works.
by Scott M.
June 13th, 2015, 12:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Issue of Genii is Now Available to Subscribers!
Replies: 16
Views: 2978

Re: The Digital Issue of Genii is Now Available to Subscribe

Good issue. But is anyone else not able to hear the audio on the video clips in the iPad app?
by Scott M.
May 24th, 2015, 4:42 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Missing issues still?
Replies: 14
Views: 2998

Re: Missing issues still?

Missing the same issues as well on an iPad as well as laptop. Also, if this is a thread to post requests for restored content... I've been hoping that the final pages of August, 2000 (from 71 on), get reloaded. They show up empty for me. I was gifted a copy of "The James File" and I'd love...
by Scott M.
May 14th, 2015, 11:08 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: offline access on the iPad app
Replies: 22
Views: 6453

Re: offline access on the iPad app

So, I decided to try again saving the new, suprisingly-covered issue using Richard's steps above. Did everything correctly, checked that all the pages were there, had the download option enabled, etc. Went to airline mode, scanned through a few pages, all seemed good. This morning, turned on the iPa...
by Scott M.
March 19th, 2015, 9:29 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: offline access on the iPad app
Replies: 22
Views: 6453

Re: offline access on the iPad app

Interesting.

I downloaded the latest update to the iOS app and the offline problem is still there. Bill, I'm leaning more to your theory because the percentage counter quickly races up to 100%; it's clear that that material is not being downloaded.
by Scott M.
March 19th, 2015, 3:56 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: offline access on the iPad app
Replies: 22
Views: 6453

Re: offline access on the iPad app

Bill, I just read your post on the other thread, and I experience all of that too -- particularly the times when some elements of the page are there but the text itself is missing. And the blurry pages too. I hadn't thought that the 100% indicator might be inaccurate. That seems like it could be a p...
by Scott M.
March 19th, 2015, 3:35 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: offline access on the iPad app
Replies: 22
Views: 6453

Re: offline access on the iPad app

Scott, I just realized that you can set the number of issues that will be retained by the iPad. Tap the issues button on the bottom. Tap the settings tab on the top of the new window that opens. Choose a number from the dropdown menu: the iPad will retain up to--I believe--10 issues. The default mi...
by Scott M.
March 18th, 2015, 10:44 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: offline access on the iPad app
Replies: 22
Views: 6453

offline access on the iPad app

I feel like I must be the only one with this problem or else others would have posted by now... But does anyone else find the iPad app completely impossible when it comes to offline access? I click the "offline" mode on the settings page, download an issue until it gets to 100% and note th...
by Scott M.
March 5th, 2015, 6:03 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 29093

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Agree with all of the above. Tom, have appreciated the reviews over the years. Best of luck on your upcoming projects.
by Scott M.
February 27th, 2015, 12:53 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Missing pages/sections in issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Re: Missing pages/sections in issues

Understood and will do. Thanks for the reply.
by Scott M.
February 27th, 2015, 11:22 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Missing pages/sections in issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1472

Missing pages/sections in issues

Several times I've come across incomplete issues on the iPad app. Usually I just forget about it and move on, but looking for something specific in the August 2000 edition made me stop and inquire through this post. That back section of the book, including the whole review section, is missing on tha...
by Scott M.
December 29th, 2014, 9:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown - Penguin Live - Jan 4, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 5290

Re: Derren Brown - Penguin Live - Jan 4, 2015

Overall, the whole Penguin lecture thing is very good. And, yes, if there are at least two people out of the coming five you'd like to see, the $50 monthly pass is worth it. I've done this several times, the result being that I have a ton of unviewed ones on my hard drive. The thing is, the Penguin ...
by Scott M.
July 20th, 2014, 9:15 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Jim Bob
Replies: 5
Views: 6584

Re: Jim Bob

Thanks, Andi, for responding. That was exactly my confusion. Very nice trick!
by Scott M.
July 19th, 2014, 11:24 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Jim Bob
Replies: 5
Views: 6584

Jim Bob

Am I the only person having a problem with this trick described in the August issue of Genii? I can think of ways to correct what I think is a mistake in the explanation, but they are not very elegant. Am I just reading this wrong, or does Doug do it another way? (At least the way I am reading it, t...
by Scott M.
July 15th, 2014, 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: iGenii problem
Replies: 31
Views: 7229

Re: iGenii problem

I'm not sure if Margaret did anything or not, but I opened the app and got the same "you are logged in but you have no active subscription" message. I tried deleting the app and signing in again and now it appears to be working once more.

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