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by Nikodemus Siivola
August 3rd, 2010, 10:27 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Chad Long's Flash
Replies: 13
Views: 2852

Re: Chad Long's Flash

I had the pleasure of seeing Chad do this live last weekend in Kouvola, Finland.

One thing that might not be obvious from the video is how visual it is even from some distance away: the colors pop out extremely well against the gray border.
by Nikodemus Siivola
June 28th, 2010, 3:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Penumbra issues #3, #4, and #6
Replies: 0
Views: 166

WTB: Penumbra issues #3, #4, and #6

Need shipping to Europe (Finland.) Will pay a fair price.
by Nikodemus Siivola
June 20th, 2010, 8:07 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Penumbra issues #1, #3, #4, and #6
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: WTB: Penumbra issues #1, #3, #4, and #6

Still looking for these.
by Nikodemus Siivola
June 16th, 2010, 5:35 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Penumbra issues #1, #3, #4, and #6
Replies: 1
Views: 328

WTB: Penumbra issues #1, #3, #4, and #6

Need shipping to Finland, Europe. Will pay a fair price.
by Nikodemus Siivola
September 9th, 2009, 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can we Pre-order Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1740

Re: Can we Pre-order Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy?

FWIW, I would pre-order Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy.
by Nikodemus Siivola
August 30th, 2009, 6:29 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Sleight Unseen by Stephen Minch
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: WTB: Sleight Unseen by Stephen Minch

Deal pending, thanks to those who spread the word.
by Nikodemus Siivola
August 29th, 2009, 12:49 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Sleight Unseen by Stephen Minch
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: WTB: Sleight Unseen by Stephen Minch

Still looking, willing to pay a somewhat stupid price.
by Nikodemus Siivola
August 28th, 2009, 3:09 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Disappointed with On the Slant
Replies: 3
Views: 1771

Re: Disappointed with On the Slant

I have yet to receive the issue, but I for one am glad that true background is revealed. While I'm certain the trick is an excellent one that Mr. Fields would have been proud of, in general undisclosed misattributions are called forgeries -- and I'm pretty sure you would not credit a trick to Hofzin...
by Nikodemus Siivola
August 27th, 2009, 5:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Sleight Unseen by Stephen Minch
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: WTB: Sleight Unseen by Stephen Minch

Still looking, willing to pay a semi-outrageous price.
by Nikodemus Siivola
August 24th, 2009, 4:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Sleight Unseen by Stephen Minch
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: WTB: Sleight Unseen by Stephen Minch

Still looking for this, and willing to pay a good price.
by Nikodemus Siivola
August 18th, 2009, 12:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Sleight Unseen by Stephen Minch
Replies: 5
Views: 826

WTB: Sleight Unseen by Stephen Minch

Will pay a fair price for the third volume of "the Nash trilogy", Sleight Unseen by Stephen Minch. Need shipping to Finland.

Please reply via PM or email to nikodemus at random-state.net.

Nikodemus Siivola
Vaasankatu 6 C 49
00500 Helsinki
FINLAND

Cheers,

-- Nikodemus
by Nikodemus Siivola
April 7th, 2009, 1:09 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Hank Lee Magic not on a secure server?
Replies: 15
Views: 7405

Re: Hank Lee Magic not on a secure server?

It's probably a trivial snafu: the secure server is still there, but login doesn't take you to it.

Edit the URL by hand to start with "https" instead of "http" and you should be good to go.
by Nikodemus Siivola
April 6th, 2009, 1:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph
Replies: 308
Views: 58792

Re: Triumph

I tried to get out, but they pulled me back in... Or try culling and stacking 3 hands of four of a kind from a slug that is not on the top or the bottom of the deck using a riffle shuffle technique. Glenn, it's called a block transfer. It is neither new nor rocket science: http://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Nikodemus Siivola
April 6th, 2009, 10:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph
Replies: 308
Views: 58792

Re: Triumph

I look forward to seeing Nikodemus and Cugel post a video of culling and stacking four of a kind from a slug. Right, 'cos no one is allowed to critique things they cannot duplicate. There you go, then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88h646CssHs It's far from perfect, but at least there should be no...
by Nikodemus Siivola
April 6th, 2009, 4:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph
Replies: 308
Views: 58792

Re: Triumph

We've all been here before. For those of you who have NOT, this is how it goes. 1. Mr B. posts a video of some crappy shuffle work based on the Triumph-shuffle. 2. People try to more-or-less-gently point out some issues with it. 3. Mr B. tells how he has been working on this for 20 years and how it ...
by Nikodemus Siivola
January 30th, 2009, 5:12 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Research: Poker
Replies: 5
Views: 2081

Re: Research: Poker

The Georgio Letters by Tony Giorgio, IIRC initially part of the Intermission in Genii Magicana. Started around volume 54 (early 90s.) A column or a series of articles by Simon Lovell in the Magigram around the same time, I think. An index in progress exists, but doesn't reach the right time period y...
by Nikodemus Siivola
January 25th, 2009, 6:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aficionado of a Private Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 3164

Re: Aficionado of a Private Collection

I alphabetize by performer (or author/editor for collections, etc), and sort books by the same person by the original publishing date. Periodicals, including bounds collections and reprints, are kept separately, alphabetized by the name of the publication. Videos and DVDs are kepth with the books, a...
by Nikodemus Siivola
September 13th, 2008, 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pseudonyms
Replies: 32
Views: 2460

Re: Pseudonyms

mrgoat wrote:Citation needed.


Here you go:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03/19/

:)
by Nikodemus Siivola
September 13th, 2008, 5:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pseudonyms
Replies: 32
Views: 2460

Re: Pseudonyms

Some potential issues with anonymity are * the increased danger of bad behaviour and flaming: people are lot more likely to act like total asses when their names are not attached to what they are doing. * sock puppetry, but so far that doesn't seem the case here, and it can be controlled by controll...
by Nikodemus Siivola
September 12th, 2008, 6:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Cutting A Snowflake
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: Cutting A Snowflake

I need to check, but I think Gene Anderson's Newspaper Magic has something.
by Nikodemus Siivola
September 10th, 2008, 3:06 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Solari’s Metamorphis Bills
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Solari’s Metamorphis Bills

I believe David Parr's take on the bill transposition originally appeared in his book "Brain Food", which is still in print.
by Nikodemus Siivola
September 9th, 2008, 12:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is magic?
Replies: 27
Views: 2739

Re: What is magic?

Robert Neale and Whit Haydn both have said interesting things on this topic. (To add to the names already mentioned.) One thing maybe worth considering is that the results produced by whatever is believed to be "Real Magic" are not unexplainable -- they are "just" magic. That is ...
by Nikodemus Siivola
September 8th, 2008, 11:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Cummins / fasdiu.com
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Paul Cummins / fasdiu.com

The site certificate for fasdiu.com has expired, and emails to the contact address given on the site bounce -- as do the postmaster and webmaster addresses (never a good sign.) If someone is in contact with Mr. Cummins, then appraising him of the situation would probably be in order. ...or alternati...
by Nikodemus Siivola
September 8th, 2008, 3:46 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Pandora's Box: Jay Sankey
Replies: 16
Views: 8076

Re: Pandora's Box: Jay Sankey

Can you tell how Sankey's work here compares to Peter Kane's original The Ring in The Card Case, or Gary Plants work on the same? The first is basically a loadable card box with a rattle (published in Another Card Session With Peter Kane), the latter I am not familiar with but believe to be a more s...
by Nikodemus Siivola
September 6th, 2008, 3:48 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 26912

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Where can I post my review on the product that I bought?

There's always MyLovelyAssistant: http://www.mylovelyassistant.com/

Cheers, Nikodemus
by Nikodemus Siivola
September 4th, 2008, 12:02 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Coin Magic
Replies: 22
Views: 4825

Re: Coin Magic

R. Paul Wilson is also selling another (?) version of his 3 Fly -- "Completely Crowded!" -- on his website. See http://www.rpaulwilson.com/ .

Cheers,

-- Nikodemus
by Nikodemus Siivola
September 4th, 2008, 4:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: riffle stacking
Replies: 148
Views: 37046

Re: riffle stacking

I'm currently working on my Triumph, so this was of some interest to me -- not the stacking bit as such, but the deceptiveness of Glenn's handling of the Triumph Shuffle itself. I wanted to know how a layman would see Glenn's shuffle. I played it to a friend from 0:17 to the deal, without commentary...
by Nikodemus Siivola
August 28th, 2008, 3:27 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Possible new forum motto?
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Re: Possible new forum motto?

Here is the original context, so that those of you unfamiliar with the brilliance that is XKCD have a chance to see more then a single comic...

http://xkcd.com/386/

Cheers,

-- Nikodemus
by Nikodemus Siivola
August 19th, 2008, 8:08 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Gene Maze and The Art of Bottom Dealing
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Wanted: Gene Maze and The Art of Bottom Dealing

Will pay a decent price, needs shipping to Europe. Email contacts preferred: nikodemus@random-state.net

Nikodemus Siivola
Vaasankatu 6 C 49
00500 Helsinki
Finland

Cheers,

-- Nikodemus

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