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Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 7th, 2010, 11:45 am

Seven days from today, folks.
Seven days from today.
Get ready.
:)
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Terry » December 7th, 2010, 4:53 pm

Christmas is 18 days Richard. . .

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Perrin » December 7th, 2010, 9:57 pm

Terry, Richard is doing something for us to prepare...
If you already knew then my bad!

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 8th, 2010, 12:06 am

You won't have to wait for Christmas. A little more than six days to go.
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby David Alexander » December 8th, 2010, 12:23 am

Sorry Richard, but my birthday two weeks away, not six days. No need to make a big deal out of it, but thanks for the thought anyway.

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 8th, 2010, 12:26 am

Is this when the current issues of Genii are going to start being online?

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 8th, 2010, 12:38 am

All subscribers need to send us their email addresses ASAP.
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 8th, 2010, 1:14 am

Richard,

Do you need people who are already activated via their e-mail address for the archives to send it again? And if so, send it where exactly?

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 8th, 2010, 11:05 am

Six days to go ...

Those who have already activated their iGenii accounts don't need to do anything.

Those who have already sent in their email addresses don't need to do anything.

Those who haven't sent in their email addresses need to do it NOW.
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Baph » December 8th, 2010, 11:35 am

What about people who have only just subscribed to Genii - as in within the last month?

Do we need to send in our email address as well, or is it taken from the subscription details?

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 8th, 2010, 12:01 pm

Those who have subscribed within the past four months and included an email address with their information do not have to contact us.
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Travis » December 8th, 2010, 12:46 pm

Wait, what are we talking about?

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Pete McCabe » December 8th, 2010, 1:31 pm

There's a rumor that Richard is going to email everyone a pdf of the working of the Hooker Card Rise.

Well, there wasn't a rumor until I posted this. But there is now!

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 8th, 2010, 1:55 pm

No hookers in my house.
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Perrin » December 9th, 2010, 12:41 am

You got mine e mail address? Just checking to make sure. If not, then I'll resend.

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 9th, 2010, 6:03 pm

Five days to go ...
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Master Payne » December 9th, 2010, 6:24 pm

So who do we send our e-mail addresses to?
This isn't one of those Nigerian Banking scam things is it?
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 9th, 2010, 6:38 pm

genii@geniimagazine.com
With your name.
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Perrin » December 10th, 2010, 5:42 pm

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 11th, 2010, 11:39 am

Four Days to go ...
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Bill Mullins » December 11th, 2010, 9:48 pm

Yes, only four days until the 25th anniversary of the death of Roger Maris.

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 11th, 2010, 10:22 pm

Poor Roger!
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 12th, 2010, 2:56 pm

Three days to go!
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 13th, 2010, 11:56 am

One day to go!
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Ted M » December 13th, 2010, 5:01 pm

Richard Kaufman, albeit in different thread wrote:I wish I could announce the publication of "Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy" on Tuesday, but alas that won't be the case. What's coming will effect and be of value to many more people than the pool of potential customers for that book.


So tantalizing!

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 13th, 2010, 5:37 pm

Just a few more hours. :)
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 13th, 2010, 7:55 pm

And the big news is that starting tonight you can order the regular edition of "The Berglas Effects":

http://kaufman.geniimagazine.com/

$125 for the regular edition, postpaid in the US
($155 Postpaid Worldwide)

Credit cards and PayPal Accepted.

Delivery on or About April 1, 2011
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 13th, 2010, 9:34 pm

Eh ... not really.

The big news is that the January issue of Genii is now online in our new monthly digital edition. Those of you who've activated your iGenii accounts will notice the icon of a small magazine flipping pages at the bottom of the Ask Alexander main page. Click on that and you will be able to read our January issue--right NOW.
iPad and iPhone app to come.

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Don Hendrix » December 13th, 2010, 9:43 pm

How about an Android app?

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Roger M. » December 13th, 2010, 9:45 pm

Wow, great news!

(this means I can read it at work, getting caught reading a paper copy might be embarrassing, but onscreen, nobody the wiser :) )

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Don Hendrix » December 13th, 2010, 9:57 pm

This is just fantastic. I receive my MUM via digital download and the Genii interface is far superior to it. Just when I thought that I had already exhausted my magic Christmas list........
Thanks, Richard. What a nice surprise!

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Jim Martin » December 13th, 2010, 10:26 pm

My oh my -- simply stunning.
Very intuitive controls - what a great platform.

Kudos to all - a new standard has been set.

(Oh, and the content? If the January '11 issue is a foreshadowing of the upcoming year -- hold on to your hats. Spectacular.)

Tutti bravi !


P.S. Will this format only be for issues after January '11? It's a winner.

P.P.S. The first of several 40 minute reading sessions just flew by.

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Steve Bryant » December 13th, 2010, 10:34 pm

Ooooh, that WAS exciting. Nifty the way it took over Safari and opened a nice two-page spread. But the most exciting page to me was page 9, showing it coming soon to the iPad. My iPod Touch and my desktop Mac have seen little of me since the iPad was invented, as it's just such a superior reading tool as well as, literally, over 150,000 other things. But meanwhile, iGenii just hit a home run. Now, back to the content ...

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 13th, 2010, 11:05 pm

Full instructions are here:
http://geniimagazine.com/help/igenii-instructions/

There's no Android app yet, however I have no problem viewing on my Droid X simply by logging in the normal way as if using it on a desktop or laptop.

Ditto for the iPad--the controls are primitive, but if you go to the login page for Alexander, log in, and then tap on the broken link in the lower left corner (where the flipping issue icon is when a system can read Flash), then the digital issue will open on the iPad as well. We are waiting for Apple to approve our apps for the iPad and iPhone. This can take up to six weeks. When they do, there will be excellent functionality and it will be much better.

None of you have found the audio files yet? Look on the first pages of both Genii Speaks and On the Slant. You'll see a "listen" button--click it! (It doesn't work on the iPad, but you will hear me and Jon read our columns on any desktop or laptop. Not sure about the Droid!
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 13th, 2010, 11:05 pm

If you click on the Archive button on the left (at the top) you'll see that you can also view the November and December issues.
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Jim Martin » December 13th, 2010, 11:39 pm

On the second visit I found the audio files for yourself and Jon R.; yet another great feature.

Can one navigate through the audio files (i.e., ffwd, reverse)? I accidentally clicked on another page and the audio reset to the beginning (as I was toward the end of the section on the Siegfried and Roy book).

Also found the Nov and Dec archives (which contain no audio files, correct?).

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby David Oliver » December 14th, 2010, 12:09 am

Looks GREAT! Instant links to advertisers and shows, embedded audio articles, zoom and search features, the ability to archive and 'favorite' pages, links to videos of tricks and more. This is much better than I thought it would be (not that I had doubts. I just wasn't expecting as many details and features as there are!).

Bravo to all involved. GENII is again on the cutting edge.

Imagine what is to come...
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 14th, 2010, 12:14 am

No audio files in November or December issues.

I'm not thrilled with the audio player: there is no way to pause it or jump to spots. If you stop it by turning the page, you must listen from the beginning. Hopefully it will get upgraded by the company we're using.

Obviously we'll be increasing the amount of audio and video as months go by!
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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Chris Aguilar » December 14th, 2010, 12:14 am

Very nice. As others have mentioned, the built in linking and audio is darn handy/useful.

Great issue too.

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Re: Counting Down ...

Postby Evan Shuster » December 14th, 2010, 1:06 am

I just checked it out, and "listened" to the Genii Speaks column. Truly terrific! Thanks, Richard!


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