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by Dan Smith
June 30th, 2015, 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Ultimate Sphinx
Replies: 30
Views: 6112

Re: The Ultimate Sphinx

Final words.. I confirmed with Ingram Content that Lybrary had an agreement to sell encrypted PDFs from 2007 to 2010. Apologies to Chris for raising this topic publicly first and not through a private phone call, which we eventually had. Naturally, I speak only for myself and not any other parties. ...
by Dan Smith
June 30th, 2015, 3:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: kloAsking About Alexander
Replies: 8
Views: 2212

Re: kloAsking About Alexander

And we're back.

The site experienced a heart-stopping hardware failure early Sunday morning. For the techies: RAID-5, 4 disc, simultaneous 2 disc failure. The sites are back. Please report any problems you encounter.

Best,
Dan
by Dan Smith
June 23rd, 2015, 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Ultimate Sphinx
Replies: 30
Views: 6112

Re: The Ultimate Sphinx

Chris, There is indeed a contradiction regarding The Houdini book. Simon and Schuster has previously said they sent Lybrary a cease and desist letter in 2013 to stop selling the book. Ingram today confirmed they have a business relationship with Lybrary, but said they never sold The Secret Life of H...
by Dan Smith
June 23rd, 2015, 6:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Ultimate Sphinx
Replies: 30
Views: 6112

Re: The Ultimate Sphinx

Chris, Many people know me for having spent many years developing the software for Ask Alexander. I have no personal beef with you but I find your shadowy accusations annoying, and likely libelous. CARC just posted the following note in the Copyright Policy link available on each page of the site: T...
by Dan Smith
June 22nd, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Deremer Has Died
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

Re: Tim Deremer Has Died

Very sad to read this news. I grew up in Canton, OH and Tim was the local magician who performed at my elementary school and ran the local magic shop. I wished I gotten to know him after I was an adult. Many fond memories of the man.

"See the butter fly!"

Dan
by Dan Smith
July 1st, 2014, 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Retention
Replies: 56
Views: 9007

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
May 29th, 2014, 8:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Question Re the Genii Archives
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

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
May 28th, 2014, 5:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Question Re the Genii Archives
Replies: 34
Views: 6594

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
April 27th, 2014, 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 10809

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
April 27th, 2014, 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 10809

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
April 27th, 2014, 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 10809

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
April 26th, 2014, 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 10809

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
February 6th, 2013, 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: iGenii question
Replies: 2
Views: 594

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
January 2nd, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually
Replies: 35
Views: 4108

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
January 2nd, 2013, 7:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually
Replies: 35
Views: 4108

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
January 2nd, 2013, 7:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually
Replies: 35
Views: 4108

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
January 2nd, 2013, 6:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually
Replies: 35
Views: 4108

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
September 15th, 2012, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roberto Giobbi's Dai Vernon Seminar at the Genii Convention
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

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
June 18th, 2012, 11:52 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Volunteer Opportunity: Ask Alexander
Replies: 0
Views: 1767

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
March 30th, 2012, 9:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 101276

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
February 17th, 2012, 1:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Version of Genii's March Issue is Now Live Online
Replies: 30
Views: 3216

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

Left scalpel in patient. All well now.
by Dan Smith
February 16th, 2012, 8:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Version of Genii's March Issue is Now Live Online
Replies: 30
Views: 3216

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
February 11th, 2012, 7:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tony Giorgio Has Died
Replies: 23
Views: 5833

Re: Tony Giorgio Has Died

And Amazon has it as a $2.99 rental.
by Dan Smith
August 4th, 2011, 9:01 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: iGenii Problems/Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 5170

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
June 20th, 2011, 6:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Card Trimmer & Corner Rounder
Replies: 23
Views: 3915

Re: Card Trimmer & Corner Rounder

Jim,

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

Dan
by Dan Smith
April 26th, 2011, 8:34 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Cannot login on iPad
Replies: 10
Views: 3012

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
April 21st, 2011, 10:35 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Cannot login on iPad
Replies: 10
Views: 3012

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
March 16th, 2011, 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: April issue arrived
Replies: 31
Views: 5206

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
March 4th, 2011, 2:38 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Delay for New Activations to iGenii
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

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
January 13th, 2011, 7:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Now LIVE Online!
Replies: 24
Views: 5009

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
January 5th, 2011, 10:29 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Search Tips for iGenie, Anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 2553

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
July 3rd, 2010, 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RSS feeds not feeding?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Re: RSS feeds not feeding?!?

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

Dan
by Dan Smith
March 28th, 2010, 12:52 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Best books relating to theory behind deception in magic
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

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
March 27th, 2010, 10:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Chosse
Replies: 13
Views: 5491

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
November 27th, 2009, 7:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 3037

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
May 26th, 2009, 7:02 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Leading With Your Head by Kurtz
Replies: 4
Views: 754

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
May 10th, 2008, 8:43 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Anything going on in Boston?
Replies: 2
Views: 974

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
January 27th, 2008, 5:27 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Genii Session
Replies: 11
Views: 6132

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
January 17th, 2008, 5:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fielding West Lecture In Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 574

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
February 17th, 2006, 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Design and New Forum coming for Genii
Replies: 22
Views: 1689

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

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