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by Joe Pecore
April 6th, 2003, 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: magic library and knowledge base - a discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 1834

Re: magic library and knowledge base - a discussion

I'm up for it!
by Joe Pecore
April 6th, 2003, 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: magic library and knowledge base - a discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 1834

Re: magic library and knowledge base - a discussion

Paul, great job at attempting to explaining some of the benifits of XML!
by Joe Pecore
April 3rd, 2003, 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: magic library and knowledge base - a discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 1834

Re: magic library and knowledge base - a discussion

In terms of functionality, I think it would be good to have the search/linking distinquish between something that is "used" verses some that is "described". For example, if I click on "Diagonal Palm Shift", I would like to have the choice of seeing all ebooks that "...
by Joe Pecore
April 3rd, 2003, 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: magic library and knowledge base - a discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 1834

Re: magic library and knowledge base - a discussion

I'm a big fan of XML also. Mostly because it forces open standards. Everyone can see the XML tags, see how they are used, markup there own ebooks with the tags and can reasonably expect to be able to use any tool that support the tags. So whatever you decide to do, I hope you make the format availab...
by Joe Pecore
March 22nd, 2003, 9:43 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Twin's Split
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: The Twin's Split

If anyone is having trouble with the change (it is a knack). Try holding the cards horizontally. Not as aesthetic, but I found it a little easier. Same mechanics, but the card going around clears a little easier, since it only has to go the width of it. It also provides for more cover for the hidden...
by Joe Pecore
March 20th, 2003, 3:30 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Twin's Split
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

The Twin's Split

I liked this one since I had a leg up because I already had tried "Snap Change" from "Kaps on Kards" which is very similar to "The Horace Gold Change". The only difference was the Kaps held the card horizontally. My question is what ideas do you have for clean-up at the...
by Joe Pecore
March 13th, 2003, 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prestidigitation Markup Language?
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Prestidigitation Markup Language?

Here are the uses cases I've come up with so far: * Be able to switch descriptions/images from right-handed to left-handed. * Automated Hyperlink. Link moves to full descriptions, credits to authors website, references to other sources, etc. (possibly may require to be online). Will most likely requ...
by Joe Pecore
March 13th, 2003, 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: left handed or right handed?
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: left handed or right handed?

Hopefully you already read the topic I started at: http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 1;t=000962

:)
by Joe Pecore
March 6th, 2003, 11:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Scotch & Soda question
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Scotch & Soda question

The Scotch and Soda trick is on page 260 of "Modern Coin Magic" by J.B. Bobo. Although it was called "Liberty Head Half and U.S. Penney."

(From SCOTCH AND SODA PART 1 by Ken Simmons)
by Joe Pecore
March 2nd, 2003, 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prestidigitation Markup Language?
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Prestidigitation Markup Language?

Originally posted by Alain Roy: the reader would have the choice of rendering the instructions for right-handednes or left. What about the graphics that accompany the text? -alain Good point! I'll have to make sure we account for that with alternate graphics tags. Would it be possible to flip/mirro...
by Joe Pecore
March 2nd, 2003, 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prestidigitation Markup Language?
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Prestidigitation Markup Language?

Originally posted by Ralph Bonheim: I offer this merely as a curiosity -- some lefties don't mind right-handed instructions. Best, r Thanks for the insight. Not being a lefty, I've never had to deal with these problems. Of course that would be one of the benifits of PML, the reader would have the c...
by Joe Pecore
March 1st, 2003, 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prestidigitation Markup Language?
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Prestidigitation Markup Language?

Originally posted by Dan Smith: Was this thread started by the same Joe Pecore that attended Old Dominion University in the early '80s? Dan[/QB] Yes! Is this the same Dan Smith that was my roomate and got me hooked on Paul Harris? Send me some email! I've been trying to email you but it keeps getti...
by Joe Pecore
March 1st, 2003, 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prestidigitation Markup Language?
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Prestidigitation Markup Language?

Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend: I'm eager to see what you find useful in coding the 'audience perception' and 'magician action' aspects of a performance. Likewise the 'social context' versus 'performance context' might be useful. Good luck coding conjuring into the analog of BNF. -Jon[/QB] ...
by Joe Pecore
March 1st, 2003, 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prestidigitation Markup Language?
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Prestidigitation Markup Language?

Originally posted by Alain Roy: Joe-- It seems like a difficulty will be in deciding the granularity of the description. Are you doing something with tags for the structure of a description, or tags for the terms used in magic, or both? -alain I too have thought of all these situations. I think the...
by Joe Pecore
February 28th, 2003, 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prestidigitation Markup Language?
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Prestidigitation Markup Language?

This is only for the software geeks in the crowd! Has anyone given any thought to developing an XML-based markup language for magic? I think there could be some great benifits in marking up magic effects in a standard way, especially with the amount of magic that is becoming available in electronic ...
by Joe Pecore
November 12th, 2002, 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: December Genii is in the mail! Look out for Aaron Fisher.
Replies: 51
Views: 4702

Re: December Genii is in the mail! Look out for Aaron Fisher.

There was no mail on Sunday and no mail yesterday because of Veterans day, but hopefully it will be here this afternoon! I ran home on Tuesday and waited by the mailbox, but nothing came. Waited there until Wednesday, 11/13 and got it !!!!! ;) Now I can't wait to see Aaron Fisher's lecture here on D...
by Joe Pecore
September 25th, 2002, 6:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: GENII Online Index?
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Re: GENII Online Index?

You can still help out with proof reading the online index at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.contrast-software.com/genii/genii.php">http://www.contrast-software.com/genii/genii.php</a><!-- m --> even if you don't have the issue. You should be able to find things like "Phil Golds...
by Joe Pecore
September 24th, 2002, 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Online index up and running
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: Online index up and running

The index is really coming along nicely. I've been scanning a few magazines and sending bulk uploads to Graham and I could sure use the help with proof-reading. If anyone has time to help out, please review the issue that are done and correct any obvious errors.

thanks,
Joe pecore
by Joe Pecore
September 20th, 2002, 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Online index up and running
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: Online index up and running

About page numbers, I believe in the older issues the pages start with 1 in January and continued in order all the way through until December. Keep us up to date on your site's statistics (i.e. how many issues have been entered). I think this is going to be a huge resource to all here. Great work! -...
by Joe Pecore
September 19th, 2002, 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Online index up and running
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: Online index up and running

The file I have is not really delimited at all. Just scanned in. I used it just to do word searching. But, I could easily hand delimit it anyway you want. I just think it would be easier for me to create a delimited file by hand and send it to you for bulk upload then to input them individually with...
by Joe Pecore
September 18th, 2002, 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Online index up and running
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: Online index up and running

I have some indexes that I scanned in and converted to text via OCR.
Any way you can create a bulk upload tool so I don't have to hand poke the infomation using your forms?
by Joe Pecore
September 10th, 2002, 7:49 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Books that have not been published.
Replies: 19
Views: 2662

Re: Books that have not been published.

Richard,
How about the "Collected MAGICANA book"?

(My offer to help still stands! :) )

- Joe Pecore
by Joe Pecore
July 16th, 2002, 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY TODAY! THE FORUM IS ONE YEAR OLD!
Replies: 35
Views: 2199

Re: IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY TODAY! THE FORUM IS ONE YEAR OLD!

Keep up the great work Brad! :)
This forum has definitely turned into one of my favorite sites.
by Joe Pecore
July 15th, 2002, 10:50 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: A Loaded Question for the Readers of Genii
Replies: 136
Views: 38967

Re: A Loaded Question for the Readers of Genii

I would be willing to help with scanning. I have the computer, scanner, and OCR. I just don't have all the magazines! Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: -snip- One of the big problems is time. I spend all of mine getting Genii out on time every month. Anyone out there willing to take on the task ...
by Joe Pecore
July 15th, 2002, 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: August issue in the mail! Time for the monthly heads up.
Replies: 64
Views: 4802

Re: August issue in the mail! Time for the monthly heads up.

Got mine on yesterday (july 14). I would have never guessed S&R were that old! :-)
by Joe Pecore
May 16th, 2002, 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fox Masked Magician
Replies: 28
Views: 2405

Re: Fox Masked Magician

See post at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magictalk.com/cgi-bin/v_frame.cgi?read=169713">http://www.magictalk.com/cgi-bin/v_fram ... ead=169713</a><!-- m --> for more desciptions Buzz-saw (cutting girl in-half) Disappearing girl on a table in a small room (mirrors) Broom suspension ...
by Joe Pecore
April 25th, 2002, 4:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "anything deck" by Paul Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Re: "anything deck" by Paul Harris

The few times I have performed this, there has been no questions from the spectator about the backs of the cards. I also think the addon move, can be useful for other effects in general. We had a pretty good discusion about this effect, especially how you cannot perform it exactly as written or the ...
by Joe Pecore
April 8th, 2002, 5:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: GENII Online Index?
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Re: GENII Online Index?

Why not let us readers help out? You could start a discussion here on the Genii forum where we can post indexes we type up. I have a scanner/OCR and would be willing to create and post indexes for any Genii issues I have. Just need to decided what format you want it in and if you want us to post ind...
by Joe Pecore
December 4th, 2001, 3:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Changing Knives
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: Color Changing Knives

If it appears to the specatator that only one knife is in play, I'ved use a shuttle pass while appearing to transfer the knife from one hand to the other. Works best if you have a reason to be swiching hands too ;)

- Joe
by Joe Pecore
August 31st, 2001, 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Who is member number 1?
Replies: 23
Views: 2312

Re: Who is member number 1?

Try clicking on search and search by member id number.
by Joe Pecore
August 24th, 2001, 9:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting new magic-related fiction
Replies: 6
Views: 1381

Re: Interesting new magic-related fiction

I just finished James Swain's novel "The man who walked through walls".

Pretty good read.
About a nephew of Houdini, that uses his magical skills to help save his kidnapped daughter.

I'll have to get his new book "Grift Sense".
by Joe Pecore
August 23rd, 2001, 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Live Update from the MAGIC magazine convention in Las Vegas!
Replies: 14
Views: 3505

Re: Live Update from the MAGIC magazine convention in Las Vegas!

So when is the Genii Convention? ;)
by Joe Pecore
August 21st, 2001, 12:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strongest Versions of Classic Card Effects
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: Strongest Versions of Classic Card Effects

1) cards across = Las Vegas Leapers
3) ace assembly = Ace Trap
4) torn and restored card = Rip-off
10)color changing deck = Joker Poker

As you can tell, I'm a big Paul Harris fan! :)
by Joe Pecore
July 30th, 2001, 12:57 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Too-Perfect Theory
Replies: 48
Views: 5170

Re: Too-Perfect Theory

I have Mike Close's "Workers" video which contains the "frog prince" and it does NOT use a signed card.

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