Great to see Hermetic Press release an ebook version of Martin Joyal's The Six-Hour Memorized Deck. And even better to discover that it's a PDF so that you can use it on as many devices as possible. I can personally attest that it looks fantastic on iPad. (Even if you don't want to learn the deck, the history chapters are very interesting and worth reading, by the way.)
Craig Conley, Fredrick Turner, and I have recently published what is best described as a reader's guide to THE JINX. I know that many of you have read all of The Jinx, but if you haven't, our book hopes to entice you and guide your exploration of the legendary publication.
You can browse our book for free on the web, or purchase a PDF or printed copy for offline perusal at The Jinx Companion page.
(For anyone who was at Magic & Meaning 2010 conference, this is a spinoff of our "One Jinxed Year" collaborative reading project.)
In Roberto Giobbi's Secret Agenda, the entry for January 12 discusses methods for ensuring that you've packed, and set-up, all the props necessary for each piece in your show. One of the tips is to record a setup walk-thru that you can play for yourself, using your iPod, at the venue.
Sounds like a good idea, and you could enhance it further by putting your setup list on your iPod in text or structured format. For details, see my article, Creating an iPad Cue Sheet, at Secret Art Journal.
I'm really enjoying Secret Agenda, by the way. The day book format is a fun idea. If you're reading it too, don't miss Ruben Padilla's blog where he's writing about his reactions to the book's contents on a regular basis.