Notes on compiling LinuxSampler

I just installed Ubuntu 9.04 (64-bit) on a new machine and am currently in the middle of compiling LinuxSampler, and for some reason had to make source changes to the latest stable to get it to compile. For starters, I had to run configure with –prefix=/usr. Don’t know whether that’s a 64-bit thing, a me-being-noob [...]

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AJAX OnBlur Commits: Cool Vs Usability

I am not anti “Web 2.0“. I have enjoyed seeing the evolution of web applications under its banner, though I find the concept – as intangible as it can be – amusing at times. I have to say, though, that there are certainly instances when I know it has gone too far. I am finding more and more overly AJAX-ified sites which seem to be increasingly focused on how many items on the Web 2.0 checklist they can cross off and less on the usability principles which will give their visitors the smooth and comfortable experience they deserve.

This article really only touches on one example that I have experienced recently: onBlur commits (AJAXified, of course).

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