With More Choices and Complexity Comes Unhappiness?

I’ve been reading “The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less” by Barry Schwartz. The Amazon editorial review notes that “a bewildering array of choices floods our exhausted brains, ultimately restricting instead of freeing us.” (I quoted the Amazon review because I wouldn’t be able to word it any better myself)


MSDNAA seems to be the best kept secret in the Computer Science Department at my university because it’s been almost 3 years and I’ve found out about it just now. I think I know why too. The sys-admin has to manually burn each CD (yes, I said CD, not DVD). Windows Vista, which I will be getting through MSDNAA through my university, comes on a whopping 5 CDs. They need to setup a server with the ISO so that we can download and burn them ourselves.

UNIX: Using select(…) with Multiple Sockets in C

If you’re having trouble with listening to multiple sockets (or file descriptors) in C in UNIX, then I’m going to save you a lot of time by posting some sample code. I found my answer in a discussion dating back to 1999.