Fixing “Media kit reports not enough space on device” error in Disk Utility

I got this error today when trying to partition a Western Digital My Passport 4TB: Volume erase failed: Media kit reports not enough space on device Nothing I could do inside Disk Utility worked. Thanks to some kind soul on Reddit, here is how I solved the issue from the command line: $ diskutil list … Continue reading Fixing “Media kit reports not enough space on device” error in Disk Utility

Venkatesh Rao on Big Data, Machine Learning, and Blockchains

Venkatesh Rao had a good take on the big data/machine learning/blockchain mania in Breaking Smart a few weeks ago: Many people, database experts among them, dismiss Big Data as a fad that’s already come and gone, and argue that it was a meaningless term, and that relational databases can do everything NoSQL databases can. That’s … Continue reading Venkatesh Rao on Big Data, Machine Learning, and Blockchains

Sometimes you have to stop what you are doing and climb out on the roof to take a #ManhattanSkyline photo because the sunset is so beautiful. #nofilter