I am so so very close to the finish line of the Masters of Information in Data Science at UC Berkeley and in between battling CUDA out of memory errors and underperforming models I’ve been thinking a little bit about what brought me to this point. Throughout the program people…

Today, March 24th 2020, when I see a word more than eight or so letters long that begins with a ‘c’ I know immediately what it is without reading the rest of the letters. Until that word is Communism. Or cubanelle, conscientious, cabbalistic, cachinnate, or cutlassfish. …

Before a work trip I was instructed to take an anti-malarial drug. We were going to Nigeria for work and the previous team that had gone there to do research had all come back malarial. Not a big deal for people who’ve developed a resistance to it but as folks…

This little essay is, like so many of the things that I post on Medium, a wooly ramble that doesn’t end with a pat conclusion. Apologies in advance.

I love the term “life-hack”. It’s been around long enough now to have entered the lexicon in a meaningful way and it…

A few days ago I (jokingly) said in a conversation:

“Instagram was discovered in 2010”

And when I thought about it for a moment I realized it actually didn’t sound as wrong as I meant it to. “Invented Instagram” sounds a little odd, it’s not as if the cameras, phones…

I’ve been trying to understand the difference between art and design for years now. I’m not sure why it seemed important to me to parse these two things, but it did. It probably has something to do with going from art to design and having attended and taught at both…

In Bill Arnings brilliantly titled essay “Sure, everyone might be an artist…but only one artist gets to be the guy who says that everyone else is an artist” Arning writes about a bake sale that artist Elaine Tin Nyo held at the New York City gallery Deitch Projects. …

My friend John Wieja passed away December 25, 2017 in Zhuhai China, a few weeks before he would have turned 42 years old. I don’t know if he had friends with him there with him in the hospital, I don’t know if he had any family near him, I don’t…

I often forget that I have crappy eyesight. I forget because I wear pieces of plastic on my face that correct my crappy eyesight, I very rarely deal with how bad my eyesight really is. Hearing aids, crutches, contact lenses, all augment a sense with extension of that sense feels…

joshua noble

prose && code. http://thefactoryfactory.com My views are not my own as I am appallingly unoriginal.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store