Carl Natale

How Netflix uses tags to increase engagement

by Carl Natale on January 14, 2024

The unique tagging system seems to do a lot of heavy lifting when it comes to getting people to watch a show or movie.

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Noting in the new year

by Carl Natale on January 1, 2024

I actually used my last page in the notebook at the end of the year. So I’m starting 2024 with a fresh new notebook.

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While I have no desire to disturb the somewhat peaceful nature of Acadia National Park, I’m bummed I won’t be able to fly drones in any national park. Not exactly a crime against humanity. But the video and photography from a drone’s perspective could be stunning. I guess we will never know. Unless the national parks […]

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The drones are falling! The drones are falling!

by Carl Natale on June 24, 2014

The Washington Post has a very impressive report that covers drone crashes and near misses with aircraft in the United States. It makes the FAA’s case very nicely that drones need to be tightly regulated and restricted. Which makes a certain bit of sense. But too much control and we’re going to lose a lot of […]

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What else needs to be said?

by Carl Natale on April 22, 2014

The great Northern Jerk-Off — StuffJournalistsLike (@JournalistsLike) April 22, 2014

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Why Amazon just lost my business

by Carl Natale on September 27, 2013

Greetings from Maine. This is to inform you that I will not be purchasing anything from This is a direct result of your unwillingness to pay any advertising fees to associates in Maine. I understand that you need to make a political statement by refusing to send any money to Maine residents. To help […]

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Domino’s redefines pie in the sky

by Carl Natale on June 6, 2013

This example really isn’t that practical, but Domino’s Pizza in the United Kingdom has a video showing how to deliver pizza with a drone. [youtube][/youtube] This is probably a publicity stunt to get people to share a Domino’s video. But it’s a good start for people looking to innovate their delivery business.

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Boreal Design Inukshuk for sale

by Carl Natale on March 23, 2013

The Boreal Design Inukshuk was my first kayak. I had many great adventures paddling around Casco Bay. It was stable in active seas and a joy to paddle. I also was able to fit everything I needed for island camping trips. I’m selling it because I bought another kayak that fit me better. The Inukshuk […]

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Finding backcountry adventure at Rangeley Lake State Park

by Carl Natale on February 21, 2012

Winter is a great time to explore the park’s trails and beach.

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Sarah Kliff rounds up the ICD-10 coding controversy in a way that really bugs me in The Washington Post blog. She cites parrot injuries to demonstrate why ICD-10 codes create so much controversy. If you read my work at, you will learn why it’s not my favorite tact. But Kliff deserves credit for quoting […]

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