Rocco Maglio

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Rocco Maglio is a former Town Commissioner and Mayor of Melbourne Beach, FL. He grew up in Brooksville and is a graduate of Hernando High School as well as PHSC. He current works as a software architect with a strong interest in computer security.

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School bus GPS reinstalled without Board approval

The Hernando County School Board has a contract for GPS monitoring of the buses with a company called Synovia Solutions GPS. In the summer, the School board voted to remove all the GPS equipment from the buses and return it to Synovia.

Synovia is claiming that the issues with the software was caused by the School District’s implementation of the software. The fault of each party would have to be hashed out in the litigation if it came to that.

Tech Talk: Staying safe while supporting small businesses online

Rocco Maglio, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP, has over 20 years in the field of software engineering.

The Internet has enabled small businesses to open with low upfront costs. This enables them to create a storefront on the Internet that can be reached by people all over the world.

Rocco Maglio, CISSP

Tech Talk: Five free MP3s a day from your library

Freegal app

The Hernando County Library provides the ability to download a few mp3 songs each week. These songs are yours to keep forever. This is through an app on your phone Freegal or via their web site If you know your library card number and your pin, you can use this service and start building a collection of songs today.

The conundrum of fake news and the internet

Rocco Maglio is a Certified Internet Security Systems Professional. He has over 20 years of experience in software engineering.

With the recent Presidential election, the issue of “fake news” has been making headlines. The Washington Post recently ran an article entitled “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say.”

Steam 33 — Café Bistro

Anew Mediterranean cafe Steam 33 has opened across from the courthouse in downtown Brooksville. It is located in the Jennings building which has been home to a number of restaurants in the recent past.

Our waiter gave us a business card of the owner, since it was our first time visiting the restaurant. It said owner Rodrigo Villa-Lobos. We asked where Rodrigo was and he stopped by our table to talk. It is nice to visit small businesses where the proprietor is on premises and can correct any issues.

Holiday traditions are important in Florida

celebration feast of Gov. William Sherman Jennings in Brooksville, Between 1901 and 1905. Black & white photonegative, 5 x 4 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

In Hernando County we do not have snow covered holidays, instead we have the opportunity to have Christmas at the beach or on the river. We are far enough north that the maple leaves turn red and many trees lose their leaves over the winter, but we do not have a Fall season with great variation of color. During winter, we get several nights when the weather drops below freezing and frost in the morning, but winter here can also include a number of beach days.

Bigun's BarBQ: Down Home Food

Bigun's BarBQ

Bigun’s BBQ is located in one of the long narrow buildings in front of the powerlines on Sunshine Grove Road near the intersection with State Road 50. The restaurant is easily noticeable from the street and it has a large smiling pig’s head on the side of the building.

There are a number of individuals who will only eat at BBQ places with a pig on the building so this fits the bill.


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