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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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.

Tech Talk: Hernando Broadband to compete with Brighthouse, AT&T

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

There is a new Internet provider in the county: Hernando Broadband. They are competing with Brighthouse and AT&T's DSL. They are using a technology called fixed wireless broadband.

Rocco Maglio, CISSP


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