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Daniel Mealo
Works at Florida Hospital
Attended Rollins College
Lives in Orlando, FL
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Scholar. Gentleman. Nerd.
Bragging rights
ἓν οἶδα ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα. Also, I finished a marathon.
Education
  • Rollins College
    English, 1992 - 1995
    Artium Baccalaureus
  • Lake Brantley High School
    Pre-College/AP, 1988 - 1992
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Male
Relationship
Married
Other names
Dan
Work
Occupation
Software Analyst
Skills
Data mining and analysis, SQL query writing (Microsoft SQL Server, Access, IBM DB2 QMF), Information Systems support and troubleshooting (hardware, software, and data), Digital content creation and management (Drupal CMS, PDF, document imaging, and records management), Advanced Excel, Training and documentation production (instructor-led, video, and written)
Employment
  • Florida Hospital
    Software Analyst, 2015 - present
    • Provide a Center of Excellence support model for intranet collaboration, content management, and social business tools such as SharePoint, Yammer, and Drupal. • End-user training and support, documentation creation, developing and fostering collaborative user support communities, and best practice guidance.
  • Florida Hospital
    Decision Support Analyst, 2012 - 2015
    • HR data analysis and reporting • IS Coordinator
  • i/oTrak-Mammologix
    Project Director, ECM and Document/Photo Imaging, 2006 - 2012
    • Teamed with senior developers to design, create, and maintain original web-client systems, including workflow tracking systems for internal use and multiple records management and process management systems for our clients. • Created and maintained processes, procedures, and indexing requirements to track millions of scanned document images across multiple client repositories. • Ad hoc and managed reporting of records and security data. • Records management, including human resources, contract, museum/historical archive, medical patient, insurance, accounting, property, aircraft, and legal. • Managed daily document management operations and staff. • Developed training and defined requirements for systems and solutions.
  • Sager Electronics
    Sales Support Representative, 2004 - 2006
    • Data analysis, quote generation, and customer service focused on the branch’s top accounts.
  • West Orange High School
    Teacher, 1994 - 2004
    • Taught Latin, Algebra, Geometry, and Mathematical Logic at various points in my teaching career.
  • Siemens Westinghouse/SARCOM
    IT Solution Center Escalation Coordinator, 1999 - 2000
    • Provided top-notch customer support to users, including troubleshooting, solution documentation, and managing help desk ticket queues.
  • Creative Computer Consultants, Inc.
    Computer Technician/Trainer, 1998 - 1998
    • Built and fixed computers, led classes for corporate user groups, and oversaw Windows NT Server installation and Windows 95 upgrade phases of a hospital network upgrade and migration.
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Currently
Orlando, FL
Previously
Zephyrhills, FL - Mitchell, IN

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From our archives: Bobby Fischer, a 21-year-old U.S. chess champion from Brooklyn, plays against 50 opponents simultaneously in April 1964 at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood. Fischer won 47 games, lost one and drew two. The full story: http://lat.ms/PNHEuz.

Photo: Steve Fontanini / Los Angeles Times / April 12, 1964
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"Sheltered"
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As Hurricane Isaac moves closer to my home state of Florida this weekend, this shot taken a few weeks ago of a mother on the beach sheltering her baby from a coming storm seemed appropriate.
Stay safe, and have fun.
http://orlandostreetphotography.blogspot.com/2012/07/sheltered.html
#peopleandlife  +PeopleandLife  #monochromephotography  
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Florida Hospital Orlando - Ginsburg Tower
Clouds - Florida Hospital Orlando - Ginsburg Tower May 20, 2015. Clouds - Florida Hospital Orlando - Ginsburg Tower. I've been giving a lot of thought lately to architecture in Orlando, particularly hospital architecture. There are few places so deeply tied...
May 20, 2015. Clouds - Florida Hospital Orlando - Ginsburg Tower. I've been giving a lot of thought lately to architecture in Orlando, particularly hospital architecture. There are few places so deeply tied to life - and death - in our minds, yet so few hospitals in the world designed with a ...
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Skate Augustine November 16, 2014. Skate Augustine. Saint Augustine, Florida. Historic but touristy Saint Augustine provides a scenic background to layers of human stories. Leica X1. 24.0 mm. 1/15. f/2.8. ISO 1600. LR 4.1
November 16, 2014. Skate Augustine. Saint Augustine, Florida. Historic but touristy Saint Augustine provides a scenic background to layers of human stories. Leica X1. 24.0 mm. 1/15. f/2.8. ISO 1600. LR 4.1. Posted by Daniel Mealo at 10:47 PM · Email ThisBlogThis!
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A guide to building your own home basement IBM Watson (Jr). 
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Jawa self portrait. Orlando, Florida. #starwars  +Orlando Science Center 
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My wife loves sushi. Ever since my now infamous raw fish egg sampler platter involuntary regurgitation episode when we were first dating over a decade ago, I've hated sushi. My wife liked the sushi here, and they gave a good menu of non-sushi items for me. Win! So for those of you who go to these types of restaurants to support loved ones, Hatsuhana has you covered. I had the Shogayaki Pork (ginger pork). It was tender, flavorful, and not wrapped in seaweed. It was even better tossed in Sriracha.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The Back Room is long overdue proof that Apopka is ready for good, locally owned restaurants. The room is small but comfortable. We stopped late on a Sunday and were seated immediately. Dark wood paneling gives the room something of a typical steakhouse feel but on a small scale, and decorations are a classy nod to Apopka's history. I did not get to enjoy the exceptional beer list this trip due to some medicine that I am on this week, but I could tell that the diverse selection of local and US craft brews were picked with great care. There was a lot of Cigar City on the list, with a nice emphasis on their less common dark ales instead of their heavily marketed IPAs. Judging by the Rancilio Silvia espresso machine behind the counter and the Elektra Micro Casa a Leva on display near the restrooms, I am guessing that they are trying to do after dinner coffee properly on a small scale as well. You can tell a lot about small restaurants by their drink lists and coffee equipment. For starters, we had the chorizo sausage and goat cheese sliders. They were elegantly presented, and the sauce was excellent. Next up, I had the ribeye. Tender, juicy, and cooked a proper rare uniformly throughout but with a good sear. It was lightly seasoned, but that is all that a good steak needs. Very nicely prepared. I like a slightly less rich cut of beef typically, and I think that I will try the NY strip next time. The baked potato side had a slight salt and pepper crust to the skin and was simple but delicious. My wife had the salmon on risotto with asparagus, and I think it was even better than the steak. She is still raving about the sauce. For desert, we shared a very reasonably priced slice of chocolate ganache cake. Everything we ate ranged from good to excellent, and the service was friendly and attentive. While we were there, I witnessed one of the waitresses run out into the parking lot to catch a customer who forgot his leftovers before he pulled away. It's a simple act, but it's not the type of service that you would historically find in an Apopka restaurant. Count me in as a fan. The Back Room shows careful attention to the necessary details of good quality dining, and I hope it marks the first of a new generation of Apopka culinary options.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A stop to pay your quiet respects if you are interested in Disney and Florida history. In the back of the cemetery, by a grave marker that looks like a white tree stump, lay Walt and Roy Disney's maternal grandparents and his aunt. Walt's family on both his father and mother's side lived not far from this cemetery. Walt's parents, Elias and Flora, were the first couple married in Lake County.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Run. Don't walk. This location has become the massage equivalent of a Great Clips for Hair, married to the membership policies of that gym you wish you never signed up for. I started going to Hand and Stone a year and a half ago, and for the first eight months or so, it was a good experience. I paid for a monthly membership, as did my wife. We were specific that our reason to do so was for deep tissue (not relaxation) massages, particularly to help as we got ready for our first marathon. Over the past eight or nine months, something has changed, and it is not for the better. 1) Massage therapists kept quitting at an extremely high turnover rate. We kept going because Rashad, the therapist that my wife has been scheduling with, has been incredible. My experience has been quite different. I get a voicemail every month to let me know that my scheduled therapist has left. Many of them have been good therapists, but they are burning through them so quickly that they have trouble keeping them two months in a row. 2) I expressed my concerns very professionally but candidly to what I believe was one of their managers about three months ago on the phone. In response, they assured me that they understood why I was frustrated and scheduled me with a massage therapist that had just joined them, got good feedback from customers, and was expected to stay around for a while. She lasted two months before leaving. Those months were the only two massages in a row during the past 8-9 months where I had the same therapist stick around that long before quitting. 3) The therapist mentioned above just left this past month. Two hours ago, I went in to Hand and Stone to give them one more try and the benefit of the doubt. The new therapist informed me (once back in the massage room) that they were going to charge me an additional $10 surcharge on top of my membership this time if I wanted a deep tissue massage because they just changed their pricing structure. I explained my concerns to her, along with why we we signed up for a membership, and declined to pay extra. She said that she could do a "firm" massage, but not deep tissue unless I paid the extra fee. The "firm" massage was a very weak relaxation massage. Strangely, I wasn't feeling very relaxed by their customer service by this point. 4) I went out to the cashier desk after the massage to cancel my membership, letting them know that my wife would make her own decisions about whether to keep her membership since Rashad was great and has been around a while. I was unhappy but professional in expressing my reasons for canceling. I did not receive an apology, only a statement that they would be billing my credit card for one more massage in a month. When I disputed this, the manager on duty informed me that, "No. We WILL be charging you again. It's in your contract that you have to give us 30 days." With that, my wife canceled her membership as well. We are both scheduled for one final massage with Rashad now since we will have already been forced into paying for it. We will leave him a good tip and thank him for being an all-around decent person and rising above the service level being set by this location's management. The therapist turnover rate and final customer service experience tell me everything I need to know about how this store is managed. They have had some very good therapists come through over the past nine months, but they can't keep them. I actually feel sorry for the people who work there. As a regular customer, I should never have been put in a position to come to that conclusion, much less to have it confirmed by repeat experience over an extended period of time after expressing these concerns professionally to their management.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Ever since the Disney Dining Plan debuted, the Canadian pavilion's Le Cellier steakhouse has been one of the most difficult places to get a reservation. Why? Because tourists with dining plan to spend want a good meal, but they are completely unadventurous. What could be less challenging to the American palate than an "International" Canadian steakhouse? There's more to it than that, though. While overpriced with Pixie Dust, Le Cellier is a solid steakhouse in its own right. Yes, the cheddar cheese soup is awesome. One review said that it tasted too strong of bacon. If you're like me and don't think that even bacon could taste too much like bacon, order the soup. This last visit, I had the sirloin (rare) with an au poivre sauce. It could have used a bit more sauce, and it was highly seasoned. Still, it was cooked perfectly and was delicious. If you like your steak rare, they do a good job. If you like your steak well done, just order chicken. You don't like steak, anyhow. They serve a nice selection of Unibroue that made me not even look at the wine list. The North American steakhouse palate is not known for delicate subtlety. Expect bold flavors, heavy seasoning, and lots of bacon, cheese, potatoes, maple, and bread. If you're a tourist who doesn't like that, consider trying some of the more adventurous international cuisine at EPCOT, like Mexican, Chinese, or Italian food.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This isn't just the best small museum in Orlando. It could be one of the best small museums in the United States. Absolutely incredible collection of Tiffany glass and other Art Nouveau pieces. One of the best cultural attractions in Orlando, and very reasonably priced. The name "Morse Museum of American Art" does not do this museum justice. A lot of local residents drive by it regularly without realizing how beautiful the Tiffany and Art Nouveau collections are.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Move along folks, nothing to see here. Just a house that Ralph Waldo Emerson lived in with an insane prince related to Napoleon Bonaparte. And the spot where the Emancipation Proclamation was read, freeing slaves in Florida. History happens on back streets. Move along, folks. Move along.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago