Hey-o! My name is Daniel Santoro, but most people just call me Danny. Sometimes I get called Dan, and one time a guy called me Don, but you can keep it simple. A little bit about me: I’m an overly-ambitious thirty-something with a talent and interest in anything that has a line of code, a switch to flip, or a fuse to light (especially that last one) and I’m always learning and finding more. In practical use, my areas of expertise cover a broad net of topics – from professional, global-scale web design to small-store commercials and computer solutions… Ultimately, I’m good at pinpointing a problem and solving it.
Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, I attended the University of Cincinnati’s Electronic Media program, of which I graduated in 2012 (with a minor from the Carl H. Lindner College of Business). Apparently I was pretty handy at it too – I was honored with one of Electronic Media’s highest rewards. Since then, I’ve worked in the media production field doing a variety of work from corporate video spots, television commercials, narrative short films, web design, social marketing plans, and complex e-commerce storefronts. My work has been syndicated on Amazon, WalMart.com, and dozens of other retailer websites and is used to drive sales for multi-million dollar worldwide companies.
For the past few years, I’ve moved on as a Senior Applications Developer at Siemens Digital Industry Software. There, I’ve built and now manage the blog network of over 60 individual blogs, the Solid Edge product site, and a custom professional certificate testing solution – all with WordPress.
On a more personal note, I’m a huge fan of movies and television – it comes with the territory. One of the first questions I like to ask a girl on a date is what kind of movie she likes, so let me just skip some overpriced fettuccini and share some favorites!
- Star Wars (I’m going to lump the whole Original Trilogy in here. The prequels were good and all, but come on. Not a fan of the new trilogy. Leave them alone.)
- All of the James Bond movies. Yeah, so there were some bad ones, but they make up for it.
- Spaceballs, History of the World Part 1, almost anything else Mel Brooks did
- Indiana Jones
- Wayne’s World 1 & 2 (bet you weren’t expecting that curveball)
- National Lampoon’s Vacation (The whole series, and yeah, even the remake was okay)
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Excluding The Hobbit)
- The Three Amigos (I think I may have worn out a cassette tape of this one.)
- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
- The Office
- The Flight of the Conchords
- Malcolm in the Middle
- How I Met Your Mother
- South Park
- Stargate: SG-1
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
- Game of Thrones
- The Sopranos
- Hell on Wheels
- Breaking Bad
- The Walking Dead
Re-up those Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions.
- Ender’s Game & Ender’s Shadow
- The Lord of the Rings
- Dune (leave the sequels at the door)
- The Average American Male
- The Rum Diary
- Ready Player One
- Joe Ledger and Sniper Elite series (they’re pretty similar)
- Magic 2.0 series
- Caverns & Creatures series
- Star Wars: Yuuzhan Vong Series (it gets dark, you guys)
So many more, but I had to clean the bookshelf and I can’t remember… The cat was chewing them. :/
Pretty much all of them. Really. Except I don’t quite get the appeal of Settlers of Catan. So there’s an island, big deal. In Risk you take over the freakin’ world.
- Star Wars Galaxies
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2
- Final Fantasy VIII
- Final Fantasy IX
- Halo: Combat Evolved (they were all good, but 1, ODST, and Reach were just awesome
- Fallout Series
- Resident Evil Series
- Ghost Recon & Rainbow Six Series
OK, I’ll cut it off for now, but I didn’t even get to Civilization or anything. I’ll come back.
Got a beef with some of my top faves? Want to compliment my impeccable taste? Just want to ask a question? Bring it on. (Not the movie, though.)