Tony Sartain, MBA, NE

niche programming and web development

Good morning. Today is Thursday, the 22nd day of February. It's the 53rd day of the year. We're not in a leap year, so there are 312 days remaining in 2018. On the Jewish calendar, today is the 7th day of AdarI in the year 5778. On this day in 1979, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge became the first President to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.

This website is a demonstration of smart content rendering. The content updates continuously without the help of Internet monkeys. All the information was current at the time you arrived here. If you're looking for information on the technology, it's at the bottom of this page.

Today's Birthday Boys and Girls

Today is the birthday of George Washington (1732), Frédéric Chopin (1810), Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857), Lord Baden-Powell (1857), Lady Baden-Powell (1889), "Chico" Marx (1891), Edna St Vincent Millay (1892), Luis Bunuel (1900), Sheldon Leonard (1907), Robert Young (1907), John Mills (1908), Robert Wadlow (1918), Edward Gorey (1925), Edward M. Kennedy (1932), Dan Millman (1946), Julius "Dr. J" Erving (1950), Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin (1962), Vijay Singh (1963), Brad Nowell (1968), Jeri Ryan (1968), Lea Salonga (1971), Michael Chang (1972), Drew Barrymore (1975), Jen Frost (1978), and Miko Hughes (1986).

On Wall Street

The New York Stock Exchange is currently closed. At closing Wednesday, the NASDAQ was up by to . The S&P500 index closed at , up by .

Note: During trading hours all data is in real time. The data is preserved at the end of the trading day. It remains until the next opening bell. The process of retrieving stock info involves many links between the sources and what you're reading on the screen. At the moment, there's a technical issue up the line with the DJ average. Occasionally, the data appears as random characters. If there's numerical data on the screen, it's accurate. The other indicies are working and accurate.

Earth and All Spheres

The overall weather conditions at Love Field were reported as fog/mist at 1:53 AM CST. The temperature was 35F with a wind chill factor of 28F.

Love Field's average high and low temperatures for today, February 22, are 63 and 43 respectively. In general, Dallas temperatures were not as hot as usual during the summer, but the trend seems to have broken and temperatures are pretty much in line with the long term averages. Yes, Virginia, it's State Fair weather in Dallas. The temperature on this day reached a record high of 95 in 1996. An all-time evening low of 19 was recorded in 1963. More [...]. For the seven-day forecast [click here].

We are under a first quarter moon. At the time you accessed this page, its exact age was 6 days, 23 hours, and 35 minutes. We will be under a new moon again on Friday, March 16th at 4:50 PM CST. The moon will reach full luminescence on Thursday, March 1st at 9:28 PM. For now, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter are visible in the night sky. Mars, seen in the southern sky, is clearly visible and its red glow clearly identifies it. It can be seen beginning at nightfall; it moves slowly in a westerly fashion before disappearing. Mercury can be seen in the eastern sky just before dawn.

We are under the sign of Pisces in the 154th day of autumn, which arrived on Thursday, September 22 at 9:29 PM CDT with the occurrence of the Autumnal Equinox. On the day of the Equinox, the sun rose at 7:07 AM CDT and set at 7:15 PM. Generally speaking, the equinoxes occur on days when the light and night hours are equal. For today, our sunrise and sunset times (at -96.852/32.847) are 6:52 AM and 6:11 PM, giving us 11 hours and 19 minutes of daylight. For now, we're on Daylight Saving Time. We will switch to Standard Time on Sunday, November 10th at 2:00 AM when our clocks will magically roll back to 1:00 AM, following the NIST standard.

The Technology

This site is a working demonstration of on-demand PHP scripting. The code tightly integrates computed and imported data with text, spewing forth natural-sounding narrative output with flawless grammar and syntax. The birthdays, history section and the text below--which all change daily--are from an in-house database. Raw data used in the financial and weather sections is imported at page generation time. All the other data, particularly the celestial stuff, is derived and rendered by several hundred lines of code at the time the page request reaches the server. THIS SITE IS SELF-MAINTAINING. The daily content updates at midnight CST. The weather target is -96.852/32.847.

Great scientists are not necessarily visionaries.

I do not think that the wireless waves I have discovered will have any practical application.

Heinrich Rudolph Hertz, scientist for whom the Hertz unit was named, was
born on this day in 1857. He clarified and expanded the electromagnetic theory
of light that had been put forth by British physicist James Clark Maxwell.





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