Tony Sartain, MBA, NE

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Good morning. Today is Saturday, the 28th day of January. It's the 28th day of the year. This is not a leap year, so there are 337 days remaining in 2023. On the Jewish calendar, today is the 6th day of Shevat in the year 5783. On this day in 1958, the Lego company patented the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.

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 Saint Thomas Aquinas (1274), Henry VII (1457), Pope Clement IX (1600), Johann Ernst Bach (1722), Jose Marti (1853), Colette (1873), Arthur Rubenstein (1887), Jackson Pollock (1912), Claes Oldenburg (1929), Susan Sontag (1933), Alan Alda (1936), Michael Day (1953), Sarah McLachlan (1968), Mo Rocca (1969), Joey Fatone, Jr. (1977), Nick Carter (1980), Elijah Wood (1981), Athina Onassis (1985), and Chelsea Brummet (1987).

On Wall Street

About the stock numbers: There's no current stock market reporting at the moment because of a snag in the link that retrieves the data and gets it to the screen. The stock market stuff is on the work bench until it's working again.

The New York Stock Exchange is currently closed. At closing yesterday, 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 current weather conditions and forecast usually appear in this section. However, there have been technical issues the last few days with the NOAA system, so the data is not always available. Reloading the page will sometimes bring up the info. We are under a first quarter moon. At the time you accessed this page, its exact age was 6 days, 12 hours, and 26 minutes. We will be under a new moon again on Monday, February 20th at 12:37 AM CST. The moon will reach full luminescence on Sunday, February 5th at 6:15 AM. 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 Aquarius in the 38th day of winter, which arrived in the Northern Hemisphere on December 21st at 4:02 AM CST with the occurrence of the Winter Equinox. On the date of the Equinox, the sunrise and sunset times were 5:12 AM CDT and 7:23 PM CDT. For today, our sunrise and sunset times (at -96.852/32.847) are 7:13 AM and 5:49 PM, giving us 10 hours and 36 minutes of daylight. For now, we're on Standard Time. We will switch to Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 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 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.

Of course, there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.
Arthur Rubinstein, born on this day 136 years ago in the Kingdom of Poland.


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