Tony Sartain, MBA, NE

niche programming and web development

Good morning. Today is Friday, the 24th day of November. This is the day after Thanksgiving, dubbed Black Friday by the retail industry. It's the 328th day of the year. We're not in a leap year, so there are 37 days remaining in 2017. On the Jewish calendar, today is the 6th day of Kislev in the year 5778.

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 Charles Theodore Pachelbel (1690), Zachary Taylor (1784), Bat Masterson (1853), Scott Joplin (1868), Itzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Dale Carnegie (1888), Charles "Lucky" Luciano (1896), William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925), Emma Lou Diemer (1927), Ted Bundy (1946), Todd Beamer (1968), and Katherine Heigl (1978).

On Wall Street

The New York Stock Exchange is currently closed. At closing Thursday, 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 a few clouds at 2:53 AM CST. The temperature was 50F with a wind chill factor of 48F.

Love Field's average high and low temperatures for today, November 24, are 63° and 44° 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 84° in 1965. An all-time evening low of 22° was recorded in 1950. 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 5 days, 14 hours, and 28 minutes. We will be under a new moon again on Monday, December 18th at 1:38 AM CST. The moon will reach full luminescence on Sunday, December 3rd at 7:16 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 Sagittarius in the 64th 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 6:55 AM and 5:15 PM, giving us 10 hours and 20 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.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept
on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie, born on this day 129 years ago in Maryville, Missouri.





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