Tony Sartain, MBA, NE

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Good evening. Today is Sunday, the 28th day of November. This is the first Sunday of Advent. It's the 332nd day of the year. This is not a leap year, so there are 33 days remaining in 2021. On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th day of Kislev in the year 5782.

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 John Bunyan (1628), Brooks Atkinson (1894), Berry Gordy, Jr. (1929), Randy Newman (1943), Joe Dante (1946), Alexander Godunov (1949), Paul Shaffer (1949), Ed Harris (1950), Judd Nelson (1959), Martin Clunes (1961), Jon Stewart (1962), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), and Scarlett Pomers (1988).

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 on Friday, 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 waning crescent moon. At the time you accessed this page, its exact age was 24 days, 10 hours, and 19 minutes. We will be under a new moon again on Saturday, December 4th at 1:37 AM CST. The moon will reach full luminescence on Saturday, December 18th at 7:59 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 Sagittarius in the 342nd 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 6:59 AM and 5:14 PM, giving us 10 hours and 15 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.

Sad as it may be, there are those who have made a convincing case that pop culture is the most powerful factor influencing the way we think and conduct ourselves. If that's indeed the case, it's re-assuring to know that there are pop culture icons who are deep thinking intellectuals, eager to impart their wisdom, thus making them ideal role models for the younger generations. Today we acknowledge and celebrate the noble efforts of Britney Spears--actress, model, magician musician, and woman of letters. In her words...

The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff.
Britney Spears





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