Tony Sartain, MBA, NE

niche programming and web development

Good morning. Today is Monday, the 24th day of September. It's the 267th day of the year. We're not in a leap year, so there are 98 days remaining in 2018. On the Jewish calendar, today is the 15th day of Tishri in the year 5779. On this day in 1948, the Honda Motor Company was incorporated in Hamamatsu, Japan.

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 Girolamo Cardano (1501), John Marshall (1755), Georges Claude (1870), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Jim McKay (1921), Sheila MacRae (1924), Anthony Newley (1931), Jim Henson (1936), Linda McCartney (1941), Phil Hartman (1948), Joseph P. Kennedy II (1952), Nia Vardalos (1962), and Megan Ward (1969).

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 overall weather conditions at Love Field were reported as overcast at 1:53 AM CDT. The temperature was 72F. The temperature and relative humidity are much too low to impact the heat index.

Love Field's average high and low temperatures for today, September 24, are 86° and 66° respectively. In general, Dallas temperatures were much colder during the winter than usual, but that's history at this point, and summer is as hot and sultry as usual. The temperature on this day reached a record high of 98° in 1977. An all-time evening low of 51° was recorded in 1994. More [...]. For the seven-day forecast [click here].

We are under a full moon. At the time you accessed this page, its exact age was 14 days, 5 hours, and 13 minutes. We will be under a new moon again on Tuesday, October 9th at 9:59 AM CDT. The moon will reach full luminescence on Monday, September 24th at 3:37 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 Libra in the 96th day of summer, which arrived on Thursday, June 21st at 5:07 AM CDT with the occurrence of the Summer Solstice. On the day of the Solstice, the sun rose at 6:15 AM CDT and set at 8:26 PM CDT. For today, our sunrise and sunset times (at -96.852/32.847) are 7:09 AM and 7:11 PM, giving us 12 hours and 2 minutes of daylight. For now, we're on Daylight Saving Time. We will switch to Standard Time on Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 AM when our clocks will magically roll backward 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 CDT. The weather target is -96.852/32.847.

You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, born on this day 122 years ago St. Paul, Minnesota.





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