Tony Sartain, MBA

niche programming and web development

Good evening. Today is Friday, the 20th day of October. It's the 293rd day of the year. We're not in a leap year, so there are 72 days remaining in 2017. On the Jewish calendar, today is the 30th day of Tishri in the year 5778. On this day in 1873, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers officials drafted the first code of American football rules.

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 Christopher Wren (1632), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), John Dewey (1859), Charles Ives (1874), Bela Lugosi (1882), James Chadwick (1891), Fayard Nicholas (1914), Art Buchwald (1925), Joyce Brothers (1927), Mickey Mantle (1931), William Christopher (1932), Martin Landau (1934), Jerry Orbach (1935), Tom Petty (1950), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Dann Gillen (1967), and Snoop Dogg (1972).

On Wall Street

The New York Stock Exchange is currently closed. At closing today, the NASDAQ was up by 23.9863 to 6629.0532. The S&P500 index closed at 2575.21, up by 13.11.

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 partly cloudy and breezy at 10:53 PM CDT. The temperature was 73F. The temperature and relative humidity are much too low to impact the heat index.

Love Field's average high and low temperatures for today, October 20, are 77° and 57° 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 92° in 1979. An all-time evening low of 33° was recorded in 1976. More [...]. For the seven-day forecast [click here].

We are under a new moon. At the time you accessed this page, its exact age was 0 days, 22 hours, and 21 minutes. We will be under a new moon again on Saturday, November 18th at 12:54 PM CDT. The moon will reach full luminescence on Friday, November 3rd at 7:32 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 29th 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 7:26 AM and 6:39 PM, giving us 11 hours and 13 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 CDT. The weather target is -96.852/32.847.

Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.
Art Buchwald (1925-2007), born on this day 92 years ago
in Mt. Vernon, New York

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