A Need for Speed

It’s been a while since I’ve written, but I’ve been toiling away in the background. I pledge more frequent updates…

You may notice some new additions to the site, and there are more pages and info to come, but the most significant change is in the speed department. The website was quite slow for a number of reasons, which I will avoid for reasons of brevity and sanity. Suffice to say, things are running more smoothly now and quite rapidly, thanks to some lengthy trial-and-error testing.

Also, the banner has been tweaked to include “Tiger Cooke” as well as the old name. [EDIT : I wanted to include the Japanese text for Tadhg Cooke too, but it’ll take me a while to get the right fonts and characters. I’ll have to get it checked first too. I don’t want to inadvertently start trouble. For entertaining mistranslations in the other direction, try Engrish.com.]

We’ll be adding some tabs/chords for songs soon. I’ve been meaning to do it for some time now – so I’m going to try to do one a week. I might try to leave the comments sections open, so that people can add their own questions, attempts or even refinements. Which reminds me that we’ve enabled comments on these posts, so do feel free to say hello or offer your own take on proceedings.

In other news, I’m suffering a rather persistent and annoying cold and sore throat. So, while resting up this evening, I watched a documentary on the Wall Street Crash, which was interesting but for one interviewee who kept repeating – “which was amazing, because it’s exactly what’s happening now”. Yes. We get it. It’s hard not to, because it’s right there in front of you every time you turn on the tellybox. Aside from the obvious horrors that come with economic meltdown though (like Hoovervilles and mass lay-offs), it was amusing to note that when Roosevelt was asked why he’d appointed a crook like Joe Kennedy Snr as head of the SEC (in order to reform the stock market in the hope of preventing a future collapse), he replied that “it takes one to catch one”. It seems Roosevelt was right though. Had the SEC continued doing their job, the global economy wouldn’t be in such a dire state. Where are all the crooks when you need one?

That’s all for now,
T

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