It sounds like a war zone outside.
Well, it's actually a bunch of fireworks (both sanctioned and illegal) going off. But I believe the war zone mimicry (in an audio and visual sense) was by design to commemorate the struggle for Independence on this day.
With regards to this website, there's still work to do to get the international pages up to the same standard as the domestic waterfall pages. Australia is the current region being worked on. It's probably going to take a few months to complete, but once I'm there, I can finally feel like I'm free (from this particular overhaul).