Ok here is the problem. All direct file sharing programs or online collaborative programs puke when both users are behind a firewall, or quite possibly a NAT. This mean that Lauren, who is behind WMU’s firewall cannot send files to me, behind CURF’s firewall or vice versa. This also means that I cannot use the whiteboard to help her with homework or send her pictures in Instant Messenger. I have tp upload anything here then she downloads them from here.

I think the next project may be the creation of a collaborative whiteboard system, probably designed with math in mind. This whiteboard would run on the web server and could be used by more than one person. Two is the requisite.

If anybody knows of such a system, which works regardless of firewall settings, please let me know! post a message in the forum or email me. Otherwise I will start looking into writing one myself.


It appears I have most things working. I have a feeling certain upload functions are broken still, but everything is on the new server. You should notice a drastic speed increase, especially in the forum.

Somehow, the DNS updates propegated in about 6 hours rather than the customary 24-48 hours. (I wasn’t ready… Oi)

If you encounter problems, post in the forum or email me.


This site will likely begin projectile vomiting within 24-48 hours as it is switched over once again to a new host. I’m paying $60/year for this one and it’s got lots more features… including a 250 storage limit and 7-gig monthly transfer. (The irony of this is that I currently have unlimited bandwidth and diskspace, but it’s bloody slow)

I’ll keep y’all posted.