Lots of new stuff on LtU. When it rains, it pours (certainly true of the weather today)
Like I said, a lot of projects are long term solutions to this and, in thinking about it, I must admit that I keep designing some manic things. (I'm not ready to throw them out yet). As a start I'm looking at overlay networks and the performance of TCP over different connections with a view to creating a Crowds like network. While I'm at it, it would be nice if the overlay network could make NATed and firewalled hosts first-class peers.
In order to play about with TCP I've setup a quick program that uses the tun/tap device to simulate a link with a given bandwidth, latency and packet loss. I might post the results here if there's anything worth noting.
However, exams are taking first place in my scheduling now