Now, then -- flooding. AIM's protocol being the bastard pile of random things it is, I'm seriously considering switching the whole damn thing to IRC at this point. (Which probably makes more sense, actually, but I'm bound and determined to make this thing work in something other than IRC.) I can't access long entries (like the one for functional programming) properly, they peter out after a certain point with no error or signs from AIM's server. Lovely. Why tell someone they're screwing up, when it's easier to implement a Byzantine set of rules and try to let them work it out for themselves?
Now I'm scanning wherever and whatever I can to try and find out precisely what limits can be reached.