After over seven years, I finally got fed up with Dreamhost.
I’ve signed up for VPS services with tmzVPS, which gives me far more control over how the server operates. Dreamhost is fine if you want them to manage everything for you, but ask for any sort of administrative permissions (even on their “VPS” services) and you’re quickly going to run into troubles. I’ll be posting a bit more in the future about some of the specifics.
This setup also allows me to proxy into the US to access Pandora and Netflix. 😀