Using 56k? Using a cell phone? Though most don't seem to know about it, there -is- a text-based version of the dev. forum available at http://developer.byond.com/forum/miniforum.cgi.
While on the subject of speeding things up, know that in many cases, your DM project could be compiling a lot faster than it currently is. If you aren't already using it, try the third method suggested by Jtgibson (then using the key "Spuzzum") in the dev. forum post id:273775.