so the error message i'm seeing is:
"You have used your space quota. Please delete files before uploading"
the flash uploader simply fails (stalls), and the HTML uploader is what gives the above message.
I am logged on as the admin, and I'm actually running this install on my localhost, so there really should be no space limitations at all. i didn't think wordpress had any GUI to alter such allocations anyway.
in any case, i'll start disabling plugins. perhaps it's a weird conflict.
Anyone run into this before or have ideas?