I finally decided that I should get the Direct Connect hub running again for ya'll.
The hub address is coleslaw.dynip.com.
If you had used it before (last year?), your username and password will be the same, so come on in!
If you are new to Direct Connect, you can download the Neo-Modus client from www.neo-modus.com or, even better, download the DC++ client from sourceforge, which is more robust and feature-laden.
If you want to join the GotApex hub, send me a PM or an email containing your desired username so that I can add you to the registered users list and send you a password.
Some things to keep in mind: if you are behind a router, force Direct Connect to report your WAN IP and have port 412 (or whichever port you want) forwarded from your router to your LAN IP. This should allow you to connect in active mode.
I hope to see you in the hub.