Currently the only known guaranteed solution to bypass Picasa's rate limit crap is to pay for a storage upgrade, starting $5/year for 20GB.
For the last 14 hours, I've been on an upload rate of ~400 photos/hour, and it worked like it's originally supposed to do, which is working.
This is just disgusting. After a few thousands dollars' worth of man-hours washed down the drain, you ended up with paying for something you don't need in exchange for something that was advertised free. This is E-V-I-L, as defined in the Ten Goommandments.
Since Google is so determined to see your plastic before flagging you off their rate limit, why don't they just offer a "Real unlimited uploading for <2048 pixels for $1" option?