Never mind. At least it gave me a kick up the backside to start learning C#, which I intend to continue with for personal interest and tool writing.
Very little dev related to report. I'm rewriting my level editor in C# and Windows Forms at the moment as an exercise, but when I've either finished that or got bored, I really need to get cracking on my next C++ game.
Seeing some of the projects by some of the other people whose journals I skulk in recently has made me really want to raise my game in that respect a bit so if I'm going to write a Mario clone, I intend it to be a very good one.
In case anyone reading this hasn't seen HopeDagger's recently completed 14 day project, go and have a look at his journal now if you know what's good for you.