I'm currently in the middle of a c++ hack frenzy fueled by Red Bull, Rage Against the Machine & FSF emacs 21.1. I aim to have refactored a few of the uglier bits of the LyX code before the night is thru.
They laid a bunch of people off. Thankfully I wasn't one of them. Though just in case I'm next I've been gently probing the job market. It's a shame I feel the need to do this. The company had such potential but incompetant management has led us down the path of no return.