So, I've exhausted my personal capabilities as far as HD recovery goes without riskin data loss. So I'm sending my HD off to some people I know with more technical expertise than myself, before I use more risky tools that could lead to data loss if I'm unlucky. HD will be gone for at least a few weeks or two.
Now that it's out of my hands, I can stop worrying about it for a while.
And... while I am waiting for a verdict, I'll be working on smaller projects. Most (read:all) will be Proof of Concept exercises that I'll be doing just to see if I can.
I'll be posting them in the blog as I churn them out, feel free to give feedback, but keep in mind that I likely don't intend on pursuing full-featured programs/games out of them, so wile I might fix little bugs, more serious issues that don't relate to the key-feature of the app might not be resolved.
No initial project posted here, just giving everyone a heads up