Had a call from a recruiter yesterday, based on the updated cv I sent out on Saturday. Now all I need to do is convince them that I'm still good enough at development despite many years away from it professionally.
Successes over the last few days include: Re-Configuring Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition to use the Windows Platform SDK and DirectX; Finally getting 3d support working on my laptop (cursed savage s3 drivers).
So hopefully good news will follow in terms of jobs.
If anyone out there wants to know how any of these linux/windows workarounds have been achieved then by all means drop me a line.