...and I did manage to snag 2nd place on one of the courses:
( Course was Kakumei -> V -> No. 13 -> Ubertreffen )
All this does is give a shiny new necklace (accessory) to my DDR player during gameplay.
Also, have started applying to non-hardcore IT jobs, and met with some success (they want to speak with me at least). One is a translator/tech-support staff position, and one is a photographer.