I finally cracked and took some unpaid work just for the sake of keeping busy. It beats spending the day in bed feeling depressed about not working. Besides, even if it is a dumb Youtube video filmed with a handycam and directed by a 67 year old who took some classes at the local public access station, you never know who you might meet. Turns out I'm not the only one who takes unpaid work just to keep busy when nothing else is going on - I hung out with some very driven individuals, including one I've worked with before. So there was some networking to be had.