I suspect I just lost an approximate 30 hours worth of work. I decided to play around with the CodeProject API, and of course did that on my dev VM (which runs on my iMac - no comments on that. Please.) - I was updating it (the VM that is, not the iMac) to use Ubuntu 14.xx, and all of the sudden the whole HOST OS hung up, crashed to leave the VM in unusuable state. Yes, uploading everything to an SCM was on the todo list
Update: I'm now setting up a second VM, praying to be able to mount the old virtual hdd and rescue the data.