CNET has an article today: 14 things to do if you're laid off from a tech job.
My response to the title was, "Where was this advice in 2001, when I could have used it?"
Then I clicked on the article. Clearly, it's not aimed precisely at my current or former demographic. Its advice included, "Get a girlfriend or boyfriend." Sorry, I think my HUSBAND would have had some justifiable objections if I'd followed that particular advice when I was downsized, or for that matter at any point since that time. LOL. :)