I think I might not be joining the game jam (as I never did) for one or more reasons:
(o) I'm too busy (school starts on the 13th and it had to be on 19th)
(o) My coding skills aren't that good (I don't know what is acceptable though)
(o) I don't know anything about the game jam (except that I have to make a game, duh)
(o) Most likely teams will reject my offer (either found a better replacement or just think I'm too bad)
(o) There might be slots for programmers that are already filled
Still, I've just PMed tri-circle (rather ToastedToastyToast) and even though I know he's a programmer, I'll just see what happens, whether he'll accept or not, because I don't know how good he is compared to me (likely better than me)
So, for now I'm kinda hanging in the balance. Only time will tell what happens.