2) We went apartment/house shopping and frugality is now the name of the game.
3) I'm in the midst of doing a CS programming assignment and haven't had much time to fool around with Linux much, except that:
4) My campus uses a Samba printer system. Printing via Samba is borked in Debian (or at least I couldn't figure out how to turn it on) so I virtualized Ubuntu inside of it and printed from there. I wish more professors were open to accepting files electronically, but no.