After using Dvorak for several months now, I am quite comfortable with the layout. Far from my initial struggles, I am no longer annoyed at the layout, but rather enjoy its benefits. I am faster than my Qwerty days, but am not quite to the level of touch typing. I was never much of a typist to begin with, so perhaps being faster in not that much of an accomplishment. Currently, I cannot see myself going back to Qwerty.
On the Linux front, my total conversion over to a Linux based desktop is going along great. All of my computers currently run Gentoo, as I just switched one of my servers from Xubuntu to Gentoo. I do still have my Windows install around so that I can play the occasional game and get a file or two when necessary. To maintain as much connection to my home computers as possible, I have started to make extensive use of SSH. Thus, even when I am stuck in the computer labs at school, I can SSH into my box and get all the functionality I would normally have. Cone has proved to be an excellent command line mail client (with POP and IMAP support) and naim is a functional command line AIM replacement, two common programs that I like to use. mp3blaster is also a nice program to listen to music.
With the quarter winding down, I should be able to get back to my neglected projects, and maybe start some others.