To make a lo(n)g story...well, long: [awful joke]
Today, the logs in the /var/log/cups directory were basically taking up more than half of the 100GB I use for Ubuntu (I dual boot with Windows) and the first thing I did was try to delete the .gz archive files (made sense to me!) but of course I didn't have access privileges. So, being a newbie and not knowing exactly what to do but reluctant to Google anything, I tried adding myself to the "adm" group that the Nautilus (yes, I use Nautilus!) said it belonged to. Even after doing that I couldn't do anything. I tried using the wubi-resize script thingy but of course, there wasn't even enough space to create a .temp or whatever for it to resize. So I decided to attempt a reboot and lo and behold, it decided to try to boot in failsafe graphics mode (what is that good for, anyway?!) and then froze (or is that just a Windows term?). Frantically Googling on my tablet, I found this post on some forum by a guy who had the cups log file (what exactly is cups supposed to be for?) problem too. The thing that scared me to death and back was the fact that he said he'd been...hacked?! That really got me Googling. Then I rebooted (shut the thing down by holding down the power button on my computer --last-ditch method, but it works) in recovery mode, was still confused and added myself to the adm and root groups (and added root to the root group, just for the sake of it) via the root terminal thingy, and then rebooted again....and opened the normal (what is it, Gnome Terminal or something?) terminal with CTRL-ALT-T (in Linuxspeak, CTRL-META-T?) and my ultra-cool translucent orange Squirrel terminal profile had been deleted and apparently replaced with some kind of unnamed profile that looked a whole lot like the default. I'm not really that worried about the fact that I'll have to redo the trivial color config, just the fact that it happened. I probably sound really amateur, but I am definitely an amateur so I guess that's okay? Thanks!