Chan and Shapiro showed that each (non-trivial) translation operator $f(z) \mapsto f(z+a)$ acting on the Fréchet space of entire functions endowed with the topology of locally uniform convergence supports a universal function of exponential type zero. We show the existence of d-universal functions of exponential type zero for arbitrary finite tuples of pairwise distinct translation operators. We also show that every separable infinite-dimensional Fréchet space supports an arbitrarily large finite and commuting disjoint mixing collection of operators. When this space is a Banach space, it supports an arbitrarily large finite disjoint mixing collection of $C_0$-semigroups. We also provide an easy proof of the result of Salas that every infinite-dimensional Banach space supports arbitrarily large tuples of dual d-hypercyclic operators, and construct an example of a mixing Hilbert space operator $T$ so that $(T,T^2)$ is not d-mixing.