She couldn't play her damn facebook games - you know what that means, that means I better fix it. Good excuse for a new computer (See other post), I still plan on getting a new one, but there had to be a way to speed up what I already had.
One other thing that was suggested is to put browser cache into ram. I did this first to see what the improvements were - I have to admit, I love it ;) Short how to for firefox on Ubuntu
Add the following line to /etc/fstab: none /home/[USER]/Cache tmpfs size=1G,nr_inodes=10k,mode=0700 0 0
Link the Firefox Cache to this folder: Under /home/[USER]/.mozilla/firefox you will find "default" profile, in that folder, mv Cache to a backup, just in case, then ln Cache /home/[USER]/Cache
It turns out, some apps don't like it when you block flash games - In flashblock options, you can add sites white lists. The problem with facebook is, the apps run inside an iframe, so just white listing apps.facebook.com isn't going to work. I'm going to catalog some URLs of games I come across that require whitelisting.