Archive | April, 2010

Freedom From Windows

30 Apr

It is with a happy heart that I write this post from within Ubuntu 10.04. It has only been 24 hours since I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and everything is going great. This is the first time that I have booted only Unix, without Windows installed at all and I have to admit that it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

I have dual-booted Unix (Ubuntu) and Windows for a few years, but to finally make the jump to a Unix only environment is liberating. The pre-installed applications on Ubuntu suit my needs better than what is pre-installed on Windows and the ability and ease with which I can install and run web applications and servers is easier under Ubuntu than Windows for me. Continue reading


Not So Fun Free Time

23 Apr

With the recent downtime of Mafia Wars’ live news feed on Facebook I have found myself with an over abundance of free time to waste on other online activities. I have yet to find anything else that holds my interest like Mafia Wars on Facebook does. Yes, I do play other games on Facebook and elsewhere, but those are for killing time and not for enjoyment like Mafia Wars is for me.

With the recent and increasing issues Facebook and Mafia Wars have been experiencing I do hope a reasonable and reliable replacement is found in caseĀ it’s required to abandon both. That of course is a last resort since I have already abandoned MySpace in favor of Facebook for reliability and I don’t see any other websites out there that offer what Facebook does.

A Fluke of Nature

19 Apr

Yesterday in Mafia Wars was definitely a fluke of nature for me. I was able to level up from level 167 to 224 for a grand total of 57 level ups. Today has moved more slowly as the businesses available for robbing have increased in difficulty and they have changed business types too.

I didn’t clear many boards robbing yesterday since as long as a business is green I have a good chance of successfully robbing it. If a business is not green I have a very low chance of a successful robbing. Because of this I only do the green businesses and pay the stamina points to get a new board of robbing targets. Continue reading

Greetings and Salutations

18 Apr

Welcome to my blog. I am unsure of how active this site will be since I spend the bulk of my free time actively playing Mafia Wars, but there is some activity here. You may find out more about me and my Mafia Wars Stats by using either link.