Greasemonkey fix for /. user page

I’m singularly unimpressed with the Slashdot gang’s attempts to reinvent the site’s UI. Every new change seems to make the interface uglier, more bloated, and harder to use. I liked the mechanics of the old, pre-AJAX site just fine, thank you.

But the most recent insult was the sudden, unexpected change of the User page. Previously, if you clicked on your username in the upper lefthand corner, it would take you to a page that listed your recent comments. Now you get dumped to a Firehose page, forcing you to do an extra page load to get to where you’re going — and don’t get me started on Firehose.

So I decided to write a Greasemonkey script to fix it. You can download the script here.

Basically, what the script does is rewrite the link on your username so that it takes you to the Comments page instead of the Firehose page, like it did before. Sorry if the code isn’t pretty — I’m really no expert on writing Greasemonkey scripts. If you have problems or suggestions, please let me know (post them below, for example).

Incidentally, if you have no idea what I’m talking about, investigate the Greasemonkey plug-in for Firefox. It allows you to run arbitrary JavaScript code whenever a specific page loads, which allows you to process and/or modify the content of the page in various ways.

And by the way… you did do a “View Source” to make sure that there wasn’t any malicious code in the Greasemonkey script you downloaded from someone’s random blog… right?