Sunday, July 06, 2008

Zoomii books: interesting but makes me dizzy

Zoomii books, the "real" online bookstore is quite interesting and extremely well implemented. But still, I sort of miss it's point. Amazon's own shopping experience is still unbeatable. To some extent, Zoomii just transposed to the web the same old bookstore browsing experience which makes most people dizzy: OMG! so many books! How do I compare them? How are they related? There are too many shelves and aisles on this floor and there are still two floors on this bookstore to visit!

Greasemonkey DZone link redirector

Here's a simple Greasemonkey script I did to automatically redirect the browser to the article itself when browsing DZone, skipping the annoying summary/comments preview page.

Useful when opening articles from the DZone RSS feed.