ai|inc is now The France Hopper Company

April 2, 2015

When I started ai in 2007, I knew where I would want the company to go if we lived in an ideal world. But, reality is much different: a much smaller company, and a much smaller target market. I’m actually fine with that. For the last eight years, ai was running in low-gear, and I […]

April Fools: Announcing A New Joint-Venture With Drexel TechServ

April 1, 2015

Today, I’m thrilled to announce we’re forming a joint-venture with Drexel TechServ to help launch their CatServ Usability service. We think we have finally found the ultimate test in determining if a site features good design or not. For many years, cats have tried to assist us as we surf the web: walking on our […]

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Numbers Aren’t A Top Priority For Me

March 26, 2015

410. 469. 224. Those numbers are my YouTube subscribers count, Twitter followers, and Facebook friends, respectively. The last time I checked them all? Well over a year ago. I joined YouTube July 3, 2007. Twitter, September 2008. Facebook, March 2008. That works out to an average of 51 subscribers, 67 followers, and 32 new friends per year. Cool, […]

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The Last Quarter At Drexel

March 25, 2015

Well, this is it. Three months left. It’s been one hell of a five-year journey. And over those five years, there’s been one question I’ve been asked more than any: Why did you choose Drexel? The latest occurrence is the Drexel Subreddit. But, it’s a valid question, and one I’m still happy to answer five […]

Sunsetting The France Hopper Library

March 10, 2015

In a change few of you probably noticed, I’ve removed the tab labeled “The Library” from the navigation menu. It linked to The France Hopper Library, a project I started roughly two terms ago at Drexel that never took off. To be blunt, it never saw a single user and was used more so for […]

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An Illustrated Guide To How Amazon Gets My Homepage Wrong

February 16, 2015

Amazon. The bookstore turned online store extraordinaire. A service I trust and always turn to for researching products (price checking included.) Perhaps it’s Amazon’s online presence that is its shortcoming as a store. I can walk in to a physical store, and when you do that enough regularly, good employees tend to take notice. They […]