Cover photo
Ben Robbins
Works at Viewpoint Construction Software
Attended Taylor University
Lives in Tampa, FL
2,071 followers|166,940 views


Ben Robbins

Shared publicly  - 
In case you forgot that escapism comes in other forms...
For some completely inexplicable reason, Facebook has announced that it is buying Oculus VR--the future of virtual reality awesomeness--for $2 billion. What?!
Add a comment...

Ben Robbins

Shared publicly  - 
And why your current one seems so amazing
Add a comment...

Ben Robbins

Shared publicly  - 
So I caught my kid this morning trying to smuggle a 1 gallon freezer bag of soap scum to school. He left a bar of soap to dissolve overnight in a sink full of water. The only reason I've been able to waterboard out of him is, it's gooey and I wanted to show my friends." I'm pretty sure it's not narcotic and can't be used as an explosive, but I'm open to intel from other parental agencies... WTH?
Legbamel Not-Pop's profile photo
Well, it IS gooey.  Consider it a science experiment: he probably noticed how the bar got squishy when it was left in a puddle on the edge of the sink and wondered what would happen if he left it overnight.  Now make him want to figure out what happens if he leaves it to dry in an oiled container.  Will it turn back into a usable bar of soap?!
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
2,071 people

Ben Robbins

Shared publicly  - 
For all you DIY crafty types, Christmas morning 2014 could be epic...
Tim Gluth's profile photoMark Knipp's profile photo
I don't know how to print the head. I plan to leave the pickles in the jar with the head. 
Add a comment...

Ben Robbins

Shared publicly  - 
Today’s smart, young engineers could help cure cancer, but they’d rather work for a sexting app. Why? It's a tale of two valleys.

"In start-up land, the young barely talk to the old (and vice versa). That makes for a lot of cool apps. But great technology? Not so much."
Add a comment...
Location, location, location.

"In perhaps the greatest display of entrepreneurial spirit in modern history, a California Girl Scout has been selling cookies outside of a San Francisco marijuana dispensary.

Danielle Lei, 13, set up shop in front of The Green Cross on Monday, selling a whopping 117 boxes in just two hours, according to Mashable. That's about one box per minute."
Add a comment...

Ben Robbins

Shared publicly  - 
Heh... my money says Jimmy hangs on for a while. 
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
2,071 people
Husband, Father, Author, Marketer
  • Viewpoint Construction Software
    Mobile Product Manager, 2013 - present
  • Me, Myself and I
    Author, Entrepreneur, present
  • ACS Connect
    VP, Marketing and Product Development, 2005 - 2013
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Tampa, FL
Melbourne, FL - Upland, IN
Husband, father, author
Entrepreneur, product manager, and all around mobile geek, I'm thankful to still be learning. Author of The Venice Experiment - A Year of Trial and Error Living Abroad
Bragging rights
I can bench press three kittens and a ham sandwich; my kids are cuter than yours.
  • Taylor University
    ComSci, Psychology
Basic Information
Other or Decline to State
Other names
Benjamin Robbins, Vrobb
Ben Robbins's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Crossing the Grand Canal

Author Barry Frangipane describes the Traghetto - the gondola for the rest of us.

HDR Photography of Elia Locardi ::

Learn how to create beautiful HDR photography using Photoshop and Photomatix, view free HDR tutorials, and follow the daily HDR photo blog.


Social Business Transformation


The Venice Experiment: A Year of Trial and Error Living Abroad - by Barry Frangipane and Ben Robbins

Tools for Living in a Foreign Country

Author Barry Frangipane provides tips for living in a foreign country.

How It All Began - Emails from Venice

Barry Frangipane explains how the idea of The Venice Experiment came about!

All blog entries

Joomla! - the dynamic portal engine and content management system

All blog entries

The Venice Experiment: A Year of Trial and Error Living Abroad - by Barry Frangipane and Ben Robbins

Ben Robbins - @benrobbins - PeerIndex

Entrepreneur, inbound marketer, general web geek, I'm a jack of all trades & master of some. Author of The Venice Experiment -on Kin

The Carello

Author Barry Frangipane describes the carello - the small cart used in daily life in Venice.

The Authors

The Venice Experiment: A Year of Trial and Error Living Abroad - by Barry Frangipane and Ben Robbins

Fostering Creativity in the Workplace

This is a one page piece discussing creativity in the workplace. It includes a couple links; the first is to a fantastic 30 minute Youtube t

Tandoor Indian Cuisine

Tandoor Indian Cuisine hasn't shared anything on this page with you.

Tampa's Maverick Cop

BY THE TIME Albert Swiger encountered a cop named Steve Donaldson in the suburbs of Tampa in 2010, Swiger had more than 200 arrests on his r

The evolution of the web

Interactive infographic about the evolution of browsers and the web. This infographic features major web browsers since 1993 such as Mosaic,


FieldTime for Resource Commander enables construction employees to track labor time, equipment time and productivity - all directly from the

Cassie's Cookies

Yes, it is quite secret. Not even President Obama knows. In fact, not even the people who keep secrets from him know. It's so good. Firs The Venice Experiment: A Year of Trial and Error Living Abro... The Venice Experiment: A Year of Trial and Error Living Abroad eBook: Barry Frangipane, Ben Robbins: Kindle Store

Adventures in Food

We offer luxury all inclusive culinary vacations in Italy, wine trips to Piemonte, gourmet travels to the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Venice

How to Move Abroad and Keep Your Job - US News and World Report

Tips from one man who spent 13 months in Venice telecommuting to his job in the States.

This intimate casual sushi bar has been a special treat for my wife and I first, and now our kids, for well over a decade now. The food is both exceptional and authentic. Ryo and his crew take special care to ensure that only the freshest and finest ingredients are used, and are impeccably prepared every time. He offers different specials each night based on what's biting in the Gulf, and serves it up with a side of classic rock. This place will ruin mediocre sushi for you forever.
• • •
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
They had a ton of different options to choose from. The manager helped me pick a style that really complemented an historic house and enhanced the curb appeal. The installation was a couple days later and came out beautifully.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
2 reviews