j-robinson's FaveThing http://www.favething.com/rss/j-robinson en-us http://www.favething.com/images/logo.jpg www.favething.com http://www.favething.com The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/business-books/the-hard-thing-about-hard-things-by-ben-horowitz/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/business-books/the-hard-thing-about-hard-things-by-ben-horowitz/ The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz is a business book that draws from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences, trademark humor and straight talk to get right into how difficult it really is to run a business. I'm really interested in reading about the hard lessons learned that apply to any manager, whether in the executive suite or not. A refreshingly honest take from someone like Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and renowned for his credentials in Silicon Valley, is very welcomed. The summary of The Hard Things About Hard Things, as posted on Amazon, is: "Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in." I'm really interested in reading the brutal honestly about how hard it is to run a business. If anyone else is interested in reading the business book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz, click on the source link up above to get a glimpse on Amazon. 2018-09-06 14:58:03 https://www.amazon.com/Hard-Thing-About-Things-Building/dp/0062273205 Whisky or Whiskey http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/whisky/whisky-or-whiskey/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/whisky/whisky-or-whiskey/ Looking at these bourbon barrels I got inspired to clear something up about one of my fave things. "Whisky" or "Whiskey"? In an attempt to put to rest many arguments over spelling had through the years... It comes down to place. The spelling of whisky, or whiskey, differs geographically. American and Irish prefer 'whiskey' and the Scots, Canadians and the rest of the world's single malt makers prefer 'whisky'. It begins with this; the Scots spell it whisky and the Irish spell it whiskey, with the extra 'e'. This difference in the spelling comes from the translations of the word from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic forms. So, while Irish liqueur and American-produced varieties such as bourbon, rye, and Tennessee go with the "whiskey" spelling. This type of distilled booze from Scotland, Canada, and Japan is referred to as "whisky". 2016-11-18 21:00:40 Anna Rawson - LPGA golfer and model http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golfers/anna-rawson-lpga-golfer-and-model/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golfers/anna-rawson-lpga-golfer-and-model/ Born 5 August 1981, Australian Anna Rawson has played on the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. 2016-11-12 22:41:41 I'd pay $53 million to make Kanye West shut up http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/i-d-pay-53-million-to-make-kanye-west-shut-up/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/i-d-pay-53-million-to-make-kanye-west-shut-up/ Had a real laugh at this one, I'd pay $53 million to make Kanye West shut up. 2016-02-26 16:44:25 http://www.someecards.com/news-cards/id-pay-53-million-to-make-kanye-west-shut-up-funny-ecard Kevin Hart Seahawks humor http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/kevin-hart-seahawks-humor/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/kevin-hart-seahawks-humor/ What's the difference between an iPhone and a Seahawks fan? IPhones existed before 2012. 2016-01-20 15:49:36 http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/08/a7/25/08a7257d508f394168776c40860221fb.jpg If I Was a Bird I Know Who I'd Poop On http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/if-i-was-a-bird-i-know-who-i-d-poop-on/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/if-i-was-a-bird-i-know-who-i-d-poop-on/ Ha ha ha this sarcastic bird t shirt will definitely let your haters know that you're thinking of them 2015-11-18 20:23:18 The best nicknames are the ones people don't know they have http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/the-best-nicknames-are-the-ones-people-don-t-know-they-have/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/the-best-nicknames-are-the-ones-people-don-t-know-they-have/ The best nicknames are the ones people don't know they have 2015-09-29 19:04:35 http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMS02YTczMTkwZjJjZmI5MjJi Pot Brownies Funny http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/pot-brownies-funny/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/pot-brownies-funny/ i hope i made these pot brownies right honestly 2015-06-05 20:14:29 http://www.dailyhaha.com/_pics/pot_brownies8352.htm Funny Yearbook Quote http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-yearbook-quote/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-yearbook-quote/ Amith Mandavilli "I am not Amith. I am a legend." 2015-06-02 20:30:44 http://www.dumpaday.com/funny-pictures/funny-pictures-of-the-day-48-pics-9/ Craziness Funny http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/craziness-funny/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/craziness-funny/ Crazy people don't know they are crazy, I know I am crazy therefore I am not crazy, isn't that crazy? 2015-05-26 19:33:37 http://www.clickypix.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/funny-crazy-people.jpg Program not responding funny http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/program-not-responding-funny/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/program-not-responding-funny/ Program not responding Issue resolved, 317 clicks has corrected the error 2015-05-22 19:32:26 http://www.dailyhaha.com/_pics/fixed_the_error.htm Dog Reaction Funny http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/dog-reaction-funny/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/dog-reaction-funny/ My dog's reaction when we pass the park and he realizes we're really going to the vet. 2015-05-19 20:37:09 http://www.dumpaday.com/funny-pictures/funny-pictures-of-the-day-52-pics-8/ Manliest Pacifier Ever! http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/manliest-pacifier-ever/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/manliest-pacifier-ever/ Moustache baby pacifier 2015-05-14 20:00:35 http://uberhumor.com/ Password funny http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/password-funny/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/password-funny/ I changed all my passwords to "incorrect". So whenever I forget, it will tell me "Your password is incorrect." 2015-05-07 20:32:18 http://www.nairaland.com/2115013/another-funny-pictures-thread-spice Police funny http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/police-funny/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/police-funny/ A cop pulled me over and said, "Papers..." so i said "Scissors, I win!" and drove off. 2015-05-05 19:29:54 http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/funny-cop.jpg Funny Restaurant Joke http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-restaurant-joke/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-restaurant-joke/ *At a restaurant* Would you like a table? No, not at all. I came here to eat on the floor. Carpet for 5 please. 2015-05-01 19:43:13 http://www.stylespalace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/funny-joke-10.jpg How to get people to comment on you're post http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/how-to-get-people-to-comment-on-you-re-post/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/how-to-get-people-to-comment-on-you-re-post/ How to get people to comment on you're post - thought provoking article - picture of your cat - Make minor typographical error 2015-04-29 19:36:44 http://www.eatliver.com/how-to-get-comments/ Defenseless Animal http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/defenseless-animal/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/defenseless-animal/ It don't seem right, killing a defenseless animal *throws a knife* HE'S GOT A KNIFE! 2015-04-27 19:19:19 http://www.eatliver.com/defenseless-animal/ Magician Funny http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/magician-funny/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/magician-funny/ Dad, I told you. I don't want to be a magician Then what's this card behind your ear 'Dad, please stop.' 2015-04-21 20:30:33 http://www.eatliver.com/dad-please-stop/ Funny reminder http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-reminder/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-reminder/ Reminder: You can extend battery life by not compulsively checking Facebook 2015-04-17 20:15:40 http://www.someecards.com/reminders-cards/facebook-extend-battery-life-compulsively-funny-ecard Funny texting e-card http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-texting-e-card/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-texting-e-card/ I'm going to assume that your not responding to my text means that you want me to send 15 to 20 more until you do. 2015-04-15 20:53:00 http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/you-didnt-respond-to-my-text-that-must-mean-you-want-me-to-send-a-1000-more-64700 Cyanide and Happiness funny comic http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/cyanide-and-happiness-funny-comic/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/cyanide-and-happiness-funny-comic/ Should have studied for your science test Joe... 2015-04-13 20:03:18 http://imgur.com/r/funny/v80hYsG Funny Spring Picture http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-spring-picture/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-spring-picture/ Check it out, i'm turning green. Birch please 2015-04-09 20:49:43 http://imgur.com/jbp1kYv Funny dog naming idea http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-dog-naming-idea/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-dog-naming-idea/ I named my dog "5 miles" so I can tell people I walk 5 miles every day 2015-04-07 20:13:36 http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a0/5c/bd/a05cbdf2ed7b4f14fa92d8df5605c8ea.jpg iPhone funny http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/iphone-funny/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/iphone-funny/ So let me get this right, you got the new iphone and your fridge is empty!? 2015-03-31 19:43:52 http://jokideo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Funny-meme.jpg Funny baby caption http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-baby-caption/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/funny-baby-caption/ The guys nowhere to be found then I hear peek a boo and i shit you not. there he was 2015-03-31 19:40:03 http://nedhardy.com/2013/04/11/funny-kid-captions-18-pics/ Gym funny http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/gym-funny/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/gym-funny/ Most people don't realize this, but you can go to the gym without telling Facebook about it. 2014-10-28 13:55:19 phone call funny http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/phone-call-funny/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/phone-call-funny/ If people could hear the five seconds after hit end call, we would all have no friends. 2014-09-25 15:38:20 http://postris.com/popular-pin/79545/0/repins/30/0/ iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/iphone-6-iphone-6-plus-1/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/iphone-6-iphone-6-plus-1/ If you’re in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, or the U.K., you’ll be able to pre-order both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus starting Friday, September 12. Both models will actually be available in these countries beginning Friday, September 19 2014-09-25 15:29:43 http://www.macworld.com/article/2457734/iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus-what-you-need-to-know.html Armani Collezioni Unlined Linen Soft Jacket http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/sportcoats/armani-collezioni-unlined-linen-soft-jacket/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/sportcoats/armani-collezioni-unlined-linen-soft-jacket/ Amazing Armani Collezioni aqua sport coat. 2014-05-29 18:42:04 http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Armani-Collezioni-Unlined-Linen-Soft-Jacket-Aqua-Suits-Blazers/prod170790005_cat11940745__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.jsp%253FitemId%253Dcat11940745%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D0%2526refinement Kevo Bluetooth Enabled Deadbolt Smart Lock from Kwikset http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/great-products-for-the-home/kevo-bluetooth-enabled-deadbolt-smart-lock-from-kwikset/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/great-products-for-the-home/kevo-bluetooth-enabled-deadbolt-smart-lock-from-kwikset/ Kwikset 925 Kevo single cylinder Bluetooth enabled smart lock deadbolt for iPhone 4S and 5 lets you open your door with nothing but your finger. This smartphone enabled household lock uses Bluetooth 4.0 and an iPhone app to know when you've approached the door. This connectivity allows you to open with just a touch of your finger - not even needing to pull your phone, or a key, from your pocket. The Kwikset 925 Kevo smart lock also comes with a fob that works in the same manner and of course a set of two traditional keys (for when you're feeling old-school). 2014-09-05 19:21:12 http://www.amazon.com/Kwikset-Cylinder-Bluetooth-Enabled-Deadbolt/dp/B00CPTD5AQ/ Chamberlain Smartphone Enabled MyQ Garage Door Opener http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/great-products-for-the-home/chamberlain-smartphone-enabled-myq-garage-door-opener/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/great-products-for-the-home/chamberlain-smartphone-enabled-myq-garage-door-opener/ The Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 MyQ-Garage controls your garage door opener no matter where you are with your smartphone. No more worrying and wondering if you closed your garage door. From anywhere you can now know when your garage door is open and close it using your smartphone. Via the app MyQ Garage will even send you alerts anytime the door opens, and even give you a reminder if you forget to close the door when you pull away. The Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 works with most major brands of garage door openers made in the last decade and can install in minutes. You'll never have to wonder or worry again 2014-09-05 19:02:34 http://www.amazon.com/Chamberlain-MYQ-G0201-MyQ-Garage-Controls-Smartphone/dp/B00EAD65UW/ Sandals Halcyon Beach - Castries, St Lucia http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/i-will-travel-there/sandals-halcyon-beach-castries-st-lucia-1/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/i-will-travel-there/sandals-halcyon-beach-castries-st-lucia-1/ Sandals Halcyon Beach in St Lucia is tranquil, peaceful and calm. Everything you want for a relaxing vacation. 2014-06-20 13:47:05 http://www.sandals.com/main/halcyon/ha-home/ Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/albums/lana-del-rey-ultraviolence/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/albums/lana-del-rey-ultraviolence/ The album is finished and it's beautiful. Ultraviolence is darker than Lana Del Rey's first album. 2014-06-20 13:46:06 http://www.amazon.com/Ultraviolence-Lana-Del-Rey/dp/B00K5T1LZY/ Floyd’s Pelican Bar in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/i-will-travel-there/floyd-s-pelican-bar-in-st-elizabeth-jamaica-2/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/i-will-travel-there/floyd-s-pelican-bar-in-st-elizabeth-jamaica-2/ Visiting Floyd’s Pelican Bar in Jamaica is definitely something to brag about. Floyd’s Pelican Bar is a tiny bar made of driftwood stilted on a huge sandbar about ¾ mile out in the sea. Once there you can sunbathe, swim in the shallow ocean water, drink a cold beer and eat some fresh lobster or fish (order food ahead of time). Not a great swimmer? That’s okay because the water is only waist deep. 2014-05-29 18:44:27 http://llreps.wordpress.com/2010/09/28/trujillopaumier-shoot-jamaica-for-ny-times-t-magazine/ Samsung Galaxy S5 http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/samsung-galaxy-s5-1/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/samsung-galaxy-s5-1/ Details: -Body: magnesium and aluminum with metallic effect back plate and stainless steel in the front and sides. -Dust and all-weather proof -Quad-core qualcomm snapdragon 800 processor with 2.5 Ghz -4G network and connectivity -16MP camera with HDR functionality -4k video capture at 2160p -1440 display and 2569×1440 with 2K HD screen -heart rate /pulse scanner -OS Android KitKat version 4.4.2 -Colours Available: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue, and Copper Gold. 2014-05-29 18:42:42 http://www.technopoint.org/samsung-releases-super-powerful-samsung-galaxy-s5-soon.html Bonaroo 2014 - Tennessee music festival http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/music-festivals/bonaroo-2014-tennessee-music-festival/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/music-festivals/bonaroo-2014-tennessee-music-festival/ ? 80,000 happy camper. 700 acres of Tennessee nature. 150 epic performances. 10+ stages of music. Four of the best days ever. Bonaroo 2014 2014-05-29 18:38:37 http://www.bonnaroo.com/ Turn Blue by The Black Keys http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/albums/turn-blue-by-the-black-keys/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/albums/turn-blue-by-the-black-keys/ Once again helmed by Danger Mouse, Turn Blue is a swirling trip that caresses the ear as opposed to shaking the hips. 2014-05-28 14:57:22 http://www.amazon.com/Turn-Blue-The-Black-Keys/dp/B00J7UL6V6/ref=zg_mw_music_home_2?pf_rd_p=1286243042&pf_rd_s=center-6&pf_rd_t=4101&pf_rd_i=home&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=141SHT4G00TRY9S4ESMP Burning Man - Aug 25 - Sept 1 2014 - Nevada http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/music-festivals/burning-man-aug-25-sept-1-2014-nevada/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/music-festivals/burning-man-aug-25-sept-1-2014-nevada/ The 2014 Burning Man music festival will be held in the Black Rock Desert, 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada. The towns of Empire and Gerlach serve as guardians of the desert region. 2014-05-27 14:22:43 http://www.burningman.com/ Ghost Stories by Coldplay http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/albums/ghost-stories-by-coldplay/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/albums/ghost-stories-by-coldplay/ Ghost Stories, the latest album from Coldplay, is a short album full of straightforward meditations on heartbreak and helplessness. 2014-05-27 14:17:32 http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Stories-Coldplay/dp/B00IQE4NUK/ref=zg_mw_music_home_1?pf_rd_p=1286243042&pf_rd_s=center-6&pf_rd_t=4101&pf_rd_i=home&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1MV1KC2M08QK53S32343 Lou Reed http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/favorite-musicians/lou-reed/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/favorite-musicians/lou-reed/ Lou Reed was the founding member of The Velvet Underground. Reed never approached the commercial success of such superstars as the Beatles and Bob Dylan, but no songwriter to emerge after Dylan so radically expanded the territory of rock lyrics. And no band did more than the Velvet Underground to open rock music to the avant-garde 2013-10-28 14:33:33 http://thequietus.com/articles/04037-lou-reed-interview-metal-machine-music Like a boss http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/like-a-boss-4/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/like-a-boss-4/ I don't know why but I find this picture hilarious. Just chillin' like a boss. 2013-05-06 14:25:26 http://whatsontheslab.tumblr.com/post/36943048105 Istanbul http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/i-will-travel-there/istanbul-2/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/i-will-travel-there/istanbul-2/ Istanbul is an enchanting blend of Eastern and Western culture, a vibrant, modern city, with a unique identity. Although no longer the capital of Turkey, Istanbul still remains the country's cultural and business centre. Istanbul is high on my list of places I would like to travel to. 2013-05-06 14:25:08 http://www.lonelyplanet.com/turkey/istanbul Eric Clapton & B.B. King http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/favorite-musicians/eric-clapton-b-b-king/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/favorite-musicians/eric-clapton-b-b-king/ Eric Clapton and B.B. King—two of the most exciting and original guitarists to play the blues—have instantly recognizable sounds. 2013-05-06 14:24:02 http://truefire.com/blog/guitar-lessons/9-magical-blues-licks-eric-clapton-b-b-king/ Muddy Waters http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/favorite-musicians/muddy-waters/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/favorite-musicians/muddy-waters/ McKinley Morganfield was nicknamed Muddy Waters for his boyhood habit of playing in plantation irrigation. Muddy Waters, a blues musician who is considered the "father of modern Chicago blues" 2013-04-08 01:58:10 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152712700340335&set=a.10151419001260335.835206.290910295334&type=1&ref=nf Jimi Hendrix http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/favorite-musicians/jimi-hendrix/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/favorite-musicians/jimi-hendrix/ This is a great photo of Hendrix creating musical magic. American musician, singer and songwriter Jimi Hendrix is broadly considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of rock music. Born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942 Jimi Hendrix met an untimely death on September 18, 1970 of drug-related asphyxia at the age of 27. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist. 2013-02-26 02:09:05 http://25.media.tumblr.com/f35e06824d4b48b9f754f52fa4290781/tumblr_mi3bxuhuzd1r69jqno1_500.jpg BlackBerry Z10 http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/blackberry-z10/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/blackberry-z10/ The Z10 smartphone features a 1,280 x 768, 4.2-inch display, 2-megapixel front and 8-megapixel rear cameras, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, fast LTE networking. 2013-02-19 03:46:03 http://us.blackberry.com/smartphones/blackberry-z10.html Samsung Galaxy SIII http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/samsung-galaxy-siii/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/samsung-galaxy-siii/ This would be the phone I would recommend to you. You should go to your local telecom store and check one out. They are very cool. The S3 has a wireless charging station, cutting edge voice recognition software and a beautiful design and UI. I won't even go into talking about the technical stats of this phone, although they are significant. Rather cool, but also rather expensive. I don't like the idea of being locked into a 3 year contract to pay for this phone either, just wait until next year when the next great thing comes out! 2012-10-16 18:29:49 http://gearpatrol.com/2012/05/03/samsung-galaxy-siii/ Apple iPhone 5 is here http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/apple-iphone-5-is-here-3/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/apple-iphone-5-is-here-3/ Here's a quick snapshot of some of the key features of the all-new iPhone 5... The new iPhone 5 is taller with the Retina Display expanded from 3.5 inches to 4 inches and it now has a 16:9 aspect ratio. Although taller the iPhone 5 is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S. Maybe because of complaints about the easily damaged glass back of the 4S Apple has returned to a metal back that reminds me of the original iPhone. Most importantly the new iPhone 5 will support 4G LTE networks in addition to the current support for GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO, and HSPA data networks. This is key because no matter how great the hardware if Apple's iPhone had slow connectivity they would be letting their competition pass them by. The iPhone 5 gets a faster chip called the A6. The A6 chip is two times faster than the current A5 chip. According to Apple, users will see Web pages load 2.1 times faster. Great battery life despite LTE. The iPhone 5 is supposed to get 8 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of 3G browsing, 8 hours of LTE browsing, 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, 10 hours of video playback, 40 hours of music playback, and 225 hours of standby time. The redesigned iPhone 5 has a new dock connector called "Lightning" which is significantly smaller. I'm sure this is going to annoy owners of current speaker docks, accessories, and charger/syncing cables since it will make them obsolete. On the software side the iPhone 5 ships with the new iOS 6 installed. 2012-10-10 13:49:33 http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/ Nokia Lumia 920 http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/nokia-lumia-920/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/nokia-lumia-920/ There's a couple of things that make this phone really stand out. First is the wireless charging capabilities. Second is the focus Nokia has put on making sure this device takes amazing pictures. The Lumia 920 has image stabilizing hardware and takes clear pictures even in low light. Say goodbye to blurry, muddy pictures! 2012-10-10 13:47:57 http://www.nokia.com/global/products/lumia/ Alp-N-Rock Sport Fashion http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/outdoor-ski-clothing/alp-n-rock-sport-fashion/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/outdoor-ski-clothing/alp-n-rock-sport-fashion/ Alp-n-Rock provides unique life-style fashion for those who seek high quality and have a passion for an active outdoor life. Our pieces go from slope to apres ski, golf course and tennis court to club-house, barn to city with ease. 2012-10-05 18:06:09 http://barrieskiandsnowboard.com/products/ Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/blonde-on-blonde-by-bob-dylan-1/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/blonde-on-blonde-by-bob-dylan-1/ Blonde on Blonde, released in 1986, was one of the most spectacular albums of all time. Bob dylan demonstrates his remarkable singing voice over the course of 14 songs. 2012-10-04 19:30:41 http://www.amazon.com/Blonde-Bob-Dylan/dp/B0000024OG Motorola RAZR i http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/motorola-razr-i/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/motorola-razr-i/ I love the design of this phone. I always enjoyed the original RAZR phones, and I can see how the design has been inspired by it's predecessors. This phone is one bad mother under the hood. It has a Intel Atom Z2460 @ 2.0GHz, it's a single core chip that provides multi-threading technology, much like its multi-core brethren. The phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), but is upgradeable to Jelly-Bean. It also has NFC technology, which is super cool. The phone is super durable, with an aircraft grade aluminum case, gorilla glass edge to edge screen, and kevlar back plate. The only drawback is that it's only coming out on an initial limited run in just a couple markets. No word on what the price is going to be or when it will be available here in the US. 2012-09-28 15:38:13 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409833,00.asp London Calling By The Clash http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/london-calling-by-the-clash/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/london-calling-by-the-clash/ The Clash were the greatest, english rock band who formed in 1976. London Calling was the british, rock bands third studio album produced. Too many people like myself, have considered this album the greatest rock album. I wish they were still together ! 2012-09-28 13:11:37 http://www.amazon.com/London-Calling-The-Clash/dp/B00004BZ0N/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_1 HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/htc-windows-phone-8x-and-8s/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/phones/htc-windows-phone-8x-and-8s/ Here are the specs: "The 8X is HTC’s powerhouse, featuring a 4.3-inch 720p LCD 2 display good for a PPI of 342, dual-core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM, 16 gigs of internal storage, Beats Audio with an “enhanced headphone amp”, LTE and NFC. Imaging is also top notch thanks to a 2.1MP front-facing camera with 88 degree field of vision (great for video chatting and group pictures), and a 8MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and LED flash — both of which can capture 1080p video. " It's crazy to me that smartphone these days have as much hardware under the hood as our laptops did not that long ago. It's mindblowing. It's also crazy that you can take 1080p video! I tried my brother's HTC smartphone ( I don't recall the model ) and I really liked it. I'm sure this one blows it out of the water, as this was a couple of generations ago. 2012-09-25 13:19:16 http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/htc-wp-8x/ Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/exile-on-main-street-the-rolling-stones/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/exile-on-main-street-the-rolling-stones/ Rolling Stone magazine remarks that Exile on Main Street is the Stones' greatest album and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' definitive songwriting statement of outlaw pride and dedication to grit. As the 12th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main St. was released as a double LP in May 1972. In 2010 a remastered version of the album was released. Exile on Main Street draws on many genres including rock and roll, blues, soul, R&B, gospel and country. 2012-09-10 00:14:08 http://www.amazon.com/Exile-Main-Street-Rolling-Stones/dp/B0039TD826/ Exclusive Resorts Residences at Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/i-will-travel-there/exclusive-resorts-residences-at-peninsula-papagayo-costa-rica/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/i-will-travel-there/exclusive-resorts-residences-at-peninsula-papagayo-costa-rica/ Each of the 19 spacious residences has expansive terrace spaces with infinity-edge pool looking over the warm blue waters of the Pacific. Costa Rica's Peninsula Papagayo is truly at luxury travel destination. If you are looking some fun, test your angling skills by wrestling a world-class marlin or sailfish, play a round of golf on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, or hit the water with an outrigger canoe, go stand-up paddling, surf some waves, or try scuba diving. If you want to relax, just lounge around your luxurious 3,900+ square foot Exclusive Resorts residence and enjoy the pura vida spirit of the Golfo de Papagayo. 2012-07-27 14:01:09 http://www.exclusiveresorts.com/Your-Vacations/Exclusive-Residences/peninsula-papagayo-costa-rica Rubber Soul by The Beatles http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/rubber-soul-by-the-beatles/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/rubber-soul-by-the-beatles/ Released on the 3rd of December in 1965 Rubber Soul is the sixth studio album by the English rock group The Beatles. Rubber Soul has been described as a major artistic achievement for The Beatles - attaining both widespread critical and commercial success. 2012-05-15 02:33:41 http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rubber-soul/id401134909 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/sgt-pepper-s-lonely-hearts-club-band/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/sgt-pepper-s-lonely-hearts-club-band/ This is definitely the album from the Beatles at their creative best. Given it time, it's fearless. 2012-05-03 01:39:43 http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sgt.-peppers-lonely-hearts/id401141921 RocketBallz Rescue by TaylorMade http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golf-gear/rocketballz-rescue-by-taylormade/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golf-gear/rocketballz-rescue-by-taylormade/ I find the RocketBallz rescue easy to hit from fairway and from the rough. I purchased this hybrid just a few weeks ago. It hasn't single-handily improved my handicap but so far so good - I'm please with this club purchase. 2012-05-02 21:41:35 http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12476351&ppp=30&cp=4406646.4413989.4414118 Matt Cain pitches a perfect game for the San Francisco Giants against the Astros http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/mlb-baseball/matt-cain-pitches-a-perfect-game-for-the-san-francisco-giants-against-the-astros/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/mlb-baseball/matt-cain-pitches-a-perfect-game-for-the-san-francisco-giants-against-the-astros/ Matt Cain's perfect game was the 22nd such game ever pitched in the Major Leagues and the first ever perfect game by any Giants pitcher since the franchise was established in 1883. Cain struck out a career-best 14 batters, making up more than half of his 27 straight outs and tying Sandy Koufax for most strikeouts in a perfecto. Cain threw 19 first-pitch strikes and never faced a 2-and-0 count in winning his career-high seventh straight start. A perfect game for certain, but was it the best pitched game ever? Using a metric called Game Score, by analyst Bill James, it looks like Cain might have. The stat issues points for postive accomplishments like retiring a batter or recording a strikeout, and deducts points for negatives like walks and hits allowed. The scale was designed so that a 100 was a game for the ages. The Game Score tally for Matt Cain’s 14-strikeout perfecto? 101. 2012-06-15 17:48:58 http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/06/14/giants-matt-cain-perfect-against-astros/ 2012 U.S. Open Tournament http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/pga-golf/2012-u-s-open-tournament-1/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/pga-golf/2012-u-s-open-tournament-1/ Play at the notoriously tough 7,170-yard golf course of Olympic Club in San Francisco, California is making for another exciting U.S. Open for 2012. Tiger Woods is looking strong in US Open play, coming off tournament wins in March at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and earlier this month at the Memorial Tournament. While the lefty Phil Mickelson was just awful on day one of the tournament. 2012-06-15 13:14:27 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1222721-us-open-golf-tv-schedule-2012-tiger-woods-and-golfers-who-will-shine-on-day-2 Golf Club Drink Dispenser http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golf-gear/golf-club-drink-dispenser/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golf-gear/golf-club-drink-dispenser/ My golf game leads me to want a good drink. Now I can drink my fill and save money doing it. With a real golf club head and shaft, I'm the only one who knows that my favorite ‘club’ is really an automatic drink dispenser. An insulated container made of durable, high density plastic holds a thirst-quenching 54 fluid ounces (1.6L) of the beverage of my choice 2012-06-12 03:29:29 http://www.sharperimage.com/si/view/product/Golf-Club-Drink-Dispenser/100419 Burning Man Festival http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/events-i-must-check-out/burning-man-festival/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/events-i-must-check-out/burning-man-festival/ Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather for Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. In late summer they come together and create Black Rock City. Those at Burning Man are dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. The participants depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. 2012-06-11 16:08:03 http://www.samyx.com/burningman.htm Pro 1M Slope Laser Rangefinder by Bushnell http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golf-gear/pro-1m-slope-laser-rangefinder-by-bushnell/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golf-gear/pro-1m-slope-laser-rangefinder-by-bushnell/ This tour-certified laser rangefinder features PinSeeker technology to help zero in on the flag, a range of up to 550 yards, vivid display technology for a clear view in any lighting condition, 7x magnification, and waterproof construction. Slope Technology is what distinguishes the Pro 1M Slope Edition from the Pro 1M. The Slope Edition provides compensated distance for incline/decline and unprecedented accuracy which is key to making the right shot. 2012-06-09 02:03:04 http://www.bushnellgolf.com/laser/pro1m_se.cfm Marvin Gaye, 'What's Going On' http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/marvin-gaye-what-s-going-on/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/marvin-gaye-what-s-going-on/ It's said that 'What's going on' by Marvin Gaye was to soul music what 'Sgt. Pepper' was to pop music. 2012-06-06 16:27:09 http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/whats-going-on/id524824970 Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/highway-61-revisited-by-bob-dylan/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/highway-61-revisited-by-bob-dylan/ Released in August of 1965, Highway 61 Revisited was recorded in a mind-boggling short six days. It has been correctly said that this album by Dylan forever altered the landscape of popular music. 2012-05-07 18:57:08 http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/highway-61-revisited/id201281514 Revolver - The Beatles http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/revolver-the-beatles/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/revolver-the-beatles/ Revolver records The Beatles at the top of their game. The level of composition, both lyrically and musically, is at their highest plateau. The Beatles’ seventh album was released in early August 1966. Prior to the album’s release, the band had set off on a quick tour that included the USA. These gigs turned out to be their last. The Beatles final performance took place on 29th of August 1966 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco. Revolver entered the UK chart at number 1 where it enjoyed seven weeks in that spot out of an impressive overall run of 34 weeks. In the USA Revolver spent six of its 77 week chart life in the top position. 2012-05-07 12:45:36 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/revolver/id401136641 Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/pet-sounds-by-the-beach-boys/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time/pet-sounds-by-the-beach-boys/ Pet Sounds is appreciated more now than it was at its release where it only reached #10 on American Billboard charts. Originally released on May 16th, 1966 Pet Sounds was the eleventh studio album from The Beach Boys. History has now widely recognized it as one of popular music's most influential albums. 2012-05-05 17:01:34 http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pet-sounds-40th-anniversary/id182959313 Tap 357 Canadian Maple Rye Whisky http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/whisky/tap-357-canadian-maple-rye-whisky/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/whisky/tap-357-canadian-maple-rye-whisky/ This small batch whiskey combines quadruple-distilled 3-, 5-, and 7-year-old ryes. These small batches are matured in new, second-use and third-use bourbon barrels. Tap 357 is infused with premium Canada 1 Light maple syrup exclusively from Quebec. All of this under the expert guidance of Master Blender Michel Marcil 2012-04-30 01:18:46 http://www.shakestir.com/community/id/256/new-booze-tap-357-canadian-maple-rye-whisky Teenagers... Act Now! http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/teenagers-act-now/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/funny/teenagers-act-now/ Teenagers, Tired Of Being Harassed By Your Parents? Act Now!! Move Out, Get A Job, Pay Your Own Way While You Still Know Everything!! 2012-04-23 06:02:55 http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Teenagers-Posters_i1657530_.htm Garmin Approach S3 http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golf-gear/garmin-approach-s3/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golf-gear/garmin-approach-s3/ Green View shows you the true shape and layout of greens so even if you have an obstructed view, you’ll know where to aim. Layup distances shows you the distances you need with yardages to doglegs and other hazards on the course. Precise yardages to the front, back and middle of greens. Measure shot distances for shots played anywhere on the course. 2012-04-23 00:22:00 http://buy.garmin.com/shop/alt-image.do?pID=108731&img=productImageRFLarge Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/music-festivals/coachella-valley-music-and-arts-festival/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/music-festivals/coachella-valley-music-and-arts-festival/ Maybe next year I'll finally make it to this amazing music festival. 2012-04-19 02:14:43 http://www.coachella.com/ Nike Golf Tour Premium Golf Shoes http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golf-gear/nike-golf-tour-premium-golf-shoes/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/golf-gear/nike-golf-tour-premium-golf-shoes/ Walked 36 holes right after taking them out of the box with no problem. Got a few compliments from the guys at the club. 2012-04-19 01:39:39 http://www.sierratradingpost.com/nike-golf-tour-premium-golf-shoes-for-men~p~3900k/?filterString=golf~d~4837%2F&colorFamily=03 Cotton Tick-Stripe Sportcoat http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/sportcoats/cotton-tick-stripe-sportcoat/ http://www.favething.com/j-robinson/sportcoats/cotton-tick-stripe-sportcoat/ Cool and breathable. 2012-04-18 19:52:18 http://www.normthompson.com/jump.jsp?itemID=27804&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1%2C2%2C6%2C1536%2C1537&iProductID=27804