Battery Tests on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 Running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Published January 24, 2019 • Updated February 2, 2019


The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 has pretty good battery life, but most battery tests are performed running Windows. In an effort to get a baseline of how the battery performs running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I will be documenting some various, real world battery tests that I come up with. There will not be anything too scientific here. I will update this post with more tests as I complete them.

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Wireless Laptop to Wireless Laptop Real World Throughput Benchmarks

Published June 22, 2015 • Updated June 3, 2016


More and more devices are becoming wireless. It isn’t unheard of for one person to be carrying three or more wireless devices on them at one time: a phone, a tablet, a laptop, and, more recently, a watch.

There are plenty of benchmarks and articles detailing the throughput achieved from a wireless device to a wired device - with a wireless router in the middle of course. This is useful to know if you’re transferring or streaming data from your laptop, phone, or tablet to a device connected via ethernet. However, most people forgo connecting anything via ethernet because connecting wirelessly is just too easy. I am much more interested in the throughput achieved from one wirelessly connected device to another wirelessly connected device.

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Doxie's Fanatical Support

Published June 21, 2015 • Updated November 9, 2015


At the time of writing, I work for Rackspace, home of Fanatical Support. What is Fanatical Support? Fanatical Support is multifaceted, but one part of it is going above and beyond the call of duty for the customer.

Few companies provide true Fanatical Support. Doxie is one of the companies that does.

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The Best and Only iPhone Case I Have Ever Bought

Published March 23, 2014 • Updated June 3, 2018


I have used an iPhone ever since they were revealed to the world in 2007. Since then I have never used a case (or as I like to call it “rolling naked”).

Whether you agree or not, the iPhone (especially the 4 and 5) are fantastically designed devices, and I never wanted a case to cover that up. In addition, I think most of the cases on the market are down right ugly or simply too big.

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Three RFID Blocking Billfold Wallets

Published March 25, 2013 • Updated January 10, 2019


Most of the RFID blocking billfold wallets I have come across are complicated and ugly looking. It’s difficult to find a wallet that is simple and good looking.

However, I have come across several wallets that are simple and good looking. The following three wallets I have owned, and I have found them to be some of the better RFID blocking wallets out there.

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