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Hello. My name is Lewis Chase McCoy. You have arrived at my website. It is here that I enjoy writing about the technology and ideas used to bring creativity to writing, design, and the way we work. I would like to welcome you to my little corner of the internet. I try my best to write the website that I would enjoy reading. I hope that you enjoy it too.

I think a lot can inferred about a writer from the things he or she likes to read. Here are some of my favorite sites:

I try my best to put as much enthusiasm into my work as those listed above. You will also find that I link to their sites a lot. Speaking of links, there are two types of posts on my site: articles and links. Articles are original posts that link to the permalinks, and link posts direct you to an outside source. Link posts have a smaller, bluer headline.

If you are looking for some place to start, you would do well to take a peek at the archive, where you can find every post ever published on this site as well as a link to some quality reviews. In addition, here is a list of some of my favorite posts on this site:

The Best of the Best

I hope you enjoy what you find here, and if you do you can subscribe to the RSS feed and follow this site on Twitter. You are also encouraged to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

I want to end this little welcome ceremony with two quotes that I think apply to my website.

Marco Arment:

I don’t need to be an authority on anything. I don’t need you to agree with my arguments. I know this is probably too long, too broad, and too egotistical for the mass market to read, and you most likely skimmed over it. I wrote this just now, and I’m going to publish it now, even though it’s Sunday and it won’t see peak traffic. I don’t want to write top-list posts 10 times a day. I don’t want to be restricted to my blog’s subject or any advertisers’ target demographic. This site represents me, and I’m random and eccentric and interested in a wide variety of subjects.

Shawn Blanc:

In a way, I have to pretend that I’m the only site out there. That if someone was interested in the things I’m interested in, how then would they find out about those things unless I wrote about them? I can’t pass by something I find exciting or interesting because I see that others are already talking about it. That would be a road to silence.

Of course, in another way, I have to pretend that I am not the only site out there. There is so much happening in the tech / design / writing / coffee-drinking community every day that there is simply no way I can stay on top of it all. Let alone write thoughtful and in-depth pieces about everything noteworthy. Harder than choosing what to write about has been choosing what not to write about. And then being okay with leaving certain notable topics left untouched.

Thank you for visiting, and please enjoy your stay.