- I am William Van Hecke.
- This site exists to keep track of all the dumb stuff I have on the internet.
- @fet is my Twitter dude.
- Heta no Yokozuki Sekai 4 is a blog of varying merit.
- Learning iOS Design is a book I wrote, available June 2013.
- Since 2004, I’ve been the User Experience Lead at the Omni Group, makers of maxgood Mac and iOS software.
- Designing Graceful, Gracious Interfaces for iPad is a one-hour talk I gave at Voices That Matter Autumn 2010 and Spring 2011, and Øredev 2011.
- From Mac to iPhone to iPad and Back is another one-hour talk that I gave at Voices That Matter Autumn 2011 and Øredev 2011.
- I have a few posts on the Omni blog about design and things.
- The Design of Dungeons & Dragons is an examination of D&D books over the decades.
- This typefaces sheet is a rough cheat sheet for which common fonts are appropriate for which cultures and eras.
- All the iOS icons. All of them. is a guide and template that I made for my book, for use with Slicy, to build iOS app icons.
- I played bass in a rock and roll band called HOXA with @optshiftk, @zroundbls, and @frozendevil.
- You can follow my listening habits at last.fm.
- Sometimes I try to figure out how to play obscure songs on the bass, and document my findings.
- I am slowly pursuing Operation: Learn to Play Bass on Every Rush Song Ever.
- At the moment I have three tabletop RPG characters: Cross the tiefling paladin, Xo the half-elf psion, and Sulðr the dwarven alchemist banker.
- Did you know you can use OmniGraffle for tabletop gaming? We use this for our dual-DM campaign at work.
- I have a nice Warmachine army, of the Protectorate of Menoth faction, but there are no photographs of it yet.
- (out of context) is a lo-fi photo-journal that begins in Tokyo in 2002 and continues to this day.
- One time someone tried to sell me fake video games on eBay.
- A long time ago I documented my first and second trips to Japan.
- I really like Python and jQuery.
- Julian and I have been trying to make a game since 2003. You can watch us at Momo Pax Dot Com.
- It is remarkable how many names in marketing and fiction could have been created by my Badass Name Generator.
- Helpify is a tool for turning OmniOutliner documents into Apple Help Books.
- Books are the best. Here is my list at Goodreads.
- Sometimes I post up pictures of inspiring things at Pinterest.
- I collect my favorite words at Wordnik.
- Game Shelf is a database of all of my video games.
- Button Trance is a column that I write about infatuating games. The first one is still at the somewhat-busted old Heisei Democracy site, which I administered back in its heyday. The rest are just blog posts.
- I always liked video games. But in 2002, I discovered Sakura Taisen and it turned me into a whole new kind of geek.
- A decade later, I researched and wrote a 15,000-word article on the Sakura Taisen series for Hardcore Gaming 101.
- Solarized theme for Dwarf Fortress, based on the Solarized color scheme by Ethan Schoonover, is for elite nerds. It looks like this.
- In like 2000 or so I made a Genesis controller work on PSX.
- Clamm-bon Eigo-ban is my long-running project to provide English info and lyrics translations for clammbon, my favorite band in the world.
- A bunch of us fans are trying to create a new English version of the lovely PS2 game Ar tonelico 2, at the At2 Relocalization Project. I worked on the style guide, translated Chroche’s Cosmosphere, and translated Frelia’s Binary Field.
- In 2002, I coordinated the Xenosaga Madness Project, a translation and guide to the PS2 game Xenosaga Episode I.
- Sometimes I do 3D modeling. It used to be in Cinema 4D, then Blender, and now Modo. I have nothing to show for this yet, though.
- I have accumulated a whole lot of garage kits, but the only one I have built is Goth-Loli Rei.
- Now you’re at the bottom of my web site.