Knut is a humanities technologist & in-between stack developer // Runs developer relations for @sanity_io // (he/him)

Musings

2021-06-23

“Every day, somebody's born who's never seen The Flintstones” – or, why telling it once isn't enough

Most things bear repeating.

2020-05-13

Counting hours (or; how to work less when you want to work much)

I love what I do for work and I spend a lot of time on it. But how to balance inner-drive with ideals about work-life balance?

2020-05-01

How I put the scroll percentage in the title bar

Add a nice hint of how far you have read a page by putting the scroll percentage in the title bar. Learn how to implement it with React and Gatsby.

2020-04-26

Who are the non-technicals?

Why we should probably stop labeling people as “non-technical” (unless they really are Luddites).

2020-04-19

The Web Project Book’s “Implementing Backend”: Putting Sanity.io to the test

How I would approach the “implementing backend” chapter of "The Web Project Guide” with Sanity.io.

2020-02-16

On the limits of MDX

Should you lock your content into JSX infused Markdown? Probably not. Here are some reasons why MDX has its limits.

2020-02-08

Config2020: Some impressions from Figma’s conference

I was at Figma’s first conference. This is what I took away from it.

2020-02-02

This blog runs on public code, without secrets

I made the code for this blog public, and I removed all accidental secrets from the git history.

2020-01-17

Smash your writer’s block with The Hulk Summary™

WRITING IS HARD

YOU THINK TOO MUCH!

THE SOLUTION

THE HULK SUMMARY!

2020-01-02

2019 – A personal retrospective

A reflection on the past year, and some goals for the new one.

2019-10-20

Ode to LICEcap, the simple GIF screen capture tool

Why my go-to tool for screen capturing to animated GIFs is LICEcap.

2019-07-15

10x engineers and my approach to Twitter

How a thread about 10x engineers made me reconsider how I approach Twitter. (This post isn't really the 10x engineers thing).

2019-07-10

JAMstack_conf London: Impressions

I was at JAMstack_conf London. It was great. Here's the story.

2019-07-05

A year in developer relations

I’ve been running developer relations for Sanity.io for a year. Here is what I have learned so far.

2019-06-24

Getting started with Webmentions in Gatsby

Let's learn how to implement Webmentions friendly markup, and get them onto your website made with Gatsby. Bonus: You'll also learn how to trigger new builds on Netlify whenever a mentoin happens.

2019-06-23

This post will be free, and I will not track you.

I'm back with my own blog on my own domain after some years on other people’s platform. And it feels good.

2018-11-17

Why I love working at Sanity.io

Four years ago I was a grad student with a Ph.D. fellowship in the Study of Religions, so how did I end up working for a tech startup? This is a post about how I came to run Developer Relations at Sanity.io – it's also a celebration of following less obvious paths.

2018-09-17

Making tech survivable: What can men do?

23 tips for those who want to contribute to a better workplace for everyone who wants to be in tech.