Nick Sergeant

Front-end engineer at Engine Yard.

Builder of Broker, Showroom, Snipt, and Humanity Box.

# Skillet Chicken Parmesan.

Okay, first things first: I don't actually put parmesan in this recipe. But you can, and it's pretty much a chicken parmesan recipe.

I like this recipe because it doesn't require pounding out the meat (since it's baked). It's also completely cooked in a single cast-iron skillet, which makes for easy cleanup.

#### Ingredients:

• 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
• 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes (any ...

# Running Supervisor on OS X.

I use Supervisor on all of my servers to handle the running of non-daemonized processes, such as Gunicorn processes for Django apps. The truth is, though, that Supervisor is also a damn-awesome tool for local process management in OS X. Here are a few of the things I'm letting Supervisor handle:

• Running a Node app on port 80.
• Running nginx on port 80.
• Running a watched test-suite for a ...

# GitHub issue-search changes.

OK, so, I have this issue.

Now I come back to my GH issues after a few days, and want to find that issue quickly. I know the phrase default script tag existed in that issue, so I look for the issue search.

It's gone. They moved it to the main search bar (I assume):

So I use it. I put "default script tag" in it. The search goes ...

# Upgrading from Django 1.4 to Django 1.5.

Recently I had the pleasure of upgrading from Django 1.4 to Django 1.5. They’ve introduced some awesome new stuff like beefier timezone support and a configurable User model. However, there are some backwards-incompatible things you’ll need to tend to.

#### Django settings

I ran into an issue with some app complaining about not being able to work with naive timezones. You’ll need to add this to ...

# How to roast a chicken.

I use this recipe about once a week for a ridiculously tender and tasty roasted chicken that's really quite easy.

# Fix overly-bold fonts on OS X.

For some reason, sometime around the release of OS X Snow Leopard, Apple made default bold fonts look different. I've been told it had something to do with making screen fonts render more closely to their print counterparts. At any rate, bold fonts on OS X now look terrible by default.

Here's a before/after (the default bold fonts are on the top):

Here's how you can ...

# Blogging from your browser.

When you have something to say, technology needs to stay out of your way. Your thoughts need to be as "close to the metal" as possible.

I originally built Snipt to address this problem when it comes to code & command snippets. Years ago, I would always get hung up on the syntax for creating and assigning privileges to MySQL users & databases. This is literally what started the development of Snipt ...

# Why I like LESS > SCSS

The SCSS way:

@mixin whatever() {

}

...

@include whatever();


The LESS way:

.whatever() {

}

...

.whatever();


It's just more CSS-ey.