Living in an Ivory Basement

Stochastic thoughts on science, testing, and programming.


I authored and maintain twill, a scriptable command-line Web browser designed for testing and Web scraping.

I authored and maintain the Cartwheel Bioinformatics Toolkit, a combined Web site and GUI for biological sequence analysis.

I maintain a number of little packages at, including an SCGI-to-WSGI adapter, a statistical profiler for Python, and an extended Web sessions module for Quixote.

There are a lot of random projects in darcs repositories at