The home page of David Ingalls Bell

I am a computer programmer of much experience with an interest in science and mathematics. I was born and educated in the United States, but I now live in Canberra, Australia.

My hobbies include Astronomy, Linux, and Conway's Game of Life.

I am appreciative of the large amount of free software (with sources) that many others have written, and am happy that I have my own software to offer in return. This page has links to the best bits of it, mostly for UNIX and Linux.

My EMail address is: dbell@tip.net.au.

Here are some of the freely available programs that I have written:

I have written some articles on Conway's Game of Life and related automata:

I maintain archives of some objects in Life and related automata. These can be read using my dblife program (or some other Life programs):

I viewed the total solar eclipse of 4 December 2002 at Ceduna, South Australia. A picture and discussion of the event is here.

I walked from Canberra to Cann River (a distance of 300 km) in January 2006. An annotated log of my trip is here.

Change history (since 2010):