Who am I? My name is Alexander Andreev. I'm a russian guy of age 31 who likes tinkering with computers.

Why am I doing all of this? Machines are up 24/7 anyway, so why not?

Why am I almost “doxxing” myself? Yes, my real first and last names and age are here, and since I self-host you can get my city as well. And I simply don't see this as a problem. :|

Why particularly that slogan? I just wanted sort of a slogan that would fit under the logo and this was the first thing came on mind. I actually like it. Don't you think of your websites as of very special place of your own? Of course you do. :) And who we are if not the wanderers who are looking for something in the vastness of Intenet? xD And yes, it's a pain in the ass to make it fit under logo across different browsers. That was the moment when I found out that different browsers render text differently.

Why English only? I want this place to be accessible for a wide audience and English happen to be todays lingua franca, and to practice the language of course.

Now a little break for...

My kot Boris :3

My cat. :3

And here we continue. :)


Video games (since 1997)

Computers (since 11th November 2004)

Wasting my life on Surfing the Internets (since February 2006)

Mapping for Half-life 2, Counter-Strike: Source (since 2006, discontinued in 2009) (everything's fuarrkin' lost)

Music writing (since 2007, last track was made in 2010)

Programming (since 2007)

(LARP'ing as a system administrator) Home servers (since 1st January 2017)

Software Defined Radio (since June 2018)

What I know

Human languages

English is my main foreign language and I think that I know it quite well, but every time I reread what I wrote here I constantly catch cringe vibes. xD I have a nice pronunciation (my teacher once said so :)) and tend to British non-rhotic variant. Of course I end up with a mix of all the flavours of different dialects. What I struggle from is a lack of speaking practice and vocabulary is still a problem as well.

Ukrainian (Українська) is a special case. :) Russian and ukrainian are related languages, so are mutually understandable (at least must be), yet many russians are struggling to understand it, and I genuinely don't get why. It is just a matter of putting some little effort to negatiate it. I never learnt it, aside from reading it here and there, and looking up some words in a dictionary, and especially throughout past 8 9 10 years I saw enough material to learn it to a decent level of understanding and some speaking.

Агась, нiколи спецiйно не вчив українську, користував перекладач тiльки як словник, за цi вiсiм вже дев'ять десять рокiв було досить матерiалiв. :) P.S.: Слава Українi у складi Росiї! :)

I like learning languages, but me being a lazy fuck won't let me learn something up to a reasonable level. I ended up with being able to +- read some languages, like norwegian, german, polish, french, japanese (hiragana + some yet not forgotten kanji). So, now I main only English.

Computer languages

For programming and scripting: Python, Go, JavaScript, and Bash for now are most used by me. Later I used or tasted: Pascal, Delphi, C#, C, C++, Java, PHP. And wrote hello worlds in some others like LISP and Haskell.

Markup and declarative: SQL (SQLite3, MariaDB), HTML5, CSS3, LaTeX, Markdown, XML, and JSON.

And I don't know what else to put here. :^)

What I liked


Ghost in the Shell, Shaman King, Hellsing, Steins;Gate, Cowboy Beebop, Ergo Proxy, Jin-Rou, Black Lagoon, Jojo's Bizzare Adventures, Spice and Wolf, Konosuba, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba


Paths of Glory (1957), Boss Nigger (The Black Bounty Killer) (1974), Movies with Jackie Chan, Blade Runner (1982), WarGames (1983), Robocop (1987), Talk Radio (1988), Stargate (1994), Hackers (1995), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Contact (1997), Matrix (1999, 2003), Snatch (2000), Oldboy (2003), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Alpha Dog (2005), Constantine (2005), The Gingerdead Man (2005), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), 99 francs (2007), I Am Legend (2007), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Valhalla Rising (2009), The Guard (2011), Filth (2013), Mandariinid (2013), Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong (2013), Gone Girl (2014), Who am I (2014), Arrival (2016), Contratiempo (2016), Wandering Earth (2019), Wandering Earth 2 (2019), Greyhound (2020), I Care A Lot (2020), The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022), Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)

TV shows

X-Files (1993—2002), Lost (2004—2010), Stargate: SG-1 (1997—2007), Stargate: Atlantis (2004—2009), The Shivering Truth (2018—2020), Два холма (Two Hills) (2022), Narcos (2015—2017)

Games for SEGA Mega Drive

Not a lot of games I have played.

Bubba'n'Stix, Battletoads, Granada, Demolition Man, Road Rash, Doom Troopers - The Mutant Chronicles, The Lost Vikings, Ghostbusters, Mig-29 Fighter Pilot.

Games for PC

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Half-Life (all), StarCraft, Diablo 2, Far Cry (2004), Battlefield: Vietnam, Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, Silent Hunter 3, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Boiling Point: Road to Hell, Portal, Freelancer, F.E.A.R., S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Grand Theft Auto 4, Lineage 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Battlefield 3, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Payday 2, The Witcher (1st, 2nd, 3rd didn't finished yet), Minecraft, Terraria, Starbound, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Mount & Blade: Warband, Papers, Please, Insurgency, Elite: Dangerous, theHunter: Call of the Wild, American Truck Simulator, Rocket League, Sea Of Thieves.

I'm CMDR Arav in Elite: Dangerous. My EDSM profile.

I play TruckersMP mod for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. Nickname is Arav with a tag [RU64].


You can see what I like in a file share.

My servers

I have two of them, the first one is a Raspberry Pi 3 rev. B single board computer and the second one is a laptop. Yeah, not quite impressive, but they do their work just fine.

Laptop is Acer Packard Bell TE69CX that has a 2 core Intel Pentium 2117U 1.8GHz and 10GB RAM (2GB + 8GB), the system disk is a 120GB SSD and the other one is 2TB HDD where all the shit I have is stored. I've replaced my good old 500GB disk with 2TB one, since it became a little too tight, now it is a system disk for Raspberry Pi. Everything that have just a bit of importantance to me is backed up, encrypted and stored in the clouds. :)

Also now I have a helper VPS with a 1 core 2.2GHz CPU and 512M RAM, and a 10GB disk I use as a slave DNS server for my domain and a postfix relay to send a mail.

Raspberry Pi 3 rev. B
Raspberry Pi 3 rev. B
Acer Packard Bell TE69CX

Public services

That are available for everyone.


Runs using Ezstream through Icecast which goes through NGiNX. Ezstream fetches a playlist from a self-written solution. I broadcast almost everything I have. I'm too lazy to make some kind of broadcasting program to stream so I just randomise the playlist and throw new music there from time to time.

File share

There you'll find music, videos, films, animes, TV shows, books, games, programs, drivers (a very few), OS images (Winblows mainly). Go check it out!

File upload

I've made a file upload service for ya with a limit of 128MiB per file, keeping it for 36 hours, and overall storage I dedicated for it is 100GiB.


Gitea. This is a place where I put source code of everything I ever wrote and consider useful and worth sharing.

Tor relay

Since 1st December 2021 Tor is blocked in Russia, so the relay is down.

I2P router

I help the network using an official I2P router.

Private services

That are available for a narrow circle of people.

E-Mail server

Postfix, Dovecot (w/Sieve), rspamd, ClamAV.



Certificate is necessary. Only an entrance room is open for non-members.

TeamSpeak 3


Same as for Mumble. Your identifier should have a security level greater or equal to 29.

Game servers


Web map.

Now run a version 1.20.4 with fabric. Here's a modpack.


Server is listed in a server list as “Arav's dwelling / Avorion”. Whitelist is enabled. Bring your SteamID64 if you want to play here.


Server is using a Frackin' Universe mod.

Don't forget to set “Allow assets mismatch” option that can be found on the first page of the “Options” menu.

Access is restricted using accounts. Contact me if you want to play here, you would need to give me a nickname and a password.

Project Zomboid

Server is listed as “Arav's dwelling / Project Zomboid”. Whitelist is enabled.

Don't Starve Together

Server is listed as “Arav's dwelling / Don't Starve Together”.

Inner services

Services that maintains other services or used exclusively by me.




MariaDB managed with phpMyAdmin was replaced by SQLite3 on my services.


OpenVPN Wireguard.

Network file share

Samba and NFSv4.


Transmission-cli gets shit done.

The only annoying thing is that it sometimes creates .part files for one of unchecked files.


CUPS with CCP (Canon CAPT printer).

Holy shit, it finally works! Wow, even after kernel update it doesn't require a reboot anymore! Actually, requires. :) Sometimes do, sometimes not. xD


BIND9 via DNSCrypt-proxy.

For LAN I use “” special-use domain introduced by RFC 8375. And for uniqueness “” specifically.

Now I serve my domain using a VPS as a slave.


PGP key: 7398 50CD 5051 DE55 4368 7092 2596 9B23 DCB5 CA34 (available through Web Key Directory)


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