Hard Drive Archive

You do have backups, do you?


I’m Eugene Gusev, freelancer. I started using GNU/Linux as primary OS since Slackware 7.1. Was active local LUG events manager and member till 2012 year.
Had part in launching Pirate Day in TPB support back in time. I also supported and tried managing local Free Software Day.

After school I lived in China and studied Chinese for one and a half years (great exp., but not mine). Then I worked as Linux System Administrator for two years. Tried self in crypto-currencies investing.
I helped to create distro for pay-kiosks, knew how pay kiosks work and still under NDA with it. Have some work in team experience as part-timer. Like playing with Android and Java in spare time. I’m nginx fan, and like do crazy things with nginx. I can work and run any Linux distro, but I prefer working with Debian-based and RHEL-based distributions. I use Ubuntu on desktop, mainly since Debian ends like Ubuntu in my hands. LTS live cirle feels more comfortable to me, beside I’m active Apparmor and lauchpad user.

Sometime ago I dreamed to work in Cloudflare (interesting as highload) or Mozilla (really like what they do), but now I just want do something myself. I really like help people, both like geek and human being. I like freedom freelance gives. And I think that anyone can do cool things in any location.

I tried myself as a writer too. Still like communicate with my friends from Literature Club. I have a Strat and hope I will find time and might to deal with it too. I’m shy person, but I end with friends in every place I travel, and ask for excuse from anyone I may have forgotten or offend somehow.

PGP 57231EB8 (admin@hda.me) key fingerprint:
D17C A1EE 2ADA C417 0D71  DDDE E9E0 0DD3 5723 1EB8

im@hda.me jabber OTR fingerprint:
379B2CF9 2DD744D2 16FFEE5E CCDE4125 6E7A5745

PGP keys: pgp_keys.txt 

How HDA was created

In 2014 with some luck and confidence I bought hda domain. I always wanted own short domain, not something meaningless, and after I caught hda, I thought thats it!

/dev/hda is probably how your first IDE hard drive disk was called. Yes later or on server it was called sda, but for most people it was hda.

BTW, you do have backups, do you?

After some time I start looking for url-shortening solution, since public URL-shorteners were way too heavy, bad for your privacy or use too many javascript and ads. And I wanted something simple, good for privacy - something I have control on. Best thing I found was sebas project.
Overall idea was great, but it was not much user-friendly. I needed also android client and tool for url-shortening from CLI.

This is how urlhda and hda.me appeared.

Since 2013 I had blog on wordpress.com but I didn’t like ads and wordpress itself. After all I dropped blog soon, since I had slave feeling using wordpress.com. Reasons using wp.com were: not a blogspot (no Google around), export posts feature, WP was open-source itself, beside connection with gravatar wp.com had good reputation, and I don’t need to mess with WP updates on my own server. Blog was planned like mostly cryptocurrencies related blog. And indeed I was in wild cryptocurrencies business a bit.

BTW, article cryptocurrency was created only in 2015 in wikipedia.

In 2016 I decided move to Jekyll. And this is how HDA was created.

What HDA stands for

HDA is an acronym for Hard Drive Archive. HDA promotes Free Software and Freedom of speech. HDA recommends you always take backups. HDA also respects your privacy.

The only difference between a good HDD/SSD and a bad one, is that the good one hasn’t crashed yet.

HDA structure

HDA logo and graphic assets used

Most icons HDA use based on icons from openclipart.
Some icons HDA use taken directly jekyll resume-template.
You can take image HDA use as logo directly from openclipart, header version here.

Still need more logo art?
 H    D    A     _   _ ____    _
                | | | |  _ \  / \
 D    A    H    | |_| | | | |/ _ \ 
                |  _  | |_| / ___ \
 A    H    D    |_| |_|____/_/   \_\

Donation

Bitcoin: 1N5czHaoSLukFSTq2ZJujaWGjkmBxv2dT9

Privacy Policy and Canary

Click here to see how to check Privacy Policy and Canary sign
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA512

Privacy Policy and Canary must be signed with both 57231EB8 and F489C412 PGP
keys you can find here: https://hda.me/pgp_keys.txt
(file with keys signed with both keys too!)
Fast way to check Privacy Policy and Canary will be:

gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv 57231EB8 F489C412 curl https://hda.me/privacy_policy.txt | gpg --verify curl https://hda.me/canary.txt | gpg --verify
Output for privacy_policy.txt: (check fingerprints here!) gpg: Signature made Fri 27 May 2016 03:45:46 PM UTC using RSA key ID 57231EB8 gpg: Good signature from "hda_launchpad (hda_launchpad) <admin@hda.me>" gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature! gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner. Primary key fingerprint: D17C A1EE 2ADA C417 0D71 DDDE E9E0 0DD3 5723 1EB8 gpg: Signature made Fri 27 May 2016 03:45:46 PM UTC using RSA key ID F489C412 gpg: Good signature from "Mail_Key <mmail@sent.com>" gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature! gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner. Primary key fingerprint: 047B B8D1 84F2 21B4 F7FE 9CF4 BF9D 52F1 F489 C412 P.S. Just in case I signed this message with both keys above too. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1 iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJXSclAAAoJEOngDdNXIx64GjcP/2GlZrxWjm41iXAlzMYxJdD/ ngg50XtjlNatCFMditEhuIWv9hMGD7/9o3zG4JcYpLofhVrnPv7LqaqkIGl2GdW7 IAFuGFuB1Dj8DSYxE1MDvwz0bb4Kz1jV0bhY6BF1xy1WaJ9UUaszts5R5IesRLlu MpVYSocyVR+GRYILof8h0JIvOz0dI21Nj8E1T9VF/cncdSDSa7L4LDA0H+jc/SWe GTlM5Rh3cSo2Iq/xypp1xY6klkyX7ktpdtXRsumbZkfabkUTzdcIRI5UDpEsqqiR M4EiJ7TA4zNh8Z0qhsM9QPcTGrFAEQdYL7ActuN8TYzoj/YgYD2XBRupF3Tm3YQ0 eJnwIZEUHkss58Bz0SoNKii/juWn956bxu+YvS8iTJSU0tWcjv4kf96/G60Vt3Ml XMPkTaH2NFFqMcxAVR/h7maewg9I6U6o6953gXSLFXrGkG+nSlyikVE+Xl1PlVwT cTj2+va3Sp5+QJBuGmLLJCP9Az/xtlRZt9Curm+pSjjYnomXWLyYpxrf1Uwlo0ZH nxrJK63xkqtOUVWdAWo6MiAmhV/Ov2HAusnOTNCRQSFJdx4umsrxnLN5KkKb8RXy G4YTfXstuhsCzeHFG8pTTbapVrYyPGvsfYYXH0Vy9IyXjKHLwPzQedhwil7x41BH AZFWeXLWPja32Z8hPS/5iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJXSclAAAoJEL+dUvH0icQSGjcP/jQB aoXQvb4WNHhUOmSSbEAUhPEB/YlrcEOyzmzHJar3rmxrrzTFMJoa8X2XOWsT9VbG UFxlHkPjYWWpuEOJAGZIKK1pIRTxcHQ9r3WZvULbumv5LNBuSHfMjEjs2an+jftG oCKBAyngDyMEfTUvNOQrvNPNugQmXeQ+ARTsXeJ9V3SbDrFhSfVgCz1A4y74GTkt PHrCe83s+hU2OOy8xslqhukXvasS3+3l8WfWox0Y0qOqOa/8h/SarsL2rbt1TYdj lDBSHUY10sDiI9/PtIDRb39L0b86746zOnyzrWWmUN6XVNIBWy+5RmbJkDo6xBwo EHVyl13bMCNeEGGL5xlFZGGqW4bQZUt38GQQhOd2k59K3MrxmRpAjwbDX5/wgCf/ PH0rtd57RYPdfNZI6B+XUFWOfy9QhIVOQmeEtfAzObds2YChZSm4unfj2KmJxEVy fA/roeanDBxtbEKEs3xDgQ+tavGfB/EJq6xOf0sjivcT40GCtgaGiV+Q6Oe+3dS9 8GsuRZh54u+vyKun3Fl4rNpB/5khwBUY506ik5fGBTUF66Whpaxkx+UmqmpQMIPY PNp6JOVh13lvCglUs627WxoMRpHf8qkFLzFKVUQt/ybyHxLXSF8z3d3ZVjGx+kNW 8Pj/4zRcpyyezZwQkvg378LOiXhaKAhqGx61IRzb =zval -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

Privacy Policy (signed)

Note about Canary

Canary must be signed with both 57231EB8 and F489C412 PGP keys you can find here

In case OpenPGP signature is older than 2 months, Canary counts as not valid!

Canary link (signed)