humungus - honk

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-- features

Take control of your honks and join the federation.
An ActivityPub server with minimal setup and support costs.
Spend more time using the software and less time operating it.

No attention mining.
No likes, no faves, no polls, no stars, no claps, no counts.

Purple color scheme. Custom emus. Memes too.
Avatars automatically assigned by the NSA.

The button to submit a new honk says "it's gonna be honked".

-- build

It should be sufficient to type make after unpacking a release.
You'll need a go compiler version 1.11 or later.

Even on a fast machine, building from source can take several seconds.

Development sources: hg clone

-- setup

honk expects to be fronted by a TLS terminating reverse proxy.

First, create the database. This will ask four questions.
./honk init
username: (the username you want)
password: (the password you want)
listenaddr: (tcp or unix: localhost:31337, /var/www/honk.sock, etc.)
servername: (public DNS name:

Then run honk.

-- upgrade

cp honk.db backup.db
./honk upgrade

-- documentation

There is a more complete incomplete manual. This is just the README.

-- guidelines

One honk per day, or call it an "eighth-tenth" honk.
If your honk frequency changes, so will the number of honks.

The honk should be short, but not so short that you cannot identify it.

The honk is an animal sign of respect and should be accompanied by a
friendly greeting or a nod.

The honk should be done from a seat and in a safe area.

It is considered rude to make noise in a place of business.

The honk may be made on public property only when the person doing
the honk has the permission of the owner of that property.

-- disclaimer

Do not use honk to contact emergency services.

recent changes

1160:641157288422 on 2020-03-09 11:33:25 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>
Tagged: tip

Added tag v0.9.0 for changeset 8e5c85fbcf02

1159:8e5c85fbcf02 on 2020-03-09 11:32:27 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>
Tagged: v0.9.0

here comes 0.9

1158:a4fccf1b77ce on 2020-03-08 12:54:59 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

didn't think that looked right

1157:0cbc2a49bd76 on 2020-03-08 12:51:49 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

allow resubscribing

1156:f84c9f53da51 on 2020-03-05 15:29:34 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

allow masquerading webfinger

1155:948b9483b838 on 2020-02-26 10:37:54 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

revert the funny addressing bits. for now.

1154:fa5202118411 on 2020-02-25 13:45:59 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

fix js errors

1153:aba7888b725b on 2020-02-25 13:37:44 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

better handling of address input

1152:8be1b82cc1fe on 2020-02-25 13:29:09 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

avoid empty strings

1151:35ab07f5fd6e on 2020-02-25 12:25:14 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

bloat things up with a few more reactions