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

1261:676442d541ae on 2020-08-10 15:16:42 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>
Tagged: tip

cheat a bit by using random id for follows

1260:361585455ff6 on 2020-08-10 15:15:11 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

prepare to save id for follow requests

1259:d927b9d3ec3c on 2020-08-05 17:16:40 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

log unknown undo

1258:fd206b85ccc6 on 2020-08-05 15:49:26 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

only fill in reply handles if logged in user

1257:7d95076a4fba on 2020-08-05 15:42:59 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

exlude self from reply mentions

1256:3d1fea245f94 on 2020-08-05 15:33:27 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

option to mention all in replies

1255:4a6e7c4b57a7 on 2020-08-03 16:40:05 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

move emuxifier into html filter to avoid link damage

1254:37e1788f3c5a on 2020-07-29 02:42:11 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

try the shared inbox for update deliveries

1253:35ed7998eb35 on 2020-07-29 02:38:22 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

host extractor more reliable without trailing )

1252:2768a6fd084e on 2020-07-27 00:30:01 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

better outbound emoji