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

1230:a834a27347e2 on 2020-05-26 01:42:34 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>
Tagged: tip

pull in updates from flak

1229:763853be4d49 on 2020-05-26 00:32:08 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

remember to delete from chonks too

1228:294e4aac2e32 on 2020-05-23 20:05:21 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

let's do 40 deliveries at a time

1227:dd6bd89e259a on 2020-05-23 19:59:59 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

document # headings

1226:6216ab14360d on 2020-05-23 19:58:06 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

## headers for markdown

1225:0e4405a1d746 on 2020-05-23 19:32:32 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

sort chatter

1224:ce89cd5ddb37 on 2020-05-23 19:17:30 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

restructure chatter so target is always available to view

1223:4953bf18dcbc on 2020-05-23 19:05:23 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

for now, no chats older than 3 days

1222:e423baad2edd on 2020-05-23 19:01:56 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

don't need the bgmonitor reporting anymore

1221:92a2aa27a98f on 2020-05-22 23:34:32 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

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