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

1121:aa0fd6e9d7dc on 2020-01-19 03:55:44 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>
Tagged: tip

little dep bump

1120:66ecb27a6d0c on 2020-01-19 03:44:38 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

add support for ed25519 httpsig keys

1119:9430e66a6112 on 2020-01-16 21:42:48 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

quick fix to hide all images

1118:b0c74c066977 on 2020-01-14 19:36:04 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

allow resending stalled follows

1117:0b4fef80b307 on 2020-01-12 11:26:52 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

name property is plaintext

1116:2d91194042bb on 2020-01-12 03:43:45 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

improve search query parsing

1115:5fb430b22e15 on 2020-01-12 01:43:31 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

better handling of name, summary, content

1114:526299d5e581 on 2020-01-12 01:15:20 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

add Image as supported type

1113:cf3c8e4f744d on 2020-01-11 22:11:58 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

update robots.txt

1112:5218af84be99 on 2020-01-06 12:33:48 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

replace \r sooner