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.

recent changes

1030:cbce08bc8fb8 on 2019-11-21 02:46:37 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>
Tagged: tip

document the unspecified horror

1029:86c24a428508 on 2019-11-21 02:45:00 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

may as well mention print stylesheet

1028:c92d9182c11a on 2019-11-21 01:15:26 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

add a print stylesheet

1027:ddd5b6244027 on 2019-11-21 01:00:03 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

disable overscroll events where they annoy me

1026:345f412a026c on 2019-11-20 11:35:34 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

update whofore after an update

1025:a85aa54aa3a7 on 2019-11-20 11:35:22 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

touch up changelog

1024:99b526a10565 on 2019-11-18 15:18:56 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

Added tag v0.8.4 for changeset 3ada67b721e7

1023:3ada67b721e7 on 2019-11-18 15:18:27 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>
Tagged: v0.8.4
Parent: 1020:19fbb1efe823


1022:bace0d319f61 on 2019-11-18 15:18:07 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

fix a dumb bug caused by err shadow which prevented pubkey loading from working

1021:e69e56d82e72 on 2019-11-18 15:16:49 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>
Parent: 1015:808ef90260d5

Added tag v0.8.3 for changeset 808ef90260d5