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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".

The honk mission is to work well if it's what you want.
This does not imply the goal is to be what you want.

-- build

It should be sufficient to type make after unpacking a release.
You'll need a go compiler version 1.13 or later. And libsqlite3.

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

1329:ba6cbffea894 on 2021-02-24 23:18:07 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>
Tagged: tip


1328:254afca59e71 on 2021-02-18 20:02:25 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

cleanup guest view, remove convoy

1327:dca9f49c629f on 2021-02-10 16:36:41 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

not helpful to have robots eating the help

1326:5f244cbcf9f1 on 2021-02-09 18:48:36 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

mutex to preserve the integrity of some seriously important data

1325:7eb1c162a0fd on 2021-02-09 09:00:08 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

load badonks

1324:68890d2eafc0 on 2021-02-09 08:18:22 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

see what happens if we start saving badonks

1323:bf9a016f25a5 on 2021-01-28 21:46:46 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

no space in form for self reply

1322:69440620d6d7 on 2021-01-28 21:45:18 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

update cookie rotation

1321:305d87dbad83 on 2021-01-21 22:47:58 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

add a follow button

1320:dae71aa0c63e on 2021-01-21 20:52:43 -0500 EST by Ted Unangst <>

actually, only png emus work, note this for now.