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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 1.16 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:, /var/www/honk.sock, etc.)
servername: (public DNS name:

Then run honk.

-- upgrade

old-honk backup `date +backup-%F`
./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

1531:b0e23724e39f on 2023-05-28 02:47:55 +0000 UTC by Ted Unangst <>
Tagged: tip

record the csp violators

1530:d6113fb0ab06 on 2023-05-01 21:40:06 +0000 UTC by Ted Unangst <>

revert previous, doesn't seem to help

1529:51e1f4a36fef on 2023-05-01 21:32:12 +0000 UTC by Ted Unangst <>

provide json directly at alt link

1528:17c76e7bb9fc on 2023-05-01 21:06:04 +0000 UTC by Ted Unangst <>

add alternate rel link for activity to header

1527:ac50417be6b0 on 2023-05-01 19:32:36 +0000 UTC by Ted Unangst <>

svg image support

1526:aefab53f1310 on 2023-05-01 18:48:10 +0000 UTC by Ted Unangst <>

up webs

1525:1525cf4057d7 on 2023-05-01 18:27:39 +0000 UTC by Ted Unangst <>

be a bit more permissive with the quick mentions

1524:5fa7a5b9c642 on 2023-04-28 15:09:46 +0000 UTC by Ted Unangst <>

we need to go deeper

1523:14f3b87a9aa5 on 2023-03-30 23:17:48 +0000 UTC by Ted Unangst <>

pong should quote ping id. from curt

1522:2f7a675cac24 on 2023-03-27 16:47:48 +0000 UTC by Ted Unangst <>

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