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".

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.

Besides microblogging, honk might also server as the basis for a custom
ActivityPub server, a sort of integrated federation framework.
But you may need to get your hands dirty.

## build

It should be sufficient to type make after unpacking a release.
You'll need a go compiler version 1.18 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
listen address: (tcp or unix:, /var/www/honk.sock, etc.)
   server name: (public DNS name:
      username: (the username you want)
      password: (the password you want)

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

1962:5c4e6925be81 on 2024-06-21 14:20:40 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>
Tagged: tip

lower case tag

1961:4095e69c5fbc on 2024-06-15 22:07:27 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

use const instead of magic numbers

1960:115d565f3b3e on 2024-06-08 23:23:24 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

skip over deleting old xonkers, we need to rethink this

1959:662114f7bd15 on 2024-06-08 23:22:23 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

if user is dead, save that

1958:fc3ed639f217 on 2024-06-08 23:15:23 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

try assembling boxes async

1957:b4d80bf72b62 on 2024-06-08 23:02:05 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

actually not ready to cache nil

1956:e18d03536812 on 2024-06-08 22:58:52 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

log box fetch failure, and cache result so as to not retry

1955:9e20e9e47a4b on 2024-06-08 22:17:19 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>

fetch handles async

1954:d52a49be6a02 on 2024-06-08 21:54:04 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>
Parent: 1952:da9bb780df2e


1953:4e62df764559 on 2024-06-08 21:53:41 -0400 EDT by Ted Unangst <>
Parent: 1951:2963f5fa2a13

okay, don't delete old handles, since they're refetched interactively