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    I legitimately love that Mastodon is no longer hipster enough for us and we have to make more cut-down and minimal versions.

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      I legitimately love that Mastodon is no longer hipster enough for us and we have to make more cut-down and minimal versions.

      But Mastodon was never the only game in town. There’s a whole plethora of stuff built on activitypub, and that’s the way it’s supposed to be.

      The main reason you know about honk is because Muskrat is in the process of murderizing Twitter (good riddance), leading to an uptake of wider interest in federation. One size does not fit all. Lots of nonconformists or “hipsters” or whatever are just gonna be using shit you never heard of, quietly, to avoid the sneering.

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        Sure, but I find the docs for honk to be totally opaque, which I guess is the point. Is it a full server? Is it just an ugly client? Do I have to toot the word “honk”? I don’t know the answers to these questions, but god bless those honkers anyway for keeping the internet weird.

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          Is it a full server? Is it just an ugly client?

          While ugly is a matter of taste, the README says it is the former:

          An ActivityPub server with minimal setup and support costs.

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          Mostly the big versions are hard to run. People who do their own ops in repeatable ways end up designing different software to optimize what we care about: easy ops.

          I was amused by your comment but on reflection decided it missed the motivation.

          Now maybe @tedu making honk wasn’t your point. Maybe you were talking about users who just want a fediverse presence and are driven by a hipster need to be different. That point I’ll give you and your merriment.

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            Oh, I know. It’s a reasonable use case and one I appreciate. It’s just also, in this case, driven by a hipster need to be different. (“hipster” is a terribly ill-defined word I know; I’m using it loosely.)

            I also imagine it’s a reference to Untitled Goose Game, which makes me enjoy it even more.

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              One can never know the origins of things in @tedu’s brain, but you certainly can wonder.

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                One can never know the origins of things in @tedu’s brain, but you certainly can wonder.

                Not precisely but one can make an educated guess - think:

                :^)