dads.cool is open to applications!
dads.cool is an instance for parents (including foster/adoptive) of any gender or sexuality who consider themselves dads—moms can be dads too.
We run #hometown, which gives you the ability to post local-only (only other members of the instance can see your posts) and "exclusive" lists of users that don't show on your home TL.
with version 1.0.4, local posts work with your favorite mastodon apps, too!
dads.cool costs $20 a month to host on a Linode with 4GB of RAM and 80GB of storage, and the domain registration is $44 a year. I host, update, and moderate the instance for free. If you can help out: https://ko-fi.com/spiritfadeout
a quick guide to local-only posts on dads.cool (updated 5/18/20)
dads.cool supports local-only posts. These are great for content you think only dads should see.
A post marked as local-only will appear only to dads.cool users.
A followers-only post marked as local-only will appear only to dads.cool users who follow you.
If you uncheck "Allow my posts to reach other instances by default" in Preferences - Other, your posts from any source—including apps—will be local by default.
a quick guide to exclusive lists on dads.cool
dads.cool supports exclusive lists. If you set a list you’ve made to “exclusive,” posts from members of that list will appear only in that list’s timeline and not in your home feed.
This feature is great for following accounts that only post about one subject, for crossposting accounts, or for pixelfed feeds.
Use the web interface to set a list as Exclusive. You can only add accounts you follow to lists.
The inspiring immigrant story of “my family was rich and did not want to be not rich”
If you own a factory, you don’t have to or get to say you’re doing *anything* because you “want a better life for your kids”. They will be fine, you are rich.
lol of course
Wow what a powerful immigrant story
Reading the New York Times article about the guy Biden has picked to lead the Department of Homeland Security, an agency that should not exist, draws into sharp relief how fundamentally conservative the “liberal media” is. This guy’s passion was denying applications and he worked on the Iraqi translator visa process, which infamously led to translators getting strung along by USCIS and eventually murdered back in Iraq.
hey @sydney made some pie crusts tonight
Doing an ecocide
listen to the very real-named Bert Cregg https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/business/energy-environment/fake-christmas-tree-vs-real-tree.html
lol i searched my archive for the thread. the person said that christmas trees were "ecocidal"
update: i went to the christmas tree farm and no one was there, i am guessing they thought no one would want to buy a tree in this weather.
look at this big fucking wreath though
To recap, though, Christmas tree farms are fantastic sources of oxygen, require very little carbon to maintain, preserve native tree species like the balsam fir in northeast North America, and artificial trees are carbon and plastic intensive and most cannot be recycled
Fondly(?) remembering the account on here that tried to make the “buying a real Christmas tree is a crime against the environment” argument with zero evidence
@evan *wayne Newton danke schoen voice* go Dutch geet
Ok there are official Spotify playlists and they fucking whip https://open.spotify.com/user/greatpotterythrowdown?si=GhCaccUJS4WKZ7C6Af_2PQ
There’s a second line version of “Everybody Dance Now” and there was a British Invasion “cool jerk” cover earlier as well as one of the kinks songs Wes Anderson always uses
Sorry, baby feels so real has *tiny* bones
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dads.cool is a Mastodon instance for dads, running the Hometown fork of Mastodon.