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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 a fork of mastodon that allows for posts that can only be seen by members, exclusive lists that don't show on your home timeline, and several other neat tweaks.

We've got a fast server with daily backups and full-text search.

We've grown a lot in the last month. Give us a look!

dads.cool/about/more

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a quick guide to local-only posts on dads.cool 

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:mower: dads.cool is now on the fork of mastodon, by @darius! :catch:

All the features of Mastodon 3.0.1, plus local-only posting (posts only dads can see!), rich text, the ability to follow article-type posts from ActivityPub, and more (check out github.com/hometown-fork/homet for details).

There's never been a better time to join this little instance, now on a super-speedy little server of its very own. If you've got kids and identify as a dad, hit me up for an invite!

it took an hour but it went ok!!! internet!!!!!

lord help me I am going to try to replace our router in a forty five minute window this evening

@darius is there an eta on 3.1 support for hometown? (I know it's a passion project, no rush)

Finally installed some cabinet lighting in the butler’s pantry, an easy upgrade that adds a lot

a quick guide to exclusive lists on dads.cool 

The short answers are, btw, “while mastodon is a great foundation, the creators of the project are most interested in open- and cross-compatible groups, and have nixed some of the features I care about most in a small community where people are talking about their families.” And “this space is partially for stoking conversation about the meaning of fatherhood, culturally and practically, distinct from gender. I want that conversation to be front and center. What makes /you/ feel like a dad?”

Thinking about adding an FAQ to dads.cool’s about page, including the obvious “Why not regular mastodon?” and “why dads and just not parents?”

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 a fork of mastodon that allows for posts that can only be seen by members, exclusive lists that don't show on your home timeline, and several other neat tweaks.

We've got a fast server with daily backups and full-text search.

We've grown a lot in the last month. Give us a look!

dads.cool/about/more

Heartbreaking: This Dad Had To Turn Their Car Stereo Off Right Before The Drums Kicked In To “Another Brick in the Wall Pt. II”

We got one of those things that analyzes your electricity usage on your breaker panel and figuring out what is what is a fun adventure

as always (and with all babies) the gender of my baby is TBD, AWAITING CAPACITY FOR SELF-EXPRESSION

occasionally possible to find good stuff in the girls' section of carters that isn't MY DADDY SAYS I'M THE QUEEN OF PRINCESSES XOXOXO

selfie with baby, ec, boosts ok 

Cars are so pleasing as objects when they're good, but I have such conflicted feelings about them.

We have one car (an EV) and I really would like to just never use fossil fuels ever again, but there's a whole world of vintage vehicles that have so much more character and integrity as machines than the newest EVs. And the highway infrastructure in this country is totally devoted to gas stations and not fast charging.

I wish electric conversions were mainstream, I would love an electric truck

bringatrailer.com is a classic dad trap. Most dangerous website for dads. this 1987 Jeep Comanche with 129k miles on it and I just want to listen to Springsteen and load it with bags of gravel

first she/her dad on dads.cool today 😎😎😎

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dads.cool is a Mastodon instance for dads, running the Hometown fork of Mastodon.