earlier today @sydney texted me about having a cocktail after work; what she meant to say was "Old Fashioneds" and instead we got 🧓
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 https://github.com/hometown-fork/hometown/blob/hometown-dev/README.md 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!
admin announcement, downtime at 2PM
OK! we're switching to the hometown fork now. Dads.cool will be down for an hour or two starting at 2PM EST.
OK, dads.cool will be offline starting at 12pm EST for a few hours or possibly til tomorrow depending on how this goes
The number one thing we'll get from this is the ability to post only to local timelines, as well as rich text and a few other bells and whistles.
If anyone on the instance is a software engineer I would appreciate assistance with the move if I have issues; I am a hobbyist at best.
admin announcement, downtime
I'm going to be migrating dads.cool to the Hometown fork of mastodon (https://github.com/hometown-fork/hometown) sometime this week; I will let everyone know when the downtime will happen. There will probably be a few bugs or issues while I handle the migration from masto.host to my Linode.
admin note, domain blocks
After some discussion with users both on and off my other instances, I've added witches.live to our domain blocklist for dogpiling of marginalized voices and for insufficient moderation of bad actors.
I will post all future domain blocks in this thread, but I am interested in using our Discord to discuss cases of proposed blocks; if you don't already have an invite to the dadscord just let me know.
Question for Springsteen fans
To be clear, the *drumming* is very good. The production—the drum sounds—is so… floppy
Healyn confirmed #toobigwallet guy
I believe in reducing, reusing, and recycling, in that order, and the American recyclable system is certainly broken, but it’s not as if aluminum and glass and paper *cannot be recycled*
A.) please do not ask me for conover’s number, he is not single
B.) here I go again
⚠️ 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙧𝙚𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙖𝙣𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙞 𝙙𝙤 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 ⚠️
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dads.cool is a Mastodon instance for dads, running the Hometown fork of Mastodon.