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this is also the bit where I say I'm pretty proud of dads.cool's code of conduct and if you're thinking of starting a mastodon server, or even you're just not sure about best practices as a user, take a look dads.cool/about/more

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I'm Alex (he/them), a dad in my 30s. I've been a mastodon user since the summer of '18.

Since 2019, I've run dads.cool, a small masto server that offers features not available on .social, like lists for accounts that don't show on your home tl, and the ability to make posts that are only visible to other dads.cool users—features are from , by @darius.

This is a personal acct, but if I know you from twitter/you're returning and used to follow, lmk.

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I'm a 4th-year communication studies PhD candidate, working on a history of sonic automation in/around American radio.

I'm also dad to a 1yo, plus an admirer of Hometown's smaller-community model, hence the home instance.

I've found academic twitter valuable even as its vibe has gotten steadily worse in recent years, so I'm eager to tap more into aca zones here. If anyone could see joining a small instance geared toward media and technology studies, I'd love to be in touch.

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dads.cool is hosted on spacebear (@support).

hosting is $𝟮𝟳 𝗮 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 and includes a CDN and daily backups; i will update this post if our increased membership requires me to bump us to a higher tier.

renewing our domain is $𝟰𝟰 𝗮 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿.

i moderate and administrate dads.cool on my own and have done so continuously for 3 years now.

I have a ko-fi where you can support the above if you wish—I also have a goal there representing the cost of my US citizenship.

Thank you!

ko-fi.com/dadsfm

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Today's #recommendedradio A show from a the always amazing Monica on WFMU: https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/114447 Lovely luscious sounds!

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Mastodon/fedi server recs (because :birdsite: literally blocked me from posting it lol)

General-purpose: octodon.social, mas.to, weirder.earth

Lefty/social justice-oriented: rage.love, kolektiva.social, social.wxcafe.net, eldritch.cafe

Scientists/academics: fediscience.org, scicomm.xyz, scholar.social

Creatives: wandering.shop, photog.social, mastodon.art, pixelfed.social

Techy: cybre.space

Black-run: ubuntu.buzz

Geographical: cloudisland.nz (NZ), mspsocial.net (Twin Cities, MN), 438punk.house (Montréal, Punklandia)

Have enjoyed my first week of having one foot out the twitter door. Posting to my mastodon account, using moa.party to auto crosspost some stuff back to twitter, and gradually adding friends' profiles to 1feed.app so I can mainly read tweets there

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building a better internet 

It would be great if we did actually have more organizations devoted to this topic (and amply funded) instead of say, a dozen orgs that seem to serve as retirement communities for ex-Big Tech execs to pretend they care about cleaning up the mess they made

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gentle reminder i put out an hourlong mixtape of yacht rock covers on bandcamp yesterday 🌊 dadsfm.bandcamp.com/album/y-si

using moa.party/ to cross-post, which so far seems to work very smoothly

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I hadn't sought out a dadhood-related home server, but seeing one made me realize it's a part of my life I'd like to talk about more and generally haven't due in part to twitter's crude privacy options and overexposure to professional zones

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it's great to see that these federated/activitypub projects have kept gaining steam since then. hometown's added features sounded great to me, and I found this instance in their server list (github.com/hometown-fork/homet)

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I'm going to experiment with cross-posting to twitter from dads.cool/@andy – I'd like to not be part of the problem that keeps people (including me in 2017) from migrating off twitter to mastodon/hometown

dads.cool

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