April Fools: Dial-Up on a Tangent

For April Fools Day 2024, Off on a Tangent required a dial-up Internet connection. This is the explanation:

I have made the difficult decision to establish a new requirement: All visitors to Off on a Tangent must access the site using dial-up Internet services.

This will help ensure the security and independence of the site, and protect visitors from the prying eyes of the major high-speed Internet companies. If you attempt to connect to Off on a Tangent using non-dial-up Internet services, including mobile and home high-speed services, you will need to initiate a more secure dial-up connection.

Thank you for your understanding.

I had a whole dial-up sequence and everything. Check it out here.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.