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 is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.