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mihirkh
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Thought I made something cool with https://github.com/photu-app/...
but it backfired. Stupid ethics and self-righteousness.

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  • 0
    @AlexDeLarge I got called a douche on Reddit, Discord/Slack groups and twitter for exploiting the good-hearted github folks.
  • 0
    I don't get it.
  • 0
    @AlexDeLarge I am curious. If you were at github and had to stop people from doing this how would you do it?
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    @mihirkh you could probably be stopped by putting limits on gusts such as quantity or size per gist

    What’s the size of an image before uploading vs after base64 encoding?
  • 0
    @DeveloperAce Ran some tests

    Some samples

    650Kb Image -> 805Kb Gist

    1.5Mb Image -> 1997Kb Gist

    I would say around a 25-30% increase in size in most cases.
  • 1
    That's awesome!
  • 2
    How, that's pretty nice, but I got to agree with the 'abuse' part (even though calling you a douche isn't required). Still got to love the "k bye" at the end of your medium article 😁
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    It's exploit not an abuse. GitHub anyway has storage limit for a single repo so I won't say it's too unethical
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    @py2js not using repos. Using one anonymous gist per image. No limits on that.
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    @mihirkh nope not even exploit.
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