Christopher Antila

Adventures on the Internet 1

What happened when I searched “base64 images in version control.”

I wanted to know about storing base64-encoded images in a version control system, so I went to DuckDuckGo and searched “base64 images in version control.”

DuckDuckGo returned a base64-encoded version of the string "images in version control."

It’s easy to see why this would be helpful, but in this case it’s not what I had in mind!

(If you’re wondering, it took me only a few seconds longer to realize that, because base64-encoded images are text files, they can obviously be stored in a version control system. One of those times where my fingers got ahead of my brain!)