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Patch Notes 1.6.0

Staff/About/FAQ Page


The staff/about/FAQ page now includes a contact form. Staff page URL. When submitted, emails are sent to arg [at] 256kilobytes.com email address.


  • Added the section “How does 256 Kilobytes make money?” with affiliate information.
  • Added the section “How can I contact 256 Kilobytes?” with Added additional contact information for Slack, Twitter, and LinkedIn


There is a public Slack Workspace (chatroom) now, as mentioned in this thread. The Slack workspace can be accessed through this link. A link to the Slack workspace is also in the sidebar.

“Recently Viewed” Posts

If you have recently viewed any posts/content (i.e., forum/answer threads, articles, or wikis), the sidebar now shows a dropdown with links to up to the 5 most recently viewed posts. Implementation details:

  • These are stored using cookies regardless of whether you are logged into an account or not. They are completely separate functionality from accounts.
  • These cookies are automatically forgotten after 1440 minutes (24 hours) from the last time you viewed a post.
  • The source code for how this works is posted basically verbatim here, if that is something that you want to look at.

Auto-Embedding External Resources

Vimeo, DailyMotion, Imgur, and Gyazo images/video clips now automatically embed, as described in this post. Some minor bugs / in beta testing.

New Video Embed Types Supported

In addition to YouTube, the following video hosting platforms now auto-embed when a link is included in a post:

  • Vimeo
  • Dailymotion

Video Embed Implementation Updates

Backend updates to how auto-embeds are handled. Auto-embeds were previously done before saving post content to the database. The URLs are now stored as-is and the auto-embedding is done when generating HTML while loading posts from the database.

Auto-Embedding for Images on External Image Hosting Platforms

Links to images hosted on these platforms now automatically embed when URL to such images is included in a post:

  • Imgur
  • Gyazo

If /when using these eternal image hosts, note that this auto-embed feature embeds images and not albums. Right Click --> Copy Image Address to get the actual image URL.

Some Examples

A Nice Image Embedded From imgur.com/

A Nice Image Embedded From gyazo.com/


> Be me, the hacker known as 4chan
> Implement greentext
> All paragraphs that start with a “>” are magically green[text]
> Paragraphs that already have other styles added are not given greentext styles, even if they start with a “>”
> borat-very-nice.mp4

Affiliate Advertisements

These three articles contain affiliate links to and more information about services that fund 256 Kilobytes via commission-based sales.

The advertisements in the sidebar have been reworked and now link to the three articles listed above. Styles have been adjusted as well.

End-Of-Article Affiliate Article Links

There is a 75% chance of a link to an affiliate article appearing at the bottom of / after an article.

Between-Post Affiliate Article Links (Forum and Answers)

Advertisements may appear between comments on the site:

  • There is a 30% chance of an advertisement appearing after the second comment in a thread (or thread page, if thread is multiple pages long).
  • There is a 70% chance of an advertisement appearing after a comment that is evenly divisible by ten (e.g., the 10th comment, 20th comment, 30th comment, and so on).

Determining Affiliate Article Links Shown

For end-of-article and between-post advertisements, based on the title of the article or thread, the most relevant affiliate article will be chosen (when possible).



  • Added/adjusted miscellaneous basic/minor styles across the site’s various forms (create/edit post, staff page contact form, etc).


  • Adjusted title tags from “[Site Name] | [Page Title]” --> “[Page Title] | [Site Name]”

Account Registration

An automated email is now sent on account registration.

Site Performance

  • Google Fonts moved onto 256KB server, rather than making external requests.
  • All HTTP Requests to CSS files, including Google Fonts, consolidated to one file to minimize HTTP requests.
Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0 Posted by August R. Garcia 3 months ago

Edit History

• [2019-02-18 20:00 PST] August R. Garcia (3 months ago)
• [2019-02-18 20:00 PST] August R. Garcia (3 months ago)
🕓 Posted at 18 February, 2019 20:00 PM PST

Profile Photo - August R. Garcia August R. Garcia LARPing as a Sysadmi... Portland, OR
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Site Owner

Grahew Mattham

August Garcia is some guy who used to sell Viagra on the Internet. He made this website to LARP as a sysadmin while posting about garbage like user-agent spoofing, spintax, the only good keyboard, virtual assitants from Pakistan, links with the rel="nofollow" attributeproxies, regular expressions, HTML and CSSsin, the developer console, and probably some other trash.

Account created 5 months ago.
136 posts, 707 comments, and 164 RAMs.

Last active 2 hours ago:
Commented in thread Social Media Post Dimensions

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Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0 Posted by Some Guy 2 months ago 🕓 Posted at 21 February, 2019 07:47 AM PST

This is a patsy account used by the 256 Kilobytes staff to seed content. 

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