A friend of mine has lost a long period of SMS messages stored in iMessage on her iPhone.
She fears that someone has gained access to her Apple account.
Is there a way to find logs of such deletions? And is there a way to recreate them?
I have next to zero experience in the Appleverse.

Thoughts on an online nickname.
Sometimes I look back and think it could have been great to find something more neutral.
My early nick was mjjohansen, It was a big deal that it was my real name, not Gunsl1nger or worse.
When I married 15 yeaars ago, I changed to mjjzf with my name change. But I divorced two years back! Some places I use "Bihyphenated", still from my married name. It is an odd fit.
And "0pn" from a project, but someone is 0pn already.
Odd. Feels both important and insignificant.

Republicans are a sick group of people who are clearly pushing for a white Christian nationalist fascist country. They are not hiding it any longer and are clear about their intentions.

If Pol Pot were still alive, they’d be welcoming him to CPAC and roaring with approval. The love U.S. rightwingers have for foreign despots and dictators is matched only by their hatred for the U.S.A. and democracy. #ElectDemocrats

Hungary's autocratic leader tells U.S. conservatives to join his culture war:
Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán, who has suppressed civil liberties and intimidated media and corporate critics, kicked off the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas.
npr.org/2022/08/04/1115541985/

Part of our work at Endless OS is around the usability of the GNOME desktop, guided by user testing. We're looking for test subjects for a 1-hour session, who are tech-savvy experts—e.g designers/developers, animators/…—with exposure to various devices & platforms. Bonus points if you're based near someone in the team—e.g. London—so we can put a laptop in front of you. Ping me here or to [email protected] if you're interested!

https://www.un.org/en/content/digital-cooperation-roadmap/

Digital Public Goods, writes the UN:

We must undertake a concerted global effort to encourage and invest in the creation of digital public goods: open source software, open data, open AI models, open standards and open content.

@steven_ovadia Dear Steven, is My Linux Rig gone for good, or did you put the material from there somewhere else?

Looking for a list of online bookshops that sell DRM-free ebooks, digital comics, magazines, and RPGs, usually in multiple formats for your favourite devices?

#DRMfree #ebooks #RPGs #magazines #comics

Here you go:

libreture.com/bookshops/

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RIP Nichelle Nichols 

Nichelle Nichols passed away yesterday. I think a lot about her legacy. I was introduced to Star Trek by my mom ages ago, and she always sang the praise of diversity to which it spoke, and always pointed at Uhura as a beacon of that hope. Growing up, I also saw first hand the challenges my mother faced as a single mom, educated in a variety of scientific disciplines, as she struggled to find sustaining work for the family.

Not too long ago, I was reading a collection of Star Trek short stories, each with a forward penned by a cast member. Nichelle Nichols' stood out to me. Here is an excerpt:

"I can't help believing that Star Trek was a forerunner in the real world for the inevitable for liberation for anyone who ever felt mis-classified by form or face or color or creed.

We have come a long way since the last of the old voyages, and I think we would not have come so far without them."

sigh Me too, Nichelle, me too.

fun levels are holding at 67%

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reaching dangerous discovery levels

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Nate Gullion runs a new video account where he plays through story-based video games with a lighthearted commentary. You can follow at:

➡️ @[email protected]

If the videos aren't visible from your server yet, you can see them all at diode.zone/a/nategullion/video

Gullion also has a personal account at @[email protected]

#NateGullion #PlayingForPops #Video #Videos #VideoGames #Games #Gaming #PlayThrough #PlayThroughs #LetsPlay #LetsPlays #PeerTube #PeerTubers

The @Shadow_Official Drive, built on #Nextcloud, is soon available for early adopters! 20GB of free storage with a 2TB upgrade available for 8,99€/month. Find out more in the blog 👇
shadow.tech/blog/news/shadowdr

I have to admit, I am impressed with playing Metro Exodus.
Many of the same qualities as Fallout in the mutated creatures and raider-type tribes in a post-apocalyptic setting.
And it is really very beautiful!
Also, the fact that enemies surrender in battle and that you can sneak past a lot of the more aggressive wildlife really adds to the experience.

Did you know that with Matterbridge you can connect #Nextcloud Talk chatrooms with chat rooms on other chat services? It works with standards like IRC and XMPP but also closed services like Slack or MS Teams. Try it out!
apps.nextcloud.com/apps/talk_m #NextcloudTalk

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