Creating Physical Books from 3 Years of iMessages

Summary of my bookmarked links from Mar 7th, 2024


  • Autogenerating a Book Series From Three Years of iMessages

    The author wanted to create a physical book of their iMessage conversations for easy browsing. They extracted messages from their iPhone using an SQLite database, overcoming challenges like encoded data. Utilizing the imessage-database crate, they generated LaTeX code for each message and addressed Unicode and emoji support using XeLaTeX. After splitting the extensive content into three volumes, the author printed the books through Barnes and Noble Press, highlighting the affordable cost and ease of the process. The author shares their source code on GitHub for those interested in creati