Things I found on the internet, week of Aug 22nd, 2022

If you have access to the internet, chances are you spend 60-80% of your time on the GAFAM networks. GAFAM is an outdated name for: Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft, making up the biggest tech companies. If you’re wondering how is this possible, you’re most likely reading this on an iOS, macOS, Android, or Windows device (all within the big tech umbrella). You might also be using a browser from one of these companies.

I’m starting this post with the intention to share things that are not part of Big Tech, but unfortunately, it will be hard for me to get away from AWS (Amazon Web Services) as that usually powers most of the internet today. This blog is not on AWS, I use DigitalOcean and Cloudflare to host this. Most of the things I’ll be sharing are found on Reddit and Hacker News. I will try to share a mix of new launches, ideas, and blog posts I found.

  • Design the next iPhone – A fun project by Neal Agarwal. Play around with it and see what crazy iPhone design you can come up with!
  • Digs.fmTrack and organize releases you want to listen, listened or liked (aka. digged).
    Seems like a last.fm with more effort required but I do like things like this popping up.
  • maps.earth – Open-source maps for everyone, powered by Headway and OpenStreetMap
    I haven’t worked on any recent map related projects but I always like finding mapping APIs that aren’t Google Maps.
  • Why is Snowflake so expensive? An in-depth look at how Snowflake competes and compares with the competition.
  • Duck email. DuckDuckGo launched their own email service (it’s just a forwarding service).

Going forward, I will start collecting things on Monday and share them Saturday mornings, that way I’m not spamming you with a post everyday. If you have something you’d like to share please contact me on Twitter @usmanity. I am not going to include “waitlist only” launches as those turn out to be vaporware in some cases.

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