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Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin and the IRS blew through another deadline to turn over Trump's tax returns

  • WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department once again rejected requests from Democrats on the House Ways & Means Committee for the Internal Revenue Service to provide the committee with six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns on Tuesday, ramping up the ongoing fight over the president's personal finances.
  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sent a letter to Ways & Means Chairman Richard Neal to inform the chairman that the tax returns would not be turned over by the Democrats' Thursday deadline.
  • Mnuchin instead said the Treasury Department was checking with the Justice Department to determine whether the request to hand over Trump's tax returns was legal.
  • Democrats on the Ways & Means Committee had previously asked IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig to provide the returns by April 10.
  • During a February hearing with the Ways & Means' subcommittee on oversight, Republicans and Democrats feuded over the legality of taking Trump's taxes for scrutiny.

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The Climate and Cloudflare

  • This means we are not only saving CPU cycles on our customer’s origin, we are preventing them from having to buy and run multiple-X more servers with the proportionally greater energy use & environmental impact that entails.
  • Isolates represent a lightweight way to run a piece of code which provides much of the same security guarantees with less overhead, allowing many thousands of different customer’s code to be executed on a small number of machines efficiently.
  • As we noted last year, this action is an important part of our sustainability plan, joining our efforts to work with data centers that have superior Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), and adding to the waste diversion and energy efficiency efforts we already employ in all of our offices.

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GoMeta raises $6 million and launches Koji web app development platform

  • GoMeta is announcing it has raised $6 million and is launching Koji, a new web app development platform that makes it dramatically faster for developers to build and deploy web apps.
  • Bitkraft led the round, and it believes GoMeta is at the forefront of a new software paradigm that allows games and software to be shared outside the confines of the app stores, which will have a big impact on the mobile games ecosystem in the years to come.
  • With Koji, GoMeta wants to make creating and deploying web applications dramatically faster, easier, and accessible to millions more people.
  • The Koji platform consists of four parts: a template marketplace, a collaborative development environment, multi-platform deployment automation, and an app store.
  • Starting from a template makes it much easier, and dramatically faster, for creators to build their app.
  • Because Koji is completely cloud-based and built to be collaborative, creators can easily request help from the community and solve problems in real time, the company said.

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IRS faces a second deadline to release Trump tax returns to Democrats

  • Since taking control of the House in January, Neal has spearheaded Democratic efforts to obtain Trump's tax returns using an obscure statute created in the wake of the Teapot Dome bribery scandal under President Warren G.
  • The law states that three people -- the House Ways and Means Chairman, the Senate Finance Committee Chairman and the chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation -- have the power to request the tax information in order to conduct their own legislative business and that the Treasury Secretary "shall furnish" the information.
  • In 2012, the House voted to hold then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress and the House Oversight Committee sued the Obama administration for information related to the program, but it wasn't until 2014 that the court ruled the administration had to hand over additional documents.

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How to Use Interceptors to Simplify Handler Code and Cache Product and Purchase Information in Monetized Alexa Skills

  • In this blog, I’ll use an interceptor to fetch and cache details about in-skill products for a monetized Alexa skill.
  • Your skill code should examine the request payload and if it finds the new session flag, then it’s a new session and it should fetch the data from AMS.
  • When a request initiates a new session, the interceptor calls AMS and caches the data in a session attribute.
  • When returning from the purchase flow (initiated by the Connections.SendRequest directive and results in a Connections.Response event being sent to your skill), the Connections.Response event request payload has the session.new attrbitue set to true.
  • Since a customer might have purchased a new product, this is definitely an appropriate time to call AMS and get fresh data.

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Why Turning on HTTP/2 Was a Mistake

  • This means HTTP/1.1 browsers effectively limit the number of concurrent requests to that origin, meaning our user’s browser throttles requests to our server and keeps our traffic smooth.
  • Perhaps the most obvious solution is to have the load balancer throttle requests to the application servers, so the traffic patterns from the application servers’ point of view are similar to what it was using HTTP/1.1.
  • We actually already had a queuing mechanism in place when we switched to HTTP/2, but because of some previous code decisions, we were not properly limiting concurrent request processing.
  • It means you need to manage a CA and certificates for localhost for local development, log session secrets in order to inspect HTTP/2 requests with Wireshark or similar tools, and may require additional compute resources for encryption.

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Keep working Offline with Javascript

  • Let’s use as an example a system of messages exchange, where each message that you send is stored in a database for later to be displayed to someone.
  • Recently I have known the Offline-js lib that monitors the status of your connection, issues alerts in case of drops, alerts when it returns, also monitors ajax requests and tries to resend them as soon as the connection returns.
  • It also promises to do everything in an “automagic” way, you just need to import the library and that’s it.
  • Using this method, whenever a request fails, it will be stored in localStorage and once the connection is restored, it will be sent again.
  • If you have any suggestion, feel free to comment or send pull request.

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Trump sues to block House Democrats from obtaining his financial records

  • Washington (CNN) - President Donald Trump is going to court to try to block a Democratically-controlled congressional committee from obtaining his financial records through a subpoena.
  • Trump and the Trump Organization filed suit Monday to stop the House Oversight Committee from obtaining financial records from Mazars, an accounting firm the committee subpoenaed that Trump has used to prepare financial statements.
  • House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, issued a subpoena to Mazars last week after the accounting firm requested the subpoena to comply with the committee's document request for 10 years' worth of Trump's financial information.
  • Attorneys for the Trump Organization declined to comment on the filing.

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Keep working Offline with Javascript

  • Let’s use as an example a system of messages exchange, where each message that you send is stored in a database for later to be displayed to someone.
  • Recently I have known the Offline-js lib that monitors the status of your connection, issues alerts in case of drops, alerts when it returns, also monitors ajax requests and tries to resend them as soon as the connection returns.
  • It also promises to do everything in an “automagic” way, you just need to import the library and that’s it.
  • Using this method, whenever a request fails, it will be stored in localStorage and once the connection is restored, it will be sent again.
  • If you have any suggestion, feel free to comment or send pull request.

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4 Tips for Implementing Device Discovery in Your Smart Home Skills

  • 1. Consider the Location of Your Customers, Your AWS Lambda Functions, and Supported Languages In order for your customers to successfully discover devices in their Alexa accounts, the following three regional factors will need to align: Languages Available on the Skill When creating a smart home skill, like other skill types, you first choose the default language.
  • Avoiding Availability Issues When Testing When testing the development version of your smart home skill, you will need to take note of the region of the Amazon account that you are testing with, as this can determine whether or not device discovery will be successful.
  • When testing the development version of your smart home skill, you will need to take note of the region of the Amazon account that you are testing with, as this can determine whether or not device discovery will be successful.

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