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Ask HN: Show me your Half Baked project
154 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Jan 2021
Interesting! I have it in the backlog that I want to support structured logging via JSON at some point. It's pretty far down the list right now though since I personally haven't used structured logging very much.
I added an issue about it: https://github.com/JackBister/logsuck/issues/7 - if you want to chip in with any comments or even help out with implementing it it'd be much welcomed!154 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Jan 2021
I think it's a little bit beyond "half" baked, but I built a thing I call Logsuck last year: https://github.com/jackbister/logsuck
The idea is to have a free Splunk alternative which you can set up with just one binary. I use Splunk at work and love it, but it just doesn't seem like a product for solo developers (I can't even find a pricing page on splunk.com), and the primary free alternative, the ELK stack, seems a bit complicated to set up.
I am sure that I'll never be competitive with Splunk or Elastic in terms of features or scalability but I'm trying to build something that is at least useful for my own projects.
I built it in Go and use SQLite with the FTS (https://sqlite.org/fts3.html) extension to store the log events in a way where they can be searched quickly.
IRS will officially launch free online tax filing service for 2024 tax season
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 17 Oct 2023
I’ve been using https://github.com/ustaxes/UsTaxes ; cross-checked with my manual form filing and it’s spot on. Print and mail and save the hassle :)
Ask HN: Anyone knows how to simplify taxes?
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Nov 2022
We (PublicDomainCompany.com) are going to do it if someone doesn't beat us to it first. Will be a 2023 project for us (https://github.com/breck7/copypastetaxes).
I've been a supporter of https://github.com/ustaxes/UsTaxes and they are doing amazing grunt work that will be a big part of the solution.
Also, here's a great image of the first income tax return:
Show HN: Calculator for US Individual Income tax, from 1970-present
13 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Jun 2022
Sort of tangentially, I'm working with other contributors on https://ustaxes.org, an open source tax filing webapp https://github.com/ustaxes/UsTaxes.
Currently, many Federal tax forms are supported, as well as tax filing for the state of Illinois. Filing for Oregon and California is under development!
Ask HN: What are some fun, conversational GitHub repos to contribute to?
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Jun 2022
Sen. Warren pushes TurboTax for answers about its efforts to block free tax filing
2 projects | /r/technology | 18 Apr 2022
I'm working with other contributors on https://ustaxes.org, an open source tax filing webapp https://github.com/ustaxes/UsTaxes. The goal is to make tax filing free for everyone.
TurboTax’s Fight Against Free Tax Filing
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Apr 2022
There is https://ustaxes.org , an open-source tax filing application, but I'm not adventurous enough to use it when a mistake could be very expensive.
FTC Sues Intuit for Its Deceptive Turbotax “Free” Filing Campaign
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Mar 2022
I'm working with other contributors on https://ustaxes.org, an open source tax filing webapp https://github.com/ustaxes/UsTaxes.
Currently, many Federal tax forms are supported, as well as tax filing for the state of Illinois. Filing for Oregon and California is under development!4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Mar 2022
Perhaps so. Though I found structural things with each of those projects that I did not like. For example, opentaxsolver's logic is a bunch of 'monolithic' C code, and I haven't been able to find any tests. UStaxes is better in that respect, but there I couldn't get past typescript, honestly, and they have code like https://github.com/ustaxes/UsTaxes/blob/master/src/forms/Y20... where they're relying on position of an item in the array to indicate which field it is. Not trying to disparage anyone, but I did not see evidence of an attention to detail I felt I could trust (and maybe that's just me and NIH syndrome).
What I would really like is to somehow extract out a representation of the tax logic into something separate from the business of collecting the data from the user, or even calculating the results. I'm not entirely sure what that would look like, maybe it would have to be some domain-specific language (eww) in order to be able to fully express the relationships and dependencies between different fields/forms.
But I think that tax logic portion is the difficult-to-maintain part, and also the portion different projects would benefit the most from sharing.
Ask HN: How does TurboTax get away with dark patterns?
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Feb 2022
There are a couple of open source projects like http://opentaxsolver.sourceforge.net/ and https://ustaxes.org/ ; perhaps we should support these to get to the point where they can actually replace TurboTax and H&R.
I bet the laws are unnecessarily complicated and they probably continue to get more complicated due to Intuit's lobbying but opposing that is a much more expensive proposition than supporting an open source project (with code, or financially).2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Feb 2022
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