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Way Back When (4): Time Flies

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Fast forward to September, 2014. The King Fire¬†broke out and choked northern Nevada in wildfire smoke again. Year over year, two major incidents really hammered home the need for the service the platform was providing. Once again, Washoe Air received press attention and exposure (it’s a theme that continues to…
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Way Back When (2): To Washoe Air & the “Pregnant Pause”

It was spring, 2013 in Northern Nevada. After releasing the initial version of WashoeBurn, a burst of change came quickly. Thanks to Larry‘s prodding, Washoe Air was a relatively quick changeover, moving from focusing on the narrow to the more broadly needed exposure of the underlying air quality information in addition to the location-specific “burn…
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Way Back When (1): From Idea to App Store

It was right before Thanksgiving, 2012. In a house with a fireplace in a jurisdiction that controls allowable burning due to periodic degraded air quality, I was in a quandary: how to know what the current restrictions were? At the time, the electronic outreach of responsible agency was poor; it was expected that those who…
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