Collaborate and track tasks with ease using GitDocs

At Miso, we have tried a lot of task tracking tools of all shapes and sizes. However, since we are a small team, we all end up using those in conjunction with just a plain text file where we ‘really’ track our tasks. Nothing beats a simple text file for detailed personal task tracking and project tracking. I have been using text-file based task management since as long as I can remember and most of the team shares this sentiment. A separate issue that commonly comes up is just a place to dump code snippets, setup guides, team references, etc. We have used a wiki for this, and are currently…
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The Trek Begins with Miso and Science

“Star Trek is more than just a show. It’s a philosophy.” For over 40 years, Star Trek was a worldwide phenomenon that touched people’s lives by offering a vision of hope for humanity during difficult times. On Nov 30th at 8pm E/P, Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek’s legendary creator, Gene Roddenberry, will be presenting the World Premiere of Trek Nation on Science! Trek Nation documents Rod on a journey of discovery to understand his father and everything he contributed to the world. Miso has chosen this monumental moment to partner with Science and join Rod on his exploration. Become a part of it with your Miso iPhone app, synced…
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Writing simple Ruby client/servers using Protobufs

We’ve recently been using protobufs as a serialization format for RPC here at Miso. While there are already some existing protobuf RPC solutions, we wanted something that could stream down any number of protobuf objects, as well, we wanted the ability to have void return types. We built Protoplasm to solve these problems. Protoplasm’s server is built on top of Eventmachine. Object serialization is done using Beefcake. A common pattern for RPC using a serialization format is to have the request class have an enum for the request type and a series of optional fields to fill out the actual request details. Using Beefcake, our request object might look something…
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Miso CEO at Social TV Summit

Somrat Niyogi, Miso CEO, spoke on a panel of Social TV companies at last week’s Social TV Summit in New York. Check out the clip below, and to watch more videos from the event  visit socialtvsummit.com.

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What are subnets?

At Miso, we recently launched an integration with AT&T that allows the Miso iPhone app to connect with your TV. Have you ever thought that browsing hundreds of cable channels on your TV was a painful process? Our vision with Miso is that you can turn on your favorite show, see what your friends are watching, or browse additional information about a show, all from your phone. To make this happen, Miso connects with the AT&T receiver over wifi, and we’re learning from our early adopters that home networks are more complicated than they used to be. Wifi routers are definitely the norm, and it’s not uncommon to have multiple…
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Change the Way You Watch TV with FOX and Miso!

No bones about it, this season on FOX is shaping up to be a fantastic one! Want to know how to make it even better? Sync your Miso iPhone app while watching Terra Nova Mondays at 8/7c and the season premiere of Bones Thursday at 9/8c for a groundbreaking second-screen experience.       Do you wish Angela could clue you in? Could you survive OTG? Find out by digging deeper than ever before! Check in each week to discover to-the-minute facts about popular scenes and answer fun Pick ‘Em questions about your favorite characters. With Fox and Miso, TV just got a whole lot more exciting!

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