To Predict and Serve… Psych with Miso!

Your favorite pretend psychic is back! USA and Miso are teaming up again to bring more to all the Psych-Os out there. Tune in during the supersized mid-season premiere of Psych on Wednesday, February 29 at 10/9c on USA and show off your detective instincts with a Miso SideShow. Make predictions on the case, display your “psychic” abilities, and share your favorite Gus nicknames with other fans! And be sure to come back each week for another SideShow for Psych on Miso for iPhone. Are the spirits telling you something? Unlock these heightened badges!

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SideShow Playbook: Do’s and Don’ts!

Welcome back to the SideShow Playbook, aspiring Producers! In our previous installment, we shared with you the five fundamental types of content for a successful SideShow, but there’s still lots to cover. In today’s edition of the Playbook, the topic is Do’s and Don’ts: Tips to delight and mistakes to avoid! Don’t hold back – Share insider information! The most resoundingly praised SideShows are full of production info, background context, and behind-the-scenes knowledge. When fans watch an episode of one of their favorite television series, they have an insatiable thirst for details surrounding their show. As such, we can’t emphasize this enough: these “directors’ cut” SideShows can be as rewarding as…
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White Collar Superfans: Characters Welcome

The season finale of White Collar is going out with an even bigger bang! For the first time ever, four superfans, Mary, Shannon, Chie and Joshua, will be partnering with Miso & USA to be a part of the official White Collar SideShow. They’ve chosen their all-time favorite White Collar scenes, and will be sharing them with other fans! What makes you a Character? Mary: My friends often say I’m like a walking encyclopedia or iPhone as I can usually tell the best places for Happy Hour or general information, trivia about things, or recall our conversations from years past. Chie: I am a character with many hats – a mom,…
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My journey though open-source and fun JSON tricks

I recently attended a Ruby on Rails speed dating event here in San Francisco. Participants there were attempting to meet companies who would hire them on fulltime. And they only had five minutes to wow you. This is all over the din of 39 other participants attempting to do the same thing and with the shouting of the organizer barking out minute-by-minute reminders. You’re gonna have to be impressive to stand out, and you will have to leave something behind that you can be remembered by. I’ve been doing open source software for a few years now. I came to Miso through open source. I really like open source, and…
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Lights, Camera, Action! Celebrate the 84th Academy Awards with Hyundai and Miso!

It’s Hollywood’s time to shine with the 84th Academy Awards! Take part in the Hyundai and Miso viewing party as we cover the glitzy red carpet event, nominations, big Oscar wins and more! With Moneyball, The Help, and The Tree of Life as this year’s biggest contenders, who will come home with the most Oscars? What movie will take Best Picture? Will rookie Rooney Mara’s performance for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo win over veteran Meryl Streep for Best Actress? Discuss and share your opinions during the live and interactive Hyundai SideShow for Hollywood’s biggest night! Be sure to tune in to the SideShow from your iPhone before and…
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SideShow Showcase: Sass, Gifs, and SNL, Oh My!

Welcome to another edition of our weekly SideShow Showcase! Where we celebrate the abundance of creative second screen experiences being made by television fans like you, using our Miso SideShow platform. To start off, we wanted to highlight some of the submissions we have received for the Game of Thrones SideShow Challenge!  Check out a selection of cards from our numerous entries: The first card is from Cody‘s SideShow for “Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things,” which is chock-full of both knowledge of the Game of Thrones universe, as well as sass.  The second card is from Mandy‘s SideShow for “The Wolf and the Lion,” which has all sorts of fun trivia about the show.  The…
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SideShow Showcase: Miso’s Funniest Home Videos!

Welcome to this week’s SideShow Showcase, where we celebrate the abundance of creative second screen experiences being made by television fans like you, using our Miso SideShow platform. Our first SideShow of note is for the latest episode of American Idol. Michael DeLisi tracked down all the songs being covered, provided links to them on iTunes, and even found the Twitter accounts for the contestants who didn’t make the cut! We’re sure they appreciate the support. Change the way you watch Idol – get all the information you’ve been wondering about pushed right to your phone. Back before YouTube, the only way to get your short silly home video fix was…
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Comedy Central & Miso Pay Tribute to “The Mac Man”

Salute one of the original Kings of Comedy, Bernie Mac, with Comedy Central and Miso during the world premiere of I Ain’t Scared Of You – A Tribute to Bernie Mac on Sunday, February 19th at 10pm E/P! See Bernie Mac like you’ve never seen before and tune in with the Comedy Central SideShow, where you’ll get information and trivia about the star right to your Miso iPhone App. Share your thoughts and pay tribute along with Bernie’s colleagues, friends and family like Cedric the Entertainer, Don Cheadle, Cameron Diaz, Steven Soderbergh and many more. Most of all, get ready to laugh along to Bernie’s warm wit and impressive antics…
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Adventures in Scaling, Part 3: PostgreSQL Streaming Replication

In my last post in this series, I overviewed how to get PostgreSQL setup, running and properly tuned on your system. This works well to setup a primary database for your system but depending on your needs, you may find yourself in a position where you would like to start taking advantage of the Streaming Replication and High Availability built into PostgreSQL 9. When running a database such as PostgreSQL on a server, a single primary master database that performs all reads and writes for your applications will likely not be able to sustain your traffic forever. At a certain point, your application will generate too many concurrent reads and…
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Mirror, mirror on the wall: What’s your favorite card of them all?

Calling all Once Upon A Time fanatics! You are on the spotlight for this week’s SideShow card contest! One lucky winner could win an enchanting basket full of Once Upon A Time merchandise! Join the fun! Contest starts on Monday, 2/13 and ends on Sunday, 2/19  at 11:59pm PT Pick your favorite SideShow cards from any Once Upon A Time SideShow on iPhone Share the card to Twitter with hashtag #misoOUAT  One lucky winner will be announced the following Monday on the @gomiso Twitter Let the SideShow card sharing begin and may your wish of winning that magical basket come true!

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