Kickstarting an antifascist cyberpunk RPG

Game designer Chad Walker is crowdfunding his latest game: SIGMATA: This Signal Kills Fascists, shooting for USD10,000 in pre-orders to produce "a cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game about ethical insurgency against a fascist regime, taking place in a dystopian vision of 1980's America." Read the rest

Tim O'Reilly's WTF? A book that tells us how to keep the technology baby and throw out the Big Tech bathwater

Tim O'Reilly has his finger on the pulse of technology and the people who make it in a way that is unmatched by anyone in the world; the publisher of the world's best-loved computer books, the host of technology's best-loved conferences, the convenor of the most important conversations about tech and its people, O'Reilly is literally uniquely situated to understand the arc, trajectory, and possible destinations of technology and its impact on real people, which is what separates his breakout business book, WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us, from rest of the field.

5 skills to learn in 2018

As this tumultuous year draws to a close, you’ll probably want to use the holidays as an excuse for gluttonous hedonism. But instead of totally losing yourself to various seasonal greetings, you could get a head start on some professional development for 2018. Here’s 5 skills that will definitely boost your career in the next year:

Python

If learning to code is at the top of your list of 2018 New Year’s resolutions, Python is a great start for beginners. In the Python Power Coder BONUS Bundle, you can get familiar with the fundamentals of programming, as well as dive into data science topics, web development, and basic AI. These 8 courses are on offer in the Boing Boing Store for $44 — and you can still take an extra 70% off with code CYBER70.

Excel

Microsoft’s venerable spreadsheet engine is useful for much more than just household budgeting and blocky artwork. With a lifetime subscription to eLearn Excel, you’ll discover how to structure complex sheets, automate application functions, and build out powerful pivot tables in your own time. And once you’ve mastered Excel, you can do the same with the rest of the Office Suite. Take 40% off our $30 price for eLearn Office when you use CYBER40 at checkout.

Digital Marketing

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social apps are home to unique communities and a never-ending supply of adorable animal content, but you can also use their ad tools to build engaging brands that have the potential to connect with millions. Read the rest