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Notre Dame, Paris’s Beacon, in Dire Jeopardy

Notre Dame is more than a church, of kings and bishops and Christians and martyrs, it is a kind of lifeform of humanity built with stone and wood, that aspires to flight even now.

GU Students Vote for ‘Reconciliation Fee’

The proposed fee of $27.20 per student per semester would create a fund to help descendants of the 272 slaves sold by the university in 1838. 

Tech Tip: Make This Password Different From All the Others

If an e-commerce site you’ve registered at or bought from gets hacked, and you’ve used the same password you use for everything else, hackers are going to gain access to your in-box.

Tech Tip: Set Up Bank Alerts Now

Setting up those alerts will allow you to spot and report fraudulent activity before the money has already been siphoned into a cybercriminal’s hands.

Japanese Stone Lantern Lighting in D.C. (photos)

Given in 1954 by the governor of Tokyo, the lantern is the oldest freestanding man-made stone structure in Washington that is not in a museum.

Tech Tip: Work Computers and Devices Are Only for One Thing

If you’re using a company device to access a compromised account, you’re opening up a door to a hacker, who can then get into your company’s network.

The Shoeless Joys of Opening Day

Sports, it always turns out, is the Band-Aid, the nurse, the cool glass of water at the end of a hot day, the reward for the unrewarding job, the passion injected into the lives that may not have enough. 

Tech Tip: Don’t Use Public WiFi Until You Read This

It’s not uncommon for hackers to set up fake clones of public WiFi access points to try and get you to connect to their WiFi over the legitimate, safe one being made available for public use.

Ward 2 Council Member Jack Evans Reprimanded

A Council reprimand is not without precedent; the late longtime mayor and Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry and Ward 1 Council member Jim Graham were both reprimanded.

Tech Tip: The Dangers of Dropbox and Other File-Sync Apps

Without central oversight of what information is being shared with whom, your company’s data can be spread far and wide.