Jake Paris

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Here you are at the site for Jake Paris. I’m a web developer, musician, artist. I was a librarian for a while. Now I work full time at Bates College as Senior Web Developer/Designer, which I enjoy a lot. I like bridging that divide between those who design and those who think in code.

You’ve read this far, so you might as well say hi!


Soma FM player

I often listen to Soma FM internet radio while at work, but I do not like their radio UI. So this seemed like a good opportunity to stretch my Vue.js muscles. This is a project I’ve been…

Come Holy Spirit Come

I was just on the website of Hiram Ring, a musician and linguist, when I noticed that he gave a shout out to Beth Almquist and I for adding a chorus to his tune…

Transforming shortcodes to “blocks”

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New Plugin: New York Times Bestseller Lists

I just posted a new plugin to embed New York Times bestseller Lists on your site. It’s geared towards libraries, but it will work well for any use. Check it out, it’s cool! This…

A top 10 website

There are roughly 3000 colleges in the United States. If you keep that in mind, getting chosen for a top ten slot in a list of “Best College Websites” is pretty excellent. Well, someone…

Poor Sinner Dejected with Fear

This is the tune for Poor Sinner, Dejected with Fear written by Katy Bowser and Matthew Perryman Jones  ©2001. Lovely tune, and the fun thing is to try to play the melody line and supporting…