Ancestry | Heritage | Culture

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 | Family

The exploration of DNA has been one of the most revealing human sciences of the last century. Where we came from, who we are, and how we are going to evolve are all encoded right inside every cell of our body.

Art of Modern Wizardry

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 | Lifestyle

I've always been fascinated by wizardry and our geophysical relationship with the earth and sky. Ready to get started? Check out this amazing guide on treeing, the method for reupping your wizard energy:

Beaver Builder Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 | Technology

Bootstrap 3 to 4 Migration Notes

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 | Coding

Bootstrap 3 -> 4 Migration

Replace hidden-xs hidden-sm 

Replace img-responsive to fluid


Add breadcrumb-item to li class

Command Line PHP Hacking Input

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | Coding

Argv is default for incoming command line arguments, this applies to Python as well.

$a = $argv;
$b = array();
if (count($a) != 0) {
	foreach ($a as $arg){
	   list($x,$y) = explode('=', $arg);
	   $b["$x"]    = $y;  
	$message = $b['message'];
	$key = $b['key'];

CSS - Radio Button Options

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 | Design

Basic Large:

Custom dropdown arrow:
Custom dropdown arrow 2:
Custom dropdown arrow 3:

Large Jumper:
Terminal / Transit:

Not loading:

Deconstructing Your Vision

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 | Entrepreneur


Failure to plan is planning to fail. Answer these 3 lines to achieve clarity and direction:

Things we did well and should do more of:
Things we are doing that need improvement:
Completely new things we want to try:

DELL iDrac6 vFlash Usage

Monday, March 15th, 2021 | Server

E19 System Monitoring Dashboard

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 | System

System Monitoring Dashboard

Now, let’s visit the infrastructure side of things. With our live service monitoring, we offer a powerful web-based dashboard that checks the services’ statuses in an asynchronous manner and pushes data to clients in real-time.

Both internal (intra-company) and public services’ statuses can be reported live and in real-time using this technology. Push that idea a little further and try to imagine a Network Operations Center (NOC) monitoring applications in a telecommunications operator, cloud/network/hosting provider, or some financial institution, all run on our web stack backed by ColdFusion.

FT232H - Python ( Basic GPIO )

Saturday, January 27th, 2018 | Technology

# Import standard Python time library.
import time

# Import GPIO and FT232H modules.
import Adafruit_GPIO as GPIO
import Adafruit_GPIO.FT232H as FT232H

# Temporarily disable the built-in FTDI serial driver on Mac & Linux platforms.

# Create an FT232H object that grabs the first available FT232H device found.
ft232h = FT232H.FT232H()

# Configure digital inputs and outputs using the setup function.
# Note that pin numbers 0 to 15 map to pins D0 to D7 then C0 to C7 on the board.
ft232h.setup(7, GPIO.IN)   # Make pin D7 a digital input.
ft232h.setup(8, GPIO.OUT)  # Make pin C0 a digital output.

# Loop turning the LED on and off and reading the input state.
print 'Press Ctrl-C to quit.'
while True:
	# Set pin C0 to a high level so the LED turns on.
	ft232h.output(8, GPIO.HIGH)
	# Sleep for 1 second.
	# Set pin C0 to a low level so the LED turns off.
	ft232h.output(8, GPIO.LOW)
	# Sleep for 1 second.
	# Read the input on pin D7 and print out if it's high or low.
	level = ft232h.input(7)
	if level == GPIO.LOW:
		print 'Pin D7 is LOW!'
		print 'Pin D7 is HIGH!'

Happy New Year

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 | General

Happy New Year from all of us at E19 Creative. 2017 was a big year including another HIT music release on the Billboards, go Half Mile Home! We made several major technical advancements and have geared up for the next year of design and development, bringing your creativity to life.

We are engaging 2018 full force, turning processes into productivity with a focus on outcome, not just output. Now is the perfect time to sign up for our custom web services.

IIS Setup and Configuration with CommandBox and Lucee

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 | Server



Lucee Lockdown -



IPv6 Considerations

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 | Technology

ISRC Code Format

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 | Music Business

Sample: US-MX2-11-10300

[ 11 ] :: YEAR
    [ 1 = ALBUM, 2 = SINGLE, 3=COMPILATION ]


LINUX | Crontab Basics

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 | Coding

CRON exists for Sudo and User. I recommend Nano as your default Editor ( if you receive a prompt )

crontab -l
crontab -e

sudo crontab -l sudo crontab -e

LIUNUX | Crontab Expressions

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 | Coding

This is a great starting point when you're working with scheduled tasks or repeating events:

Oracle-defined CRON Expressions

Marketing Types

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 | Marketing

Kept these around to inspire new ideas:

Initiative, Momentum

Invitations, News, Notifications, Messages

Coupons, Specials, Savings, Promos,Promotions, Deals, Discount, Clearance

Surveys - Survey Builder

Events ["New","Past","Recent","Featured"]

Minecraft Java Coding

Saturday, November 21st, 2020 | Coding

Minecraft Python Coding

Saturday, November 21st, 2020 | Coding


Code Samples:



Build A House:

Moving the Player:

Music Biography

Monday, June 25th, 2018 | Music Business


Celebrating 20 years of Music Industry evolution.

Red Line Recording | 1996-1997
The grassroots era of recording for Jakob Ward. Originally a Sony 2-track reel-to-reel with vintage dynamic microphones. This one room recording space was an all analog, fundamentals forward introduction into practical recording.

DreamSTATE Productions | 1997-1999
Cleveland based recording studio owned by Billy Morris ( Warrant, Kidd Wicked ) where I initially started recording clients.

16 Track Fostex Reel-to-Reel
Soundcraft Ghost Mixing Board
Yamaha NS-10 Monitors
WaveLab Editing / Mastering

During this time I was the primary live sound engineer at The Flying Machine in Lorain, Ohio.

Operated a remote live sound business all over Ohio, driving an equipment truck, with a mobile P.A. system for numerous County and City Fairs. Was solely responsible for setup, mixing, transactions, and teardown.

DreamSTATE South | 1999 - 2002
Alesis ADAT - 24 Tracks ( 3 machines )
Digidesign 001 Pro Tools Interface
Digimax Presonus
Joe Meek VC-1
Audio Technica Microphones

Additionally ran sound at Brady’s Cafe, The Avenue, Annabell’s

DreamSTATE Studios | 2002 - 2009
Flexible Hours | Sensible Rates | Comfortable Atmosphere

We look forward to working with you on all your recording and pro audio needs. Please take your time and browse through our site to learn a little more about the services that we offer you, as well as to become a little more familiar with the professionals who will be managing your project.

A beautiful studio encompassing over 2,000 square feet, DreamSTATE is designed to allow artists and groups the ideal creative and comfortable space in which to record.
All of our artists have enjoyed their experience recording here at our studio. We want our clients to receive the best possible product and feel at home when visiting.

Mixing at DreamSTATE is the best studio experience you will encounter in Northeast Ohio. Utilizing our high tech and powerful mixing tools, we don't let any details go untouched. Trust our top notch engineers, who have spent years training their ears to make your project sound professional, and take it to the level you need.

You've heard of the Pepsi challenge, right?
Well, have you heard of the ProTools challenge? It goes like this...

We guarantee the fastest and most precise editing in all of Ohio.
You have to see it to believe it.

Our primary editing rig is a dual 1.42 Ghz G4 running the latest version of ProTools. We are experienced in time-compression expansion, shuffling, slipping, gridding, name it, we work it.

Music Production

Post-Production Services
Becoming familiar with our mixing and editing sections - you know we have the expertise to make things sound great. Add experienced ADR and Foley work to the mix, and you get a creative and effective post-production suite.

CLIENTS [ Artists, Musicians, Bands, Record Labels, Corporate Business ]

Jakob Ward has worked with Over The Rhine, The L.A. Guns, Tim “The Ripper” Owens (formerly of Judas Priest), Scola and Woody Rock from Dru Hill (Sisqo’s Group), Dorian's End, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, B.E.T., Community 5, Gil Mantera's Party Dream, 20 goto 10, Connor O’Brien, Anne E. DeChant, The Fierce Invalids, 10 cent lovers, Half Mile Home (formerly After The Rain), Gods Will Records, Tin Huey, Amy Staats, Echoes Of Moira, Vicious World Records, Big Label Records, The Brian Lisik Band, and many more.

Sean Larson has worked with A boys will, Tia, Nadine, The Speedbumps, 20goto10, The House Popes, Time No Reason, DP, The Goon Squad, 91.3 the Summit. King Player Productions

Digidesign 002 Pro Tools Interface
Digimax Presonus

Enjoy working with experienced, educated, courteous staff.

Jakob Ward

Regional Director,
Undercurrents International Showcase

Jakob Ward is renowned throughout Ohio for his work as an artist, as an engineer/producer, and as a "jack-of-all-trades" for the Akron Music Scene.

Jakob has a well maintained collection of modern and vintage equipment that he uses to create his signature tones. Guitar amps from 1964. His pants from 1972. Beat machines from 1983. Ideas for now.

Working full time as an engineer/producer, Jakob has worked with artists and companies at all different levels.

Sean Larson
Certified Audio Engineer

Sean has spent the last 10 years honing his talent as an audio engineer, and producer. He has worked with and written for many local and regional artists, making evident his talents in the studio as well as his composition skills with an instrument.

Sean received his certifications in audio engineering and post production for film at A.R.T.I. in Orlando, FL. He is an expert in sound design and is very proficient with ADR and foley.

His professional work has been highlighted on various films, as well as for The Discovery Channel.

John Rader
Producer, Songwriter, Product Review, Independent A&R

former A&R/Executive, Arista Records (12 years)

A reputation for comfort, quality, service, and affordability.

Weekdays: (Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) $40.00/hr
Weekday Nights: (Monday - Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) $45.00/hr
Weekend Days: (Friday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) $45.00/hr
Weekend Nights: (Friday-Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) $50.00/hr

Block rates are available, please call or e-mail us for a quote.

DreamSTATE Studio | 39 E Market St., Suite 204 Akron, OH 44308

Digidesign Pro Tools 8
Sound Workshop 1280B Console
Joe Meek Compressor/Enhancer
Audio Technica Microphones
Roland Guitar Preamp
Blue Tube Guitar Preamp
Crate Guitar Preamp

Digidesign Pro Tools 8

Digidesign Pro Tools 8
Roland Digital Delay

DreamSTATE Records | 2004 - 2014

DreamSTATE Records is a music label from Akron, Ohio.

The foundation of our record label is quality music. With an online catalog of more than 500 songs, and a roster of artists that has climbed as high as 78 acts at one time, DreamSTATE Records emerges with a strong network and a strong plan for growth.

Hosting one of the largest databases of active and up-to-date music industry listings, we are able to plan, create, and execute very targeted and automated marketing plans with just a few clicks.

The primary function of our label is to assist artists in securing both online distribution and placement in commercials, movies, and other marketing avenues that require the use of licensable music.

Many of our artists actively travel and keep consistent routes throughout the Midwest and the Eastern coast.

Featured artists include:
Laddie Fair Jr
Jakob Ward
The Kickliner
Vince Tyree

To keep current with creative trends, DreamSTATE Records hosts a minimum of one annual compilation release that is widely distributed and recognized.

Our artists stand tall with accolades from Sony Records, Audio Technica, SIT Strings, FOX Television, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, BET, and numerous other major companies and media outlets.

Amy Staats, Andy Dolson, Dorians End, Full Motion Animation, Jakob Ward

DiverseCity 1, DiverseCity 2,

DiverseCity 3
The John Rader Project, Raw PURR, Universe326, Rachel's Secret Stache, Roxxymoron, Nemesis3, Cassandra Kaczor, Illumination Nation, Tiny Paper Airplanes, jnw9000, Freez-R-Burn, Hills Rolling, Something to Believe, Jakob Ward, Maid Myriad, Travelogue, Sorry William, The Foam, The Deacons, Zach

Signed with Apple iTunes as a Worldwide Content Provider
Became a GS1 Partner
ISRC Authority granted by RIAA

DreamSTATE Label Group
DreamSTATE Records
Firescape Records
Sword In Skull Records

Studio B
Avalon VT-737
Focusrite ISA-428
Manley Variable MU Limiter

Musica | 2009 - 2011

DreamSTATE Akron | 2011 - 2015
Cloud ready recording studio and Indie record label. DreamSTATE Akron is a collaboration of talent from Northeast Ohio coming together to offer innovation in recording studio and record label services and technology.

Rehearsal Space, House Shows

Proto Digitales | 2012 - 2015

Masters Administration | International Distribution | Marketing Communication

Shifted focus to building custom webtools. Expanding on our relationship with Apple, we developed a custom portal for iTunes Financial Reports, User Management, Messaging, and Additional Resources.

Primary Applications

Studio Portal - Manage and serve content. Automate bookings and invoicing.
Music Cube - Online tool to quickly filter music and audio by genre, instruments, and mood.
Studio Host - Online utility offering audio file and music master storage in the cloud.
Tour Planner - Plan a tour. Organize venues, contacts, and press into an itinerary.

E19 Music


Scene Magazine
All That Jazz

December 27th, 2006

Crains Cleveland Business
November 1st, 2004
UNDERCURRENTS INC.: Jakob Ward to Akron regional director.

West Side Leader
Block party ambiance set for Nantucket Nights
June 22, 2006

Scene Magazine
Dream On
April 16th, 2008

Downtown Akron Partnership
Urban Eats A Lunchtime Treat
June 28, 2010

MySQL - Music Code ( Tips & Tricks )

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 | Coding

Raw MySQL for importing MP3's:

UPDATE app_music_songs SET file_path = REPLACE(file_path, '.mp3', ')
UPDATE app_music_songs SET length = SEC_TO_TIME(length_raw)

NIX Tail & Grep | Filter by Text

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 | Coding

Load and watch access_log in realtime. Exclude lines with the defined IP addresses. * IP pipes may require a preceding backslash.

Live example:

sudo tail -f access_log | grep -v "|"

sudo tail -f -n 300 access_log | grep -v "|"

sudo tail -f -n 500 access_log | egrep "("

Include: tail -f mylogfile.log | grep "error: "
Exclude: tail -f -n 300 access_log | grep -v "string"
Exclude Multiple: tail -f -n 300 access_log | grep -v "string|string2"

PayPal - Mass Payment Format

Friday, January 19th, 2018 | Coding

Save as .txt:	100.00	USD	ReferralType+ReferralId	ReferralNotes	100.00	USD	ReferralType+ReferralId	ReferralNotes	100.00	USD	ReferralType+ReferralId	ReferralNotes	100.00	USD	ReferralType+ReferralId	ReferralNotes	100.00	USD	ReferralType+ReferralId	ReferralNotes

Python - Get MAC Address

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 | Coding

from uuid import getnode as get_mac
mac = get_mac()
print mac
print hex(mac)
':'.join(("%012X" % mac)[i:i+2] for i in range(0, 12, 2))

Python Coding Resources

Saturday, November 21st, 2020 | Coding

Raspberry Pi - GPIO - Python Basics

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 | Technology

import RPi.GPIO as GPIO

Raspberry Pi - GPIO - Python Reference

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 | Technology

Raspberry Pi 4 Speech Synthesis Setup

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 | Technology


Raspberry Pi as an OpenVPN Server

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 | Technology


Friday, May 7th, 2021 | Food

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Pizza Crust

1 package active dry yeast
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 cup warm water ( 110-115 F )
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt

Regular Expressions for DreamWeaver Search

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 | Coding

< cflocation[^>]*>
< cffunction[^>]*>

RetroPie ROMS

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 | Technology

Secret to Life

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 | Health

This small chart enables many powerful mantras:


[ Love-based ]


[ Fear-based ]
Trust Mis-trust
Autonomy Shame or doubt
Initiative Guilt
Industry Inferiority
Identity Role Confusion
Intimacy Isolation
Dignity Addiction

Thoughts - 02192021

Saturday, March 27th, 2021 | Inspiration

What is the purpose of writing? The purpose of writing is to express one’s self, thoughts, and experiences so they may be recollected at a later time. Writing is an excellent way to achieve your self clarity of thought and a traceable history of your own personal evolution.

It’s easier to attempt to be one’s self than it is to truly be. However, with practice and perseverance, we know that all things are possible - even the impossible.

Windows Server & IIS & CommandBox

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 | System

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