Karl

I am Karl Bullock, a Marine Corps veteran currently residing in North Carolina. I was honorably discharged due to medical issues in April of 2019. This website is pretty much my digital playground as I just post my personal opinions, ideas, and resources for the world. Feel free to stay awhile and drop a message here and there!

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Category: Latest Updates / September 04, 2019, 07:49:01 PM

Hurricane Dorian Track
History:
Last year, North Carolina and other states were hit by Hurricane Florence.
Due to the storm, we lost our duplex. The ceiling collapsed, causing the insulation and water to fall into the bedrooms.
After a Fema inspector checked the scene, we filed a claim with the rental agency and they declined our request to move out. We later got with a Military lawyer who opened a case for us to get out of the lease. Shortly after the letter was written, I lost my car to in an accident which you can read here: https://kbexit.com/smf/index.php/topic,4.0.html


The image is straight off of Google Maps. The pin on the map in Jacksonville, North Carolina is where our house is... I hope we have a house to come back to; untouched.

Hurricane Dorian
I am keeping a close watch to my phone app, Dark Sky which gives me the latest forecast information on precipitation, wind speeds, etc. On top of keeping an eye on the app, I am constantly hitting refresh on different news websites to see if there is an update.

As I am writing this post, I have noticed that the hurricane is constantly switching between a Category 2 and 3. The tracks are also constantly changing but none of which avoid where my family is currently residing in.

I am hoping that this hurricane doesn't destroy much of anything since my wife and I have just bought a house in December of 2018 and we have already dealt with a lot last year...

We deiced to ride out the storm in Havelock at the In Law's house that way we are all together making sure we are all safe. Not further away from the coast or anything as we are in our house, but we are still a bit far from the coast. It may not hit us directly, but we will definitely s...

Category: Tutorials / August 25, 2019, 09:16:00 PM

SMF to Blog

Disclaimer: I cannot promise that some of these edits will work out exactly like you'd want them to.
Please make a back up of everything before you attempt these edits.
I am not responsible for any problems you may face doing these edits. I can only help you resolve them but in no way obligated to fix your problems completely. I do this on my free time and I can only manage so much.
What has worked for me, may not work for you.

For best results, I recommend you use NightBreeze 2.0 from SychO since that's what I used for its simplicity and responsive design.

SMF Version: 2.0.15


1. Modifications Required:
  • SimplePortal
  • SMF Top First Post

SimplePortal Settings:
SimplePortal basically has a huge role into this overhaul.
This is where your website brings itself in to look a lot like a blog.

To begin, your website probably looks blank right now minus the exception of what is displayed on the Portal page. Well say bye bye to that.
We are going to deleted all the blocks and change the portal display setting from "Portal" to "Integrated."
What this allows us to do is to remove the need to display the forum board index as "action=forum" and make everything just one page from there.
After we complete that stage, we are going to go into the blocks in SimplePortal and throw in the "Board News" block to display our "Blog Posts."
I wouldn't put any integers or change any of the settings since we pretty much want everything to be displayed without any limitations, with the exceptions being that we want to display 10 posts per page.
So everything else - boards to display, character cut-off, etc. will all remain the same.



2. Template Files to Edit:
  • BoardIndex.template
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Category: Latest Updates / August 18, 2019, 04:51:28 PM

RIP BRZ, HELLO DADDY WAGON (CROSSTREK)
As some of you may know, I was involved in a car accident on September 25, 2018. The accident took place roughly between 9:00 to 9:30 AM on base here.

For those that are curious, part of the narrative says the following:
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AT 0920. 25 SEP 18, *POLICE 1* AND *POLICE 2* WITNESSED A TRAFFIC COLLISION/POV-POV/PI/MAJOR IN THE INTERSECTION OF *BLVD* AND *STREET*.

AT 0927, *OFFICER* ARRIVED ON SCENE AND MADE CONTACT WITH *DRIVER 1* WHO STATED SHE WAS TRAVELING THROUGH THE INTERSECTION ON *BLVD* WHEN SHE OBSERVED VEHICLE 2 MAKING A LEFT TURN ONTO *BLVD* FROM *STREET* AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. DRIVER 1 ATTEMPTED TO BRAKE HOWEVER WAS UNABLE TO COME TO A STOP ON TIME TO AVOID A COLLISION WITH VEHICLE 2. *OFFICER* MADE CONTACT WITH *WITNESS 1* AND *WITNESS 2* WHO BOTH STATED VEHICLE 2 WAS MAKING A LEFT OFF *STREET* ONTO *BLVD* AND WAS TRAVELING WITH AT LEAST 2 OTHER CARS BUT COULD NOT DEFINITIVELY SAY WHAT COLOR THE TRAFFIC LIGHT WAS. *POLICE 1* NOTED THAT A VEHICLE THAT HAD MADE THE LEFT TURN OFF *STREET* WITH VEHICLE 2 HAD STOPPED TO RENDER AID BUT LEFT BEFORE THE POLICE COULD GATHER STATS ON THEM.

WHILE ON SCENE *OFFICER* COLLECTED MEASUREMENTS OF OVERLAPPING LEFT SKIDS AND OVERLAPPING RIGHT SKIDS FROM VEHICLE 1 AS WELL AS DRAG SLED SAMPLES. MEASUREMENTS REVEALED THE MINIMUM SPEED OF VEHICLE TO BE 31.67 MILES PER HOUR INDICATING THAT SPEED WAS NOT A FACTOR IN THIS COLLISION.

AT 1032, POLICE SECURED THE SCENE WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

INVESTIGATION REVEALED VEHICLE 1 WAS TRAVELING NORTH AT THE ABOVE LOCATION WHEN DRIVER 1 FAILED TO STOP AT THE RED TRAFFIC SIGNAL. AT THE SAME TIME VEHICLE 2 WAS CONDUCTING A LEFT TURN FORM *STREET* ONTO *BLVD*. AS A RESULT, THE FRONT BUMPER OF VEHICLE 1 MADE CONTACT WITH THE LEFT SIDE OF VEHICLE 2 CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE TO BOTH VEHICLES.

DRIVER 1 WAS EVALUATED BY EMS FOR A
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