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Welcome to Kings Arms: A Digital Tapestry of Ideas and Exploration Step into the vibrant world of Kings Arms, where boundaries are stretched, and horizons are expanded. Here, we weave an intricate web of thoughts, ideas, and insights from an eclectic mix of fields – from the distant corners of global travel to the intricate nuances of web design, the latest in technology to the precision of dentistry. Dive deep into the world of cables, unravel financial conundrums, or simply explore a new hobby or activity. At Kings Arms, every post is a new journey, every word an invitation to discovery. Whatever your interest, there’s a story waiting for you here. Welcome to our digital tapestry, where diversity thrives and curiosity is king.

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A Guide to Fibre Optic Cable Specifications for Data Centre Fitouts

In the ever-evolving landscape of data centres, fibre optic technology plays a key role in ensuring high-speed, reliable data transmission. For IT managers overseeing data centre fit-outs in New Zealand, understanding how to specify the right fibre optic cables is important. Let’s look at the key considerations for selecting fibre optic cables for modern data centres.

Understanding Fibre Optic Cable Types
Fibre optic cables come in two primary types: Single-mode and Multimode.

Single-mode Fibre (SMF): Ideal for long-distance communication, SMF has a smaller core size (around 8.3 to 10 microns) that allows it to deliver a single light mode. It minimises signal attenuation and provides higher transmission rates, making it suitable for distances over several kilometres.

Multimode Fibre (MMF): With a larger core size (about 50 or 62.5 microns), MMF supports multiple light modes. It’s...

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Web Design for Businesses in New Zealand

A strong online presence is critical for businesses in New Zealand. A well-designed website can be a gateway to connecting with customers, showcasing products, and boosting sales. The question is, what defines a great website? And how do you make yours stand out from the rest?

Effective web design combines visual appeal with functionality. The best websites are easy to navigate, load quickly, and are optimised for search engines. Beyond technical performance, the design should reflect your brand’s identity and resonate with your target audience. It should be engaging enough to hold visitors’ attention and encourage them to explore your content.

New Zealand has a diverse range of web design companies, each offering unique styles and approaches. Some specialise in minimalist designs, while others create feature-rich websites with interactive elements. To understand their capabilities...

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Repainting Aluminium Joinery

New Zealand homeowners are increasingly recognising the value of refreshing the aluminium joinery in their homes. Many homeowners find themselves owning a house where the previous owner chose the colours, when styles and tastes where very different. These window frames are often brown anodised aluminium from the 1980’s or worse yet teal powder coated aluminium from the 1990’s. Even if you did like the colour over time New Zealand’s harsh sun can cause them to lose their shine, or changing fashions make them seem out-of-date. Repainting them is more than a simple maintenance task; it’s a way of reviving your home’s character and adding real value.

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Every aluminium window in your home has its own story, marked by exposure to the unique environmental conditions of the region—be it salty coastal breezes, intense sun of northern facing joinery, or persistent rains. Each can leave your...

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Exciting Family Adventures in Auckland

Auckland, known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant city life, also boasts an array of fun-filled activities perfect for families. Whether you’re local or visiting, the city offers diverse attractions that cater to all ages, from thrilling theme parks to educational museums and unique wildlife experiences. Let’s explore some of the best family activities in Auckland, ensuring your time spent here is as exciting as it is memorable.


Snowplanet: Kick off your Auckland adventure at Snowplanet, the city’s premier indoor snow resort. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and playful snow areas, perfect for all ages and skill levels.

Auckland Zoo: A visit to the Auckland Zoo promises a day of fun and learning with its diverse range of wildlife and interactive experiences.

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium: Immerse in the wonders of the ocean at Kelly Tarlton’s, featuring captivating shark...

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Glacial Dreams and Midnight Sun Adventures

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In Alaska’s wild, merciless stretches, where nature’s raw power is unapologetically on display, there’s a twisted kind of opportunity for the brave or possibly insane. Among monstrous glaciers and the dark depths of the Inside Passage, a cruise is not just a trip; it’s a headfirst dive into the maw of the American dream, distorted in the vortex of this final frontier.

You’re cutting through a maze of islands, each a time-worn sentinel. The air so sharp, it feels like it’s hacking at your lungs. This place, where sky and sea bleed into a relentless blue canvas, shattered only by the violent birth of icebergs. These ancient giants, indifferent to our human clocks, stand as fierce reminders of the world’s cold, savage indifference.

On board, the ship is a bizarre society in a bottle - a floating den of excess pandering to every whim. Gorging on the wildest cuisines, flavors run riot on...

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Bridging the Digital Divide: Recycling Computers to Combat E-Waste

In an age where technology evolves rapidly, the lifespan of computers has dramatically decreased, leading to a significant rise in electronic waste (e-waste). This article delves into the importance of recycling computers as a crucial step towards mitigating the growing e-waste crisis.

The Problem of E-Waste

Globally, millions of tons of e-waste are generated annually, with a considerable portion comprising discarded computers. These electronic remnants not only clutter landfills but also pose severe environmental and health risks due to the toxic substances they contain, such as lead and mercury.

The Significance of Computers in E-Waste

Computers, with their quick obsolescence due to rapid technological advancements, are major contributors to e-waste. Components like batteries, LCD displays, and circuit boards, which contain harmful chemicals, exacerbate environmental pollution when...

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Exploring the Origins of the Charleston on a Romantic Getaway in the City

Charleston, South Carolina, a city where history whispers from every corner, is not only famed for its antebellum charm and scenic vistas but also as the cradle of the Charleston dance. This high-energy, jazz-age dance, which became an emblem of the 1920s, began in the African American communities of this historic city. Drawing heavily from the Gullah culture, a community descended from enslaved Africans in the Lowcountry region, the dance gained prominence when it featured in the Broadway show “Runnin’ Wild” in 1923, set to the tune of James P. Johnson’s song “The Charleston.”

The Charleston dance, with its lively steps and swinging arms, became the heartbeat of the Roaring Twenties. Typically performed solo or with a partner, it involved syncopated footwork and exuberant movements that broke away from the more structured ballroom dances of earlier times. The Charleston was not just a...

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Waves of Miami

In Miami, the sun was hot and the air smelled of the sea. The city, a sprawling canvas of colors and sounds, was alive. It was a place where one could lose themselves or find something they didn’t know they were looking for. They checked into one of the best hotels in Miami for couples, a place recommended by a friend who knew about these things.

The hotel was a structure of white walls, tall palms, and windows that reflected the sky. The room had a view of the ocean, a vast expanse of blue that stretched to the horizon. They stood on the balcony, watching the waves. The sea was a living thing, powerful and indifferent.

They walked on the beach in the mornings. The sand was warm beneath their feet. The beach was long and wide, and they walked without talking, listening to the sound of the surf. The gulls circled overhead, calling to each other. The world was simple in those moments.


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Beneath the Southern Moons

That week we spent in Charleston, South Carolina, was something else, I’ll tell you that. It was one of those spur-of-the-moment things, you know? We just packed our bags and left, didn’t even look back. We’d heard about this place, a city wrapped up in the arms of history, dripping with Southern charm and romance. It was exactly what we needed, a break from the usual drill, the constant buzzing of New York City.

We stayed at one of those romantic hotels Charleston, SC boasts about, a place right out of some old Southern novel. It was all verandas and rocking chairs, the kind of place where you half expect to see a ghost strolling through the halls, all decked out in Civil War regalia. The hotel had this air about it, like it was privy to the secrets of a hundred years, but too polite to tell.

We spent our days wandering around the city. Charleston’s like a living museum, every corner...

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Neon Nights and Desert Dreams in the Vegas Vortex

In the swirling neon chaos of Las Vegas, a couple finds themselves plunged into a vortex of sensory overload, a carnival of lights, sounds, and hedonistic pleasures. This isn’t just a vacation; it’s a descent into a wonderland of excess, a trip through the looking glass where reality warps and twists like the contorted neon tubes that light the Strip.

They check into a hotel that’s more like a palace from a fever dream. The best hotels in Vegas for couples aren’t just places to stay; they’re realms unto themselves, each room a sanctum of luxury and madness. The air is thick with the scent of opulence and the subtle undertones of desperation.
As they walk through the casino floor, slot machines chime and cards flick, each sound a siren call to the gamblers. The couple maneuvers through this maze, past tables where fortunes are made and lost with the flip of a card, past rows of machines...

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