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Author of Rough Guide Snapshot Myanmar (Burma), co-author of Rough Guides to the Philippines and Malaysia.

1,864 Following   3,378 Followers   3,736 Tweets

Joined Twitter 4/15/07


A lot of people have been asking about my infamous playlist for having sex so here you go 😉 https://t.co/phjhB8VHBF
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4/25
2017
@Cafeoto Hi! What are the stage times for tonight?
4/20
2017
FYI - if https://t.co/JSp4WnDP3I isn't working for you - How to get old Spotify web player UI back on Chrome. https://t.co/htASasPyIm
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4/12
2017
@SpotifyCares I can do that. But I'm not so impressed I have to vote to try get a feature back for a product I pay for. That's not normal. @SpotifyCares Have you also removed scrobbling from new web player? If so, I guess I'll check out one of your rival… https://t.co/ndCs2oR4Gj
4/11
2017
@SpotifyCares Forgot to say I'm playing from my phone through Chromecast Audio. Apparently that means it won't scro… https://t.co/PnVgCP3MnO @SpotifyCares Downside of phone app is no last.fm scrobbling, so I prefer to use Chromebook. @SpotifyCares Thanks. Guess I'll use phone app for now (I'm on Chromebook so no app for that). I like to add a bunc… https://t.co/F6EAsqOwAI @Spotify What's up with the new web player? I can't work out how to order albums so I see most recently added first.
4/10
2017
Listening to @ohwintergreen on vinyl in preparation for @IndieLabelMkt & @LondonBrewMkt. Beer + records = danger.
4/1
2017
This is the only page of my fridge's manual that isn't in Arabic, and I feel like it has raised more questions than… https://t.co/d8Ow0wQOKu
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3/31
2017
One of the saddest days in the last 200 years of British political history; one of the greatest acts of self-harm.… https://t.co/WJ0FKWH9sC
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3/28
2017
real life hungry-hungry hippo, brilliant. https://t.co/e3eRDtuj7V
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3/26
2017
Your #contentstrategy reminder for the day: why FAQs are bad and why we don’t use them on GOV.UK https://t.co/fFoXibtDJN (from @escmum)
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3/22
2017
Trump so consistently accuses other people of the exact thing he's guilty of that I'm starting to think he's a Muslim from Kenya
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3/12
2017
@mrdavidwhitley Scott Walker's more recent stuff (The Drift onwards) isn't easy listening, but it's very good.
3/10
2017
@Rocksalt_Kent Do you serve your a la carte menu on Sundays, or only the Sunday lunch menu?
3/9
2017
All the women ever to attend Cabinet in the UK #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2017 (#dataviz inspired by @ampp3d) https://t.co/pmduzoYnRA
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3/8
2017
Mad Google skills. https://t.co/LAiaOEyKbREVERYTHING USED TO BE A PIE https://t.co/7ZX3AqRWGa
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3/7
2017
@slaughteredlam What time does music start tonight? Site says both 6.30 and 7.
3/5
2017
How many crisps was she eating https://t.co/FTEi5OvucD
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3/2
2017
@Honeymoonlondon @apiarystudios I actually wanted to eat before Klinker, but now it's moved elsewhere! @Honeymoonlondon @apiarystudios Good to know!
2/27
2017
Come work for GOV.UK and do something great for our users. We’ve got some #contentdesign jobs going: https://t.co/jgPEGaUpfJ
Retweeted by John OatesYou'd think, at one point, the Daily Express phone poll staff would feel a bit of shame. But no. https://t.co/7j0WGagBkL
Retweeted by John OatesThis doesn't sound like the most amenable law firm. https://t.co/1rOuic4TOA
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2/24
2017
📈'Military' is an adjective, but it does not mean "precision." https://t.co/GCVtDdUbnv
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2/23
2017
@easyJet Any information about the delayed 18.40 flight from Fuerteventura to Gatwick?I wrote something up this weekend about my year at Uber, and why I left: https://t.co/SyREtfLuZH
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2/20
2017
Listening to @isan_music in @UnionChapelUK made me smile. A lot. Great start to the weekend, and @theleaflibrary on now.
2/11
2017
📈Lookups for 'betrayal' spiked after Sean Spicer said "I'm not going to define the word." We defined the word. https://t.co/alq6KqMgnF
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1/31
2017
@AskLloydsBank Is export statement function broken? I get error 8000007 (didn't find transactions) for searches that should have results.
1/8
2016
@nilsfrahm Thanks for the Christmas mixes, I've had them on a loop for the past couple of days. Merry Christmas!
12/25
2016
@nilsfrahm Ace! We're listening to 2014 right now, while planning Christmas lunch. Looking forward to a new one. @nilsfrahm Any chance there's a new Christmas mix on its way? They're my first choice for festive atmosphere.
12/18
2016
@snowing_circle I've been meaning to ask whether you've heard Fetish Bones by @moormother. My favourite album this year.
11/25
2016
I don't think they meant to call Simon Callow an acclaimed sell-out. https://t.co/WEcPVfc4jl
11/24
2016
.@13fingerfx made us these jaw dropping Wickerfolk wedding cake toppers. The man is a legend in his own time. https://t.co/qDC58KMZH0
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11/22
2016
Fascist Oswald Mosley was born 120yrs ago today. Here's Bertrand Russell telling him to shove it - a letter I've th… https://t.co/cHn2aE2AAs
Retweeted by John Oates @craftbeercoE14 Do you have an opening date yet?
11/17
2016
@apiarystudios Do they serve food at Honey Moon bar?
11/15
2016
@PickleFactoryE2 What are the stage times for tonight?
11/10
2016
How to make prototypes for digital services if (like me) you have zero talent for sketching or writing code https://t.co/tk8NfHWtCk
Retweeted by John OatesOur designer hasn’t come in, so we’ve done the keg stickers in Comic Sans to teach him a lesson about commitment. https://t.co/FhUbfe9HV9
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11/4
2016
@thecraftbeerco Do you have an opening date for the Limehouse branch?
11/2
2016
Lovely to see @laurarecorder and @Marisamusic on the same bill again - flashbacks to @fanoefree 2015.
10/25
2016
@cafeoto Any chance of you getting @moormother back for those of us who weren't clued up enough last October? The new album is amazing.
10/11
2016
@thenotwist Listening to Neon Golden on my brand new turntable. Heard it countless times, still a firm favourite.
9/30
2016
@openhouselondon What happened to the maps this year?
9/17
2016
"Strategic" is usually meaningless except to tell you that the writer is trying to invest something with a seriousness it does not deserve.
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9/8
2016
If you don’t like personas in #UserResearch @ZhaoTingting and Lev Vygotsky’s Activity Theory might change your mind: https://t.co/9jknJnagf4
Retweeted by John OatesThis on vowel sound order is interesting. It's never drop-drip, it's always drip-drop. https://t.co/v1A9xL4xcJ
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9/6
2016
First time at @bacaro387, which opened a little after we moved away from Roman Rd. Great Italian dishes and super friendly. We'll be back.
9/3
2016
@HRChallenger Well I tried to talk to you on Slack but you disappeared!
9/2
2016
The two main stories on the front page of today's Inquirer. Talk about polar opposites. https://t.co/bSZ9K2Dk8N
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8/28
2016
Are you pleased, honey? https://t.co/oH5ZgnlBYz
Retweeted by John OatesAfter some reflection, I have decided that this is my favourite photo caption on Wikipedia. https://t.co/GC1yYA7JHc
Retweeted by John Oates @kitterati Thanks! Lots for me to learn about the UC service, but taking part in this week's design sprint is a pretty full-on introduction.
8/23
2016
When you realize that *all* faculty meetings follow the CIA's Sabotage Field Manual (1941) https://t.co/2QD2omdobs https://t.co/8ZxTx0xNe8
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8/20
2016
@seanwalsh Sorry I'll miss your leaving drinks. See you soon though!
8/18
2016
Thai and Pie, together at last in Stepney. https://t.co/xeFQXlEddU
8/15
2016
What do you think, @thomas_j_hughes? A couple of classics. https://t.co/lBo10FJi3W
8/9
2016
View from the terrace of @BuoyandOyster in Margate. Gin and tonic on its way. https://t.co/pFPIMlhdjd
8/6
2016
Yes, the @Daily_Star has printed this. They seem to have confused the calibre of a new gun with the length of it... https://t.co/76YXdpeJ52
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7/29
2016
A coded message? Great sign at @tate. https://t.co/Ev0uQ7ho93We’re on an away day! First stop: brunch at The Delaunay. https://t.co/BTfjQr1Iu6
Retweeted by John OatesStage 2 of the away day: mudlarking. https://t.co/2UCWRFtSf3
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7/26
2016
@Ryanair Any clue what's happening with 22:35 BLL>STN flight? Board just says 'delay', no revised departure time.
7/25
2016
@fanoefree Sad that the festival is (almost) over. Some great bands, Josephine Foster & Victor Herrero my highlight. See you this evening.
7/24
2016
Off for a walk around Fano with a birdwatcher & illustrator. Beautiful morning for it. #ffff7
7/23
2016
Brexit – Government watchdog chief says major projects could be cancelled https://t.co/Fk1ktRg4MK #ensw #diginomica
Retweeted by John OatesFIrst 4 courses of 6 in set lunch at Sonderho Kro, Fano, Denmark. Local lamb with cream & mustard the highlight. https://t.co/CQVH6AdbCQ
7/22
2016
Heading for @fanoefree festival earlier today. Will there be a new t-shirt this year? https://t.co/2wzjwuEhYcOn the ferry from Esbjerg to Fano, heading for @fanoefree Fano Free Folk Festival. https://t.co/3yE4RcJBtDStuck in Legoland traffic. That's when I know I'm really on my way to @fanoefree again.
7/21
2016
The #ffff7 festival programme is here! https://t.co/TVElJwekeY
Retweeted by John Oates @fanoefree The bird watching walk sounds brilliant, I'm looking forward to it (and the related music).
7/20
2016
Fingers crossed for better weather this year, @fanoefree. Will you be doing a walk again if it's dry?
7/18
2016

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