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

1,878 Following   3,394 Followers   3,763 Tweets

Joined Twitter 4/15/07


#Burma army denials of atrocities vs #Rohingya show need for the U.N. fact-finding mission into #Myanmar says @hrwhttps://t.co/ybnWmg6W68
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5/27
2017
Well, this dropdown on the ePrescribing system is an accident waiting to happen. Medical negligence thru bad design… https://t.co/vWsR3Cklrb
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5/25
2017
@PortEliotFest Is Eric Chenaux playing at this year's festival? Not mentioned on your site, but this says he is: https://t.co/WVKjSqUsWsLeaked transcript: Trump praised Duterte for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem” He's murdering people… https://t.co/NVPtm6oCfV
Retweeted by John Oates @Francis_Wade Will there be a Kindle version?Just to reiterate: The president of the U.S. called a foreign leader specifically to praise his policy of extrajudicial executions.
Retweeted by John OatesThat thing where Trump calls a foreign autocrat and compliments him on his mass murder campaign… https://t.co/bZD3Ididhl
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5/24
2017
"As it turned out, all I wanted from life was some cheap tins of Pringles and a few beers so it worked out well eit… https://t.co/KPTSBZX9fL
Retweeted by John OatesStill one of my favourite Twitter moments. RIP Roger Moore. https://t.co/BBS6vOyvDQ
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5/23
2017
@PulpLibrarian There's a 70s Zambian band called WITCH, standing for We Intend To Cause Havoc. They're very good. https://t.co/FEuwzdLVkqThis popped up on my tumblr dash like a week ago and I'm still crying over it https://t.co/O7qXbgfwtG
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5/21
2017
Optimus Prime has fallen on hard times https://t.co/JPDlwBJXC6
Retweeted by John OatesWhen you're struggling to reach the word count whilst writing an essay https://t.co/czr48f5EYT
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5/19
2017
I can't stand it. I know you planned it. Imma set it straight this Watergate. https://t.co/adrslhOT3e
Retweeted by John OatesJesus, good luck doing this in 10 minutes without making a single mistake. Absolutely designed for failure. https://t.co/1Q6paVX7lK
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5/18
2017
forgot to post this last week - the Times wrapped Labour's traveller policy in with a panel about animals https://t.co/ktP85hE1sg
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5/17
2017
Dear Correspondent: https://t.co/bWk3wpzCSc
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5/16
2017
Extraordinary: Microsoft officially confirms @NSAGov developed the flaw that brought down hospitals this weekend. https://t.co/zQ6785YpFf
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5/15
2017
"Chef, I think your cocaine habit is negatively impacting our kitchen." "WOOOOOOOO! TINY PANS ON SLATE FOR TABLE SI… https://t.co/A9B3Fv2XcB
Retweeted by John OatesBecause there's no better way to write your phone number, right? 🙈 https://t.co/KCFjbgycz7
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5/13
2017
@Archspace_Ldn What time is first band tonight?Fox News tonight: Hey, at least it's not as bad as the Civil War. https://t.co/tSbujBUxT8
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5/12
2017
Comedy is hard. Acronyms Harder. https://t.co/wc8rA72d1t
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5/11
2017
Our quote of the day is from French novelist Gustave Flaubert https://t.co/WTu04Oh4b3
Retweeted by John OatesNot sure what to watch tonight... https://t.co/Y5D5phlWbn
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5/9
2017
This is beautiful and useful https://t.co/WHcQaAxs5t
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5/6
2017
I'm scared of 12.5%. It's just one innate fear I have.
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5/3
2017
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
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9/6
2016
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