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

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Joined Twitter 4/15/07


The Martin Shkreli's jury selection transcript is *kisses fingers* https://t.co/7Sd6WYDpZ6 https://t.co/2omAt3TXiA
Retweeted by John OatesBy all means, compare these shitheads to Nazis. Again and again. I'm with you.
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8/17
2017
Delighted to be leading the next content design course for @ScrollUK Sign up now for lots of #contentdesign goodness https://t.co/MnDVxBDGCG
Retweeted by John OatesHobo signs, but for freelance journalists https://t.co/9ZnxHJidFW
Retweeted by John OatesProofreading this book couldn't have been that hard?! https://t.co/9RMYwdVFqd
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8/11
2017
This was just pushed through my letterbox. The nuclear apocalypse cannot come quickly enough https://t.co/3WDJzg6dJA
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8/9
2017
Remembering the glorious day when a Flaming Grill couldn't serve food in their usual bin lids and put up this sign.… https://t.co/cUB1uWNfmB
Retweeted by John OatesThis article is spot on re problems with Prof Talebs arguments on Roman Britain https://t.co/obVcp2gI1w Afraid it doesnt fit 140 characters
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8/8
2017
Oh good god, no. https://t.co/azpy2OfvFi
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8/7
2017
@CigaretteBurns_ @brewclubuk What time do the films start?
8/4
2017
‘In Greggs’ by Harold Pinter just never gets old for me https://t.co/828Ne22x5u
Retweeted by John OatesThis is what comes of saying gif as “jif”. https://t.co/V0Xl7w0g6W
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8/3
2017
Arrested Development Narrator: "It was not a great day at the White House." https://t.co/CQLjtqrlpi
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8/2
2017
Fire up the portal, I have e-business to attend to https://t.co/T9jC8YArxi
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7/31
2017
Why you never wear GREEN on TV🤗 https://t.co/IsC8TuE3Ei
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7/28
2017
For the fourth year running, this was one of the highlights of my year. Thanks to everyone at @fanoefree. https://t.co/ZNCVmnF9JF
7/25
2017
@timpaul @joelanman Thanks, we'll take a look at how that could work for us. @joelanman @timpaul Our planned solution is section title in h1, persistent across pages, then questions below using legends/labels. @joelanman @timpaul That would be useful. We've been talking about this at Universal Credit. Hard to avoid repeatin… https://t.co/lOAoPwrnS4 @timpaul @joelanman Looks like you're using h1 for question instead of a label/legend. How well do screen readers c… https://t.co/fr8fHBSchj
7/20
2017
Visiting #ffff8 is also a great opportunity to discover the Unesco Wadden Sea region. Read more by @guardian: https://t.co/Y6yn7E7N6J
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7/16
2017
2005: I'm a web designer 2009: I'm a UI designer 2011: I'm a UX designer 2014: I'm a product designer 2021: I'm an experience sommelier
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7/15
2017
Presumably good at helping people stay alive. https://t.co/xvj0jF3lJh
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7/14
2017
Sound familiar @adambsilver? https://t.co/iVDMgGeaFI
7/13
2017
Unfortunate side effect of the scandal is this period-comma-apostrophe bullshit from the New Yorker. https://t.co/ITijnSXOWn
Retweeted by John OatesSaving this screenshot for when my grandkids ask me what 2017 was like. https://t.co/oFt0Nm86wP
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7/11
2017
Someone's put this up at work. Straight outta @Scarfolk https://t.co/kDVE9TbB21
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7/8
2017
RT if you love CLUE! (I've got a film critic friend who thinks it doesn't qualify as a comedy classic, and I'm tryi… https://t.co/xnlvapfl4J
Retweeted by John OatesDCMS is now the “Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport” 1. “Digital” is not a noun, ew. 2. WHERE IS THE SEC… https://t.co/7n7kkpNrjN
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7/4
2017
The Daily Express telephone poll: home of the suspiciously consistent 99% - 1% result. https://t.co/DeYa3TDefH
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7/2
2017
@SteveBPrice Hell yeah! #BabyDriverMovie was ace.
6/29
2017
@SteveBPrice Going to see #BabyDriverMovie tonight. Very much looking forward to it. @GenesisCinema @BarParagon Do I need a ticket for the jazz night? And what time does music start?
6/28
2017
DJ Shadow: I'll have all these awesome visuals & be cutting & scratching & stuff BBC: we'll be filming it all out of focus so...
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6/25
2017
@craftbeercoE14 Have your opening hours changed now that the first floor lounge is open? And will you be doing lunch?this looks like a Private Eye joke but is actually real https://t.co/TAWLlFSwLf
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6/23
2017
My op-ed today on northern #Myanmar's forgotten conflicts, where impunity & silence lead to human rights violations https://t.co/DqzahIncjx
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6/20
2017
Great use of colons and semicolons in this amazing CNN chyron https://t.co/HkNxsaV0fx
Retweeted by John Oates"Hi, I've found a fault with the English language and I need an entomologist" "An etymologist you mean?" "Νo. It's a bug, not a feature"
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6/19
2017
He truly was a man ahead of his time. https://t.co/WO9cpsjhyg
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6/18
2017
In 1994 there were more MPs called John than female MPs. I'm delighted now I'm one of 119 female Labour MPs and the… https://t.co/8s4CuHvjIM
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6/17
2017
Today's copy of 'The Daily Mail but with all the headlines replaced with real user comments' is as worrying as usual https://t.co/JAaLPqbWug
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6/14
2017
THIS IS ACTUALLY THE START OF KING LEAR. https://t.co/LpUWP54xYo
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6/13
2017
The 'title' options when purchasing tickets online for Royal Ascot https://t.co/QVzs6mmoOl
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6/12
2017
Why is David Miliband speaking in doge? https://t.co/JM7xjNlDKy
Retweeted by John OatesJust seen someone describe the DUP manifesto as "basically just the bible, with fortnightly bin collections" Too real #ge2017
Retweeted by John OatesOMG looks like UKIP might lose their safe seat on Question Time
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6/9
2017
Just been read a Mumsnet post about a bloke who went to get the shopping and came back with 100 bread rolls. List said 'loo rolls'.
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6/8
2017
YOU DO NOT NEED YOUR POLLING CARD TO VOTE! Just go to your polling station - don't be wrongly put off. Please spread the word
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6/7
2017
I'm not sure that's reason enough in itself. https://t.co/uNLsDKmok0
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6/6
2017
Actual places Londoners are reluctant to enter: Covent Garden street performer hell Madam Tussauds Breakfast club queue Changing at Bank
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6/4
2017
Avoid: famously (the sentence improved by the inclusion of this word has yet to be written)
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6/3
2017
.@AfrirampoJP gig started with band handing out fish and chips. Ended with them joined by @boningenuk for extended… https://t.co/ZMv8M0KGJd
6/1
2017
It's about fucking time https://t.co/Qcic2ldGbd
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5/31
2017
Erased Tapes to descend on London’s Southbank to celebrate its tenth anniversary: https://t.co/GsMca9ggtu https://t.co/dWFGxGlYrx
Retweeted by John OatesThis is not a gif https://t.co/jEFT1bYwPc
Retweeted by John OatesThe back cover of the SNP manifesto features a picture of a young boy being impaled by a plastic triceratops. https://t.co/DpPLAtBmD2
Retweeted by John Oates @fielddaylondon Is King Sunny Ade playing at the festival? Saw him in the announcements and on Spotify playlist but can't see a stage time.
5/30
2017
@TaigenKawabe Amazing! We had tickets for Raw Power but had to change plans at the last minute. Now we get to see Afrirampo after all.
5/29
2017
#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

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