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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


Are you a developer or technical architect interested in working at GDS? We’re holding a recruitment event next Wed… https://t.co/tdmX4fikXe
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1/16
2018
"I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali’s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter" https://t.co/KUgvUOUpBK via… https://t.co/2vdREthDHL
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1/11
2018
@BradtGuides Exceptional places for #2018 #Travel including #Malta https://t.co/WeaP9X9wCI Reprint of my Guidebook… https://t.co/iSWV4xvOlJ
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1/10
2018
"You spoke with Barnier about the technicalities of Brexit, in French?" "Yes" "What did he say?" "He said he wasn't… https://t.co/HSbdftMWtF
Retweeted by John Oates @rich03_ @Psythor Ace thanks! I had no idea that was possible.
1/9
2018
@Psythor The dedicated Bixby button is the worst thing about the Samsung S8. Apart from the stupidly located fingerprint scanner.Fancy doing design work in gov? And interested in a chat about the work I am involved with? I am opening my calenda… https://t.co/D9OZgEpyI9
Retweeted by John Oates1/5 So in late December I headed to Kuala Lumpur to sort out a (badly needed) update of our coverage. What follows… https://t.co/SRjzzOUQQI
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1/8
2018
Currently being driven to apoplexy by the useful idiocy/political naivety of a travel blogger's cheery backpacking… https://t.co/YOPX2KQDCE
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1/7
2018
I think the Boden catalogue might be having a nervous breakdown. https://t.co/i7r3XWVTeZ
Retweeted by John OatesClient: I want you to develop this application Dev: Give me 2 weeks Client: No, I want this for tomorrow. Dev: Okay… https://t.co/Nl4hiXff82
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1/5
2017
Make my own festive baubles WHAT? #fontfail https://t.co/TihFmpvnTx
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12/29
2017
my parents got an amazon echo for christmas & all they do is shout at it & get disappointed by all it can’t do. i'v… https://t.co/eyTwzdiFt3
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12/27
2017
Fancy making a donation to @Shelter AND getting a wintery 30 minutes of snowy drones and tones too? Well, here you… https://t.co/a5ON1bchFO
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12/21
2017
Daily Mail correction of the week https://t.co/LFyDbV62jz https://t.co/ws2QPt65zZ
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12/20
2017
Our Chair Tom Tugendhat launched our first report "Violence in Rakhine State and the UK's response" on the floor of… https://t.co/NnPBF0Oi1r
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12/19
2017
How did I live without knowing all the slogans that German McDonald's ever had https://t.co/ZsU6xkxRv3
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12/17
2017
@KeithEmmerson You are No 6.
12/15
2017
In Stockport, a Miracle. https://t.co/rkOf3LFhlP
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12/14
2017
One of the highlights from this year's fantastic Le Guess Who? festival. Mary Margaret O'Hara was engaging, brillia… https://t.co/pfO1ctSROo
12/13
2017
Remember, remember, the 9th of December. https://t.co/xt8rbhcjNp
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12/11
2017
Don't we all. https://t.co/wXN2GDRPjf
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12/10
2017
@nilsfrahm Will there be a Christmas mix this year? Listening to it on a loop has become a bit of a December tradition.Well done @BBCNews, well done. https://t.co/SBq5MGoEeS
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12/7
2017
Breaking news: https://t.co/GH2IRXN6yP
Retweeted by John OatesAny designers interested in designing for the public sector looking for mentoring or advice in the new year? DM me… https://t.co/sdoHaVw3i8
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12/5
2017
@Psythor BBC History Magazine? @PostOffice Thanks! @PostOffice 2pm yesterday and 6pm today. @PostOffice Tried Globe Road, London branch two days in a row now. Post Office website says should have been open.… https://t.co/jnd0OwrvQw
12/4
2017
We are hiring senior user researchers at @gdsteam. You get to work on difficult problems in agile teams with wonder… https://t.co/q3vKRR4cDa
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11/30
2017
@Cafeoto What are the stage times for tonight?
11/28
2017
Every single New York Times front page since 1852. Look at the growth of pictures in news. (h/t Josh Begley). https://t.co/zLxe01U2QX
Retweeted by John OatesI've just watched the trailer for the new Dickens movie. I'm not usually bothered by inaccuracies in historical dra… https://t.co/VN0PWIySzx
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11/26
2017
Real things cities are offering to get Amazon HQ2 *Chicago: Let Amazon keep employees' income tax *SoCal: Give away… https://t.co/VAkOCJ7BYV
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11/25
2017
Breaking news: https://t.co/6sUhR7jcdU
Retweeted by John OatesSomething that occurred to me in the shower this morning. https://t.co/08SkK0TR7K
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11/24
2017
My builder: What do you want on the glass above the door? Me: 74 (Baskerville or something similar) Outcome: https://t.co/QGyeizzvZW
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11/23
2017
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11/21
2017
If you're in London, go to see this. As always, it's moving and inspiring work. https://t.co/10npohahgE
11/20
2017
The last things I'll scream from my death bed https://t.co/NhISqFYtgs
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11/14
2017
@tuneyards joins the Sai Anantam Ashram Singers performing devotional songs by Alice Coltrane at @LEGUESSWHO festiv… https://t.co/6p6AYDIErF @LEGUESSWHO I shoulda stayed at Pastoefabriek...
11/12
2017
@kvrtvd @LEGUESSWHO I just arrived at De Helling and it looks like they're now making people queue outside.
11/10
2017
First gig of @leguesswho and Keiji Haino will be a hard act to follow. Bit of blues, bit of playing guitars with a basketball and hammer.
11/9
2017
"Alphas are prototypes, not the first n weeks of the project": if you've made something you're not prepared to thro… https://t.co/NHzD7LyaeE
Retweeted by John Oates"what's the best and least creepy way to show that we care about diversity" https://t.co/EUogJrCS7T
Retweeted by John Oates“If you kids don’t shut up, I’ll turn this car around and there’ll be no Benjamin Netanyahu for anyone.” - Priti Patel on holiday.
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11/6
2017
this is bonkers https://t.co/3V49k3O2HT via @motherboard
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11/3
2017
Your regular reminder that by "red tape" they mean your rights at work, sick pay, paid holiday, maternity leave etc https://t.co/VhXu7zYCcY
Retweeted by John OatesSpare ticket for Sun Ra Arkestra @Cafeoto tonight. £20 (full price was £28) if you can meet me there at 7:15pm. https://t.co/PJ8mXBpLIM
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10/30
2017
@FrightFest Great, that saves me a trip to an internet cafe this morning. Looking forward to the day! @FrightFest Do we need to print tickets for today's event, or is it OK to show the QR code on a phone? Printer not working!
10/28
2017
@adambsilver This should be your pinned tweet.
10/27
2017
PlS donate - this is “textbook ethnic cleansing” as described by the @UN https://t.co/4UaYzGJe11 https://t.co/QwwNOHcOI8
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10/26
2017
Having a slow Monday, so I guess I should reshare my favorite bad book cover ever, no don't thank me, this is a gif… https://t.co/FK2D1Ht6Kd
Retweeted by John OatesCompletely transfixed by this. What incredibly creative dramatic talent https://t.co/RnFz1ze9nI
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10/23
2017
The mayor from Jaws is still the mayor in Jaws 2. It is so important to vote in your local elections.
Retweeted by John OatesJust how I like my ravioli starter. On a miniature washing line. #azerbaijan #plates #food https://t.co/dH3Nvg1yra
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10/22
2017
Please read the last thing I will ever write about Twitter: “One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end” https://t.co/L2HtLKGr8Z
Retweeted by John Oates @adambsilver It also has a really weird idea of what sorts of notifications might interest me. "Congratulate Jane f… https://t.co/dc65ehC5Cb
10/16
2017
CHEFS! Turn brownies into expensive brownies by simply serving them on a plank with a broken glass. (Pic:… https://t.co/GcmBgd7NVc
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10/12
2017
I've always loved this ad. "Bored when your husband is out at work? Drink wine! We've even added the word 'tonic' t… https://t.co/XVH3nzFbum
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10/7
2017
@BitPhalanx Will there be food at the festival?Here’s a story I’ve been working on for a few months: How the Breitbart Machine Laundered Racist Hate https://t.co/hx3FksMVyO
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10/6
2017
Redesigning long forms to be less long isn't the goal. Redesigning the process so you don't need the form in the first place is. 💥
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10/2
2017
@craftbeercoE14 Is there live music in the pub today?
10/1
2017
cats in middle ages: diligent, went to mass, contributed to society cats now: feckless ingrates, atheists, too laz… https://t.co/r5Mtm7CCkJ
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9/26
2017
Breaking news: https://t.co/f2Kq7M5i39
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9/20
2017
Happy birthday to David McCallum, 84 today! https://t.co/2LUZ0KxYlg
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9/19
2017
New Atlassian logo is nice, but I always felt their human figure being crushed by burdens they cannot escape really… https://t.co/f2pBUNSZna
Retweeted by John OatesCompuServe, now only $5/hour! 1981 ad https://t.co/Iu6ppJgtu2 https://t.co/pupbDdvBfL
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9/18
2017
This detailed collection of Sgt Cryer facial expressions during The Bill credits is making me love life https://t.co/VB6fmHYSPc
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9/15
2017
The anti-Muslim bigotry of the Sun's Rod Liddle is so entrenched that even the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims… https://t.co/DQCwUh2vA4
Retweeted by John OatesAre the maps only in the app this year @openhouselondon? I've found PDFs really useful in previous years.Are litigants and lawyers really “customers” of @HMCTSgovuk? Lord Reed said the courts are there to benefit us all… https://t.co/WuvEqsYmuK
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9/14
2017
GDS needs a senior content designer to help shape government's approach to delivering services (1 year contract) https://t.co/KB80c0Gj4O
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9/12
2017
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9/11
2017

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