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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


@RevolutApp That would be good. FB Messenger says you can't be contacted currently... I think you need to follow me here so I can DM you. @RevolutApp I have a problem with transactions not showing up in my account or being 'reverted'. I sent an in-app c… https://t.co/rNQWhJgHdf
12/13
2018
Our favourite low-budget horror movie of the last few years ONE CUT OF THE DEAD arrives in all its gory glory on Th… https://t.co/nf08XprmPL
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12/10
2018
“Code is a liability. The less code you produce to solve your problem, the better” This applies to everything in… https://t.co/YWDd5miX9I
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11/15
2018
I’m going to be available for new work from next month / the new year. London contracts 3-9 months ideal. Focus on… https://t.co/hLvPU3IhCN
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11/12
2018
@FreddyInSpace One Cut of the Dead has been the standout for me this year. Hilarious, surprisingly heart warming, c… https://t.co/TuBOLGHwgC
11/10
2018
@GenesisCinema A few cult gems I'd like to see on the big screen: Pontypool, Messiah of Evil, Survive Style 5+, Wil… https://t.co/bIPe2wjvcc
11/9
2018
Stanley Kubrick and George C. Scott playing chess on the set of Dr. Strangelove https://t.co/mrzI6hj6aZ
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11/6
2018
A reminder to Brexit Ricky here, who can't do maths. 65 year olds were 1 when rationing ended. 75 year olds were b… https://t.co/9y0I2BbpCE
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11/1
2018
I thought I'd share my favourite https://t.co/fggOU5z6dA urls, made a note of them when I encountered one. https://t.co/fze9kFtQgf
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10/30
2018
@GenesisCinema @FrightFest Sounds good! I know that at least one person working at the Genesis liked it as much as… https://t.co/skZ2KWQ0Wd
10/29
2018
@GenesisCinema I see that One Cut of the Dead is going to have a limited cinema run in January. Only the Prince Cha… https://t.co/zoRfJQtwii
10/28
2018
Hey @adambsilver look what came in the post today! Thanks for the kind words in the acknowledgements. I'm looking f… https://t.co/vrHjw4mNgm
10/18
2018
Forms matter, but too often they are annoying and inaccessible. Let’s fix it. Meet "Form Design Patterns", our new… https://t.co/yUJRsdqpvI
Retweeted by John OatesMy super-talented colleague @adambsilver has published a book! I already know it'll be great as I read early versio… https://t.co/jtB9xIDWFz
10/10
2018
So we have a little new book arriving today — just after Smashing Book 6, we are proud to release Form Design Patte… https://t.co/WlpagtzRgQ
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10/9
2018
Ok, we found something amazing and we demand you to come on a journey with us:
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10/7
2018
Is there a great digital service elsewhere in local gov that your council wants to adapt and resuse? Do you want to… https://t.co/vuw8BUTcEN
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9/26
2018
You can change Lara's facial expression in Shadow of the Tomb Raider's photo mode and make it look like she's just… https://t.co/7JbgYEwuJs
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Retweeted by John Oates @scottEweinberg Have you seen One Cut of the Dead yet? It was the best thing I saw at this year's Frightfest in Lon… https://t.co/h0qwZpdnAU
9/10
2018
Apparently I set up this bloody account 7 years ago. To celebrate, it *has* to be the most ridiculous casting call… https://t.co/MTJloe5JAb
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9/7
2018
Tax doesn’t have to be quite so taxing. Come and join the team helping to make it simpler, clearer and faster. Seni… https://t.co/qRHI7D24tC
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9/6
2018
Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi 'should have resigned' https://t.co/jcP62VCdTk
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8/30
2018
i'm in san francisco, the city where I can't use the restroom as it requires me to sign up for an app with a US pho… https://t.co/tpK5Ur9jkD
Retweeted by John Oates @GenesisCinema Fingers crossed you show One Cut of the Dead at some point. It was fantastic and I'd love to see it again at my local cinema.
8/28
2018
The best thing I saw at #FrightFest this year. It's funny, clever and heartwarming. Plus there are zombies. See it! https://t.co/Cz4pLwuuyv
8/27
2018
friend has two tickets he doesn't need for One Cut of the Dead (https://t.co/Xxnq2HIE4t) tomorrow, reply if you'd l… https://t.co/6yAtrhuBOs
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8/23
2018
Just when you think you can’t love Michael Shannon any more than you already do: https://t.co/3SeiLCY38Z
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8/19
2018
Still waiting to be paid by @meltcontent for invoices originally submitted in April and June. Haven't had this sort… https://t.co/ZWFeZbYbaN
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8/15
2018
Important Working Lunch instructional slide RE introducing yourself https://t.co/b36mKleVnv
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8/10
2018
Another classic Guardian correction yesterday. https://t.co/phcSwXfcz3
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8/5
2018
@British_Airways They had a printed list at security of what they did and did not accept. They showed me the row fo… https://t.co/JXi6T39XwS
7/29
2018
@British_Airways It wasn't the wait which was the problem, as luckily we arrived early. It was the stress of being… https://t.co/cVvnEUrO8S @British_Airways Why do your email boarding passes use a bar code which isn't accepted at all airports? I couldn't… https://t.co/1xdCiKHe5l
7/28
2018
@Fly_Norwegian Very poor communication about delayed CPH to FAO flight. No staff at the original gate to tell us ab… https://t.co/BFUPTlTGn5
7/23
2018
there is a LOT going on here. https://t.co/VllBmIWUAD
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7/22
2018
"Ich nichten lichten." https://t.co/c0ODqq4szk
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7/19
2018
DRO & Sutari Tonight in LONDON! Message us for secret venue details!!! https://t.co/UcHHkCL92s
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7/12
2018
@deadratorchestr Really looking forward to the gig in Bow on Thursday. I saw DRO and Sutari playing in Fanø last ye… https://t.co/VWQOlpBNgx
7/9
2018
We’re looking for a contract designer to join us at @CoopDigital. If you’re an interaction designer with experience… https://t.co/pCU7okxIxd
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7/2
2018
#UX people! Content people! I am recruiting for a 4-6 month contract working with the Jersey government. Immediate… https://t.co/3CMyDAyBTM
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6/25
2018
I’m interested in the subject of “bogus research”. Research that looks legit on the surface, but when you look clos… https://t.co/VFHe2Q5cdw
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6/20
2018
The first @woodburnermusic of the year, with @JallyK on kora. https://t.co/ht5EN9Qu2W
6/5
2018
"Elvis was a hero to most but he never meant shit to me." "To you." "To me." https://t.co/upDTibONnT
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6/1
2018
Cosmic sounds from @WilliamBasinski at @UnionChapelUK tonight. https://t.co/oLVWVhAas3
5/31
2018
It literally has boundaries. https://t.co/SpTgRYmz85
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5/28
2018
I bought a car today, and the dealership had me check off — with a pen, on paper — that I’m not a robot. https://t.co/x6nJ68e6uj
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5/23
2018
@TheJazzCafe What are the stage times for tonight?
5/22
2018
Monday: Greg Tuesday: Ian Wednesday: Greg Thursday: Ian Friday: Greg Gregorian Calendar.
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5/21
2018
I think this great telegram by Dorothy Parker will resonate with writers (it certainly does being on the receiving… https://t.co/KJQzHanHT5
Retweeted by John OatesBy age 35 you should have a huge box of cables but you can't throw them out because you're pretty sure you still ne… https://t.co/AAnTIEQuY0
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5/20
2018
@PoplarUnion @JazzHerstory @cathrobots if doors open at 7:30, what time will the performance start?
5/17
2018
#exeye live kicking ass with @colin_stetson & @GDF_X exeyeexeye à… https://t.co/HiQObqe2dv
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5/13
2018
Recently invited to speak at a conference and was asked which of my two affiliations I preferred to go on my name t… https://t.co/a6fnWzj1QZ
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4/28
2018
@elliotcm Amazing, thanks! After getting a one-time code via SMS, I was able to get into it. It's a shame, applying… https://t.co/WHSHrYmsnh @elliotcm The letter promised that I'd be able to view my certificate online. After choosing about a dozen password… https://t.co/Q5PVXiXAHE
4/17
2018
What an utter farce. Myanmar’s military admitted to the crime the reporters uncovered & yesterday the perpetrators… https://t.co/3dVqNW6en1
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4/11
2018
If anyone in #Cardiff likes the #Eisteddfod, its history and medieval Welsh literature/ culture, come along this Th… https://t.co/eamwsFNT3A
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4/10
2018
Her name was.... it never suited her https://t.co/IaIghP2n0H
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4/9
2018
this... may be the greatest story ever told https://t.co/ndHBjwIVkb
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4/4
2018
We’re offering a paid 12 month content design internship. Placements on https://t.co/9Bnjrb2rXd and public service… https://t.co/JCzPjOhICu
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4/3
2018
Journalism vs every other career https://t.co/7J36WU0gc3
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3/31
2018
Stream "Decision" by Secret Nuclear on Spotify - https://t.co/qiMGxgAkfs #hyperminimalism #newmusicfriday https://t.co/ifMkLpYE7g
Retweeted by John Oates @LBTHArchives Glad I checked, thanks! I'll try to see it another time. @LBTHArchives Is the exhibition open over the bank holiday weekend? If so, is it normal opening hours?
3/30
2018
Scarfolk Council stipulates that every easter egg must clearly display the word 'easter' at least 100 times and ref… https://t.co/nagZhiVFqv
Retweeted by John OatesStill find it incredible that, from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s, British nuclear submarines were upholstered i… https://t.co/U64XVHN07j
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3/29
2018
Just rediscovered this: a young Cambodia Daily journalist's crib sheet on how to write a news story in English. One… https://t.co/YgbRDhFWv1
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3/28
2018
@GenesisCinema Does the screening of My Neighbour Totoro have Japanese or English audio? The Facebook page for the… https://t.co/lIoPE5dn02
3/24
2018
Medieval mums who are really not into parenting: a thread 1) Why is my baby a miniature 50-yo? https://t.co/D89jzILwNZ
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3/22
2018
British government says it is urging Burmese gov to investigate claims of sexual violence against Rohingya, says in… https://t.co/0nliS9awNw
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3/21
2018
First world problem in Iceland. https://t.co/LYLON77nuU
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3/12
2018
I don't think @Airbnb intended to display that variable name. And that isn't how you spell 'obfuscated'. https://t.co/cAfFOkqVVy
3/9
2018
Was slightly mindblown when I discovered this. The two parts to the word “helicopter” are not “heli” and “copter”,… https://t.co/KesfxVA3yu
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3/6
2018
From the #AlanRickmanArchive. Priceless. https://t.co/piFuSXLIoI https://t.co/fGEKKGAUfE
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3/1
2018
“Coded Messages”, The 2nd EP by Secret Nuclear is out now: Spotify: https://t.co/Ze10e68wIg Apple Music:… https://t.co/CTw1P8Kokp
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2/24
2018
London City airport closed completely today due to unexploded Second World War bomb in adjacent dock. Most flights… https://t.co/jtJiaf9i2J
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2/12
2018
@katetowsey I saw you tweeted a while ago about planning to try Perch as a CMS. Do you mind if I ask how that worke… https://t.co/lucqpYo4GU
2/1
2018
One final chance to on a Crossrail building site tour - https://t.co/rtGIhQHnHw
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1/26
2018
Rappler is an important outlet for independent reporting, criticism & analysis in #Philippines - govt should be pro… https://t.co/IYnTW4r0MM
Retweeted by John Oatesimagine trying to respond to this memo https://t.co/9l1qYmDMkf
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1/25
2018
Too often our prototypes are constrained by politics, legacy technology, and company culture. As a result, nobody g… https://t.co/sjTfjQ2JJt
Retweeted by John OatesAnnouncing your 2018 COACHELLA LINEUP, generated by a neural network trained on thousands of band names:… https://t.co/9croNdKuAj
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1/23
2018
This is a very true statement ... https://t.co/rhU6ilcu5k
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1/21
2018
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.1/5 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

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