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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


@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
Want to work on a website which is visited 3 million times a day. >> Join GDS as a Junior Content Designer.… https://t.co/og7IdOKmOj
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3/26
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. @Psythor The dedicated Bixby button is the worst thing about the Samsung S8. Apart from the stupidly located fingerprint scanner.
1/9
2018
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
Retweeted by John OatesCurrently 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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1/8
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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11/22
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.
11/11
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

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