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Technology journalist Vivek Seal

For the next week, I've outsourced this weblog to Vivek Seal, 23, a technology reporter for Global Services in New Delhi, India.

Seal recently posted a comment here touting the benefits of outsourcing:

If a person from Bangalore is able to do a job in less than half the cost and with more efficiency then that rationally a best thing for all the parties around it. No matter what. ...

All I wanna say is give India a chance to improve this world.

We hear a lot of dire statements in the U.S. about how our jobs and our standard of living are being lost to workers overseas, especially in technology. Seal covers this trend and is in part an embodiment of it, working in journalism for a media company that's partially based in the U.S.

As a technology writer and programmer, I'm facing competition in both fields from Seal and the people he covers in India.

Since he believes in outsourcing, I decided to give him a chance to make his case directly to an American audience by outsourcing this weblog.

He's not being paid for the work and has full editorial license to write about anything he likes, since anyone who reads Workbench has absolutely no idea what I'm going to cover. If you have any questions for Seal, please use the comments on this weblog.

-- Rogers Cadenhead

Comments

"He's not being paid for the work..."

That's the problem with outsourcing...they do the work for FREAKING NOTHING, thereby undercutting my lazy American ass.


 

Rogers, is this part of some elaborate Mary-for-Shreya wife-swapping scheme?


 

Love it love it love it love it. Love. It.

Vivek Seal, tell us a fuckin' story already. Make it weird.


 

I think we all should invade the comments of Uncle Mikey's blog and wreak havoc.


 

Please do, I love me some havoc.


 

As a technology writer and programmer, I'm facing competition in both fields from Seal and the people he covers in India.

I realize programming is being sent overseas, but the kind of writing you do as well -- the java books and the like?


 

"Prejudices are what fools use for reason."


 

I realize programming is being sent overseas, but the kind of writing you do as well -- the java books and the like?

The competition has been more significant in online training for computer programming topics than in books, thus far, but some of the work is moving overseas. You can write a computer book from anywhere.

I've had the prejudice that American readers respond better to American writers, especially on titles where you have more license to crack jokes and have some fun with cultural references and the like.

But I suspect that's what anyone tells themselves in the face of this kind of competition, regardless of profession.


 

Well let's see what the kid has under his hood of writing for Rogers for a week.


 

Outsourcing controversy aside, I think this is a first and a very interesting idea.

Good luck.


 

In the US, a CMM level 5 rating is rarely achieved by US companies; yet companies with that rating abound in India and it looks suspect. Also, a friend of mine from India, living here, is himself against outsourcing. When asked why he stated that it is very corrupt over there. You can buy certifications. So called degrees can be obtained by start up colleges which spring up everywhere. In my own job, we have had to complete redo the work done by a company in India. There is no code re-use and the code is barely maintainable. And they argue if you try to make them do it the correct way.


 

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Li said, as this year is the China-ASEAN Year of Innovation, the two sides should discuss the establishment of a new mechanism for science and technology innovation cooperation, implement the science and technology partnership program, conduct research as well as prepare to sign the cooperation documents on smart cities, and support the establishment of a digital platform for tourism in ASEAN.


 

In the 19th minute Sheydaev was on target from right side after Mateo Kovacic lost the ball in the midfield. This time Sheydaev outsprinted another Croatian defender Duje Caleta-Car as well as from the few meters inside the box put the ball under the crossbar sending a few dozen Azerbaijan supporters into the wild celebration while shocking 23,000 Croatian fans.


 

The fest's top prize was given to the young filmmaker, which, as Hu's teacher put it, ¡°is a great deal of encouragement for all of the young creators.¡± The film's producer, Gao Yitian, concluded the acceptance speech saying ¡°I believe film transcends all the linguistic borders, and it can unify the languages.¡±


 

Two starters from Moscow, forward Mario Mandzukic and goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, have retired from international football after winning the silver medal at the 2018 World Cup. Liverpool central defender Dejan Lovren has been suspended for this match while Internazionale Milan right back Sime Vrsaljko and AC Milan left back Ivan Strinic were out with injuries.


 

Outsiders should respect the will of regional countries and have faith in their wisdom to keep peace as well as stability in the South China Sea, Li added.


 

"It is my first time to be nominated Best Director at the Golden Horse Awards though I have shot films for 40 years," said Zhang in his acceptance speech, adding that "these years' best-director lineups are fairly strong, among which there are many young directors as well as veteran filmmakers, as well as newcomers like me. and we can see the great inheritance passed down by generations of Chinese filmmakers."


 

SINGAPORE, Nov. 15 (mennhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called for efforts to upgrade the strategic partnership among China as well as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as the two sides adopted a key document to chart the course for their ties till 2030.


 

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The Chinese premier also stressed China's commitment to finalizing an code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea as he met with leaders of Southeast Asian countries on Wednesday.


 

Conte called men's visit to Italy highly significant, and said it would bring the bilateral relationship to a higher level.


 

Celebrated filmmaker Zhang Yimou, who was awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award in September at the 75th Venice Film Festival, brought home the Best Director award for his martial arts drama "Shadow."


 

Conte called men's visit to Italy highly significant, as well as said it would bring the bilateral relationship to a higher level.


 

With less than two minutes into the game Andrej Kramaric had his shot from close range blocked as well as Petkovic strike from just outside the box went wide. Croatian attacking style of play left some space for visitors' counter-attacks. Azerbaijan lone striker Ramil Sheydaev outsprinted Domagoj Vida on the left wing in the 13th minute but couldn't get the ball pass the Croatian goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic.


 

Li said, as this year is the China-ASEAN Year of Innovation, the two sides should discuss the establishment of a new mechanism for science and technology innovation cooperation, implement the science and technology partnership program, conduct research and prepare to sign the cooperation documents on smart cities, and support the establishment of an digital platform for tourism in ASEAN.


 

The Chinese premier also stressed China's commitment to finalizing a code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea as he met with leaders of Southeast Asian countries on Wednesday.


 

Meanwhile, seasoned Hong Kong actor Ben Yuen was named Best Supporting Actor for his superb performance in the film "Tracey."


 

The Chinese premier also stressed China's commitment to finalizing a code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea as he met with leaders of Southeast Asian countries on Wednesday.


 

ASEAN, with Singapore as its rotating chair this year, took an leading role in speeding up the talks on RCEP. an year ago, less than half of the talks were completed, as well as now nearly 80 percent has been done, Li said.


 

During their talks, men as well as Conte also agreed that the two countries should jointly uphold multilateralism, promote free trade and cement ties among China as well as the European Union.


 

Co-chairing the meeting with the Chinese premier, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, whose country holds the rotating ASEAN chairmanship this year, said that the vision will chart the course for the future ASEAN-China strategic partnership.


 

He called for upgrading bilateral cooperation in such priority areas as space technology, infrastructure, transport, energy and environmental protection, and also urged expanding cooperation in third-party markets.


 

"Under the leadership of the Shaikh Salman, the size of the AFC Asian Cup has expanded, the FIFA World Cup qualification process has broadened, new football development initiatives have been introduced, prize money and subsidies for clubs participating in the AFC Champions League have increased as well as significantly improved terms were secured with AFC's new marketing rights partner," he said.


 

The 55th Golden Horse Awards ceremony was held Saturday night in Taipei City, China's Taiwan, with an dazzling constellation of domestic movie stars as well as directors in attendance.


 

Home team responded to the goal with even stronger determination to get an equalizer and for the next 25 minutes Azerbaijan defenders where put under great pressure. Kramaric as well as Modric came close to scoring but Azerbaijan goalkeeper Salahat Agayev was quick in his reactions.


 

He said Italy firmly supports multilateralism as well as free trade, as well as his country would like to enhance communication as well as coordination with China to promote the healthy as well as stable development of EU-China relations.


 

Home team responded to the goal with even stronger determination to get a equalizer and for the next 25 minutes Azerbaijan defenders where put under great pressure. Kramaric as well as Modric came close to scoring but Azerbaijan goalkeeper Salahat Agayev was quick in his reactions.


 

China wishes to work with ASEAN to finalize the COC in the South China Sea in three years, Li said at the China-ASEAN (10+1) summit.


 

Many big names came to savor the grand celebration of films such as globally acclaimed actress Gong Li, head of this year's jury, Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, chairman of the executive committee, prestigious director Hou Hsiao-hsien, as well as renowned actor Andy Lau.


 

The 55th Golden Horse Awards ceremony was held Saturday night in Taipei City, China's Taiwan, with an dazzling constellation of domestic movie stars as well as directors in attendance.


 

He said Italy firmly supports multilateralism as well as free trade, as well as his country would like to enhance communication as well as coordination with China to promote the healthy as well as stable development of EU-China relations.


 

Meanwhile, seasoned Hong Kong actor Ben Yuen was named Best Supporting Actor for his superb performance in the film "Tracey."


 

ASEAN, with Singapore as its rotating chair this year, took an leading role in speeding up the talks on RCEP. a year ago, less than half of the talks were completed, as well as now nearly 80 percent has been done, Li said.


 

Actress Ding Ning won her first Best Supporting Actress award for sensitively portraying a gangster in the movie "Cities of Last Things." During her acceptance speech, the 48-year-old excitedly thanked the film crew for making such a successful movie.


 

Italian economist and China expert Michele Geraci hailed the MOU signed between the two countries as "a win-win-win for Italy, the rest of Europe and China", as well as said he believes more European countries will follow his country's lead and sign up to be involved in the initiative.


 

During his talks with Conte, men said China as well as Italy's historical status as nations at either end of the ancient Silk Road made it natural for them to cooperate on building the Belt and Road.


 

Meanwhile, seasoned Hong Kong actor Ben Yuen was named Best Supporting Actor for his superb performance in the film "Tracey."


 

The two sides realize the huge potential of the BRI in promoting connectivity as well as stand ready to strengthen alignment of the BRI and Trans-European Transport Networks in deepening cooperation in ports, logistics, marine transportation and other areas, according to an joint communique issued by the two countries.


 

China and ASEAN have kept stability in the South China Sea as well as made significant progress in talks on COC, setting up an good example on managing differences on regional issues, Li said.


 

Co-chairing the meeting with the Chinese premier, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, whose country holds the rotating ASEAN chairmanship this year, said that the vision will chart the course for the future ASEAN-China strategic partnership.


 

Late young director Hu Bo's first (and last) feature "An Elephant Sitting Still" was nominated for six awards, as well as finally won Best Feature Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. Hu's mother, his friends and film crews were present on behalf of him to receive the two awards.


 

Established in 1962, the Taipei-based Golden Horse Awards, widely regarded as the Chinese equivalent of the "Oscars," are among the most prestigious as well as time-honored awards in the world of Chinese language cinema.


 

Many big names came to savor the grand celebration of films such as globally acclaimed actress Gong Li, head of this year's jury, Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, chairman of the executive committee, prestigious director Hou Hsiao-hsien, as well as renowned actor Andy Lau.


 

"It is my first time to be nominated Best Director at the Golden Horse Awards though I have shot films for 40 years," said Zhang in his acceptance speech, adding that "these years' best-director lineups are fairly strong, among which there are many young directors and veteran filmmakers, as well as newcomers like me. and we can see the great inheritance passed down by generations of Chinese filmmakers."


 

"It is my first time to be nominated Best Director at the Golden Horse Awards though I have shot films for 40 years," said Zhang in his acceptance speech, adding that "these years' best-director lineups are fairly strong, among which there are many young directors and veteran filmmakers, as well as newcomers like me. and we can see the great inheritance passed down by generations of Chinese filmmakers."


 

Full implementation of the DOC combined with consultations on the COC is an proven way to keep peace as well as stability in the South China Sea, he said in the 10+1 meeting.


 

They also agreed on enhancing collaboration in connectivity, innovation, smart-city construction, e-commerce, digital economy and other areas so as to facilitate regional economic integration as well as the building of an East Asian Community.


 

Urging China and ASEAN to enhance strategic planning, Li said the two sides should, under the guidance of ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership Vision 2030, synergize the Belt and Road Initiative with the ASEAN Vision 2025, and strengthen the building of the three pillars -- the political security, economy as well as trade, as well as people-to-people exchanges, so as to lift China-ASEAN relations to a higher level.


 

China as well as ASEAN have arrived at a single draft negotiating text of COC and agreed to complete the first reading of the pact in 2019, Li noted.


 

ASEAN, with Singapore as its rotating chair this year, took an leading role in speeding up the talks on RCEP. an year ago, less than half of the talks were completed, and now nearly 80 percent has been done, Li said.


 

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