With a large enough lever, you could move the world. Technology is that lever. Progress is the fulcrum. Where we go is up to us. Chaos Lever is a weekly, tech news podcast dedicated to tracking new and emerging trends in the enterprise IT landscape, and figuring out why they are terrible.

Chris Hayner

Chris Hayner

Ned Bellavance

Ned Bellavance

Latest Episode

The Algorithm Made Me Do It

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023

Ned summarizes his experience at Cloud Field Day 17, Chris is pumped about satellite hacking IN SPACE, and we both agree that patent trolls are patently awful.

Lying To Itself And Others [CL60]

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Ned puts on the AI goggles for Microsoft Build and Red Hat Summit, Chris is excited about Azure Linux, and we are both thankful PyPI is starting to require 2FA.

New Ways To Do Things Wrong: RSA Conference 2023 [CL59]

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Chris picks out the highlights and themes of RSA 2023, Ned applauds the EU fine against Facebook, and we both are suspicious of Intel’s intentions with x86S.

Squiggly Red Lines: Adventures in WiFi 7 [CL58]

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Ned sails the high seas of WiFi 7, Chris talks about Google in Paris, and we’re both impressed with how busy Microsoft’s legal team must be.

Moar AI Goshdarnit [CL57]

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Chris wonders if AI can replaced him, Ned investigates ransomware in Texas, and we both remind you that passwords are terrible.

Regular Mario Can’t Jump: The State of IPv6 in 2023 [CL56]

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Ned ponders on the state of IPv6, Chris has kind words for Microsoft (sorta), and we both think Elon’s micropayment idea is hot garbage.

Leo The Angry Penguin: A Malware Cautionary Tale [CL55]

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023

Chris tells a tale of malware misery and how defense in depth could help, Ned is amazed by what people leave on their used devices, and we’re all going to Sizzler!

An Oddly Shaped Cloud: Flexera State of the Cloud 2023 [CL54]

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 18, 2023

Ned flicks through Flexera’s State of the Cloud report, Chris queries about Qualcom’s iSim, and it turns out I am the Lord and Emperor of Koopaland (According to my LinkedIn profile).

Know Thyself Jellyfish: OWASP API Security Top 10 Countdown [CL53]

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 11, 2023

Chris counts down the OWASP API Security Top 10, Ned mocks InfoSec at his own peril, and we both hold out hope for a data privacy bill of rights.

Ned wonders why AI is pining for the fjords, Chris mulls over the Microsoft’s new Teams client, and we both take a moment to appreciate the humble barcode.