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

Tracing the Origins Of Tech Terminology

Posted on Thursday, Apr 18, 2024 | Series: Chaos Lever

Ned and Chris explore the curious origins of everyday tech terms, like ‘download’ and ’log in,’ and how they became part of our digital lives.

Tech News of the Week for 4/16/2024 [MTG034]

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024 | Series: Moar Tech Garbage

Home Depot’s troubling supply chain data breach, Supermicro’s controversial decision not to fix hackable BMC, and Google ARMs itself at Next.

When Code Goes Rogue: The CVE-2024-3094 Saga [CL101]

Posted on Thursday, Apr 11, 2024 | Series: Chaos Lever

Ned and Chris discuss the impact of a sophisticated cybersecurity vulnerability, CVE-2024-3094, found in xz compression software by a Microsoft employee.

Tech News of the Week for 4/9/2024 [MTG033]

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024 | Series: Moar Tech Garbage

PCI 7 is quickly coming eventually, Facebook remains awful, SS7 remains insecure, and Email alphabet soup reduces spam.

AI’s High Speed Chase in Networking [CL100]

Posted on Thursday, Apr 4, 2024 | Series: Chaos Lever

Ned and Chris discuss the evolution of data center networking technologies, particularly focusing on the rivalry between Ethernet and InfiniBand in the context of AI and high-performance computing.

Tech News of the Week for 4/2/2024 [MTG032]

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024 | Series: Moar Tech Garbage

Medium declares war on AI, Apple silicon security flaws, and FCC broadband standards updated for the 21st century.

The Anatomy of AI: The Tech Behind the Intelligence [CL99]

Posted on Thursday, Mar 28, 2024 | Series: Chaos Lever

AI’s infrastructure, from the coding languages that power the models, to the networking that connects it all. Plus, a look into what effects this has on our planet..

More like VMwhere it's at? (Remixed and Remastered) [CL98]

Posted on Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 | Series: Chaos Lever

REWIND: We take a moment to reflect on VMware’s past, present, and future given the Broadcom acquisition. Ned is furious about Chris’ distaste for cake. And we all agree WSL on Windows Server is silly.

Outsmarting Sophisticated Phishing Attacks in the Digital Era [CL97]

Posted on Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 | Series: Chaos Lever

Unpacking the growing level of phishing scams with the latest data, trends, and defenses in cybersecurity.

Tech News of the Week for 3/12/2024 [MTG031]

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 | Series: Moar Tech Garbage

AWS waives egress fees sorta, VMware issues patches for criticial CVE, and HDMI on Linux is no bueno.