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

Tin Foil Birds Aren’t Real

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022

Chris ponders on the significance of SlackOps, Ned chides Samsung about their leaky keys, and we all breath a sigh of relief that re:Invent is over.

Bram Stoker’s Copper Emporium [CL36]

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022

Ned tries to hold his head together talking about FTX, Chris laments Microsoft’s terrible Patch Tuesday, and we are both thankful WSL has three syllables.

Pathetic Meat Bags [CL35]

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 22, 2022

Chris is pumped about the Cybersecurity Resilience Act, Ned has some doubts about AI, and the government does something helpful?

Squeezable Deans [CL34]

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022

Ned introspects on the recent tech layoffs, Chris is amazed at IBM’s Osprey, and we both get a good laugh at Elon’s ineptitude.

Figuratively Baggels [CL33]

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022

Chris gets down and dirty with CXL, Ned recalls that night in fall 2019, and all SURF the new browser wave.

Social Media Megafauna [CL32]

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022

Ned introduces us to Mastodon the social network service, Chris dips his toe in the CXL world with Rambus, and we both agree that Musk sucks.

Andre The Peanut [CL31]

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 25, 2022

Chris reminds us why remote work is the best and bosses are the worst, Ned has questions about Windows Subsystem for Android, and we’re both worried about the ISC2.

Inveterate Journalistic Pitbulls [CL30]

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022

Ned waxes fondly about HashiConf Global, Chris wanes on Facebook, and we all feel the fires of Microsoft Ignite warm our cockles.

There Are No Blue Balls [CL29]

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022

Chris holds himself in superposition about quantum computing, Ned is anxious about Ceph’s fate, and we all wait on bated breathe for Microsoft Ignite.

Behold the Superbook [CL28]

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022

Ned is pedantic about the term Supercloud, Chris is pedantic about everything, and we both think Halo Rise is a terrible, horrible, no good idea.