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.

An Oddly Shaped Cloud: Flexera State of the Cloud 2023 [54]

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).

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.

Chris is concerned about Amazon One, Ned is amazed by Accenture’s size, and we all celebrate one year of Chaos Lever’s existence.

Soft Shell Nachos: Cybersecurity Starts in the Home [50]

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023

Ned brings cybersecurity home with a sac fly, Chris is wound up about the Tik Toks, and we’re all excited about a Rolls Royce Phantom on the MOON.

Red-Teaming Barbados: Our National Cybersecurity Strategy [49]

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023

Chris shares his thoughts on the updated National Cybersecurity Strategy, Ned does NOT pretend to understand SVB, and we all take a moment to remember Google Reader.

Ned analyzes the cloud repatriation brouhaha, Chris updates us on AWS IAM changes, and we all collectively roll our eyes at the Metaverse.

Mega Chad GPT: Taking Umbrage at Ubuntu Snap Strongarm [47]

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023

Chris gives no Snaps to Canonical, Ned reminds you that Comcast is awful, and we both agree that The Life of Brian is just OK.

Larry’s Fun Dip: Exploring SBOMs For Fun And Profit [46]

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023

Ned educates us about an SBOM and the terror of Derrick’s onion dip, Chris feels salty about Tesla’s Self Driving Beta, and we all agree that going back to the office is stupid.