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.

Gourmet Grey Goo [45]

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023

Chris has notes on this whole Artificial Intelligence thing, Ned takes a victory lap on RISC-V, and Advertising Company Google bombs with Bard.

The Hellscape Abides [44]

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023

Ned takes a chance on RISC-V, Chris is entranced by ice, and Elon convinces a jury he’s not malicious- just a moron.

Shiska Bobby Tables [43]

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Chris is peeved about PII problems, Ned is excited about Small Modular Reactors, and we both agree Google should be run by Larry Flynt.

A Young Warthog [42]

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023

Ned brings us up to speed on OT vs. IT, Chris shows us how an AI can beat a speeding ticket, and layoffs continue to accelerate.

Behemicorny Dreaming [41]

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023

Chris says No Ma’am to NOTAM, Ned says adieu to iTunes, and we both agree CES was a mess.

Slow Motion Scraping [40]

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023

Ned has a sad about 3G’s demise, Chris is cool for once, and we both are appalled by the state of InfoSec.

Celestial Fire on the Royal Edifice [39]

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023

Ned predicts the ousting of Elon twice, Chris predict more password-less nirvana, and a special guest predicts imminent death and boiled fish.

Six Tanks A Singing [38]

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022

Ned wonders if AWS is still re:Inventing the cloud, Chris is excited about bandwidth in SPACE, and we both are tired of Elon’s ideas.

Tin Foil Birds Aren’t Real [37]

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.