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.

Random Adjacent Memories [27]

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022

Chris rages against the tyranny of MFA, Ned reminds you that Facebook still hates you, and we all feel nostalgic about floppy disks.

Just DID It On Em [26]

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022

Ned investigates the world of Decentralized Identity, Chris realized he’s the problem with AI art, and we take the time to lament the Queen’s passing in our own special way. By completely ignoring it.

Relighting Our Users [25]

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022

Chris is incensed by Spam, Ned is burned up about lying ISPs, and everyone sees through Apple’s smoke and mirrors.

Soapy Alt Dave [24]

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 6, 2022

Ned and Chris discuss how Best Practices don’t exist, Cloudflare still sucks, and we all agree Chili Dogs also suck, but like in a good way.

Centralia Hairspray Challenge [23]

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022

Chris covers the Mudge and Twitter drama, Ned gets riled up about Cloudflare sucking, and we both agree that Centralia is a perfect metaphor for most corporate IT.

Down With The Sickness [22]

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022

Ned laments the use of IPU in a deep dive on SmartNICs, Chris is upset about Protons, and we all bask in the glow of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation.

A Table Of Cards [21]

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022

Chris reminds us of the deep existential crisis in late-stage capitalism, Ned gets excited about open-source emoji 😁, and we both agree Comcast sucks.

It Wasn’t Worth The Effort [20]

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022

Ned pontificates on the meaning of Zero Trust, Chris coins the term EquiFail, and we all ponder for whom the llama’s ass is whipped.

The Wisdom of Fred Smellypants [19]

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022

Chris takes us on a QUIC journey through HTTP/3. Ned does and does not cover quantum cryptography. And we all lament the untimely death of the Choco Taco.