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.

Synchronous Viralicity [18]

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 26, 2022

Ned pontificates about the premature announcement of Open Core’s death, Chris is incensed by Facebook (again), and we all sigh heavily about hardcoded passwords.

Shiny Vampires in the Woods [17]

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 19, 2022

Chris argues for pervasive, specialized clouds in a hyperscaler world. Ned fetches FIDO keys. And we once again lament the inevitable Muskination of Twooter.

DevOops I Did It Again [16]

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022

Ned gets in his feels about DevOps, Chris maligns Elon’s good name, and we both agree the Star Wars prequels are trash.

Exactly One Giraffe [15]

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022

Live? from Cloud Field Day 14, Chris and Ned talk about AIOps limitations, illogical air gaps, and the hypercloud (you’re welcome Stephen).

Shallow HAL 9000 [14]

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022

Unconscious and uncaring AI will come for us all. IE is undead. And Musk continues his hot streak of being an ass.

Manifest Developer [13]

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022

Ned helps you to manifest your inner developer. Chris argues with himself over USB-C. And Gartner once again states the glaringly obvious.

Internet Explorer Nostalgia [12]

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022

Hey Google, find me browsers that respect people’s privacy. Zero results found? Ouch. Also, Seth Green is being a weenie about NFTs. And layoffs serve as a friendly reminder that companies are not your friend.

More Like VMwhere? [11]

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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.

Wenceslas Denied [10]

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Security is a philosophy with a practical application, unlike anything Hegel ever wrote. Ned is dismissive of golf. And we all get a good laugh at Elon’s expense.