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

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

Centralia Hairspray Challenge [CL23]

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 [CL22]

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 [CL21]

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 [CL20]

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 [CL19]

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.

Synchronous Viralicity [CL18]

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 [CL17]

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 [CL16]

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 [CL15]

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).