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

The Time Someone Actually Broke The Internet

Posted on Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 | Series: Chaos Lever

Explore the story of how 11 lines of code disrupted the internet, the battle between open-source ethics and corporate power, and the fragile nature of our digital world.

Under The Sea Cable Dance [CL76]

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 3, 2023 | Series: Chaos Lever

Chris dives deep into the world of layer 1 networking and undersea cables.

Tech News of the Week for 9/28/2023 [MTG011]

Posted on Thursday, Sep 28, 2023 | Series: Moar Tech Garbage

Microsoft loses 38TB on Azure, Sony is hacked (again), and NFTs continue to be worth less and worthless.

My Pet, Server Cow [CL75]

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 26, 2023 | Series: Chaos Lever

Ned meditates on the suitably of analogies and models, including the OSI model, LEAN manufacturing in DevOps, and Justin Timberlake as electricity.

Tech News of the Week for 9/21/2023 [MTG010]

Posted on Thursday, Sep 21, 2023 | Series: Moar Tech Garbage

Web3 is DOA, AI worse than crypto for environment, and MOVEit breach still breaching.

ReiserFS In Decline [CL74]

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 19, 2023 | Series: Chaos Lever

What’s in a name? Sometimes forced obsolescence.

Tech News of the Week for 9/14/2023 [MTG009]

Posted on Thursday, Sep 14, 2023 | Series: Moar Tech Garbage

Your car is watching you, DevOps YOLO is a no-no, and IBM joins the back-to-office crew.

Opposite Day With Advertising Company Google [CL73]

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 12, 2023 | Series: Chaos Lever

Your privacy sandbox is neither private nor a sandbox. Discuss.

Tech News of the Week for 9/7/2023 [MTG008]

Posted on Thursday, Sep 7, 2023 | Series: Moar Tech Garbage

Don’t deploy in us-east-1, no thanks Noonoouri, and Facebook at any price would still suck.

Spinning Rust Ain't Dead Yet [CL72]

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 5, 2023 | Series: Chaos Lever

The humble hard drive isn’t going anywhere, despite rumors of its imminent demise. Tape too.