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.

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.

Tech News of the Week for 8/31/2023 [MTG007]

Posted on Thursday, Aug 31, 2023 | Series: Moar Tech Garbage

Dropbox drops unlimited, Instacart IPO, and Excel loves Python.

Exploring VMware, err, Explore [CL71]

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 29, 2023 | Series: Chaos Lever

Spelunking Into VMware Explore to Discover the Hidden Secrets. It’s AI. Because, of course it is.

Tech News of the Week for 8/24/2023 [MTG006]

Posted on Thursday, Aug 24, 2023 | Series: Moar Tech Garbage

Jetporch is the new Ansible, GCP sets egress free, and Generative AI is your drunk uncle.

Software Licensing is BS...L [CL70]

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 22, 2023 | Series: Chaos Lever

Ethan Banks joins Ned and Chris to discuss HashiCorp’s BSL change.

Tech News of the Week for 8/17/2023 [MTG005]

Posted on Thursday, Aug 17, 2023 | Series: Moar Tech Garbage

HashiCorp goes BSL, Intel SGX is feeling vulnerable, and Microsoft Teams loves Windows For Workgroups.

Soapbox Engineering? [CL69]

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023 | Series: Chaos Lever

Chris helps to illuminate what the heck a Platform Engineer even is.