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May 28, 2024

Hey everybody, its Toms birthday!  Happy Birthday old man!!

Today on The Hacks, Chunga wants to talk about tech's dirty little secret. This secret, by the way, is how much of the tech industry actually survives! He's talking about "shelfware" and the "cloud shell game". 

Tom says between the two, the cloud shell game is...


May 21, 2024

One thing that's constant in life is change... It's been a bittersweet few days to say the least.  In this episode of The Hacks, Tom Hatch, the creator of Salt, talks with Chunga about the changes taking place in his life and announces his exit from Broadcom.  Yep, the time has come for Tom to explore some...


May 14, 2024

It looks like the rumors were true! Recently, IBM announced that they are buying HashiCorp (and Terraform) for a cool 6.4 billion dollars, in cash.

Tom and Chunga both find themselves asking the question, "Why did IBM choose to do this?" They already own Red Hat and Ansible. Did they buy HashiCorp / Terraform because...


Apr 30, 2024

Tom and Chunga both developed a passion for computers in a similar way. Neither one of them started out as a "software guy". Rather, they each got started by building and modifying their own custom built computers. They were "hardware guys", first! That just how it was back in the day.

Today, things seem to be much...


Apr 23, 2024

We live in strange and challenging times. When it comes to world events, one can find themselves, in a word, conflicted. Thats definitely the case for Chunga when it comes to todays topic.

Recently, the U.S. Government voted to continue the practice of warrantless surveillance of its own citizens. Interpol is...