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The Hacks

Jul 20, 2021

We all know Tom Hatch is the guy who created Salt. Salt is arguably one of the most powerful automation & configuration management platforms ever created. However, most of us don't really understand what the philosophy behind the product was when it was created. 

In this episode of The Hacks, Chunga talks with Tom about...


Jul 13, 2021

In the last episode of The Hacks, Tom Hatch made a reference to a specific type of thought process. He was talking about 2D vs. 3D thinking.

Tom first heard about this in the film Star Trek 2 "The Wrath of Kahn". Ok, sure... It's easy to laugh at, but there's something legitimate and very serious that stuck with Tom. He...


Jul 7, 2021

Recently, Tom Hatch was invited to the U.S. Army War College for a seminar focused on national security. While he was there, he attended a presentation from an author who was speaking about forming and asking better questions.

The core of this speech was centered around education and how modern society has been trained...


Jun 29, 2021

Developers are under constant pressure. Pressure to innovate, pressure to maintain, pressure to create something bigger and better than their previous offering, and on top of that--pressure to do all of it faster.

Unfortunately, for many, that level of stress is simply unsustainable. Have you ever heard of John McAfee?...


Jun 22, 2021

Did you know that every operating system is born from the chaos of open source software? 

Chunga and Tom had a completely different show planned for today until Chunga started complaining about his MacBook Pro. No, there's nothing wrong with it, he just doesn't like the way it "feels" when he uses it. Tom thinks...