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The Hacks

Oct 13, 2020

The Dark Web. It doesn't have the best reputation. In truth, most people don't even know it exists but for those who do, it's largely considered to be the seedy underbelly of the internet. It's a rotten, dirty place full of thieves, hackers, and predators of all types; or is it? Does the Dark Web deserve the reputation...


Oct 6, 2020

Chunga came across an article ZD Net a few days ago. It was about cybercrime and contained a list of ten disturbing facts that they claim will keep you up at night.

While Chunga was glued to this article, he thought it'd be a great idea to share these disturbing facts with Tom and see if any of them would indeed cause...


Sep 30, 2020

During this year’s VMworld question and answer, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger announced the company’s intention to acquire SaltStack!

In this unique episode of The Hacks, Tom and Chunga take a personal look back to the very beginning. Back to a time when Tom sat by himself, in his basement, developing a computer program...


Sep 22, 2020

Come prepared to connect with Tom's Zen in this episode of The Hacks.

Recently, Tom did a webinar about something he's been really focused on and he wants to discuss it with Chunga. He has a theory called "Top Down, Bottom Up Change".

What does that mean? Well, from one end of the spectrum bottom up change means that...


Sep 15, 2020

Tom Hatch is many things, to many people. He's the creator of Salt, He co-founded SaltStack and he's also the company's CTO. Once, while teaching his new students at some college somewhere, he even pretended to be Canadian for a full week, just because he loves the movie "Strange Brew"!

Although he's been given many...