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Jun 18, 2024

Data Center Drama

For a long time, Tom has wanted to do an episode of The Hacks that’s centered around what he refers to as data center “bloopers”. Chunga isn’t entirely sure what he means by this. Tom has always been amazed by the cathedral like way in which data…

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Tom and Chunga want to give Derek Ardolf a huge shout out! Recently, Derek requested that The Hacks do an episode focused on “Shadow IT”. Tom loved this idea because shadow IT runs the world! Simply put, the tech industry wouldn’t be able…

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Jun 27, 2023

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Tom and Chunga have breaking news! Late last week, open source giant Red Hat announced that they have decided to restrict its source code. To say it’s a move that has raised eyebrows around the world, would be an understatement. Before he…

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May 9, 2023

Putting the "A.I. Genie" Back In The Bottle

You may have noticed that The Hacks missed an episode last week. We are proud to announce that Tom Hatch and his beautiful wife Melissa have had a baby!! Everyone is doing great and adapting quickly thanks to an abundance of new tech. Now days,…

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Jun 18, 2024

Data Center Drama

For a long time, Tom has wanted to do an episode of The Hacks that’s centered around what he refers to as data center “bloopers”. Chunga isn’t entirely sure what he means by this. Tom has always been amazed by the cathedral like way in which data…

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Jun 11, 2024

Agile Software Is No Bueno!

Chunga saw an article a few days ago, and it really surprised him! This particular article said that agile software has had a 268% failure rate… 268%. While Chunga is shocked to his this news, Tom isn’t surprised at all! How is this possible from…

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Jun 4, 2024

Done Is Better Than Perfect!

Tom loves to innovate, it’s who he is, and for him, its an unquenchable thrist. The pressure he puts on himself to create something new, is sometimes unhealthy. At the same time, Tom will also tell you that if he would’ve understood how hard it was…

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May 28, 2024

The Cloud Shell Game

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…

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May 21, 2024

Tom Hatch Exits Broadcom, But Will Stay With Salt Forever!

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…

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May 14, 2024

IBM Buys HashiCorp! Seismic Industry Shift, or... Meh.

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…

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