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Jul 9, 2024

Companies use RTO to hide layoffs?!?

Tom is taking a much needed break. Before he left on his extended holiday, he and Chunga had a chat about the decline of remote work in the tech space. This is one of those rare subjects of which Tom and Chunga passionately disagree.Recently, it…


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Jul 5, 2023

Shadow IT Makes the World Turn

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…

Jun 27, 2023

Red Hat To Restrict Source Code Access!

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…

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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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…

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…

Apr 30, 2024

Do You Need To Be A "Hardware Guy", To Be A Good "Software Guy"?

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!…

Apr 23, 2024

The Government Wants Big Tech to Ditch E2EE. Do You?

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…

Apr 16, 2024

Stability AI's Mistakes, and How YOU Can Avoid Them

Tom and Chunga are tired, TIRED of talking about AI! They need a dang break from talking about AI!! Are they going to get a break in this episode of The Hacks? Nope… Well, ok, kind of. At the start of the year, Tom predicted one of…

Apr 9, 2024

Did Open Tofu steal new Terraform code?!

Do you remember a few episodes ago, when Chunga said “The tech industry is terrible at this! We’re the worst I’ve ever seen, in any industry, when it comes to taking 20-steps to do something, when it can be done in two!” This episode of The Hacks, is…