Welcome

Hi. I am Michael Kranch, and this is my [semi] professional website. I am a cyber (buzzword) security professional, but I by no means an expert; I simply try to improve my skills every day. I am also a teacher, husband, father, Christian, gears esports fan, and CTF enthusiast. Visit the work, play, and teach tabs to learn more about me or use the links below to view my most recent ramblings.

Why [I] Create[d] a Technical Blog

Why I decided to blog I’ve had a website for almost two years, but I always envisioned this site being more than simply a persistent resume. I dabbled in this more twice before, but I allowed myself to get in my own way. I convinced myself that my website design was not polished enough, my framework was not secure enough, my writing was not professional enough, and, most paralyzingly, my contributions were not big enough to be released in a public platform. [Read More]

My new Hugo website

I’ve had a website for a little over a year now, but I recently had several technical experiences that I really want to share with the world. As such, I decided it was time to create a blog. Three weeks and several frameworks later, I decided upon using Hugo. I still think I will ultimately end up switching to Django due to some of the more advanced goals I eventually have for my own cite (namely, hosting my own web CTF), but I felt I was delaying doing what I really wanted to do (writing the posts) while I spent time learning how to leverage all the CMS and blog template features of Django. [Read More]