Welcome to aquariusoft.org

updated @ 2016-05-01

This site is the base for all projects by AquariuSoft, also known as Michiel Scholten. AquariuSoft is specialised in web and backend development, system and network administration (Linux) and application development.

Nederlands aquariusoft.org in het Nederlands


Currently the most active projects are the web projects, Python modules, and Python/Django stuff. The aquamorph livecd is not under development anymore and some other projects have been deprecated too. Those are prefixed with ⌚, to denote them being outdated.

The other projects aren't forgotten though. I just have to spread my sparse free time among the things that interest me most at a given time and I don't want to spread it thin.

ns-api and notifications

A very hidden-but-useful project combination is the ns-api library to communicate with the Dutch Railways information system and the ns-notifications notifier, that notifies you of delays and disruptions in your (daily) commute.

The Qik and paragoo site frameworks/generators

One of the projects of AquariuSoft has been actively maintaining the last few years was Qik, a PHP based framework for quickly setting up a site, even multilingual if you want. No need to use databases, only PHP has to be installed. You don't even have to know anything about PHP programming to set up a site with it!

However, it has been largely superceded by paragoo, a static site generator compatible with a big part of Qik's configuration, but built in Python and compiling everything to static html files.


The site is now automatically updated (regenerated) on update through a webhook trigger on webhaak, triggered from its Git repo.
A lot of work went into the update of this website, that was long overdue. Most of the work went into writing the paragoo site generator, which generates the website from source files, and into the new templates and themes. As you can see, the content is still in the progress of being updated, as a refresh was long overdue.

Check out the new Django section, with tips and tricks for installing, configuring a server with Apache, notes from DjangoCon and more.


A new child in the aquariusoft.org family of websites! Behold familiescholten.net, the new home of - well - us :)


Yeah, it has been rather quiet here. However, work hasn't killed my projects, so I'll be updating this website more often in the upcoming months. For the time being, I've started a Django page, on which I group my Django notes (like how to install an app on an Apache server, where to find information on X and such. Enjoy!