Genus: ICE (Internet Computed Exercise)
Species: MOCHA (Multifarious Ordinary Compounds, Highly Advanced)
Ice Mocha Song:
I'm so thirsty I could cry
I'm so tired I could die
Where's the Mocha?
Where's that Mocha now tell me boy?
All the kanji cross my eye
There's so many I must try
Where's my Mocha?
Whatcha mean you don't know?
If I only had a drink
I could come back from the brink
With my Mocha
ah ha, ah ha
I've been writing code all day
I don't have no time to play
I want my Mocha ya'll
I want my Ice Mocha now!
Can't you see who I might be?
I don't need irreverency
I need my Mocha
Yeah, ah ha
Thank you for ordering an Ice Mocha at the Kanji Café. Your refreshment is coming right up.
Let's get started shall we?
- If you have an account, login using your registered email and password on the left. If you need an account, you can set one up at the bottom-left.
- Can't login because you forgot the password?
- The first time you log in you really MUST read up on Ice Mocha's features.
- Accounts are necessary for Ice to store files on our server tailored to your personal program of study.
- Ice is a tool for learning Japanese. As such it is most convenient to use Ice with a Japanese text capable browser.
- If your browser sees only jibberish, you can't download Japanese fonts, you can't get things to work, or if the font that you do have working sucks, DO NOT FEAR. Ice is superior, and has been endowed by its creator with a built-in proxy server.
- The proxy allows any browser to use Ice Mocha by sending images of the text instead of EUC encoded Japanese.
- Though this is major cool, be warned that using the proxy will slow down your life.
- Jim Rose gives credit to others, and tries to keep a record of Ice Mocha's evolution.
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- Ice allows you to build a word list for flashcard-like drilling, storing the words on three different lists for three differing levels of review emphasis.
- While studying these target words, you will have over 160,000 Japanese-English sentence pairs, complete with English glossary to practice reading the word
- If you have the so called "HTML 4 Compliant Browsers", Safari, Netscape 7.x, Opera, or Mozilla Firebird/Firefox, you can operate many of Ice's
features with the keyboard. In other words, if all you have is Microsoft Internet Explorer, get something else - as its the worst browser extant.
In fact most of the bugs in Ice Mocha's display come from trying to accomodate MSIE. Ice is developed on Safari and Netscape, so that's always a
- Ice writes your vocabulary words out both horizontally and vertically.
- This is so you don't freak out when you read a real Japanese newspaper and realize you memorized a bunch of horizontal words and are completely dumbfounded when you see the same words written vertically.
- Ice will give you the English meaning of each kanji in the word.
- Click on the radio buttion near these kanji and it will give you a list of words which use that kanji.
- Click on any of those words and it will become the word you are examining.
- You can also add any of those words to your high emphasis, or "a" study list.
- As you begin to memorize new words, you can move them to the "b" list so that you can bring more attention to the "a" list words that have you stupified.
- Words that you will not forget even when you are 85 years old you can safely move to your "c" list. These are words that you've mastered and don't really need to see that often.
- When you turn 86, you can move them back from the "c" list to the "b", and sometimes you may want to move a "b" list word back to the "a" list. Over-confidence is the usual root of this behavior.
- You are required to have fun when using Ice. Anyone found not having fun while using Ice will have their account vandalized by an immature grafiti artist.