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Goodbye KhatzuMemo, Hello SURUSU: The Spaced Repetition System

April 27, 2009

Surusu stands for “Super Uber Ridiculously Useful SRS Utility”! Originally, my Mum had suggested the name be “Stupid Useless Ridiculously Unimpressive Software Utility”, but after much pondering, she finally changed her mind, explaining that: “I wouldn’t want to insult Windows ME by dignifying this piece of s[oftware] with the name ‘software’. Also, you’re adopted.”

Anyway, really, it’s just the word “SRS” distorted to sound like a simple-to-spell word that’s pronouncable in any five-vowel language, with a repeating syllable that carries profound autological significance.

And now, Surusu is the new name of the SRS formerly known as KhatzuMemo. Finally, a URL you can actually type into a browser from memory! So tell all your friends: “y’all needs to gets you some Surusu, dawg, ya feel me?”, or “だからオマエこいつ無しじゃオマエ生きる意味が無えんだよオマエコノヤロー”, or something along those lines, as ethnically appropriate.

SuRuSu: The Greatest Spaced Repetition System of All Times. Stop making that face. How do you get there? It’s simple. Just go to:

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6 Responses to Goodbye KhatzuMemo, Hello SURUSU: The Spaced Repetition System

  1. Summer on April 28, 2009 at 10:36

    Hey Kats, I remember that you were constantly on your cellphone using the the SRS thing to study. I’m starting a nursing course (Sort of, first I have to get a 4.0 on the pre-reqs and get into the program) and want to use SRS to study my chem, anatomy, pharmacology etc. Is that doable without having to pay the ridiculously expensive per minute fees that cell phone companies charge for internet access via the cellphone? Eg. can I download the “cards” that I make on to my phone and use it as an application instead of a website? I have a 2GB memory card in my cellphone….

  2. khatzumoto on April 28, 2009 at 10:44

    Hey Summer :D
    Unfortunately, it is completely web-based, so it needs the Internet connection to function…
    Maybe they have a flat-rate plan you can use? If being able to do SRS reps on the move saves you significant amounts of time, then it might well be worth the $$$.

  3. bk201 on April 29, 2009 at 11:50

    i’m going to give this srs a try with my chemistry study.

  4. Summer on May 1, 2009 at 04:47

    @khatzmoto- I can get a flat rate plan, but being a broke college student I wanted to minimize the costs. I’ll just have to get a better phone plan (and maybe a better phone) when my classes start.

    @bk201- Kats is brilliant, I’m super excited to be using his SRS for my studies. Just, don’t spread the word around outside the language circle, the program I want into is EXTREMEMLY competitive, I don’t want anyone else around here to have my secret edge! (seriously, I have to make 4.0 and still won’t be guaranteed a seat!)

  5. bloodhawk on June 1, 2009 at 00:14

    i know this is late, but summer, you could always use supermemo?
    just pay the one time fee and voila!

  6. Summer on June 13, 2009 at 15:20

    @ Bloodhawk, Thanks. It’s gonna work out ok, cuz campus has wi-fi (thought it didn’t, but it does now) and home has wi-fi, I’ll just use my laptop! And for commute time, well, SuRuSu-ing while driving is probably not what Khatz has in mind when he says “complete and total immersion”. (Like how I made that a verb, Khatz?)

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