The Geek Code Decoder

This is what your Geek Code spells (bookmarkable link):

Type of Geek [GAT]

Geek of All Trades.


Dress [d?]

I have no idea what I am wearing right now, let alone what I wore yesterday.

Shape [s-:+]

I look up to most people, I'm rounder than most.

Age [a-]



Computers [C++$]

Computers are a large part of my existence. When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is log myself in. I play games or mud on weekends, but still manage to stay off of academic probation. ... and I am getting paid for it.

UNIX [UL+++]

I don't need to crack /etc/passwd because I just modified su so that it doesn't prompt me. The admin staff doesn't even know I'm here. If you don't understand what I just said, this category does NOT apply to you! I use Linux.

Perl [P+++$>++++]

Perl is a very powerful programming tool. Not only do I no longer write shell scripts, I also no longer use awk or sed. I use Perl for all programs of less than a thousand lines. ... and I am getting paid for it.

But someday I would like to say: "I don't write Perl, I speak it. Perl has superseded all other programming languages. I firmly believe that all programs can be reduced to a Perl one-liner. I use Perl to achieve U+++ status."

Linux [L++++$]

I am a Linux wizard. I munch C code for breakfast and have enough room left over for a kernel debugging. I have so many patches installed that I lost track about ten versions ago. Linux newbies consider me a net.god. ... and I am getting paid for it.

Emacs [E--->$]

Emacs sucks! vi forever!!!

But someday I would like to get paid for it.

World-Wide Web [W++]

I have a homepage. I surf daily. My homepage is advertised in my .signature.

USENET News [N+]

I read news recreationally when I have some time to kill.

USENET Oracle [o+]

I have been incarnated at least once.

Kibo [K?]

I don't know what's that.

Microsoft Windows [w---]

Windows has set back the computing industry by at least 10 years. Bill Gates should be drawn, quartered, hung, shot, poisoned, disembowelled, and then REALLY hurt.

OS/2 [!O]

I refuse to have anything with that!

Macintosh [M+]

A Mac has it's uses and I use it quite often.

VMS [!V]

I refuse to have anything with that!


Political and Social Issues [PS+]

My whole concept of liberalism is that nobody has the right to tell anybody else what to do, on either side of the political fence. If you don't like it, turn the bloody channel.

Politics and Economic Issues [PE]

Distrust both government and business.

Cypherpunks [Y+]

I have an interest and concern in privacy issues, but in reality I am not really all that active or vocal.


I have the most recent version and use it regularly.


Star Trek [t]

It's just another TV show.

Babylon 5 [5?]

I don't know what's that.

X-Files [X-]

It's ok if you like paranoia and conspiracy stories, but, let's face it, it's crap.

Role Playing [R]

Role-Playing? That's just something to do to kill a Saturday afternoon.

Television [!tv]

I do not own a television.

Books [b++>+++]

I find the time to get through at least one new book a month.

But someday I would like to say: "I consume a few books a week as part of a staple diet."

Dilbert [DI]

I read Dilbert infrequently, rarely understanding it.

DOOM! [D+]

It's a fun, action game that is a nice diversion on a lazy afternoon.

The Geek Code [G]

I know what the geek code is and even did up this code.


Education [e++]

Got a Bachelors degree.

Housing [h-]

Living with one or more registered Geeks.

Relationships [r++]

I've dated my current S.O. for a long time.

Sex [x++**]

Female. I was once referred to as 'easy'. I have no idea where that might have come from though. I've been known to make perverts look like angels.

The Code of the Geeks is a simple and compact way how to tell the others about your geeky personality. The Geek Code consists of a series of letters, numbers and symbols, each describing you in some category. Sometimes, it's a little cryptic to the uninitiated, and here comes our little tool to help you.

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This decoder has been written by Anicka (Geek Code) and Martin (Geek Code) on the Christmas of 2006. If you have any bug reports or ideas on what could be improved, please tell us. You can also download the source code. There is also a Furry Code Decoder here.