The Geek Code Decoder

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

Type of Geek [GAT]

Geek of All Trades.


Dress [d-]

I'm usually in jeans and a t-shirt.

Shape [s++:+]

I'm a basketball candidate, I'm rounder than most.

Age [a]



Computers [C+++$]

You mean there is life outside of Internet? You're shittin' me! I haven't dragged myself to class in weeks. ... and I am getting paid for it.


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, HPUX, AIX, Sun OS/Solaris, and I am getting paid for it.

Perl [P]

I know Perl exists, but that's all.

Linux [L+++$]

I use Linux exclusively on my system. I monitor comp.os.linux.* and even answer questions sometimes. ... 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 am a WebMaster . Don't even think about trying to view my homepage without the latest version of Netscape. When I'm not on my normal net connection, I surf the web using my Newton and a cellular modem.

USENET News [N?]

I don't know what's that.

USENET Oracle [o?]

I don't know what's that.

Kibo [K?]

I don't know what's that.

Microsoft Windows [w-->---]

MS Windows is a joke operating system. Hell, it's not even an operating system. NT is Not Tough enough for me either. 95 is how may times it will crash an hour.

But someday I would like to say: "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 don't know what's that.

Macintosh [M->--]

Macs suck. All real geeks have a character prompt.

But someday I would like to say: "Macs do more than suck. They make a user stupid by allowing them to use the system without knowing what they are doing. Mac weenies have lower IQs than the fuzz in my navel."

VMS [V?]

I don't know what's that.


Political and Social Issues [PS@]

Mostly "I really don't have an opinion; nobody's messing with my freedoms right now," but it varies.

Politics and Economic Issues [PE->@]

It's ok to increase government spending, so we can help more poor people. Tax the rich! Cut the defense budget!

But someday I would like to say: "Mostly "Distrust both government and business," but it varies."

Cypherpunks [Y]

I'm pretty indifferent on the whole issue.


I've used it, but stopped long ago.


Star Trek [t+]

It's a damn fine TV show and is one of the only things good on television any more.

Babylon 5 [5?]

I don't know what's that.

X-Files [X+]

I've Converted my family and watch the show when I remember. It's really kinda fun.

Role Playing [R+]

I've got my weekly sessions set up and a character that I know better than I know myself.

Television [tv--]

I turn my tv on during natural disasters.

Books [b+]

I enjoy reading, but don't get the time very often.

Dilbert [DI+]

I read Dilbert daily, often 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 an Associates degree.

Housing [h!]

I am stuck living with my parents!

Relationships [r--]

People just aren't interested in dating me.

Sex [y++*>**]

Male. I was once referred to as 'easy'. I have no idea where that might have come from though. I'm a pervert.

But someday I would like to say: "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.