The Geek Code Decoder

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

Type of Geek [GCS/M/MU]

Geek of Computer Science.

Geek of Math.

Geek of Music.


Dress [d--@>?@]

Mostly "My t-shirts go a step further and have a trendy political message on them," but it varies.

But someday I would like to say: "Mostly "I have no idea what I am wearing right now, let alone what I wore yesterday," but it varies."

Shape [s+:]

I'm a little taller, I'm of average width.

Age [a-->+++(?)]


But someday I would like to say: "Ranging from "60 and up" to "Immortal"."


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.

UNIX [UL++++$]

I am the sysadmin. If you try and crack my machine don't be surprised if the municipal works department gets an `accidental' computer-generated order to put start a new landfill on your front lawn or your quota is reduced to 4K. I use Linux, and I am getting paid for it.

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.

But someday I would like to say: "I am Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, or Randal Schwartz."

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.

Emacs [E---]

Emacs sucks! vi forever!!!

World-Wide Web [W++]

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

USENET News [N->?]

News is a waste of my time and I avoid it completely.

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

USENET Oracle [o?]

I don't know what's that.

Kibo [K-]

I don't know who Kibo is.

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-]

Tried it, didn't like it.

Macintosh [M-]

Macs suck. All real geeks have a character prompt.

VMS [V?]

I don't know what's 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+]

Balance the budget with spending cuts and an amendment.

Cypherpunks [Y+>$]

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

But someday I would like to get paid for it.


I have the most recent version and use it regularly.


Star Trek [t?]

I don't know what's that.

Babylon 5 [5?]

I don't know what's that.

X-Files [X?]

I don't know what's that.

Role Playing [R*]

I thought life WAS role-playing?

Television [!tv>$]

I do not own a television.

But someday I would like to get paid for it.

Books [b+(+++)]

Ranging from "I enjoy reading, but don't get the time very often" to "I consume a few books a week as part of a staple diet."

Dilbert [DI]

I read Dilbert infrequently, rarely understanding it.

DOOM! [D-]

I've played the game and really didn't think it was all that impressive.

The Geek Code [G]

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


Education [e]

Finished High School.

Housing [h--->----]

Married, (persons living romantically with someone might as well label themselves h---, you're as good as there already.).

But someday I would like to say: "Married with children - Al Bundy can sympathize."

Relationships [r+++]

Found someone, dated, and am now married.

Sex [y+++]

Male. I'm married, so I can get it (theoretically) whenever I want.

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.