The Geek Code Decoder

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

Type of Geek [GCS/M]

Geek of Computer Science.

Geek of Math.


Dress [d-]

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

Shape [s:++]

I'm of average height, I'm a linebacker candidate.

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.

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 powerful programming tool. I don't write shell scripts anymore because I write them in Perl.

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 is too big and bloated for my tastes.

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 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]

I use a Mac, but I'm pretty indifferent about it.

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+]

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.


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]

Ho hum. Just another Fox show.

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++(+++)]

Ranging from "I find the time to get through at least one new book a month" 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---]

To hell with Doom, I miss Zork.

The Geek Code [G+]

I was once G++ (or higher), but the new versions are getting too long and too complicated.


Education [e++++]

Managed to get my Ph.D.

Housing [h-]

Living with one or more registered Geeks.

Relationships [r+++]

Found someone, dated, and am now married.

Sex [y?]

Male. It's none of your business what my sex life is like.

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.