The Geek Code Decoder

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

Type of Geek [GCS]

Geek of Computer Science.


Dress [d-(+)]

Ranging from "I'm usually in jeans and a t-shirt" to "Good leisure-wear. Slacks, button-shirt, etc. No jeans, tennis shoes, or t-shirts."

Shape [s:+]

I'm of average height, I'm rounder than most.

Age [a]



Computers [C++++$]

I'll be first in line to get the new cybernetic interface installed into my skull. ... and I am getting paid for it.

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.

Perl [P]

I know Perl exists, but that's all.

Linux [L+>++++]

I've managed to get Linux installed and even used it a few times. It seems like it is just another OS.

But someday I would like to say: "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 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 read all the news in a select handful of groups.

USENET Oracle [o--]

Who needs answers from a bunch of geeks anyhow?

Kibo [K++]

I've read Kibo.

Microsoft Windows [w+++]

I am a MS Windows programming god. I wrote a VxD driver to allow MS Windows and DOS to share the use of my waffle iron. P.S. Unix sux.

OS/2 [O--]

I can't even get the thing to install!

Macintosh [M-]

Macs suck. All real geeks have a character prompt.

VMS [V-]

Unix is much better than VMS for my computing needs.


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 don't have anything to hide.


Star Trek [t*]

I identify with Barclay, the greatest of the Trek Geeks.

Babylon 5 [5-]

This show is sub-par. The acting is wooden, the special effects are obviously poor quality. In general, it seems like a very cheap Star Trek ripoff.

X-Files [X]

Ho hum. Just another Fox show.

Role Playing [R*]

I thought life WAS role-playing?

Television [tv-]

I watch tv for the news and 'special programming.'.

Books [b+]

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

Dilbert [DI+++(++)]

Ranging from "I am a Dilbert prototype" to "I work with people that act a lot like Dilbert and his boss."

DOOM! [D++]

I've played the shareware version and bought the real one and I'm actually pretty good at the game. I occasionally download PWAD files and play them too.

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*(!)]

Ranging from "I'm not sure where I live anymore. This lab/workplace seems like home to me" to "I am stuck living with my parents!"

Relationships [r*]

signifying membership in the SBCA (Sour Bachelor(ette)'s Club of America). The motto is 'Bitter, but not Desperate'. First founded at Caltech.

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.