The Geek Code Decoder

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

Type of Geek [GIT/O]

Geek of Information Technology.

Geek of Other.


Dress [d-]

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

Shape [s++:++]

I'm a basketball candidate, I'm a linebacker candidate.

Age [!a]

It's none of your business how old I am.


Computers [C+++]

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


I've get the entire admin ticked off at me because I am always using all of the CPU time and trying to run programs that I don't have access to. I'm going to try cracking /etc/passwd next week, just don't tell anyone. I use Linux.

Perl [P+]

I know of Perl. I like Perl. I just haven't learned much Perl, but it is on my agenda.

Linux [L++]

I use Linux ALMOST exclusively on my system. I've given up trying to achieve Linux.God status, but welcome the OS as a replacement for DOS. I only boot to DOS to play games.

Emacs [E---]

Emacs sucks! vi forever!!!

World-Wide Web [W++(+++)]

Ranging from "I have a homepage. I surf daily. My homepage is advertised in my .signature" to "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? Sure, I read that once.

USENET Oracle [o?]

I don't know what's that.

Kibo [K+]

I like Kibo.

Microsoft Windows [w+]

I have installed my own custom sounds, wallpaper, and screen savers so my PC walks and talks like a fun house. Oh yeah, I have a hundred TrueType(tm) fonts that I've installed but never used. I never lose Minesweeper and Solitaire.

OS/2 [!O]

I refuse to have anything with that!

Macintosh [!M]

I refuse to have anything with that!


I've used VMS.


Political and Social Issues [!PS]

I refuse to have anything with that!

Politics and Economic Issues [!PE]

I refuse to have anything with that!

Cypherpunks [Y+]

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


`Finger me for my public key'.


Star Trek [t@]

Mostly "It's just another TV show", but it varies.

Babylon 5 [5@]

Mostly "I've seen it, I am pretty indifferent to it," but it varies.

X-Files [X@]

Mostly "Ho hum. Just another Fox show," but it varies.

Role Playing [R@]

Mostly "Role-Playing? That's just something to do to kill a Saturday afternoon", but it varies.

Television [tv++]

I just leave the tv on, to make sure I don't miss anything.

Books [b+]

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

Dilbert [DI++]

I work with people that act a lot like Dilbert and his boss.

DOOM! [D+@]

Mostly "It's a fun, action game that is a nice diversion on a lazy afternoon," but it varies.

The Geek Code [G+(++)]

Ranging from "I was once G++ (or higher), but the new versions are getting too long and too complicated" to "I know what each letter means, but sometimes have to look up the specifics."


Education [e*]

I learned everything there is to know about life from the `Hitchhiker's Trilogy'.

Housing [h*]

I'm not sure where I live anymore. This lab/workplace seems like home to me.

Relationships [!r]

I've never had a relationship.

Sex [!z+]

Gender undisclosed. Sex? What's that? No experience, willing to learn.

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.