The Geek Code Decoder

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Type of Geek [GIT]

Geek of Information Technology.


Dress [d--(-)]

Ranging from "My t-shirts go a step further and have a trendy political message on them" to "I'm usually in jeans and a t-shirt."

Shape [s+:]

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

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.


I have a Unix account to do my stuff in.

Perl [P]

I know Perl exists, but that's all.

Linux [L-]

I have no desire to use Linux and frankly don't give a rats patootie about it. There are other, better, operating systems out there. Like Mac, DOS, or Amiga-OS. Or, better yet even, would be another free Unix OS like FreeBSD.

Emacs [!E]

I refuse to have anything with that!

World-Wide Web [W++]

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

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 who Kibo is.

Microsoft Windows [w++$>+++$]

I write MS Windows programs in C and think about using C++ someday. I've written at least one DLL. ... and I am getting paid for it.

But someday I would like to say: "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. ... and I am getting paid for it."

OS/2 [!O]

I refuse to have anything with that!

Macintosh [M--]

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+]

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++]

Keep the government off the backs of businesses. Deregulate as much as possible.

Cypherpunks [Y--]

Get a life. The only people that need this kind of protection are people with something to hide. I think cypherpunks are just a little paranoid.


I don't have anything to hide.


Star Trek [t-]

Maybe it is just me, but I have no idea what the big deal with Star Trek is. Perhaps I'm missing something but I just think it is bad drama.

Babylon 5 [5]

I've seen it, I am pretty indifferent to it.

X-Files [X]

Ho hum. Just another Fox show.

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 find the time to get through at least one new book a month.

Dilbert [DI]

I read Dilbert infrequently, rarely 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>++++]

Finished High School.

But someday I would like to say: "Managed to get my Ph.D."

Housing [h--]

Living with one or more people who know nothing about being a Geek and refuse to watch Babylon 5.

Relationships [r]

I date periodically.

Sex [y+]

Male. I've had real, live sex.

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.