The Geek Code Decoder

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

Type of Geek [GCS/ED/GIT/GMD]

Geek of Computer Science.

Geek of Education.

Unknown value GIT.

Unknown value GMD.


Dress [d-(-)]

Ranging from "I'm usually in jeans and a t-shirt" to "I'm usually in jeans and a t-shirt."

Shape [s():]

Unknown value ():.

Age [a]



Computers [C++>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.

But someday I would like to say: "Unknown value C++++."


Nothing known.

Perl [P++]

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

Linux [L+++>L++++]

I use Linux exclusively on my system. I monitor comp.os.linux.* and even answer questions sometimes.

But someday I would like to say: "Unknown value L++++."

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? Sure, I read that once.

USENET Oracle [!o]

I refuse to have anything with that!

Kibo [!K]

I refuse to have anything with that!

Microsoft Windows [!w-]

I refuse to have anything with that!

OS/2 [!O]

I refuse to have anything with that!

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]

I really don't have an opinion; nobody's messing with my freedoms right now.

Politics and Economic Issues [PE]

Distrust both government and business.

Cypherpunks [Y+>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 say: "Unknown value Y++."


I have the most recent version and use it regularly.


Star Trek [t+]

It's a damn fine TV show and is one of the only things good on television any more.

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]

Role-Playing? That's just something to do to kill a Saturday afternoon.

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]

I refuse to have anything with that!


I've played the game and I'm pretty indifferent.

The Geek Code [G+>++]

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

But someday I would like to say: "I know what each letter means, but sometimes have to look up the specifics."


Education [e+++]

Got a Masters degree.

Housing [h----]

Married with children - Al Bundy can sympathize.

Relationships [r+++]

Found someone, dated, and am now married.

Sex [z+++]

Gender undisclosed. 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.