The Geek Code Decoder

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

Type of Geek [GCS]

Geek of Computer Science.


Dress [d-]

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

Shape [s++:+]

I'm a basketball candidate, I'm rounder than most.

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 don't need to crack /etc/passwd because I just modified su so that it doesn't prompt me. The admin staff doesn't even know I'm here. If you don't understand what I just said, this category does NOT apply to you! I use Linux.

But someday I would like to say: "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."

Perl [P]

I know Perl exists, but that's all.

Linux [L+++]

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

Emacs [E--]

Emacs is just a fancy word processor.

World-Wide Web [W++]

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

USENET News [N-]

News is a waste of my time and I avoid it completely.

USENET Oracle [o?]

I don't know what's that.

Kibo [K-]

I don't know who Kibo is.

Microsoft Windows [w--]

MS Windows is a joke operating system. Hell, it's not even an operating system. NT is Not Tough enough for me either. 95 is how may times it will crash an hour.

OS/2 [O?]

I don't know what's 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+++]

Legalize drugs! Abolish the government. `Fuck the draft!'.

Politics and Economic Issues [PE--]

Capitalism is evil! Government should provide the services we really need. Nobody should be rich.

Cypherpunks [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: "I am on the cypherpunks mailing list and active around Usenet. I never miss an opportunity to talk about the evils of Clipper and ITAR and the NSA. Orwell's 1984 is more than a story, it is a warning to our's and future generations. I'm a member of the EFF."


`Finger me for my public key'.


Star Trek [t?]

I don't know what's that.

Babylon 5 [5?]

I don't know what's that.

X-Files [X?]

I don't know what's that.

Role Playing [R?]

I don't know what's that.

Television [!tv]

I do not own a television.

Books [b+]

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

Dilbert [DI?]

I don't know what's that.

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.

Housing [h!>--]

I am stuck living with my parents!

But someday I would like to say: "Living with one or more people who know nothing about being a Geek and refuse to watch Babylon 5."

Relationships [r++]

I've dated my current S.O. for a long time.

Sex [z]

Gender undisclosed. I've had sex. Oh! You mean with someone else? Then no.

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.