So I was wandering the internet the other day and stumbled upon the Geek Code, which apparently was used to identify other online geeks to each other. Basically it is a string of letters that indicate various character traits (general clothing style, appreciation for Star Trek, and so on).

While it is indeed very outdated, I nevertheless have put together my own geek code, and here it is:

Version: 3.12
GCS d- s:– a>? C++ U— P– L+ E— W++ U?
o– K- w+ O? M V? PS-(+) PE-(+) Y+ PGP t 5?
X R !tv b++ DI+(++) D- G e++ h—- r+++ y?

…yeah, I’m not really sure the purpose either, but it was fun to do…

Enhancements to the geek code could include such things as:

  • Star Wars (esp. classic vs. prequels)
  • Lord of the Rings (books vs. movies)
  • blog usage
  • facebook usage
  • youtube usage
  • flash videos created
  • iphone apps created
  • number of email accounts
  • whether you were a geek before being a geek was cool (with a qualifier indicating that while you are too young for that to be the case, you certainly would have been in that category)
  • number of RSS feeds currently subscribed to
  • number of podcasts currently subscribed to
  • number of computers currently owned
  • current WOW character level
  • favorite search engine
  • Big Bang Theory (TV show)
  • How many Java frameworks you are proficient in
  • Cell phone data plan

…And, really, there are some that should have been in there originally:

  • comic books
  • time spent on personal hobbies

Well, what do you think? Did I miss any?