(geek code explanation)

   

GEEK TYPE CODE [GCS/CC/IT/MU/TW]

Geek of Computer Science, Geek of Communications, Geek of Information Technology, Geek of Music, Geek of Technical Writing.

   

GEEK DRESS CODE [d>++]

I dress a lot like those found in catalog ads. Bland, boring, without life or meaning. But someday I'd like to say: "I tend to wear conservative dress such as a business suit or worse, a tie."

   

GEEK SHAPE CODE [s:]

I'm an average geek.

   

GEEK AGE CODE [a>+]

My age is 30-39. But someday I'd like to say: "My age is 40-49."

   

GEEK COMPUTERS CODE [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'd like to say: "You mean there is life outside of Internet? You're shittin' me! I haven't dragged myself to class in weeks. Getting paid for it!"

   

GEEK UNIX CODE [UBLS++++$]

I use BSD, GNU/Linux and SunOS/Solaris. I am the sysadmin. If you try and crack my machine don't be surprised if the municipal works department gets an "accidental" computer-generated order to start a new landfill on your front lawn or your quota is reduced to 4K. Getting paid for it!

   

GEEK PERL CODE [P+++]

Perl is a very powerful programming tool. Not only do I no longer write shell scripts, I also no longer use awk or sed. I use Perl for all programs of less than a thousand lines.

   

GEEK GNU/LINUX CODE [L+++]

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

   

GEEK EMACS CODE [E>+++]

Yeah, I know what emacs is, and use it as my regular editor. But someday I'd like to say: "Emacs is my login shell!! M-x doctor is my psychologist! I use emacs to control my TV and toaster oven! All you vi people don't know what you're missing! I read alt.relgion.emacs, alt.sex.emacs, and comp.os.emacs."

   

GEEK WORLD WIDE WEB CODE [W+]

I have the latest version of Netscape, and wander the web only when there's something specific I'm looking for.

   

GEEK USENET CODE [N+@]

I read news recreationally when I have some time to kill. But that varies...

   

GEEK USENET ORACLE CODE [!o]

I refuse to categorize myself on Usenet Oracle.

   

GEEK KIBO CODE [K-]

I don't know who Kibo is.

   

GEEK MICROSOFT WINDOWS CODE [w(--)]

My tendencies on this issue range from: "Ok, so I use MS Windows, I don't have to like it.", to: "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."

   

GEEK OS/2 CODE [!O]

I refuse to categorize myself on OS/2.

   

GEEK MACINTOSH CODE [M-]

Macs suck. All real geeks have a character prompt.

   

GEEK VMS CODE [V?]

VMS? I don't even know what that is...

   

GEEK POLITICS & SOCIAL ISSUES CODE [PS+++(+)@]

My tendencies on this issue range from: "Legalize drugs! Abolish the government. Fuck the draft!", to: "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." But that varies...

   

GEEK POLITICS & ECONOMIC ISSUES CODE [PE>+++]

Distrust both government and business. But someday I'd like to say: "Abolish antitrust legislation. Raise taxes on everyone but the rich so that the money can trickle-down to the masses."

   

GEEK CYPHERPUNKS CODE [Y++]

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.

   

GEEK PGP CODE [PGP+]

"Finger me for my public key".

   

GEEK STAR TREK CODE [t+]

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

   

GEEK BABYLON 5 CODE [5(--)]

My tendencies on this issue range from: "I've seen it, I am pretty indifferent to it.", to: "You call this Sci-Fi? That is such a load of crap! This show is just a soap with bad actors, piss-poor effects, and lame storylines. Puh-leese. "

   

GEEK X FILES CODE [X]

Ho hum. Just another Fox show.

   

GEEK ROLE-PLAYING CODE [R*]

I thought life WAS role-playing?

   

GEEK TELEVISION CODE [tv@]

I watch only the shows that are actually worthwhile, such as those found on PBS. But that varies...

   

GEEK BOOKS CODE [b++>+++()@]

I find the time to get through at least one new book a month. But someday I'd like to say: "My tendencies on this issue range from: "I consume a few books a week as part of a staple diet.", to: "I read the newspaper and the occasional book." But that varies..."

   

GEEK DILBERT CODE [DI>+++]

I read Dilbert infrequently, rarely understanding it. But someday I'd like to say: "I am a Dilbert prototype."

   

GEEK DOOM CODE [D+]

It's a fun, action game that is a nice diversion on a lazy afternoon.

   

THE GEEK CODE [G(-)]

My tendencies on this issue range from: "I know what the geek code is and even did up this code.", to: "What a tremendous waste of time this Geek Code is."

   

GEEK EDUCATION CODE [e+(++)@]

My tendencies on this issue range from: "Got an Associate degree.", to: "Got a Baccalaureate degree." But that varies...

   

GEEK HOUSING CODE [h-->(----)]

Living with one or more people who know nothing about being a Geek and refuse to watch Babylon 5. But someday I'd like to say: "My tendencies on this issue range from: "Friends come over to visit every once in a while to talk about Geek things. There is a place for them to sit.", to: "Married with children - Al Bundy can sympathize.""

   

GEEK RELATIONSHIPS CODE [r+++]

Found someone, dated, and am now married.

   

GEEK SEX CODE [y+++(++++)]

Male. My tendencies on this issue range from: "I'm married, so I can get it (theoretically) whenever I want.", to: "I have a few little rug rats to prove I've been there. Besides, with kids around, who has time for sex?"

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Version: 3.1
GCS/CC/IT/MU/TW d>++ s: a>+ C++>+++$ UBLS++++$ P+++ L+++ E>+++ W+ N+@ !o
K- w(--) !O M- V? PS+++(+)@ PE>+++ Y++ PGP+ t+ 5(--) X R* tv@ b++>+++()@
DI>+++ D+ G(-) e+(++)@ h-->(----) r+++ y+++(++++)
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