Generating My Geek Code

Written By: Jake Bauer | Posted: 2020-07-04 | Last Updated: 2020-07-04

I’ve seen something called the Geek Code around the Internet on some people’s profiles. After reading a recent blog post by Marc Grondin, I figured it would be fun to create my own Geek Code and advertise it on my about page.

A Geek Code is essentially a sequence of symbols that, when parsed, give other people a general idea about someone within the context of very geeky things like computers and Star Trek. It’s straightforward to set up since you just have to go through the Geek Code document and fill out your code with the qualifiers that fit you the best. It does lack a little bit of nuance in some areas, so don’t get too hung up on choosing exactly the right value.

My Geek Code (as of the time of writing) came out to:

-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.1
GCS/TW/O d-(+) s:- a-- C++(+++) UL+++/++++ 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?
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------

Which can be decoded here.

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