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While it is indeed very outdated, I nevertheless have put together my own geek code, and here it is:
—–BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK—–
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?
——END GEEK CODE BLOCK——
…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?