Steve Kinzler's Geek Code
As of 23 Mar 2004,
Version: 3.1
GCS d-(+) s: a C++()$ ULS++++$ 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+++(++++)
If this makes no sense to you, geek yourself up at The Geek Zone.

Here's a text interpretation of my geek code. Please note that the descriptions here are for the levels of applicability, not necessarily any particulars of state, belief or action. (Except the Usenet Oracle section, which is precisely true :-)

================  UNGEEK 3.1 -- Geek Code v3.1 Interpreter  ================

---------------------------- GEEK TYPE CODE [GCS] --------------------------

    Geek of Computer Science.

-------------------------- GEEK DRESS CODE [d-(+)] -------------------------

    My tendencies on this issue range from:  "I'm usually in jeans and a
    t-shirt.", to:  "Good leisure-wear.  Slacks, button-shirt, etc.  No
    jeans, tennis shoes, or t-shirts."

---------------------------- GEEK SHAPE CODE [s:] --------------------------

    I'm an average geek.

----------------------------- GEEK AGE CODE [a] ----------------------------

    My age is 30-39.

------------------------ GEEK COMPUTERS CODE [C++()$] ----------------------

    My tendencies on this issue range from:  "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.", to:  "Computers are a tool,
    nothing more.  I use it when it serves my purpose."  Getting paid
    for it!

-------------------------- GEEK UNIX CODE [ULS++++$] -----------------------

    I use 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 put
    start a new landfill on your front lawn or your quota is reduced to
    4K.  Getting paid for it!

------------------------ GEEK PERL CODE [P++++(++)$] -----------------------

    My tendencies on this issue range from:  "I don't write Perl, I
    speak it.  Perl has superseded all other programming languages.  I
    firmly believe that all programs can be reduced to a Perl one-liner.
    I use Perl to achieve U+++ status.", to:  "Perl is a powerful
    programming tool.  I don't write shell scripts anymore because I
    write them in Perl."  Getting paid for it!

--------------------------- GEEK LINUX CODE [L++] --------------------------

    I use Linux ALMOST exclusively on my system.  I've given up trying
    to achieve Linux.God status, but welcome the OS as a replacement for
    DOS.  I only boot to DOS to play games.

---------------------------- GEEK EMACS CODE [E-] --------------------------

    Emacs is too big and bloated for my tastes

---------------------- GEEK WORLD WIDE WEB CODE [W+++$] --------------------

    I am a WebMaster.  Don't even think about trying to view my homepage
    without the latest version of Netscape.  When I'm not on my normal
    net connection, I surf the web using my Newton and a cellular modem.
    Getting paid for it!

-------------------------- GEEK USENET CODE [N++>+] ------------------------

    I read all the news in a select handful of groups.  But someday I'd
    like to say:  "I read news recreationally when I have some time to

---------------------- GEEK USENET ORACLE CODE [o+++++] --------------------

    I am Steve Kinzler

----------------------------- GEEK KIBO CODE [K] ---------------------------

    I know who Kibo is.

---------------------- GEEK MICROSOFT WINDOWS CODE [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.

---------------------------- GEEK OS/2 CODE [O?] ---------------------------

    OS/2?  I don't even know what that is...

------------------------- GEEK MACINTOSH CODE [M(+)] -----------------------

    My tendencies on this issue range from:  "I use a Mac, but I'm
    pretty indifferent about it.", to:  "A Mac has it's uses and I use
    it quite often."

---------------------------- GEEK VMS CODE [V--] ---------------------------

    I would rather smash my head repeatedly into a brick wall than
    suffer the agony of working with VMS.  It's reminiscent of a dead
    and decaying pile of moose droppings.  Unix rules the universe.

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

    My tendencies on this issue range from:  "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.", to:  "Label records!  Keep dirty stuff
    off the TV and the Internet."

--------------- GEEK POLITICS & ECONOMIC ISSUES CODE [PE-(+)] --------------

    My tendencies on this issue range from:  "It's ok to increase
    government spending, so we can help more poor people.  Tax the rich!
    Cut the defense budget!", to:  "Balance the budget with spending
    cuts and an amendment."

------------------------- GEEK CYPHERPUNKS CODE [Y+] -----------------------

    I have an interest and concern in privacy issues, but in reality I
    am not really all that active or vocal.

--------------------------- GEEK PGP CODE [PGP-()] -------------------------

    My tendencies on this issue range from:  "I don't have anything to
    hide.", to:  "I've used it, but stopped long ago."

----------------------- GEEK STAR TREK CODE [t+(+++)] ----------------------

    My tendencies on this issue range from:  "It's a damn fine TV show
    and is one of the only things good on television any more.", to:
    "It's not just a TV show, it's a religion.  I know all about warp
    field dynamics and the principles behind the transporter.  I have
    memorized the TECH manual.  I speak Klingon.  I go to cons with
    Vulcan ears on.  I have no life."

-------------------------- GEEK BABYLON 5 CODE [5] -------------------------

    I've seen it, I am pretty indifferent to it.

--------------------------- GEEK X FILES CODE [X+] -------------------------

    I've Converted my family and watch the show when I remember.  It's
    really kinda fun.

------------------------- GEEK ROLE-PLAYING CODE [R] -----------------------

    Role-Playing?  That's just something to do to kill a Saturday

------------------------ GEEK TELEVISION CODE [tv(+)] ----------------------

    My tendencies on this issue range from:  "I watch only the shows
    that are actually worthwhile, such as those found on PBS.", to:  "I
    watch some tv every day."

------------------------ GEEK BOOKS CODE [b++(+++)] ------------------------

    My tendencies on this issue range from:  "I find the time to get
    through at least one new book a month.", to:  "I consume a few books
    a week as part of a staple diet."

-------------------------- GEEK DILBERT CODE [DI++] ------------------------

    I work with people that act a lot like Dilbert and his boss.

---------------------------- GEEK DOOM CODE [D+] ---------------------------

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

----------------------------- THE GEEK CODE [G] ----------------------------

    I know what the geek code is and even did up this code.

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

    My tendencies on this issue range from:  "Got a Masters degree.",
    to:  "Managed to get my Ph.D."

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