(current as of 12 April 2001)
Expanded Geek Code
Expanded by the Official DOS/Windows
Geek Code Decoder (v1.15)
by Jeff Lee
Geek of Computer Science, Music, Fine Arts and Performing Arts.
Appearance: I dress a lot like those found in catalog ads. Bland, boring, without life or meaning.
Height: I'm an average geek.
Weight: I'm an average geek.
Computers: I'll be first in line to get the new cybernetic interface installed into my skull.
Unix: I have a Unix account to do my stuff in.
Unix type used: AIX
Perl: 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.
Linux: I know what Linux is, but that's about all.
Emacs: Emacs is too big and bloated for my tastes.
World Wide Web: 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.
Usenet: I read news recreationally when I have some time to kill.
Usenet Oracle: I have made the Best Of Oracularities
Kibo: I've gotten mail from Kibo.
Microsoft Windows: I am a MS Windows programming god. I wrote a VxD driver to allow MS Windows and DOS to share the use of my waffle iron. P.S. Unix sux. (Ranges to "Windows has set back the computing industry by at least 10 years. Bill Gates should be drawn, quartered, hung, shot, poisoned, disembowelled, and then REALLY hurt.") I do this for a living.
OS/2: I use OS/2 for all my computing needs. I use some DOS and Windows programs, but run them under OS/2. If the program won't run under OS/2, then obviously I don't need it.
Macintosh: I use a Mac, but I'm pretty indifferent about it.
VMS: I tend to like VMS better than Unix.
Politics and Social Issues: 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.
Politics and Economic Issues: Distrust both government and business.
Cypherpunks: I have an interest and concern in privacy issues, but in reality I am not really all that active or vocal.
PGP: I've used it, but stopped long ago.
Star Trek: Maybe it is just me, but I have no idea what the big deal with Star Trek is. Perhaps I'm missing something but I just think it is bad drama. (Ranges to "It's the best show around. I have all the episodes and the movies on tape and can quote entire scenes verbatim. I've built a few of the model kits too. But you'll never catch me at one of those conventions. Those people are kooks.")
Babylon 5: Finally a show that shows what a real future would look like. None of this Picardian "Let's talk about it and be friends" crap. And what's this? We finally get to see a bathroom! Over on that Enterprise, they've been holding it for over seven years!
The X-Files: It's ok if you like paranoia and conspiracy stories, but, let's face it, it's crap.
Role Playing: Role-Playing? That's just something to do to kill a Saturday afternoon.
Television: I watch only the shows that are actually worthwhile, such as those found on PBS.
Books: I find the time to get through at least one new book a month.
Dilbert: I've received mail from Scott Adams. I'm in the DNRC (Dogbert's New Ruling Class).
DOOM!: I've played the game and I'm pretty indifferent.
The Geek Code: I know what each letter means, but sometimes have to look up the specifics.
Education: Finished High School. (Striving towards "Got a Baccalaureate degree.")
Housing: Married, or living romantically with someone.
Relationships: I've dated my current S.O. for a long time.
Sex: I'm married, so I can get it (theoretically) whenever I want.