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Do you have a Perl Geek Code?

by w-ber (Hermit)
on Mar 01, 2007 at 06:25 UTC ( #602649=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Do you have a Perl Geek Code?

Yes, of course.
[bar] 69/20%
Yes, but I'm not telling you.
[bar] 28/8%
No; never knew it existed!
[bar] 70/20%
No. I don't do Geek Codes.
[bar] 157/46%
Other.
[bar] 19/6%
343 total votes
Comment on Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by ysth (Canon) on Mar 01, 2007 at 06:38 UTC
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by ikegami (Pope) on Mar 01, 2007 at 06:40 UTC
    Of course, but I have never bothered to find out what it was :)
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by jesuashok (Curate) on Mar 01, 2007 at 07:48 UTC

    by seeing this pole, I just came to know what it is for.
    Refered here

      ooh, thanks for that link.

      I was about to say, yes, I have a Perl Geek Code, but because the attributes were so out of date, it didn't really make much sense these days.

      So I'm happy to see that all the obsolete cruft has been axed, and lots of new attributes have been added. I shall have to go and update my code.

      • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

      Hey, thanks for the link. Now I must go update mine, too

      Cheers, Sören

Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by Moriarty (Abbot) on Mar 01, 2007 at 10:06 UTC

    I've never bothered with geek codes on the grounds that I believe it's a form of bragging and I have no reason to brag.

Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by lin0 (Curate) on Mar 01, 2007 at 13:32 UTC

    I did not know what a Geek Code was. After reading jesuashok's post, I learned about it and the new fields. To find more about it, I decided to ask Wikipedia and after following the links, I found the original page with the explanations. After reading that page, I knew I did not have the time to write that code by hand. So, I guess my only hope is using the Perl Geek Code Generator. Well, maybe tomorrow ;-)

    Cheers,

    lin0
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by ciderpunx (Vicar) on Mar 01, 2007 at 15:33 UTC
    I have now.

    I can't believe I've made it this far through life without one...
    --
    Linux, perl, punk rock, cider: charlieharvey.org.uk.
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by starX (Chaplain) on Mar 01, 2007 at 16:19 UTC
    Geek code has always struck me as one of the things that not particularly interesting people use to deceive themselves and others into thinking that they matter. Over the years, I've known a few people who have had geek code, and I think just about everyone that I know/respect who had it stopped using it a long time ago.

    If you know things and have something to contribute to your community, you don't need an abstract symbol code to tell everyone.

Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by swampyankee (Parson) on Mar 01, 2007 at 19:15 UTC

    No. I'm not cool enough

    emc

    Insisting on perfect safety is for people who don't have the balls to live in the real world.

    —Mary Shafer, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by talexb (Canon) on Mar 01, 2007 at 19:53 UTC

    The Perl Geek Code is kind of a cute thing to have, but I don't bother with it.

    I'm still learning all there is to learn about Perl, Apache (1.3, 2.0 and 2.2), testing, Linux, mySQL, PostgreSQL, systems administration and, yes, software development in general.

    Just today, in fact, my SysAdmin was showing me stuff in /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ under Red Hat .. there's the provision for different network profiles, and if any profiles exist, they override the default one that most SysAdmins know about.

    I'll probably never get to a point of +++++ in any of that stuff, but as long as I continue to knowledge++ every day, I won't miss any of the Geek Codes.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by monster_death (Beadle) on Mar 02, 2007 at 11:26 UTC
    The geek code originated in 1993; it was inspired (according to the inventor) by previous "bear", "smurf" and "twink" style-and-sexual-preference codes from lesbian and gay newsgroups. It has in turn spawned imitators; there is now even a "Saturn geek code" for owners of the Saturn car.

    monster_death;
      That is interesting. It reminds me of the hanky codes, also from that subculture (if you don't know, don't ask!). R++M-O?MAE--PU-BDCD++S++X- Ok I am not going to finish.

      I like computer programming because it's like Legos for the mind.
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by Mago (Parson) on Mar 02, 2007 at 11:27 UTC
    Of course ... I couldn't live without one!


    Mago
    mago@rio.pm.org


Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by fenLisesi (Priest) on Mar 02, 2007 at 19:00 UTC
    Nay, an I tell you that, I'll ne'er look you i' the face again: but those that understand it smile at one another and shake their heads; but, for mine own part, it is Geek to me.
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by rinceWind (Monsignor) on Mar 03, 2007 at 17:16 UTC

    I've never seen the need to bother with geek codes, and I tend to ignore those that I see on others' sigs and home pages.

    Maybe if there was an online translator somewhere... I imagine a web form where you paste a geek code block in, click submit and it translates it to plain English. This would necessitate a standard syntax and standard meanings, of course.

    --
    Apprentice wetware hacker

      Maybe if there was an online translator somewhere... I imagine a web form where you paste a geek code block in, click submit and it translates it to plain English.

      The Perl Geek Code Decoder

      This would necessitate a standard syntax and standard meanings, of course.

      The closest thing to a standard, AFAIK.

Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by mk. (Friar) on Mar 04, 2007 at 02:18 UTC
    i do, but it makes me feel rather dumb...
    so i prefer the buffy geek code! :)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    *women.pm
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Mar 05, 2007 at 23:06 UTC

    Yeah... but I lost it... Getting a replacment Perl Geek Code isn't in the budget. Maybe next year.


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by gam3 (Curate) on Mar 10, 2007 at 03:26 UTC
    Geek Codes are so childish.
    -- gam3
    -----BEGIN PERL GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
    Version: 0.01
    P++++c-P6
    R++M++O+++MA++E++PU+BD*C*D++S*X--WP++MO
    !PP--n+CO--PO--o G
    A-OLC+++OLCC++OLJ+OLP+OLR++OLCO*OLS--OL
    L++OLA*Ee---Ev++uL+++uB+uS+uH+w---m!
    ------END PERL GEEK CODE BLOCK------
    
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 11, 2007 at 02:05 UTC
    not a geek
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by Tosco (Novice) on Apr 30, 2007 at 10:43 UTC
    Yeah ... of course !
Re: Do you have a Perl Geek Code?
by merlyn (Sage) on Apr 30, 2007 at 10:54 UTC

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