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23 awesome license plates for computer geeks

We here at Pingdom are computer geeks, and proud of it. None of us have any geeky vanity plates (custom license plates) on our cars, though. But others have, and we love those. This post is a gallery of pictures of some of the coolest vanity plates we have ever seen, collected from around the Web.

Some of the pictures have explanations, but mostly they are pretty self explanatory.

Enjoy! :)

This guy googled his own car

Apparently Google did NOT approve and in the end he didn’t get to keep it. (This happened in Sweden, home of Pingdom.)

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Photo by Joakim Jardenberg.

Good, old-fashioned networking

080822-ethrnet
Photo by John C Abell.

But others prefer wireless

080822-80211n
Photo by John C Abell.

Could this guy possibly be an Apple fan?

080822-macgeek
Photo by Darrin Dishong.

A fresh start in life

080822-reboot
Photo by wRen.

Leet speak hacker pride

080822-tehhckr
Photo by Erica Douglass.

Is the car Open Source too?

080822-opnsrc
Found over at Oddee.

Someone who’s into graphics

RGBA is the RGB color model (red, green, blue) with added alpha (transparency). It is a common format in the graphics field, used for example in the PNG image format.

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Photo by Ori Neidich.

A programmer’s definition of white

#FFFFFF is the hexadecimal color code for white.

080822-ffffff
Photo by Jon Canady.

Geek Away From Keyboard

080822-geekafk
Photo by Arnold Sandoval.

The plate every sysadmin wants

080822-suroot
Photo by Tony.

Don’t shut down that car

For people not familiar with Windows, Alt-F4 shuts down a program, or Windows itself if no programs are running.

080822-altf4
Photo by Brandon Debes.

Geek, and proud of it

080822-mrgeek
Photo by Ripbud.

A PHP programmer hits the road

080822-phpdude
Photo by John C Abell.

When 32 bits just aren’t enough

080822-64bits
Photo by Marc Nozell.

Hopefully he won’t get Syntax Error behind the wheel

080822-syntxerr
Photo by Jon.

Markup fanatic?

080822-xml
Photo by Anirvan.

http://my.car

080822-http
Photo by Steven Pam.

Someone who likes to talk?

080822-podcast
Photo by Dan York.

Geek lover

If this is a woman’s car, did her boyfriend buy it for her (especially the license plate)?
080822-geeklvr
Photo by computationally.intr actable.

Showing some Linux love

080822-lnxgeek
Photo by Adam Vandenberg.

More Linux love

080822-tux
Photo by Amarand Agasi.

Dig(g) this bike

080822-digg
Photo by Cybersleeper.

Do you feel that we missed out on an awesome vanity plate you have seen somewhere? Post a link in the comments!



98 comments
thelicenseplate
thelicenseplate

Great license plate design.I I appreciate your hard work. Thanks

thelicenseplate
thelicenseplate

Great license plate design.I I appreciate your hard work. Thanks

Reg
Reg

One number plate that did cause quite a stir in the UK was L1 NUX. There have also been some wild valuations flying about for the number plate V1 STA. Both are road legal plates here in the UK.

Number Plates
Number Plates

Some of those are awesome, love the first two, Google & Mac Geek! You guys in the US have it good, in the UK we are really limited on what we can do with our licence plates as they have to stick to a certain format :( Coolest ones I've seen over here though are "2 BE" and "NOT 2B" on two Rolls Royce's!

El Guapo
El Guapo

the bike with the DIGG license plate. that would belong to Kevin Rose, Creator and C.E.O. of Digg.com.

daf
daf

A guy in Wales has had L1NUX for many years, while someone else in the UK has L7NUX.

XPH
XPH

Love it. My fav one is "PHP DUDE".

Gatta Forte
Gatta Forte

I know someone with the license plate "PRD GEEK"... I'll get a picture of it soon.

Whatever
Whatever

I knew a guy that had MC68000 on his acura. I also remember seeing one at an Exodus datacenter in El Segundo that said "setuid." I thought that was cute.

Vinedine
Vinedine

No pic, but i have 2718282 on my mercedes E class. Math nerds would appreciate that one. My other car has 31415926 :)

Blarg
Blarg

Mine just says DRUNK

Amrita
Amrita

I have a friend who's plate says 101010, which is binary for 42. He's a programmer geek and loves Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! :)

Michelle
Michelle

I had a friend who used to have a plate that read F1 4HLP

Tizza
Tizza

Mine says, "FRAKKR" WORD!

alienz
alienz

Mine says: devnull

Dave
Dave

I nearly went off the road laughing when I saw a bearded linux god Utah: License: RTFM.

Vic
Vic

I want those!

elbee
elbee

No pic, but a friend with a silver Saturn Ion has a plate reading "AG PLUS". He had to explain it to me: AG+ is a silver ion.

Hawaii Geek
Hawaii Geek

My plate has said AFK for almost 10 years. I'm a female geek.

Mark
Mark

1 good 4D one good time!

WazNeeni
WazNeeni

I've TOTALLY seen that REBOOT guy around here (Omaha).

doumiao
doumiao

so interesting....i love those

Sanya
Sanya

HTML BUM :-)

Steve
Steve

2 plates that I see on a regular basis: (1) DEBUG -- On a VW Bug. (2) 69LSDRNR -- This one is clever! Wish I had pictures to show, I'll get them one of these days.

RobG
RobG

My favorite is the VW Bug with the license plate FEATURE.

MaXiLeeCH
MaXiLeeCH

@ minamisan Victoria is the south eastern most state in Australia. The vehicle is a Toyota Camry.

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