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Have Fun Typing Like a Hacker with Hacker Typer [Geek Fun]

Are you looking for a quick bit of good fun to “impress” your less computer-savvy family and friends with? Then you need Hacker Typer. Hacker Typer lets you produce awesome looking “1337 code” with just a few keystrokes.

When you visit Hacker Typer you can select how your screen will appear and set the typing speed using the options available on the start screen. Click on Hack when you are ready to begin.

Once you have clicked through you get a fresh, clean screen and a blinking cursor to start with. Just begin typing with any combination of keys or hold down a single key such as the Spacebar and watch the hacker code pour forth!

Here is what it looked like in full screen mode on our system. This could be a lot of fun to have displayed on that second monitor!

UPDATE: The link has now been updated to reflect the change in address for the website.

Hacker Typer Homepage [via BoingBoing]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 04/28/11

Comments (20)

  1. John

    Anyone know of any screensavers like this, but not like the Matrix Code screensavers? Multiple monitor support preferable.

  2. Luke Rogerson

    It just shows a load of ads for me. Strange. Maybe the server got overwhelmed and he had to divert somewhere else?

  3. trm96

    This is kinda cool… I think your link is wrong, it should be as in your screenshot.

  4. Van Dame

    It has since been moved to

  5. Ryan

    Dead link

  6. Ryan

    It’s moved…..

  7. Emir

    dead link… it was hacked

  8. Emir
  9. Bhoss

    Dead link….anyone find out the real DL site?

  10. tjX

    Look at the screens…

  11. Lemar
  12. AsianAngel

    @Richard – Either manually hold down any key or use something to weigh a key down…it will go on and on and on. ^_^

  13. AsianAngel

    @Everyone – I have updated the link above. ^_^ I am guessing that the heavy traffic the website was getting yesterday and today “encouraged” them to make some changes. >_>

  14. HKB

    Perfect Scare on April fools!
    Thank you for sharing!

  15. AsianAngel

    @HKB – Not a problem…this was just too much of a fun thing not to write up. ^_^

  16. Hayden

    Ah, the wonderful complexity of C. I wonder what would happen if someone actually compiled this…

  17. chins

    awesome C.. im gonna compile dis code …

  18. Ktown

    Awesome ;-O

  19. Cooler

    Super Kool! Perfect way to freak out my coworkers lol

  20. Cowboy

    This is an awesome site. I work IT for a major restaurant chain and when I go down into the stores via logmein and see employee’s using computers for personal reasons (facebook, craiglist, etc) I quickly take control of the url bar and paste in and hold down the enter key… pretty funny to see how they frantically start trying to close windows and such…. so much easy fun…

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