I'm studying to be a coffee-powered gargoyle. My courses in Computer Science and Linguistics have taught me much about absent-mindedness, and my programming experience has taught me to sit watchfully for long periods of time. I hope that my fifth year at MIT will give me practice in looming ominously as well as complete my Master's of Engineering. In my spare time, I muse about Latin writings and imagine architecture.
My appearence is somewhat hard to describe (*). My hair is somewhere between blond and red, my eyes are variously brown, blue, and grey (they're actually brown on the outside and blue on the inside). During the summer, my fingernails are longer than anyone's I've ever met (of either gender), but they are short for the winter, so I can wear gloves. I am 6'2", and thinner than I'd like to be. I'm elven enough that people are often disturbed by the fact that I have facial hair at all (even though I barely have any). If you saw me you'd be able to recognize me, but you'd do no better at describing my appearence than I'm doing now. I now have a picture of me as a demonic hit man. There's a good picture, but it's not of me. I do, however, look remarkably like this person. Additionally, there's my latest ID photo, small and big.
I am generally to be found in such locations as computer labs, coffeehouses, and goth nightclubs. I'm most often to be found online, however, on my computer (iabervon.org) or on various IRC networks (as iabervon).
I generally has very strong opinions, which I often do not express, because I feel I do not do them justice. This is a somewhat unfair and unfortunate situation, but I really do not want to present my opinions without good arguments.
I'm generally busily at work on one of my projects, or writing something.
I'm romantically involved with Vicka Corey, Ph-fucking-D. I have another page to explain my personal life in more detail. I was in a photo in the print version of a Boston Phoenix article about polyamory, but wasn't actually sufficiently organized to be interviewed. The picture with me in it isn't on the web, unfortunately.