Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.
I used to ride my bicycle to work the first 5 winters in Sapporo, but since I broke my 12th bike two years ago I have not bothered to get a new one. Now I walk instead. Which takes 45 minutes instead of 20, but I guess it is good exercise. And you do not have to deal with things such as trying to find your bicycle after a day of heavy snow, like this day (we get quite a lot of snow in January and February).