Out of the Office ...
thoroughly believe in life after work
First and foremost, I am the very proud father of Martina Elisabeth
and (more recently) Karl Patrik . When
the kids and my beloved wife
approves, I try to spend some time with my motorcycles
up in Malmberget
(want a taste of the northern culture?), I'm a big
fan of skiing
- I spent
a great deal of my childhood on Dundret, and have also enjoyed skiing in
I didn't buy carving skis until 2001, but jeez - now skiing was fun
again! In a way, I chickened out; despite trying a lot of really fun skis (like
the Atomic 9.16 SL), I settled for an all mountain approach - the Head
Cyber Cross Ti. They seemed to be a good choice for an all mountain
ski; not very
exciting in any situation, but OK in most terrain. I did like
them in fast wide turns (I actually still have them), but they are a bit too "average";
they don't have enough bite in short aggressive turns and they're not wide enough for off-pist skiing either
(even by the standards of that era).
Alas, I no longer believe in
"all mountain skis". My advice is: don't chicken out, get one pair of short
and brutal slalom skis, and one pair of fat and hard rockers! After a pair of
Stöckli Laser and Head Mojo 90, I now (2011) run
Völkl Racetiger SL (race stock) and
Sidestash (188 cm with
Duke and precut skins).
I love both! The tigers are a ton of fun on groomers and turn short Stockholm
slopes into Kitzbühler Horn (I
do at least 1000 turns in Väsjöbacken
:-). The K2s are stiff enough to plough through Scandinavian crud and wide
enough to carry even me in softer snow, and - much to my surprise - they behave
quite well on hard snow, even in short turns.
For a few
years up north, I played some darts for the Malmfältens
Arctic Darts Society and the Kiruna dart club at
Arran (I am proud
to call myself a co-founder of both organizations). I still have my darts, but
I'd be surprised if I'd be able to hit anything except the wall with them nowadays. While I was an active player,
I re-typed the official Swedish rules (in Swedish).
Please feel free to copy and use these as you like (except for distorting
them). As far as I know, there is no copyright, and I believe any darts
organization would like the rules to be spread and used.
Besides (not) playing instruments, (not) restoring my motorcycles,
(not) skiing, and (not) playing darts, I also run an open source project
to maintain my MP3 collection, the
and ama committer on the
Social Music Discovery project.
Both are nightware.
Finally, I can assure you that almost everything you've heard about arctic Norrland
is not true. It's understated.
PS: If you want to stay in touch, I maintain my current address info on the
web - add me to your address
I'm not a very good or keen cook, but as a well-behaved Norrlänning, my page
will of course have to sport a recipe for Palt :-)
And while at it, I also wrote down a few other "classic" recipes that
I turn to every now and then (mostly in Swedish):
In recent years, I've actually started cooking a bit more. Still no
good cook, but I keep a few recipes on
I've also saved a few miscellaneous documents for various reasons: