In order to fully document my upcoming travel, I bought myself a new camera (Canon Powershot 450) and a digital voice recorder (Olympus something-or-other). Both have been tested and work beautifully.
The digital recorder saves its files in WMA format, which is a pain because then I have to convert them to something more useful, but I think it will be just fine for capturing the shouting and singing of choirs of soccer fans. The camera kicks ass. I even made a little movie of my cat with the video setting (did you know it only takes 7 seconds to fill a 16 MB card?),
but Speakeasy doesn’t seem friendly to letting people download such things from my website, so you’ll have to email me if you want a copy, unless someone can suggest a place to host it (I’m too tired/lazy to sign up with something like YouTube right now). You should email me about the video. It’s really funny.
Edit: I uploaded the video to the Internet Archive and you can access it here.