Tried a new MP3 player today: SKU34705 from dealextreme. This 11 $ player ships without a memory card, which will cost about another 11 euros for a 4 Gb micro-SD card. The build quality is not great - but I wasn't expecting too much for 11 $. It works however, and there are no cords since the memory-stick, player, and battery all fit in the back. That does make the headphones a bit more back-heavy than the conventional corded Sennheiser PMX I've used before (39.90eur at the local shop, for only the headphones!). The battery is charged from the USB-port, and the SD-card shows up as a disk-drive in Ubuntu automagically without installing any drivers.
6640 m jog in 45 min 38 s, at a leisurly average pace of 8.7 km/h.
It's funny how in October when it's + 4 C and raining snow/water horizontally you can have this route and the parks all to yourself and hardly meet anyone during the run. Today it's sunny and +20 C and the scene is very different. Every imaginable species of urban park-dweller (and their dog!) is out and about. Jogging in June has much less of a "Hyvä on hiihtäjän hiihdellä" (Finnish skiing poem by Eino Leino) feeling to it compared to October!