It did give me a chance to finally test out the Poor Man's Steadycam that I built just over a year ago (and hadn't used since).
The results were... mixed. I didn't really try walking around with it, just doing some basic panning. Even so, there's a lot of camera shake, because instead of using the prescribed 2.5 or 5 pound counterweight at the bottom, I just used a screw-on cast-iron flange, which I thought I could get away with because my Canon powershot only weights 1/4 pound. It saved weight, but basically killed the motion-dampening action, which defeats the whole purpose of the thing (other than to make people wonder "What the heck is that guy holding in his hands?").
Also, the wind noise is really prominent in spots -- need something with an external mike and one of those fuzzy covers.
Anyway, here's the video (make sure you click the "HQ" option, I may not have picked the best file size settings):