For some perverse reason I have the desire to write a spider. I have no use for it, but I imagine it will be fun. I have found a large amount of information about it on the web. I am not sure how I am going to parse the files. I think I may use flex. I also need something to give the spider to do. I do not want to just pull down random web pages, and indexing is not something that I really care about. I'll have to think on that one.