My copy of Spidering Hacks arrived from Amazon, just in time to distract me from exam marking.
It seems pretty interesting; all about writing scripts for extracting information from web sites, pulling it out of HTML and such. I've got a good mind to (in my copious free time) write scripts for extracting the times from online public transport timetables and get them into a more useful format; perhaps something I can carry around on my Visor.
Probably not; it's mostly Perl scripts for traversing websites, filling in forms, pulling out data, aggregating it, emailing/AIMing it, &c.
You can't really get user stats for a web page unless you have access to the server logs. Or unless it embeds a graphic/IFRAME that goes to a server you do control.