in reply to making a spinner
Between this and the other set of posts on this same topic, I think it would be a good idea to make a module for the whirleywig. I believe in the node A whirleygig for a progress indicator for scripts someone mentioned a module for this. I don't remember very well. If that wasn't a real .pm will someone make one? ;) I would but I don't have the time right now nor the knowledge of module making. BUT! It would be a great exercise for me.