It's alive! (evil laugh) I've created my own search engine. Ok so I cheated a bit by using the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 as the crawl engine and simply put a pretty face in front of it, but hey, it's a real live search engine. And I've actually found out a few useful things, for example, I searched through Cameron's blog for the word "fluckiger" and discovered I'm meantioned 3 times, including being given credit for an XML recommendation. (I'm really big-time now).
I'm currently indexing my blog, Cameron Fuller's blog, and 1 layer deep of links from directory.google.com.
Cameron pointed out that there is an easier, (though not as fun) way to search a blog using google blog search.