So today I meandered over to the diner and coded for... six hours? It is easy to lose track of time, since it stays light these days until about 10pm.
What I banged out: a Perl module that is basically perldoc over HTTP. You start up this module and then http://localhost:8020/File/Find is an HTML version of perldoc File::Find, and http://localhost:8020/ is a list of all the pages you can access, and so on.
For the time being, I called it Pod::Simple::HTMLServe, but I think a better name is on the way, probably Pod::Perldoc::HTTP.
Now I gotta write docs. Ugh. And, if I have time, tests. Ugh ugh.