> I am new to Ruby.  I would like to write a script that will login to
> my Verizon account and grab my minute details and calculate my
> remaining unused minutes for the month.  This would involve opening an
> HTTPS connection, then scraping and calculating the results.  I have
> found one Perl and one Java/Firefox solution that does the same, but I
> thought it would be a good project to learn more about Ruby.  I would
> rather not use external shells (to wget, for example) and rely on the
> internal Ruby libraries instead.  I'm looking for advice on what
> libraries to use to get me started down the right path.  Thank you.

These will probably help...

for fetching the page...

http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/OpenURI.html
http://curb.rubyforge.org/

for parsing it:

http://code.whytheluckystiff.net/hpricot/