No errors. The rb file completes-- but the account never signs on and no 
message is sent. RUBY_VERSION yields 1.8.7 for both the rb file and irb.

Using eventmachine, would it look something like this?

EventMachine::run do

#Define TOC Connection
client = Net::TOC.new(username, password)

#Connect
client.connect

#Grab object associated with buddy's screenname
friend = client.buddy_list.buddy_named(screenname)

#Sends the IM
friend.send_im(message)

end

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