Rails + Sybase ASE : group effort, please

Here's what I have:
Ruby 1.8.7
Rails 2.3.3 (activerecord 2.3.3, etc)
activerecord-sybase-adapter ( http://itsignals.cascadia.com.au/?p=23 )

Here is the base code (login info was changed to protect me)
require 'rubygems'
require 'activerecord'

a = ActiveRecord::Base.establish_connection(
  :adapter => "sybase",
  :host => "localhost",
  :port => 123,
  :username => "read_only",
  :password => "read_only",
  :database => "mydb"
  )

puts a
puts

a.connection

The solution will most likely end up written in :
http://groups.google.com/group/ruby-on-rails-sybase-developers/t/fc1139eeba6e6a0c

I am in contact with One Who Knows (or, at least, One Who Seems To
Know).

Ah. A solution. How sweet.

http://trevoke.net/blog/2009/09/11/connecting-to-sybase-with-rails-on-windows-xp/