Beaglebone Black OLED 2864 SSD1306 Display how-to

I’ve got a beaglebone black and one of these 2864 oleds:

http://www.amazon.com/OLED-display-module-Gadgeteer-Compatible/dp/B00B0RH20S/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1391961553&sr=8-3&keywords=oled+2864

which uses the ssd1306, and I’m a bit new at interfacing with these displays.

I’ve done much searching already, seen related projects on github, adafruit site, etc.
https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_SSD1306
but I’m using Gentoo instead of Angstrom, and there are some slight recipe variations I don’t fully grasp (unloading capes for instance).

Cluebat please…how would I best get from here to displaying values from (python) code?
``Adafruit_BBIO and spidev are installed (although this may be i2c?).

Thanks