Geocoding is hard. Like, by all rights there’s no reason why it’s not a solved problem. But whenever some aspect of our Ruby on Rails code in production exhibits heisenbugs, it inevitably winds up being tied to geocoding somehow. I’m sure this is completely unrelated to our thriftiness and keen business tactics of paying as little as possible for geocoding services. But I digress! A weird error popped up the other day, presented here in abridged format.