ActiveRecord find exceptions

Sebastian Delmont has an interesting solution for this situations, he
posted it at his blog:

Currently offline, but you can checkit at googles cache:

Basically what you do is:

module Kernel
  # Returns 'value' in case of an exception, otherwise returns the
  # of the given block
  def try(value = nil)
    yield if block_given?
  rescue Exception => exception

Hope this simplies your exception handling for this situations