Just a note for other people that might be cracking their heads trying to meld MacRuby and NSError ** parameters. The answer was already sitting on my computer, I just never through to look at the MacRuby Core Data XCode templates, but that’s beside the point. For those of you searching, you just need to do the following.
NSLog error.inspect will output
#<NSError:0x80057a640>. Exactly what we want.