Update_attributes working, or not? I can't tell

I have a basic login system implemented. I’ve recently added a
timestamp field “last_activity_time”. During the login process, if I
successfully get back a user object, I do this:

user.update_attribute(:last_activity_time, Time.now())

It appears to be successful given the breadcrumbs I’ve strewn around it,
but nothing gets written out to my table. In development.log I see

Updating record
{:last_activity_time=>Mon Jun 26 11:19:00 EDT 2006}
Upated record

(Where Updating/Upated… are my breadcrumbs).

I’m wondering, are the underscores screwing it up? It’s not throwing
any errors, so where exactly does it think that it’s writing out the

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