There has been a long time bug in ST2 and now ST3 that bites me many times a day.
Essentially, using the subl shell command to launch Sublime to view a file has a high chance of showing a blank window instead of the file. I have personally reduced the reproduction to a fresh install of ST3 build 3030 on OS X 10.8.3 with these User Preferences:
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Although I launch and quit Sublime rapidly in the video, this is not needed for the bug to occur. It can occur first thing in the morning after the computer has been idling for 10 hours.
At least 7 other people have have mentioned this bug:
Please fix it