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Whenever you're in the mood.
It'll make the final line-edit* a lot less stressful, knowing that someone else has found at least most of the mini-errors that evade my gaze when I'm simply editing/rewriting.
* Imagine that you have to manually check 10,000 lines of code for typos/capitalisation errors, etc, and the only automation you have to help you is an unreliable PoC that's wrong more times than it's right.
That's what the final line-edit will be.
(And we're maybe a whisker too OT for the Lounge; I don't want it to look like promotion)
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I just had an inspirational moment. A borderline Eureka moment.
Admittedly (and fortunately) this is not experiential but theoretical. I strenuously urge,* however, the warning should be heeded most scrupulously.
Folding Toilet Tissue.
Depending upon your habits, you’ll pull off some number of sheets. Usually 6, but perhaps more with Scotties single ply (1000/roll) and considerably more with the likes of Marcal or store-brand single-plys. So far – so good.
Naturally, no one uses these without first folding into a conveniently sized tuft for application (i.e., residual buffing). This is usually repeated several times per session until the folded appliance appears (reasonably) free of streakage. But there is a hidden danger lying within this ritual!
If you do not give due notice to the manner in which you fold your tufts, it is possible that the perforations might align (this only need be close, not exact!). Should this rather unfortuitous situation occur, the application of pressure by you index finger over what will amount to an unsupported region (due to the underlying orifice structure) could easily result in breakthrough. Indeed, if you behaving a bit aggressively at the time, it may even result in an anal-poke and heart-wrenching sense of dismay.
The primary focus of this article is, of course, to warn you of the possibility that you may guard against it. One convenient mechanism is to count the sheets. If it is an even number, fold serially into thirds; if it’s an odd number, do likewise, but by halves. This will guarantee adequate phase-shift of perforations so as to allow a relaxed and confident application regimen capable of withstand utilization port-stern, stern-to-port, and novel circular patterns.
Good Luck and Safe Wiping!
* Carefully chosen expression if ever there was one!