Tries a bunch of stuff. Nothing works.
"Hey, maybe this other extremely unlikely thing will do the job? I'll try just so I can say I covered my bases."
Tries it. It works.
"Right now I'm very, VERY surprised and more than a little afraid."
Quickly signs off because it's almost 9:00PM and I really don't want to have to explain that to anybody.
@mike Well in some way it's better that what usually happen here first it is:
"It doesn't work, why?"
I log on, click around on a lot of buttons just to see what happens.
"It works, why?"
@mab Oh I hate that. I don't know if that's better or worse than stumbling across something that's currently working, and you have NO idea how. You're stuck with the conundrum, "Do I fix this? It's working, even if it looks like it shouldn't. What if trying to fix it I break it?"
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