Quote Originally Posted by nickrapak View Post
The "hand in the bucket" is supposed to be you throwing away the negative side after peeling away the print.
I an emergency I have used a square trash can as opposed to the round one indicated in the directions with no apparent loss of print quality.

In all seriousness, it is my understanding that the development process is "self terminating" so going beyond the recommended time is no problem. It's never been an issue in my experience.