I'm using it cut in half and then soldering XLR or TRS to the end I cut, to make looms without the need to solder the DB25 ;)
There's a couple of years I did the first, and if I remember well, the numbers of the inner cables ARE REVERSED! So, attention if you willing to cut it as I did to make breakout looms!!!
1=8; 2=7; 3=6, and so...