John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

Sunday evening

There's nothing good on TV on Sunday night, anyway...

We heard from Milton's breeder this evening. She wanted to know if we knew his blood type. Seems this friend of hers is marrying someone who has a Siamese cross that needs a blood transfusion, type B blood. While it's rare among cats, it's slightly more common among Devon Rexes. So we said we'd have him tested (at her expense) and, if it works out, we'd donate the blood. If that doesn't work, maybe she'll pay to have the others tested. I mean, we have two Siamese crosses here, and with the gang we have, the odds are good we have one with type B blood. It's weird; I remember having my blood typed in high school, and it took about a minute (they just mixed in a couple of reagents). Wonder what's so different about cat blood. Do they have to check Rh factor as well? I remember they couldn't check that too easily. Would have been helpful to know that mine was type A+ and Mary was type A-. But anyway...

I decided to learn something about MySQL, since I'm somewhat familiar with SQL Server and Oracle and I'm sure that it'll come in handy in the future. I found out that it's preinstalled on the Mac and figured, OK, I'd try to start it and see what I could do with it. No luck. I finally went out to Apple's website and checked their knowledge base. Turns out that there's a whole boatload of stuff that's installed that they've documented, but they haven't provided the documentation for, and I downloaded two very large PDF files that explain how to get all that stuff to work. It's interesting because there's very little delivered with Windows and you generally have to pay for it if you want it.

That's it for now.
Tags: cats, computers

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