I sent a response to the “Please do my homework” note, sarcastically asking if he was asking me to do his homework. Apparently the sarcasm didn’t communicate, as he sent me a grateful response, his work so far, and a request to tell him how to do the rest of it.
For those who missed the connection, I have written Perl modules for the calculation of the day of the week based on the “doomsday” algorithm. It was primarily an academic exercise, as there are more efficient ways to do this calculation. I was just interested in the algorithm.
But the code was in Perl. My experience with assembler is mostly restricted to knowing how to spell it. I did spell it right, didn’t I?