Don't Hit Save The webcomic that dares to take on the gritty world of software, technology, and indie game development (by Jeff Lofvers). en-us Skipping Around Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700

I was nearly murdered by a coconut today.

For real.

This happened as I took the dogs on their morning poop stroll (I can no longer speak or spell the word “walk” in my home). I wandered up and down the sidewalk, on some grass, and headed back home.

Near the end of the walk, I stopped to fiddle with my phone. I was listening to a podcast, and needed to skip the commercials. I stood in place for 30, maybe 40 seconds. When I was done, I took two steps... [read more]

Budgets Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700

It's time I woke up before dawn again.


It not easy to beat the sun at its own game. Most of my social and computer life has been dominated by a late nights. I work during the day because I have to, then stay up as late as I want because I'm a grown up. Every once in a while, however, I will mix things up:

  • A decade ago, I woke up every morning at 4:30 in order to go running. I did this for over two years. This lasted until I... [read more]

    ]]> Trade-In Fri, 10 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700

    I bought a hammer this week. My first Hawaiian hammer.

    I will use it not to hang something, not to bang something, but to remove a nail.

    I hate that nail.

    Today is a good day.

    The Screwup Fri, 03 May 2019 06:00:00 -0700

    How's your night vision?

    When I was little, mine was excellent. I could spot animals while walking at night, read in low light conditions, and effectively navigate the house based on the light of digital clocks. It only got better with time.

    This wasn't a super power. I was adjusting to my surroundings.

    I spent my younger years in upstate NY. Winter and cloudy weather seemed to last 9 months, which meant that I got used to gloomy conditions. Our house... [read more]

    Focus On The Task At Hand With A Little Help From Google Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700

    Game of Thrones is back, Avengers are back, and the Tick Season 2 is out. It is a good month for amusing ourselves.

    So why are you spending your time here?

    Oh I know, you need some sort of control sample. What’s the point of having compelling and enjoyable entertainment if you don’t have something dull to compare it to? I see. It all makes sense now.

    Wow. I can’t believe you think this comic dull. Nice, reader, reeeeeaaaal nice. I’ll remember... [read more]

    Clever Variable Name Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700

    Apologies for the extraordinarily late comic.

    This is the first one ever delayed at length by my news. Here's why:

    I wrote the comic on Thursday night. When I went to write the news in the morning, I decided to focus on the adorable habits of my two dogs. One of the monsters was acting weird. Comically weird.

    I decided to write the news about that. I found it quite funny. I wrote a page and a half about how my dog was suddenly scared of everything. She ran from... [read more]

    Wrapping Up Client Work Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700

    I made Tofacos for dinner-- tofu tacos that are absolutely abhorrent. I love the food here in Hawaii, but when breakfast, lunch, and dinner consists of fish and noodles, things tend to get weird when I deviate.

    I left about as big a mess as you can imagine while stirring the “food”. I’m not a great cook, I’m an adequate one. My system involves hopping from one nearly burning pile of food to another, narrowly staying ahead of a charred, blackened meal.

    I’m... [read more]

    Personal Journey Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700

    To prove that I can.

    Reward Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:00:00 -0700

    Today’s comic is dedicated to my very sick team lead. Too bad you’re too sick to check and see if today’s comic is true.

    For everyone else out there, welcome to the last 3 days you have to enter my sweepstakes thingy. If you want me to draw you, the deadline is Sunday, March 31st. Get to it!

    If you’re reading after that date, or if you don’t care about my sweepstakes, I have only one... [read more]

    Costs Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700

    It's 2am here. What time is it there? I'll post some news in some time.

    Okay, I’m back… at 2am. A different 2am. Let’s make this quick:

    For those checking later, or too busy to google, here is an article about Facebook’s latest mishap, as mentioned in today’s comic.

    In personal news, I've been thorough enjoying the new... [read more]