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 Holiday Week Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700

Don’t give me that look.

I'm not the one who ruined your holiday week. You're thinking of the FCC and Google. I merely made a comic about it.

So aside from that, how are things?

Are... [read more]

Thanks Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, I know it’s two days away. No, I don’t feel like writing a longer news post.

(I have a lot of prep work to do if we expect to feast on the traditional goblin meat)

EA's Star Wars: Battlefront II Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700

When Disney purchased Lucasfilm a few years back, I was cautiously optimistic about the future of Star Wars. The franchise desperately needed someone to breathe new life into old concepts, and they have accomplished this with some degree of success.

One thing that struck me as weird, though, was the decision to grant Electronic Arts (EA) exclusive rights to produce Star Wars video games. I seem to recall EA having a reputation of overcharging and underdelivering.

Oh well.... [read more]

Overwhelmed Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0700

Yay. Dentist time.

I'm waiting to get my teeth brushed. Good clean fun.

I'm not a tremendous fan of having strangers stick their hands in my mouth. At least the people today have an excuse. Let’s hope it’s worth it for all parties.

I’ve been sitting in the chair by myself for a few minutes. They did some x-rays, and now I'm waiting patiently (get it?) for the hygienist to come back and clean my teeth. While I wait, I'm filling time by writing... [read more]

Apple's Big Win Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700

Hooray for Apple. After many years of battling in court, they’ve definitively won $119.6 million from Samsung for "swipe to unlock" and "quick links". The case had flipped and flopped for years between each side, until the supreme court decided this week not to hear Samsung's appeal.

It's a common tactic in the tech industry to make barge-loads of... [read more]

Expectations Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700

My bribes have been sent out, and Don’t Hit Save has been making the rounds lately.

Thank you to:

Molly Beans for the news mention.

King of Slackers for the appearance of Mr. Battles.

And Ow! My Knees! for putting Jeff in the... [read more]

A Perfect Day Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0700

I remember my last clean desk.

It was back in August. My parents came to watch the total solar eclipse, and they stayed in my house.

Like a good grownup, I cleaned all the messes they might see by shoving papers and junk into closets, drawers, and cabinets. For a brief 72 hours, my home looked completely clean. Yet only one area of my house was truly cleaned and sorted: my desk. I went through every... [read more]

Masks Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700

Was today's joke purely an excuse for me to shoehorn the word "mask" into the comic on Halloween? Why yes. Yes it was.

Now if you'll excuse me, some of us have to watch Stranger Things while eating candy that's supposed to go to neighborhood children.

Happy Halloween!

Bright Backgrounds Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700

“If it’s not raining too hard, can you let the dogs out?” My wife asked.

“No problem,” I said. “Let me come up with something to write for today’s news.”

“What? I can’t hear you. I asked if you could take the dogs out.”

I sighed, replying a little louder. “I know. I said I’m writing the news.”

There was a short pause. “You’re writing the what?”


“Can you write the news when you... [read more]

Can't Concentrate Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0700

I flew to Florida on Friday. The flight was neutral.

To fly at 5am, I used Southwest airlines, an airline that allows you to choose your own seat. I boarded in the middle, and managed to find an aisle seat near the wing. A chain of people followed behind me, yet I somehow avoided a middle-seat passenger throughout the entire boarding process. It was probably my smell.

The lady in the window seat looked at me and smiled. We were going to make it. No one sat next to... [read more]