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 I'm Jeff-Shaped Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700

I am writing this from bed at 3 a.m. Shall I walk you through my evening?

I shall.

I was quite proud of myself for going to sleep at a reasonable hour. It’s not often I sleep more than 6 hours, so I was thrilled to find myself on track for a full 7 hours and 36 minutes.

It’s not a matter of falling asleep, it’s a matter of finding the time. Like most people, I fall asleep the moment my head hits the pillow, sometimes earlier. I’ve never had... [read more]

Obscure Holidays Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700

Hey there!

Things are going well. I have a tremendous amount of chores to do this weekend, but I'm looking forward to getting them done. The 2009 Ghostbusters game has a remastered release, and I promised to reward myself after I knock out an incredibly long, aggravating to-do list. It turns out, I do have self control after all.

It may be a while before I can play, though. I have a few comic chores to take care of as well. With each new year, I like to clean up my files... [read more]

Relaxing With A Nice Game Fri, 04 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700

It's late at night, and it's pouring outside. Naturally, I hear a chainsaw noise from behind my house.

It’s around 10pm, and this has been going on for the last 20 minutes.

This means one of two things: the rain has caused a tree branch to fall dangerously close to a powerline, or there is a very dedicated murderer who lives behind me.

For the sake of readers who want to see a comic up on time, let’s all hope the chainsaw has nothing to do with the... [read more]

HR Training Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700

I tell you, nothing makes the week fly by quite like the dread of making a comic.

I wonder if reading the comic feels the same way.

Excessive Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700

Don’t Hit Save is four years old!

That means I’m forced to go through my archives and discuss my likes and dislikes from this past year. Sure, this is my site and I make the rules. But who am I to argue with tradition?

My Favorite Comics

  1. Overflow
    I thought this was clever way to point out my least favorite answers on Stack Overflow (or any user group... [read more]

    ]]> Family Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700

    My wife is making popcorn.

    I have until the popcorn is ready to write about my week. After that, it’s TV time! It’s been an important and eventful week, so I can't waste any time. Let’s get to it:

    This week, I

    Popcorn is done. I need to learn to write faster.

    (Everyone but my wife thinks that was a joke)

    Welcome To Work Fri, 06 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700

    I experienced my first Owlquake last month.

    For those of you unfamiliar with Owlquakes, perhaps I should explain (this should be most of you, since I made the word up). An Owlquake is when you’re in a fourth floor café, surrounded by live owls in an enclosure, and an earthquake causes the whole building to sway. Owls tend to get uncomfortable under those circumstances, and it’s a bit freaky for humans as well.

    The owls jumped around and looked ready to attack. The... [read more]

    A Few More Minutes Fri, 30 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700

    This comic was inspired by a conversation I had earlier today with my friend Roman.

    We live six time zones apart, and we haven't talked in quite some time. He's a super talented artist who I've collaborated with in the past. So what better way to reconnect than to do a Skype session where we showed each other drawing techniques?

    Technically, he explained to me how to draw, but that had nothing to do with the comic (He holds the pen in his HAND. Who knew?!?). We called... [read more]

    Business Cards Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700

    When I was little, I was able to work toward all my goals equally.

    It didn’t matter if I was training to become an astronaut, practicing to become a superhero, or preparing to one day eat at a restaurant (my family didn't go out to eat all that often). Every dream I had seemed equally attainable. So I’d devote an equal amount of time. Now, I'm finding that I have to pick and choose between dreams.

    So what happened?

    If I want to be a better programmer, I need... [read more]

    My Little Secret Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:00:00 -0700

    I've had a big forehead all my life, and large scrunchy eyebrows. Together, they're somewhere around 40% of my body mass, and I think this lets me get away with a lot more than I should.

    These aren't embarrassing feature to have, but the older I get, the more they stand out. In certain lighting, my scrunchy brow isn't always flattering. I look angry when I'm not. Yet once I'm bathed in the brilliant light of a computer monitor, I immediately look deep in concentration.

    I... [read more]