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 Google Chrome Blocks Annoying Ads Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Oh Google, you’ve made my life better in many many ways, and I rely on your technology in nearly every aspect of my life.

Yes, some digital marketing practices are terrible. The internet desperately needs advertising standards, and your browser market share puts you in a position to actually address these issues… it sounds perfectly reasonable for Chrome to... [read more]

Something's Amiss Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0700

A reddish orange background?

Yup. I don't change the backgrounds often. This makes background #5 as far as I can recall. Pretty special.

So why the change? Well, I'm either taking the time to add an environment I've been thinking about for years... or I'm so creatively bankrupt that I'm forced to add new settings.

(It's probably a little bit of both)

In other news, my knee is doing better, it's sunny outside, and my dog has decided to dig a... [read more]

Let's Play A Game Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0700

I know it seems like Mr. Battles invented a new game in today's comic… but I've been playing it for years.

I recommend you play it with your coworkers, friends, and loved ones. The trick to winning is not letting them know that the game exists.

Hey, speaking of games, there are a couple titles that I'm eagerly awaiting in the coming months. I figured I'd mention them... [read more]

Star Wars Trailer Reaction Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0700

250 comics as of today? That’s kinda cool.

Don’t Hit Save made it to the front page of reddit again? Hey, neat!

Both of those are nice accomplishments, but they’re not why I’m celebrating this week. I’m celebrating because, as of Thursday, Don’t Hit Save will have officially outlasted Dr.... [read more]

Shoulder Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0700

I primarily work on PC, but I still need to do the occasional development work on a Mac.

When I ran into issues with my Mac earlier this week, my parents were kind enough to let me remote into their machine. I monopolized their computer for hours, but I was able to finish my work.

Today’s glimpse into our conversations is my way of thanking them.

Like last Tuesday’s comic, it has an inside joke or... [read more]

Wasted Time Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Wow. Word traveled fast about my knee injury.

As I mentioned on Friday, I’m in a lot of pain. After several days of being unable to walk, though, I am happy to report that I’m slowly on the mend. Thank you to everyone who sent kind messages. It really meant a lot as I was stuck in bed. Thank you even more for your long, thoughtful comments below Friday’s com—

What’s that? As of the... [read more]

Last To Leave Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Aaaaand I’m bed-ridden.

As a ploy to steal readers from the comic Ow! My Knees!, I’ve decided to give my knee a nice little twist this week. I’m not quite sure what happened. One minute, I was walking fine, the next, I had a limp... oh, and pain… loooooots of pain. I can neither confirm nor deny the events of today’s comic.

I decided to see a doctor. When he stopped pushing me over to watch me fall, he told me... [read more]

Skills Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Another year, another Dr. Lobster anniversary.

For those who don't know, Dr. Lobster was my first ever webcomic. Michael Buonauro and I produced nearly 500 strips in the early 2000s. They were mindless dumps of insanity, and we loved making them.

In a period of 4 years, we created and ran 3 comic sites: Dr.... [read more]

For A While Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700

All day, I’ve had a mysterious song stuck in my head.

For hours, I hummed the tune to myself, not knowing what it was or where it came from.

It was only as I sat to write this news that I realized I was whistling a theme song… Specifically, the theme song to Muppet Babies.

Now, this is a show I haven’t seen since childhood. I can’t recall hearing the notes or even thinking about... [read more]

Snow Day Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0700

It’s a snow day again today.

Despite business closures, I’m expected to work from home. I have little doubt that my coworkers will be Skyping throughout the day, hounding me to get my projects done.

It would be a shame if something were to happen to my router. A real shame…

But before that happens, how about a recap of some of the comics you should be reading? It’s been a while since I’ve last given a list, so here are some comics you should check... [read more]