Minor Annoyances

It is especially irritating when you have an established workflow that relies on a service working in a specific way – which then breaks for no discernible reason.

I have a two-stage process for reading long-form content from the internet. I’ll add articles to Pocket throughout the week, and then on a Friday or Saturday, I’ll cull the list of the things that I thought I wanted to read but actually now don’t. This usually halves the list, and anything remaining is sent to my Kindle for reading it over the weekend. I’ve been doing this for years. It has worked every single time.

But it no longer works. The Kindle app says that articles have been delivered to my device, but they never arrive. I don’t know where they go. They might be going to someone else’s Kindle, which would be.. weird for both of us. Where they are definitely not going is onto my Kindle.

In the grand scheme of things, this is a small problem. But it’s a problem that I could do without.


UPDATE: Tested delivery over a few days. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. All of the deliveries were attempted through the share sheet to the Kindle app, so there’s not much that I can do other than complain that it sucks. Instapaper seems to work well though, and delivers reliably to the Kindle.