November 13, 2023

Switch default browser from the command line


$ sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser 

You should see the list of browsers installed:

There are 3 choices for the alternative x-www-browser (providing /usr/bin/x-www-browser).

  Selection    Path               Priority   Status
* 0            /usr/bin/abrowser   40        auto mode
  1            /usr/bin/abrowser   40        manual mode
  2            /usr/bin/luakit     30        manual mode
  3            /usr/bin/surf       30        manual mode

Press <enter> to keep the current choice[*], or type selection number:


I do self-funded research and I'm writing a book.

> What's the book about?

About technologies and agency.

Meaning, technologies can foster agency. No doubt. But I am also asking:

Can usage of technologies give us a sense of empowerment while in fact undermining our abilities?

I posted a summary of the prologue on the homepage:


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