The installation of python2.4 on Ubuntu 10.04 had me pulling the hair from my head. I needed to deploy a Plone project using Fabric and buildout-source-release and python2.4, but the latter has been dropped for Ubuntu 10.04. Through dirty hacks it was possible to release, but now I've got the propper solution.
Our office network has horrible download speeds, it is more efficient to zip a file before copying it. (No longer slow but still nice to not forget this)
Setting up a host for a server in the ssh config and creating an ssh tunnel.
Case insensitivity for tabcompletion is something I have needed more often, this is how to do it.