Rambling on about Django 86 months ago.
Here's a small little alias which I use every day in my Django development (put them at the end of your ~/.bashrc or somewhere else that'll work):
alias dj='python manage.py' alias djr='dj runserver'
Now, whenever you need to start your development server, you only have to type djr. To do a different management task such as a syncdb, you'd just type dj syncdb. It's all pretty obvious, but sometimes it's the little things which make life easier :)