Setting the scene
First we need to add a few modifications to te existing environment. In order to communicate with the github servers, we will generate ssh keys using
ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "firstname.lastname@example.org and then add them to the list of ssh keys in the github profile.
For a working bash and vim environment, we can clone the dotfiles repo with
git clone email@example.com:fak/dotfiles.git and from within that repo
cp bashrc ~/.bashrc and
cp vimrc ~/.vimrc.
To activate a few nice features of vim we will also
git clone https://github.com/gmarik/vundle.git ~/.vim/bundle/vundle and then open vim and use
:BundleInstall to get our favourite colour-scheme, status bar and so on.
We also want to set up a virtualenv as described here.