When doing any type of programming or scripting, I do my best to streamline everything (see this post and this post). Basically anything I do in the Terminal that can be automated, I try to automate. In addition to the posts linked above, I also have macros set up to login me into the supercomputer that I do most of my research on.
When I first open Terminal, I have it set to open 4 Terminal windows in specified locations. For those of you who don’t know how to do this, I will soon be providing a post detailing the necessary steps to accomplish this.