Configure Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot & Gnome 3 to improve user experience

This is a collation of tips and tweaks I've gathered along the way to configure Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and Gnome 3 to improve my experience:

Wireless on BackTrack5 and Samsung NC10

How to connect to a WPA encrypted access point in BackTrack5 using wpa_supplicant and a Samsung NC10. Read on...