I can really recommend to read this article about crashing systemd. I am still wondering why all the distris changed to systemd...
GNU parallel is an amazing command line tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more machines. It has a lot of features and therefore a lot of options. Fortunately the manual page is full of examples.
I tried to compile nvidia's 367.35 driver on the newest Linux kernel 4.7-rc7 but I just got a bunch of compiler errors. It seems to be some kind of problem with the radix_tree-empty()-function. I found a patch for this problem here.
apt-fast is a shellscript wrapper for apt-get and aptitude that can drastically improve apt download times by downloading packages in parallel, with multiple connections per package.