There was a lot of buzz on the interblags about a 200-line kernel patch that enables per-tty cgroups automatically. Apparently, one can add them trivially to their home directory without having to patch any kernels.
This blog post talks about how to do it, but it didn’t cooperate with Fedora 14 very well. A bit of googleing later and I found this mailing list post that did it for me. Now I have userspace cgroups for each terminal I open. Handy, I suppose. Might be more useful on an SSH server to guarantee that each person logging in can’t overwhelm the system for the others.