I can never remember this snippet and I found myself duckduckgoing for it a few times, so I wanted to write it down somewhere where I can easily find it (and maybe it will help people looking for it, since I can never reliably find it in search engines).

To start Django's shell:

./manage.py shell

And to make a user a superuser:

from django.contrib.auth.models import User
user = User.objects.get(email='me@example.org')
user.is_superuser = True