By using direnv you can set environmental variables depending on the current directory. This allows us to alter several variables, like the default Drush URI, by adding the following in our .envrc file:
With this, whenever you type drush uli a proper login link will be constructed.
But why stop here? We can use the same trick to make all composer binaries executable without having to type ./vendor/bin/ every time. Just add this to your .envrc file: