Originally posted by glock19
...download and compile your source?
Me, I download to /usr/src and compile it there also.
How about you?
To add my weird ways. I like to download everything into it's appropriate category in my ~/downloads folder which obviously contains a tree with many dirs for updates, misc, music etc..
As for my source, I created a /builds directory containing different compiled programs and source that is easy to get to instead od /usr/local/src (for me that is), then I just let things install, which usually means into /usr/local anyhow. So, is that silliness or what?