P-2006 FAQ v2.0 beta

15th November 2011

The Site

P-2006? But it isn't 2006.

P-2006 is an upgrade to P-2004. Both are just names; nothing more, nothing less. In fact, P-2004 was developed in 2003 and continued in operation through most of 2005. P-2006 was then developed as a complete overhaul of the design and features of the site in late 2005, and (with various tweaks and upgrades) has lasted much longer than initially envisaged.

What are the four sections?

Splitting the site into sections allows easy access to what you are after as well as providing scope for exploration by new visitors (and even old ones). The Fragments section is primarily a blog, and the most updated area of the site. It also contains several additional features including an event calendar and external links. The Artist section is the most aethestically (dis)pleasing portion of the site, focusing on photography (no pun intended) and featuring some old poetry. The Critic section is largely self-explanatory, featuring a collection film reviews. Finally the Questions page is this, whatever it may be.

What software do you use to make the site?

Priyan codes XHTML by hand in Notepad++ for maximum control. This incarnation of the site also uses WordPress technology to organise the entries in a MySQL database, managed using phpMyAdmin. The CSS, photography and graphic design is produced by Priyan. He recommends Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop. He tests the site primarily in Mozilla Firefox (his recommended browser), but the code is intended to be compatible with all modern browsers.

Why the inconsistant use of first person singular and plural?

It's part artistic license, part schizophrenia. Generally "I" denotes a personal opinion or idea and "we" is used when referring to the P-2006 site as an entity. Meanwhile Priyan has chosen to answer the questions in this FAQ in the third person solely to confuse you.

How can I contact the site?

Send enquiries, suggestions, fanmail, etc. via the Contact page. Please note that unlike many sites P-2006 policy is not to ignore spam. Instead we hire a significant number of former child stars to read and investigate every piece received. These details are then passed on to a Russian named Sergei. Sergei enjoys breaking people's fingers and who are we to stop him? After all, it's not like you can send emails with broken fingers.

Can I use material from the site?

Creative Commons Licence
This site and its content are works by Priyan Meewella and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales License. Broadly this means you are free to copy and make derivative works provided it is for a non-commercial purpose and you attribute this work to him (with a link where applicable).

However, please note that the Photography Gallery does not fall with the Creative Commons licence and all rights are reserved. The reason for this is that it includes many images of family and friends who have not agreed to reuse. For a range of royalty-free images, please see Priyan's morgueFile portfolio.

Can I link to the site?

Of course. Please use the url http://www.meewella.com/ and feel free to use any of the link images provided below.
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The Creator

So who is this Priyan?

Priyan is a solicitor at the law firm Bird & Bird in London. He likes meat.

Wow, he must be clever.

This is an unsubstantiated myth. In fact he is just a very accomplished actor.

Where is he from?

The UK.

No, really. Where is he from originally?

London, England. His parents, on the other hand, were both born in Sri Lanka. They came to study in England and met at Imperial University. Since one is Tamil and the other Sinhalese, they only speak English at home and therefore Priyan speaks neither language fluently. As evidenced by his incurable cynicism, he is decidedly British.

I like his photography. what camera does he use? Does he sell any?

Priyan shoots with a Canon EOS 7D. He currently uses three lenses, a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM and a Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. All Priyan's photos at morgueFile can be freely used for commercial, public or personal projects. All he asks is that you inform him if you do wish to use his work.

I like his humorous writing style. Is he like that in real life?

He tries. Unfortunately his sharp tongue occassionally cuts the roof of his mouth causing him to bleed profusely rather than delivering an appropriately witty comeback.

Who are the main influences on his poetry and writing?

Byron, Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Tim Burton, Terry Brooks and Anne Rice. In terms of this blog it's probably Tycho Brahe.

What's his poison?

While happy to drink beer by the pint (though he'd rather be drinking Leffe or Chimay in a proper glass), Priyan's real love is whisky. His preference is Talisker 10 year, produced in the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, but he's also partial to Dalmore, Dalwhinnie, and most decent single malts.

I heard he used to wear dresses, is that true?

Rumour has it that his mother used to test out her professional-looking sewing creations for similar sized relatives on him, regardless of the gender of the recipient. A corollary rumour holds that there is photographic evidence. No, you may not see. Furthermore, in primary school, being of slightly small stature, Priyan was often selected to play female roles. He eventually escaped this trend at secondary school as a member of Fagin's gang in Oliver! Fortunately his voice then broke, rendering him utterly useless for female parts, although he still retains a mean falsetto...

Where does all his hair go when he styles it?

A mystery that has puzzled many scientists, like where Odie the dog's tongue goes when he closes his mouth, his hair actually decreases substantially in volume the more wax he uses. Some have speculated that his specialist wax uses quantum warphole technology to achieve this effect. Actually it's L'Oreal Studio. Ever the rebel, his hair consistently flagrantly touts several of the physical laws including gravity, since it does naturally grow vertically. Now that he uses wax rather than gel, Priyan's hair has lost its former title as the third hardest material known to man, following diamond and Margaret Thatcher.

What's his Xbox Live GamerTag/PSN ID? Can I see his GamerCard?

Sure, and feel free to add him to your friends list. He uses Xbox Live as his primary gaming platform, so don't expect much from the PSN ID.

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