Michael Heilemann.
If you have Dunstan's Time Since installed, this plugin uses it for the title="" attributes on the comments and posts. (For WordPress 1.5) Author: Brian Meidell Author URI: http://meidell.dk/ Version 1.5: Now works without LOCK TABLE and CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE priviledges. Version 1.5.1: Can't remember what I did here Version 1.5.2: Fixed count select statement to not include spammy comments Version 1.5.3: Properly excludes track- and pingbacks Version 1.5.4: Excludes posts that are not published, even if they have comments Version 1.5.5: Fade old comments, fixed bug that wreaked havoc with Time Since Version 1.5.6: Bugfix from Jonas Rabbe (http://www.jonas.rabbe.com/) pertaining to timesince Version 1.5.7: Bugfix so old colors can be darker than new colors (stupid oversight), thanks to http://spiri.dk for spotting it. Bugfix where single digit hex would cause invalid colors, thanks to http://www.wereldkeuken.be/ for the fix. Version 1.5.8: Updated to work with WordPress 2.1 alpha by M. Heilemann. */ function blc_latest_comments($num_posts = 5, $num_comments = 6, $hide_pingbacks_and_trackbacks = true, $prefix = "
  • ", $postfix = "
  • ", $fade_old = true, $range_in_days = 10, $new_col = "#444444", $old_col = "#cccccc") { global $wpdb; function clamp($min, $max, $val) { return max($min,min($max,$val)); } $usetimesince = function_exists('time_since'); // Work nicely with Dunstan's Time Since plugin (adapted by Michael Heilemann) // This is compensating for the lack of subqueries in mysql 3.x // The approach used in previous versions needed the user to // have database lock and create tmp table priviledges. // This uses more queries and manual DISTINCT code, but it works with just select privs. if(!$hide_pingbacks_and_trackbacks) $ping = ""; else $ping = "AND comment_type<>'pingback' AND comment_type<>'trackback'"; $posts = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT comment_post_ID, post_title FROM ($wpdb->comments LEFT JOIN $wpdb->posts ON (comment_post_ID = ID)) WHERE comment_approved = '1' AND $wpdb->posts.post_status='publish' $ping ORDER BY comment_date DESC;"); $seen = array(); $num = 0; if($fade_old) { $max_time = $range_in_days * 24 * 60 * 60 ; $r_new = hexdec(substr($new_col, 1, 2)); $r_old = hexdec(substr($old_col, 1, 2)); //$r_min = min($min, $max); //$r_max = max($min, $max); $r_range = ($r_old-$r_new); $g_new = hexdec(substr($new_col, 3, 2)); $g_old = hexdec(substr($old_col, 3, 2)); //$g_min = min($min, $max); //$g_max = max($min, $max); $g_range = ($g_old-$g_new); $b_new = hexdec(substr($new_col, 5, 2)); $b_old = hexdec(substr($old_col, 5, 2)); //$b_min = min($min, $max); //$b_max = max($min, $max); $b_range = ($b_old-$b_new); } // print "ranges: $r_range, $g_range, $b_range
    "; // print "r: ".(0.5*$r_range+$r_new)."
    "; foreach($posts as $post) { // The following 5 lines is a manual DISTINCT and LIMIT, // since mysql 3.x doesn't allow you to control which way a DISTINCT // select merges multiple entries. if(array_key_exists($post->comment_post_ID, $seen)) continue; $seen[$post->comment_post_ID] = true; if($num++ > $num_posts) break; $commenters = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT *, UNIX_TIMESTAMP(comment_date) AS unixdate FROM $wpdb->comments WHERE comment_approved = '1' AND comment_post_ID = '".$post->comment_post_ID."' $ping ORDER BY comment_date DESC LIMIT $num_comments;"); $count = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT COUNT(comment_ID) AS c FROM $wpdb->comments WHERE comment_post_ID = $post->comment_post_ID AND comment_approved = '1' ".$ping); $i = 0; $link = get_permalink($post->comment_post_ID); if($usetimesince) $title = " title=\"Last comment was ".time_since($comment->unixdate)." ago\""; else $title = ""; echo $prefix."".stripslashes($post->post_title). "  ".$count."
    \n"; foreach($commenters as $commenter) { if($usetimesince) $title = " title=\"Posted ".time_since($commenter->unixdate)." ago\""; if($fade_old) { $diff = time() - $commenter->unixdate; $r = round($diff/$max_time*($r_range))+$r_new; $r = clamp(min($r_new, $r_old), max($r_new, $r_old), $r); $g = round($diff/$max_time*($g_range))+$g_new; $g = clamp(min($g_new, $g_old), max($g_new, $g_old), $g); $b = round($diff/$max_time*($b_range))+$b_new; $b = clamp(min($b_new, $b_old), max($b_new, $b_old), $b); $r_hex = str_pad(dechex($r), 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); $g_hex = str_pad(dechex($g), 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); $b_hex = str_pad(dechex($r), 2, '0', STR_PAD_LEFT); $colstr = " style=\"color: #".$r_hex.$g_hex.$b_hex.";\""; } if($i++ > 0) echo ", "; echo "comment_ID."\"$title>".stripslashes($commenter->comment_author).""; } if($count > $num_comments) echo " [...]"; echo "".$postfix."\n"; } } ?> 02162010 | YEMblog

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    February 25, 2010

    Reviews: Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB @ Terminal 5 [Billboard]

    Nineteen months and over 50 Phish concerts later, Anastasio brought his TAB unit — plus a familiar horn section — to New York City’s Terminal 5 on Feb. 16, for an evening that celebrated the past and a promising future.

    Unlike Phish, where Anastasio’s leadership role goes unspoken, there’s no question that he is the ringmaster of TAB. While this allows him a certain freedom to plume his feathers as his supporting cast recedes into the background, he also revels in the glow of his carefully crafted ensemble. During each of the band members’ solos and audience-energizing crescendos, Anastasio jumped and clapped along like a proud big brother.

    February 22, 2010

    Trey Anastasio: 02/16/2010 Strange Design [Multi-CAM]

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    Trey Anastasio: 02/16/2010 Sample In A Jar [Multi-CAMs]

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    February 20, 2010

    Trey Anastasio: 02/16/2010 Terminal 5 Montage [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    Trey Anastasio: 02/16/2010 Brian and Robert [VQ: B, AQ: B+]

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    February 18, 2010

    Reviews: Trey Anastasio @ Terminal 5 [Earvolution]

    Trey Anastasio: 02/16/2010 Ether Sunday [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    Trey Anastasio: 02/16/2010 First Tube [VQ: A, AQ: A, Team USA]

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    Trey Anastasio: 02/16/2010 Black Dog [VQ: A, AQ: A-]

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    Trey Anastasio: 02/16/2010 Mozambique [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    Trey Anastasio: 02/16/2010 Liquid Time [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]

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    February 17, 2010

    Trey Anastasio: Trey and Classic TAB @ Terminal 5 Setlist [Hidden Track]

    Trey Anastasio: AHandman’s Terminal 5 Videos [VQ: A, AQ: A-]

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=450B628633222EEE

    Magilla, Chalk Dust, Wilson, Sample In A Jar, Strange Design, Brian and Robert, Birdwatcher, Mozambique, Shine

    Trey Anastasio: 02/16/2010 Magilla [VQ: B+, AQ: B]

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