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"; } } ?> 12312011 | YEMblog

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    January 26, 2012

    Video Torrents: HarpuaFSB’s 12/31/2011 Blu-Ray Files (Registration Required) [Trader’s Den]

    January 15, 2012

    Phish: 12/31/2011 Fluffhead [VQ: A+, AQ: A+, Official]

    January 7, 2012

    NYE Run Recaps: Couch Tour Review – Phish NYE [411Mania]

    January 2, 2012

    Phish: 12/31/2011 HarpuaFSB Entire Show Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A+]

    Set One: AC/DC Bag > Wolfman’s Brother, Scent of a Mule, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Lawn Boy, Gotta Jibboo, Farmhouse, Pebbles and Marbles, Ocelot, Fluffhead1

    Set Two: Party Time, Light > Golden Age, Theme From the Bottom, Heavy Things, Ghost, Sneakin’ Sally through the Alley, 46 Days, Suzy Greenberg

    Set Three: Cavern, Steam2 > Auld Lang Syne > Down with Disease3, The Wedge, Alaska, Wading in the Velvet Sea, First Tube

    Encore: Slave to the Traffic Light

    Notes:
    [1] Auld Lang Syne tease
    [2] with gag
    [3] gag reprise

    [Setlist via Phish.net]

    NYE: Review – Phish @ MSG 12/31/2011 [Scents & Subtle Sounds]

    NYE: YEMSG4 – NYE Recap [Phish.net]

    The Gag: Your Soul Joins Mine [Phish Thoughts]

    NYE: I Think That This Exact Thing Happened To Me… [Smooth Atonal Sound]

    Phish: 12/31/2011 Steam > Auld Lang Syne > Down With Disease [VQ: A-, AQ: A+]

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    NYE: All In A Phish New Year’s Night [On The Phish Beat]

    NYE: Phish NYE Rocks The Baked Apple [Celebstoner]

    NYE: Phish Ring in New Year’s at MSG [American Songwriter]

    January 1, 2012

    New Year’s Eve: Phish New Year’s Eve Spectacle [Jambands.com]

    Phish: 12/31/2011 MKDevo Playlist [VQ: A, AQ: A+]

    Set One: AC/DC Bag > Wolfman’s Brother, Scent of a Mule, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Lawn Boy, Gotta Jibboo, Farmhouse, Pebbles and Marbles, Ocelot, Fluffhead1

    Set Two: Party Time, Light > Golden Age, Theme From the Bottom, Heavy Things, Ghost, Sneakin’ Sally through the Alley, 46 Days, Suzy Greenberg

    Set Three: Cavern, Steam2 > Auld Lang Syne > Down with Disease3, The Wedge, Alaska, Wading in the Velvet Sea, First Tube

    Encore: Slave to the Traffic Light

    Notes:
    [1] Auld Lang Syne tease
    [2] with gag
    [3] gag reprise

    [Playlist Will Update Throughout The Day]

    Reviews: 12/31 – An Anticlimactic Ending [Phish Thoughts]

    Phish: 12/31/2011 Steam > Auld Lang Syne > Down With Disease [VQ: A, AQ: A+]

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    New Year’s Eve: Phish Madison Square Garden New Year’s Eve Live Blog, Setlist & The Skinny [HT]