Plugin Name: Brian's Latest Comments
Plugin URI: http://meidell.dk/archives/category/wordpress/latest-comments/
Description: This shows an overview of the recently active articles and the last people to comment on them. Original idea and code fixes contributed by 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", $old_col = "#cccccc")
function clamp($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.
$ping = "";
$ping = "AND comment_type<>'pingback' AND comment_type<>'trackback'";
$posts = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT
FROM ($wpdb->comments LEFT JOIN $wpdb->posts ON (comment_post_ID = ID))
WHERE comment_approved = '1'
ORDER BY comment_date DESC;");
$seen = array();
$num = 0;
$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.
$seen[$post->comment_post_ID] = true;
if($num++ > $num_posts)
$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."'
ORDER BY comment_date DESC
$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);
$title = " title=\"Last comment was ".time_since($comment->unixdate)." ago\"";
$title = "";
echo $prefix."".stripslashes($post->post_title). "".$count." \n";
foreach($commenters as $commenter)
$title = " title=\"Posted ".time_since($commenter->unixdate)." ago\"";
$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($i++ > 0)
echo ", ";
if($count > $num_comments)
echo " [...]";
YEMblog » 1997
Visit YEMblog.com for a daily look at Phish-related information from around the web. Offering news, audio torrents, videos, auctions, photos and much more.Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:34:49 +0000en-UShourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.19Phish: 11/14/1997 Wolfman’s Brother [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]
http://yemblog.com/phish-11141997-wolfmans-brother-vq-b-aq-b/#commentsSun, 20 May 2012 23:36:13 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=22077Phish: 11/14/1997 Wolfman’s Brother [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]
]]>http://yemblog.com/phish-08081997-loving-cup-vq-a-aq-a/feed/0Phish: 11/17/1997 DAUD New Source Denver, CO
http://yemblog.com/phish-11171997-daud-new-source-denver-co/#commentsWed, 14 Mar 2012 21:08:33 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=21851Phish: 11/17/1997 DAUD New Source Denver, CO
]]>http://yemblog.com/phish-11171997-daud-new-source-denver-co/feed/0Phish: 02/17/1997 DAUD New Source Amsterdam, NET
http://yemblog.com/phish-02171997-fob-new-source-amsterdam-net/#commentsWed, 14 Mar 2012 21:06:28 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=21847Phish: 02/17/1997 DAUD New Source Amsterdam, NET
]]>http://yemblog.com/phish-02171997-fob-new-source-amsterdam-net/feed/0Phish: 08/11/1997 End of Set I, Set II and Encore [VQ: B, AQ: B+, Screenshot]
http://yemblog.com/phish-08111997-end-of-set-i-set-ii-and-encore-vq-b-aq-b-screenshot/#commentsTue, 31 Jan 2012 14:10:26 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=21373Phish: 08/11/1997 End of Set I, Set II and Encore [VQ: B, AQ: B+, Screenshot]
]]>http://yemblog.com/phish-02181997-maze-wolfmans-brother-reba-vq-b-aq-b/feed/0Reviews: New Release – Phish Hampton / Winston-Salem ’97 [Dog Gone Blog]
http://yemblog.com/reviews-new-release-phish-hampton-winston-salem-97-dog-gone-blog/#commentsTue, 13 Dec 2011 17:50:51 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=20791Reviews: New Release – Phish Hampton / Winston-Salem ’97 [Dog Gone Blog]
Set between the abstract psychedelia that stretched from 1994-1996 and the cosmic rock that formed between 1998 and 2000, this phase marked the largest upending in Phish’s career since they graduated from playing Grateful Dead and Wilson Pickett tunes in the 80s. The inspiration for this transition came while performing the entirety of Talking Heads’ Remain in Light on Halloween ’96, gradually taking hold over the following year, and finally coming to fruition during the fall of ’97.
]]>http://yemblog.com/reviews-new-release-phish-hampton-winston-salem-97-dog-gone-blog/feed/0Remembrances: Albany – Twelve-Thirteen [Phish Thoughts]
http://yemblog.com/remembrances-albany-twelve-thirteen-phish-thoughts/#commentsTue, 13 Dec 2011 17:41:38 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=20781Remembrances: Albany – Twelve-Thirteen [Phish Thoughts]
]]>http://yemblog.com/remembrances-albany-twelve-thirteen-phish-thoughts/feed/0Reviews: Unapologetic Fall ’97 Booster on Hampton 11/21/97 [WaxBanks]
http://yemblog.com/reviews-unapologetic-fall-97-booster-on-hampton-112197-waxbanks/#commentsTue, 13 Dec 2011 17:34:35 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=20769Reviews: Unapologetic Fall ’97 Booster on Hampton 11/21/97 [WaxBanks]
]]>http://yemblog.com/reviews-unapologetic-fall-97-booster-on-hampton-112197-waxbanks/feed/0Phish: 11/29/1997 Buffalo Bill [VQ: B, AQ: B+]
http://yemblog.com/phish-11291997-buffalo-bill-vq-b-aq-b-2/#commentsThu, 08 Dec 2011 22:13:51 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=20675Phish: 11/29/1997 Buffalo Bill [VQ: B, AQ: B+]
]]>http://yemblog.com/phish-11291997-buffalo-bill-vq-b-aq-b-2/feed/0Remembrances: The Rebirth of Tube [Phish Thoughts]
http://yemblog.com/remembrances-the-rebirth-of-tube-phish-thoughts/#commentsWed, 07 Dec 2011 16:18:41 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=20650Remembrances: The Rebirth of Tube [Phish Thoughts]
]]>http://yemblog.com/remembrances-the-rebirth-of-tube-phish-thoughts/feed/0Debates: Tales of Mental Tangle – 11/22/1997 vs. 11/23/1997 [Online Phish Tour]
http://yemblog.com/debates-tales-of-mental-tangle-11221997-vs-11231997-online-phish-tour/#commentsTue, 06 Dec 2011 17:04:49 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=20631Debates: Tales of Mental Tangle – 11/22/1997 vs. 11/23/1997 [Online Phish Tour]
5125: The number of days we lived without pristine soundboards of the classic Hampton/Winston-Salem ’97 run since the shows were played.
0: The number of days we’ll live without them from here on out.
That’s right, the wait is finally over: three of the greatest shows in Phish history have now been officially released. And while we’re mostly thinking about how meaningless we now realize life to have been up until this point, we can’t help but let one other thought run through our heads: which of these three juggernauts is the best?
]]>http://yemblog.com/debates-tales-of-mental-tangle-11221997-vs-11231997-online-phish-tour/feed/0Phish: 12/06/1997 Entire Set Two Playlist [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]
http://yemblog.com/phish-12061997-entire-set-two-playlist-vq-b-aq-b/#commentsTue, 06 Dec 2011 14:30:14 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=20629Phish: 12/06/1997 Entire Set Two Playlist [VQ: B+, AQ: B+]
]]>http://yemblog.com/phish-12061997-entire-set-two-playlist-vq-b-aq-b/feed/0Video: Phish Shares Official Video of Halley’s Comet From Hampton ’97 [Hidden Track]
http://yemblog.com/video-phish-shares-official-video-of-halleys-comet-from-hampton-97-hidden-track/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2011 21:48:32 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=20522Video: Phish Shares Official Video of Halley’s Comet From Hampton ’97 [Hidden Track]
]]>http://yemblog.com/video-phish-shares-official-video-of-halleys-comet-from-hampton-97-hidden-track/feed/1Remembrances: A Look Back at Hampton – 11/22/97 [Phish.net]
http://yemblog.com/remembrances-a-look-back-at-hampton-112297-phish-net/#commentsTue, 22 Nov 2011 19:52:42 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=20517Remembrances: A Look Back at Hampton – 11/22/97 [Phish.net]
]]>http://yemblog.com/remembrances-a-look-back-at-hampton-112297-phish-net/feed/0Remembrances: Hampton ’97 – A Look Back, Part One [Phish.net]
http://yemblog.com/remembrances-hampton-97-a-look-back-part-one-phish-net/#commentsMon, 21 Nov 2011 20:24:23 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=20509Remembrances: Hampton ’97 – A Look Back, Part One [Phish.net]
The opener in hindsight is a tremendous treat, the debut of The Rolling Stones “Emotional Rescue.” A song that only Mike could properly handle his shift between baritone and falsetto tones pays a nice homage to a legend like Jagger. It’s also a glimpse into the vocal range Mike has always possessed. In 1997 his vocals felt more like a goof than a talent, but fourteen years later you can hear the potential and see the connection to the extremely strong vocal presence he maintains now.
]]>http://yemblog.com/contests-ht-giveaway-win-phish-hampton-winston-salem-97-hidden-track/feed/1Phish: Theme From The Bottom > Black-Eyed Katy from Hampton / Winston-Salem ’97
http://yemblog.com/phish-theme-from-the-bottom-black-eyed-katy-from-hampton-winston-salem-97/#commentsTue, 08 Nov 2011 17:34:22 +0000http://yemblog.com/?p=20337Phish: Theme From The Bottom > Black-Eyed Katy from Hampton / Winston-Salem ’97