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"; } } ?> Bruce Springsteen | YEMblog

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    February 8, 2011

    Phish: w/ Bruce Springsteen 06/14/2009 Mustang Sally [VQ: B-, AQ: B+]

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    Phish w/ Bruce Springsteen: 06/14/2009 Glory Days [VQ: B+, AQ: B, Screenshot]

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    October 16, 2009

    Phish w/ Bruce Springsteen: Glory Days [VQ: A-, AQ: A-]

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    June 19, 2009

    Bonnaroo: Phish Revels in Jam w/ Springsteen [Creative Loafing]

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    Phish w/ Bruce Springsteen: 06/14/2009 Glory Days SCREENSHOT [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    June 18, 2009

    Phish w/ Springsteen: Mike, Trey and Page Talk Bonnaroo Sit-in [Billboard]

    Phish bassist Mike Gordon says the previous night’s Springsteen show was the first Boss performance he had seen outside a couple of songs at the Pete Seeger 90th Birthday Party last month. He now says he sees why Springsteen is so highly regarded. “It’s great to know that it’s not all hype or anything, there’s such a solid musician and songsmith standing there, and then to be so nice and such a gentleman at the same time,” Gordon says.

    “What really blew me away was when we were in the practice room playing one of his songs and he strolled on in,” Gordon continues. “We had planned to practice with him, and he started kind of dancing to one of his songs we were playing. When he walked in, his guitar playing and his singing and his presence, it became clear to me why he became a megastar. Because he instantly brought this sense of melody and just bold statements out of his singing and guitar playing, it was undeniably great. It was a real joy to play with him.”

    June 17, 2009

    Phish w/ Bruce Springsteen: 06/14/2009 Glory Days [VQ: A-, AQ: B+]

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    Phish w/ Bruce Springsteen: 06/14/2009 Bobby Jean [VQ: B, AQ: B+]

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    June 16, 2009

    Phish w/ Bruce Springsteen: 06/14/2009 Mustang Sally [VQ: B+ (thanks to inclusion of screen), AQ: B+]

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    Reviews: The End of a Good Phish Tale [700 Level]

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    Phish w/ Bruce Springsteen: 06/14/2009 Mustang Sally [VQ: B-, AQ: C-]

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    June 15, 2009

    Bonnaroo: Bruce Springsteen Goes Phishing [NY Magazine]

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    Phish w/ Bruce Springsteen: …Glory Days [VQ: B, AQ: B]

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    Bonnaroo: Tennessee Has Been Jersey’d – Springsteen w/ Phish [Hidden Track]

    Phish is currently in the middle of their festival-closing show at Bonnaroo where they’ve just been joined by Bruce Springsteen for the first cover of Mack Rice’s Mustang Sally since 1988 as well as takes on Springsteen’s Bobby Jean and Glory Days.  Two members of Phish – Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell – grew up in New Jersey, and tonight marks the first collaboration between these Jersey boys.

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